When there is a strong desire followed by true dedication to achieve something then no one can stop it to manifest that desire. The above lines make perfect sense for the successful people in the world.
And one of them is a multi-millionaire British- Indian businessman, Raj Kundra. Being the son of a middle-class businessman, he reached a multi-millionaire position from the ordinary that reflects an inspirational journey of Raj Kundra to many business lovers.
Raj Kundra was born on 9 September 1975 in London and raised also in London, United Kingdom. He belongs to a Punjabi family. Earlier his father was a bus conductor in London who migrated from Bhatinda to London.
Bal Krishan Kundra is the father of Raj Kundra and his mother’s name is Usha Rani Kundra who worked as a shop assistant. Kundra is a college dropout, his educational qualification is 12 std. At 18 years of age, Kundra moved to Nepal where he had invested in Pashmina Shawls, sold them to all big fashion houses in Britain, and made his first millions. Then he got a chance into diamond trading in Dubai and his journey started to become a multi-millionaire.
Raj Kundra has been married twice, first with Kavita Kundra in the year 2003 with whom he has a daughter, named Deleena. But the relationship couldn’t be successful. In the year 2006, they got separated and divorced.
Kundra then married the Bollywood actress, Shilpa Shetty on 22 November 2009. The couple has a son Viaan, born on 21 May 2012, and a daughter Samisha born on 15 February 2020 through surrogacy. His wife Shilpa Shetty runs a charitable organization called ‘Shilpa Shetty Foundation’ Kundra also published his book titled, ‘How Not to Make Money’ in 2013.
|Born||9 September 1975 London, United Kingdom|
|Age||46 years old (as of 2021)|
|Education||12 standard (college, drop-out)|
|Mother||Usha Rani KundraWi|
|Wife||1. Kavita Kundra (Divorced)|
2. Shilpa Shetty Kundra (Married)
|Children||1. Delena (Daughter)|
2. Viaan (Son)
3. Samisha (Daughter
|Hometown||London, United Kingdom|
|Height||5 ft 10 inch|
|Favorite Actor||Sylvester Stallone, Hrithik Roshan, Ranveer Singh|
|Favorite Actress||Deepika Padukone|
Award and Achievements
1) Kundra was ranked as the 198th richest British Asian by “Success”, a business magazine in the United States in the year 2004.
2) For his deeds with ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’, Kundra was awarded the Champions of Change Award in 2009.
Over the 20 years, Raj Kundra emerged as a successful businessman who conquered many businesses, including mining, real estate, renewable energy, entertainment, hospitality, and precious metal trading.
In 2009, Raj Kundra and his wife Shilpa Shetty invested in the Indian Premier league cricket team, ‘Rajasthan Royals’ and became the co-owners.
On 16 January 2012, Kundra launched India’s first professional mixed arts fighting league called as the ‘Super Fight League’ with the bollywood star Sanjay Dutt.
In 2014, he launched ‘Viaan Industries’ which includes the sector of Entertainment, Gaming, Licensing & Animation. He became the Chairman and Non – Executive Director of the company.
On 18 March 2015, Raj Kundra launched ‘ Best Deal TV ‘, a Hindi language 24/7 home shopping television channel, along with bollywood star Akshay Kumar.
In December 2019, Kundra also launched India’s first exclusively Indian live streaming, gaming and entertainment app called ‘ Jaldi Live ‘ or JL stream app.
According to the sources, the total net worth of Raj Kundra is approx $400 millions that is about ₹2800 crores as of 2021.
1) Controversy in pornography
On 19 July 2021, Raj Kundra was arrested by Mumbai police in an alleged pornography case. According to the Mumbai police commissioner Hemant Nagrale, Raj Kundra appears to be the key conspirator of this probe.
The case was registered against Raj Kundra In February 2021 with the crime branch Mumbai in which Kundra was accused of the creation of pornography films and publishing them through paid apps.
2) Controversy Case of IPL Betting
Raj Kundra and his wife Shilpa Shetty were the owners of ‘Rajasthan Royals’ cricket team of Indian premier league (IPL). In 2013, Kundra was accused of betting by Delhi police after arresting a few Rajasthan Royals players.
He was banned for life from the cricket world. Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty Kundra ended their association with the cricketing league.