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Zero to Hero

23-yr-old Rajan Nath from Silchar, Assam, launched a venture to help postal employees prepare for their promotion exams and built an edtech company that earned him a revenue of Rs 35 lakh with zero investment in just 10 months, says Usha Prasad

The Mountain Girl

Hailing from a remote village in the hill state of Uttarakhand, Geeta Singh grew up in the small town of Meerut. At 25, she started a PR agency with Rs 50,000, which has now grown into a Rs 7 crore turnover company, says Sofia Danish Khan

Rise of a Son

How Ankit Goel rebuilt his life after the death of his father, looking after his mother and sister, starting a career, and finally turning an entrepreneur is an inspirational story that can lift up the spirits of any person, says Sofia Danish Khan

A tea storm

His father wanted him to enter the civil services and become an IAS officer, but his destiny lay in Indore where at the age of 22 he started a chai shop, which has now grown into a Rs 100 crore turnover 145-outlet tea chain, says Sofia Danish Khan

Fuelling Your Passion

From landing in Delhi with just Rs 3,000 and finding a job in a city where he didn’t know a single soul, and acting in a movie that bombed at the box office, to turning a fuel entrepreneur, Usha Prasad traces A Vinodhraj’s interesting life journey

Bareilly’s oil King

As a 29-year-old, Ghanshyam Khandelwal started a mustard oil unit at Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, which used to be a real small town back in the 1980s. What started with Rs 10 lakh is now a Rs 2,500 crore turnover company, says Sofia Danish Khan

 
A glossy finish

Raised in a middle class family in a small town in Maharashtra, Harshal Jarode visited state capital Mumbai first time for his engineering counselling. Today, his two-year-old paint brand competes with giants in the industry, says Usha Prasad

Staying motivated

Growing up in a middle class family in a small town, Aunkita Nandi stayed motivated and overcame all the odds to build a USD 10 Million valued company that she started with rented computers along with her American boyfriend, says Partho Burman

Highway to Success

Growing up in a joint family, Rahul Omprakash Rai went on to start an infrastructure company investing Rs 2 lakh that now generates a turnover of Rs 7 crore bagging sub-contracts for building bridges, power plants and roads, says Partho Burman

Leaves that Matter

Two friends who won a series of prizes at college level competitions for their eco-friendly plates made of areca palm leaves started a business with Rs 20,000 and ten years later have made it into a Rs 18 crore turnover company, says Partho Burman

Vada with love

Two youngsters who met in college and fell in love with each other started a vada pav shop with an investment of Rs 5 lakh. Experimenting with fusion vada pav, they built a Rs 20 crore turnover eatery chain in just five years, says Bilal Khan

Farm girl

Many would have buried their entrepreneurial dreams after failing in their first venture at a young age of 22, but not Archana Stalin, who has bounced back to create a successful second enterprise through organic farming, says Usha Prasad