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Passion to Profit

Manisha Monga, a former media professional, has transitioned from reporting to fashion designing. She took a leap of faith and pursued her passion for design, ultimately creating her own label with a turnover of Rs 50 lakh, says Chaithra Srinivas

Care for Elderly

Rahul Misra, a businessman, established Vesta Elder Care in 2018 after recognizing a lack of quality elder care in India while finding professional caregivers for his ailing mother. The company has touched a turnover of Rs 3.5 crore, says Anvi Mehta

Triumph After Turmoil

Vivek Raina had to flee his home in Srinagar during the Kashmiri Pandit Exodus, when militancy and insurgency broke out in the region. Today, he has built a Rs 400 crore turnover fiber broadband internet company in Delhi, says Sofia Danish Khan

Terrific Twosome

College buddies Sumanth Prabhu and Nikhil Bhaskar, hailing from middle class families in Shimoga rejected tempting job offers and launched their own startup, which has achieved Rs 8 crore turnover and secured $2.5 Million funding, says Bilal Khan

Toys and Quilts

Beginning with a spa that was started with Rs 2.5 lakh, Farah Ahmad has established three businesses that now have a combined turnover of Rs 12.5 crore. Her personal struggles inspired innovative business ideas like the Memory Quilt, says Shyla F

Curly Girl Tales

Yuba Romin Aga and Hinshara Manadath Habeeb, who met on WhatsApp, started a hair care brand for curly haired people like them investing Rs 30,000 each. With a wide range of products, their turnover has touched Rs 1.14 crore, says Chaithra Srinivas

Salesman to Adman

Himanshu Lohia sold SIM cards and Oxford dictionaries on Delhi streets, but went on to work in advertising companies before launching his startup in Manesar, which has achieved a turnover of Rs 6.5 crore in just two years, says Sofia Danish Khan

Monk Turned Entrepreneur

A young MBA graduate, who spent about a year and a half living like a monk in an ashram in Rishikesh, returned home bowing to parental pressure, got married, and today owns a toy and stationery brand with a turnover of Rs 120 crore, says Shyla F

Branding the Burger

Born into an army family, and sent to a residential army public school at age 13, Kabir Jeet Singh was expected to join the army, but he went on to start a burger brand that’s grown into a Rs 60 crore turnover burger chain, says Sofia Danish Khan

Fortune in Export

Son of an auto-rickshaw driver, Jaydeepsinh Vaghela is a Class 11 dropout, who started working from age 15 to support his family. Bilal Khan narrates the story of the Rajkot-based entrepreneur who has built a Rs 15 crore turnover export company

Nerves of Steel

Nikhil Gandhi had watched his father slogging at the family’s stainless steel tiffin box manufacturing. Today, he has built a Rs 20 crore turnover business, creating a brand, adding more products and exporting to several countries, says Anvi Mehta

The Great Comeback

Hailing from a middle class family in Meerut, Ankur Tyagi started a restaurant at age 21 along with a friend, but had to shut it down in two years due to labour issues. Sofia Danish Khan recounts how he bounced back to build a Rs 35 crore business

The Paper Queen

Poonam Gupta launched her paper trading company in Scotland as a single person from her home office in Greenock in 2003 with just a desk, chair, computer, and telephone line. Today, it has grown into a Rs 800 crore turnover company, says Shyla F

Greetings from Archies

From selling song books and posters of popular actors in a Delhi store, Anil Moolchandani built Archies into a pan-India brand that became synonymous with greeting cards, which is now being led by his son Varun Moolchandani, says Sofia Danish Khan

Realty in London

Tejinder Singh Sekhon came to UK at age 22 and started as a labourer digging building foundations, washing dishes, driving vans, distributing liquor and eventually went on to build a real estate business that is now worth Rs 600 crore, says Shyla F

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