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Dream Chaser

Hailing from Aligarh, Aamir Qutub dared to dream big and landed in Australia to study MBA. Working in an airport as a cleaner and delivering newspapers to support himself, he went on to build a Rs 12 crore turnover company, says Sofia Danish Khan

Rising Star

Saravanan Nagaraj, a twelfth-fail from the small town of Virudhachalam in Tamil Nadu, went all the way to Virginia in the United States, to build a USD 2.5 million turnover company, breaking several barriers on the way, says Usha Prasad

The bird man

Senthilvela K held top positions in MNCs before chucking it all and plunging into poultry farming. He has brought his Midas touch into the poultry farms now, where his annual revenue has touched Rs 1.2 crore in just two years, says Usha Prasad

Capturing life

For Namrata Rupani, an illness changed her life’s course from a dental career to a more adventurous photographer-entrepreneur mode, and allowing her to do photo shoots of the likes of Saina Nehwal in the course of work, says Gurvinder Singh

The brave entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurship is all about taking up the challenges as two college students in Bengaluru demonstrated by launching the first ever bike rental service in Karnataka and building it into a Rs 7.5 crore turnover company, says Gurvinder Singh

Officer and Gentleman

You have heard of super cops and encounter cops. Now meet this rare specimen among the men in khaki, the suave and multi-faceted Prateep V Philip, IPS, a DGP rank officer in Tamil Nadu, who loves to bring the best out of people, says Usha Prasad

 
Making dreams happen

For Vikram Mehta, though organising weddings is a profession, which involves meticulous planning, travel, hard work and big money, fulfilling the wishes of the couple longing for a dream wedding is the ultimate task, says Sofia Danish Khan

Making of a champion

Rahul Tewatia, who sprung into the limelight at Sharjah with his quick-fire 53 off 31 balls, which helped Rajasthan Royals beat Kings XI Punjab, hails from a village near Delhi and his cricket story is like a rollercoaster, says Qaiser Mohammed Ali

Money in Popcorn

At 24, Rahul Pandey, set up a gourmet popcorn kiosk in Kolkata, with funding of Rs 20 lakh from his father and with his girl friend as co-founder. Five years later, his company’s annual turnover has touched Rs 1 crore, says Gurvinder Singh

Business of caring

A personal need for good quality baby care products became a Rs 100 crore turnover business for a young and enterprising mom, whose start-up offers a range of 31 products including skincare products for newborns and moms, says Sofia Danish Khan

Dream come true

At age 23, Aastha Jha took the bold step of launching her event management start-up in Bengaluru, a city where she had arrived just four years ago. Five years later, her company is doing a turnover of Rs 50 lakh annually, says Gurvinder Singh

Guts and glory

Mumbai-based builder Agnelorajesh Athaide’s life appears to be a script straight out of a Bollywood potboiler where the young protagonist endures numerous hardships but defies all odds to emerge rich and successful, says Gurvinder Singh