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Beauty for Ashes

Life was cruising smoothly for Jaikishaan Sharma, when an accident left him paralyzed waist below. Battling depression and self-pity, Jaikishaan fought back and reinvented himself as an entrepreneur and motivational guru in Australia, says Shyla F

Hitting the Jackpot

Abhishek Vyas worked in about half a dozen places and even co-founded a startup that didn’t do well, before he hit the jackpot with his influencer marketing company, which achieved a turnover of Rs 30 crore in two years, says Sofia Danish Khan

Consulting in Canada

Quitting a well-paying job in Chennai, Kanmani Dhanasekar moved to Canada where she started from scratch, working in a coffee shop, cleaning dishes and washrooms. Now, Kanmani has built a Rs 30.5 core turnover business in Canada, says Shyla F

LED by Son

Delhi-based Sagar Gupta plunged into business along with his dad and started Ekkaa Electronics Industries Pvt Ltd., an OEM of LED TVs, at the age of 22. Four years later, the company has achieved turnover of Rs 600 crore, says Sofia Danish Khan

Toys and Candies

Indore-based Gaurav Mirchandani, one of the biggest manufacturers of toys that come free with chips and candy brands, built a Rs 200 crore turnover business starting with Rs 10 lakh he invested to import toys from China, says Sofia Danish Khan

Growing in Resources

Starting her career as an HR executive for a monthly salary of Rs 3200, Renu Gulraj went on to launch a recruitment firm with three employees from a small office in Delhi. Today, it has grown into a Rs 202 crore turnover HR firm, says Shyla F

An Entrepreneur’s Struggle

Infosys founder Narayana Murthy cleaned the bathroom for his roommates and took out an aching tooth himself to prepare and deliver a presentation, speakers at an event organized to commemorate completion of 40 years of Indian IT giant Infosys said

Rocking Siblings

Ankit Gupta and Shobhit Kumar Gupta have built the security hologram business started by their father Shobhit Kumar Gupta into a Rs 400 crore turnover conglomerate with stakes in real estate, aromatics and packaging as well, says Sofia Danish Khan

Dropout Chaiwala

Bengaluru boy Sanjith Konda House went to Australia to do his Bachelors, washed dishes in the university canteen, worked night shifts at petrol pumps, saved money, and finally dropped out of college to start a successful chai startup, says Shyla F

The Paper Man

Sushant Gaur was a drummer during his college days, but he put his creative skills in business and disrupted the paper bag industry with his innovative marketing strategies to build a Rs 28 crore turnover packaging business, says Sofia Danish Khan

Guarding Your Portal

Karmendra Kohli started as a trainee internet and security consultant at a company in Hyderabad for a monthly salary of Rs 1,000, but went on to join with a friend to build a cyber security company, whose turnover has touched Rs 50 crore, says Shyla F

The Pickle Diary

Yachika Chopra lost her Air Hostess job during the pandemic, but soon created a pickle brand with the help of an old diary containing recipes her mom had written. Starting with Rs 20,000 she makes about Rs 1 lakh per month now, says Bilal Khan

The Poet Officer

2010 batch IPS officer Soumya Sambasivan has made a mark as a strict police officer in Himachal Pradesh. Juxtaposed to her tough cop image is a softer personality that comes out through her poems, which have been published as a book, says Shyla F

Spice of India

Chandigarh-born Amar Singh, working in a logistics company in Bonn, Germany, started Aruhma, a ready-to-cook Indian spice mix brand, during the pandemic with Rs 80,000 and has clocked revenue of Rs 55 lakh in the first year, says Somma Banerjjee

Fighting Fit

When the nation came under the pandemic induced lockdown in 2020, fitness enthusiasts Raunaq Singh and Rhea Nihal Singh Anand launched a fitness equipment business which clocked revenue of Rs 37.5 crore in just 12 months, says Sofia Danish Khan

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