# BY Tajurba

Top 10 successful Indian business & inspiring Personalities

Entrepreneurship is always an enriching experience where you not just serve society but also provide employment. These inspiring people not just create a positive impact but also create a legacy for future generations. The successful and inspiring personalities have always been a torchbearer of society and have been paving the path for future generations and creating long-lasting inspiration, especially for the youth. Falguni Nayar, Founder, Nykaa Falguni Nayar is an Indian billionaire businesswoman, who is the founder and CEO of the beauty and lifestyle retail company Nykaa, formally known as FSN E-Commerce Ventures which is an acronym of her own name. Nayar is one of two self-made female Indian billionaires. Nayar was born and raised in a Gujarati family in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Her father was a businessman and ran a small bearings company, assisted by her mother. She is a graduate in B.Com from Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics and a postgraduate from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (1985 batch). In April 2012, at the age of 50, she founded Nykaa with $2 million of her own money. Nykaa was worth $2.3 billion as of 2021 bringing Nayar's fortune to an estimated $1.1 billion. Nayar is one of 2 self-made female Indian billionaires, the other being Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw. Nykaa listed at $13 billion valuation on 10 November 2021. Soon after Nykaa went public, Nayar became the wealthiest self-made female Indian, with her net worth rising to the tune of $6.5 billion, and entered the list of top 20 Indians by net worth. In 2022, Nayar made her debut in the Forbes India Rich List at rank 44. Nykaa's CEO and one of India's richest women, Falguni Nayar's salary for the financial year 2023 stood at Rs6.81 crore. Ashneer Grover, Co-founder, BharatPe Ashneer Grover is an Indian businessman and entrepreneur, best known as the co-founder and CEO of BharatPe. He has been recognized for his contributions in the fintech industry and was listed in Forbes 30 under 30 Asia 2020 for Retail & E-commerce. Ashneer Grover began his professional journey in the banking sector, serving in diverse roles across Kotak Mahindra Bank and HDFC Bank. His key responsibilities involved risk and credit analysis - skills he would later bring into play as a fintech entrepreneur. However, the turning point in Grover's career came when he co-founded BharatPe with Shashvat Nakrani. in 2018. The venture aimed to revolutionize India's digital payment landscape by providing QR code-based payment solutions to small and medium-sized businesses. Under Grover's leadership, BharatPe saw rapid growth and gained significant traction in India's bustling fintech space. He steered the company towards integrating digital payment systems with traditional business models, making digital transactions more accessible and efficient for Indian merchants. Peyush Bansal, Co-founder & CEO, Lenskart Peyush Bansal is an Indian entrepreneur, business executive and an angel investor. He is the co-founder and CEO of Lenskart, an Indian multinational optical prescription eyewear retail chain, based in Gurugram. He is also a judge of the show Shark Tank India. Bansal is one of the major investors/judges on the business reality show Shark Tank India. In 2022, Bansal along with the other Shark Tank India judges appeared as a VIP contestant in Kaun Banega Crorepati. He also appeared as a guest on The Kapil Sharma Show together with other Shark Tank India judges. Ritesh Agarwal, CEO, OYO Room Ritesh Agarwal is an Indian entrepreneur and the founder and CEO of OYO Rooms. Ritesh Agarwal was born in a Marwari family in Bissam Cuttack, Odisha, India and brought up in Titilagarh. His family ran a small shop in Rayagada, Odisha. He graduated from Sacred Heart School, and later St. Johns Senior Secondary School, before moving to Delhi in 2011 for college. Agarwal married Geetansha Sood, a native of Lucknow, on 7 March 2023. Agarwal signed agreements through his company OYO with hotel owners in the US in which the buildings of the owners will be rebranded under the OYO name in exchange of compensation and guarantee income but left out the information that OYO is not authorised to operate franchise business in the state of California for which in March 2019, OYO was fined $200,000 by California regulators. The company also received a cease and desist order from Washington, after regulators found OYO made offers to many hotel owners and managers, without proper registration. Uma Mansharamani, Co-founder, Tajurba Business Network Pvt. Ltd. Uma Mansharamani is a name that outshines as a symbol of empowerment and success in the ever-changing Indian business scene. Ms. Mansharamani, a business and life coach based in Gurgaon, has made a name for herself in the business world as a motivational speaker, author, trainer, and serial entrepreneur. As the co-founder of Tajurba Business Network Pvt. Ltd., Uma Mansharamani has become a guiding force for business owners and enthusiasts seeking to accomplish the complexities of the modern business environment. Her approach revolves around empowering individuals to adopt goal-oriented strategies, ultimately leading to increased revenue and sustainable success. What sets Uma apart is not just her success, but the resilience she demonstrated in the face of adversity. Starting her career as an Apparel Exporter, she swiftly climbed the ranks to become one of Delhi NCR's top exporters. To add more to her glory, her business attained the pinnacle of success as one of Delhi NCR's foremost exporters. Her remarkable journey includes the achievement of overseeing an IPO that garnered overwhelming support, with subscription rates surpassing 300 times. Her company received prestigious recognition from the then President of India, Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, who presented an award for achieving the highest revenue growth in a single year within her business category. She was also awarded the Most Promising Woman Entrepreneur Achiever of the Year in 1996. Beyond her role as an entrepreneur and coach, Uma Mansharamani is a woman icon dedicated to recognizing and uplifting emerging business personalities. She organizes various business conclaves that serve as platforms for growth, motivation, and recognition. One of her upcoming initiatives, the 'Tajurba Startups and MSMEs Conclave cum Awards,' is a testament to Uma's commitment to fostering excellence in the business community. Scheduled for March 16, 2024, at Crowne Plaza, Okhla, New Delhi, the conclave promises to be a gathering of emerging, rising, and leading companies across diverse business categories. The event will feature knowledge sessions by reputed speakers and industry experts, engaging panel discussions, and opportunities for businesses to showcase their services and products through exhibition stalls. The pinnacle of the event will be the awards ceremony, recognizing the excellence of Startups and MSMEs --a true celebration of entrepreneurial spirit. Uma Mansharamani's courage and strength shine through in her commitment to initiatives like the Tajurba Startups and MSMEs Conclave. As a successful entrepreneur in India, she continues to inspire, enlighten, and uplift others, proving that true success is not just about personal achievements but about creating a legacy that empowers the entire community