The Durban University Technology’s (DUT) Video Technology alumni, actress and television presenter, Dheshnie Naidoo was recently appointed as the first woman ever, to be the Head of Production Operations at SuperSport.
Naidoo joined Mnet as an intern in 1997 and has been climbing the ladder in the television broadcasting industry from the time. Upon her appointment as Head of Production Operations at Supersport, she (Naidoo) expressed her excitement for breaking the stereotype of a male dominated industry.
“I am very excited to make the stereotype change because for a long time the industry has been dominated by males and now the playing fields have been levelled,” said Naidoo.
She (Naidoo) has held several titles over the years, including Senior Manager: Production Services, Events Manager, Operations Manager and Senior Manager: Outside Broadcast and Studios. Her different roles have helped her gain extensive knowledge and exposure into the world of outside broadcast.
Furthermore, Naidoo has worked on shows such as Survivor South Africa, South African Idols, Miss South Africa and the Kora Awards. She has also worked as a field presenter on GOTV, Eastern Mosaic, Saffron and local dramas, demonstrating her passionate side for the television industry.
By Nasiphi Gigaba