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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

Fast Growing Chain

Brothers Anand Nahar and Amrit Nahar jumped into the QSR business during the Covid pandemic and have built a 88-outlet restaurant chain in less than two years. The cumulative turnover of the chain has touched Rs 22 crore, says Chaithra Srinivas

Fairy Tale Journey

Hailing from a village in Madhya Pradesh, which had only a government Hindi medium school up to Class eight, Neha Mujawdiya defied the odds to leave the village to continue her studies, and eventually started an edtech company, says Bilal Khan

Samosa Dreams

Nidhi Singh and Shikhar Veer Singh quit their corporate jobs and sold their new house to start a samosa brand, which is nearing Rs 45 crore turnover. Shikhar had this dream of launching a samosa business for a long time, says Sofia Danish Khan

The Daring Entrepreneur

Neelam Singh started the first outlet of The Burger Company (TBC) with Rs 20 lakh from a 250 sq ft space in a mall in Gurugram with a single employee. In just four years, TBC has grown into a Rs 40 crore turnover 100-outlet burger chain, says Shyla F

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

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