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Chairperson of Mahindra and Mahindra
Born: May 1, 1955 (age 67 years), Mumbai, India
Education: THE LAWRENCE SCHOOL, Harvard University
Children: Aalika Mahindra, Divya Mahindra
Spouse: Anuradha Mahindra
Parents: Harish Mahindra, Indira Mahindra
Uncle: Keshub Mahindra
Birth 1 May 1955
Age 66 years
Harish Mahindra (Father)
Indira Mahindra (Mother)
Lawrence School, Lovedale
Harvard Business School
Wife Anuradha Mahindra
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Anand married Anuradha, who was a journalist and later launched the magazine, Verve. She is currently the editor of magazines Verve and Man’s World. They have two daughters, Divya and Aalika.
Anand has a keen interest in film making, a subject he pursued as an undergraduate at Harvard. He is a keen photographer with a strong interest in films. He also enjoys listening to the blues and has set up Mahindra Blues Festival held annually in Mumbai since 2011.
Anand promotes arts & culture and has set up an awards platform named Mahindra Excellence in Theater Awards and the Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival, a crafts exhibition and performing arts event held annually in Lucknow.
Anand is an advocate of the study of humanities as he believes it can help address various problems in the world that arise due to interdependency. He donated $10 million to support the Harvard Humanities Center.
In recognition of this donation, the center was renamed to Mahindra Humanities Center at Harvard.
He is the founder of project Nanhi Kali which aims to provide primary education to underprivileged girls in India. As of September 2017, the project has supported 130,000 underprivileged girls.
Anand is also the chairman-for-life and one of the board of directors of Naandi Foundation, an Indian charitable trust that works towards the socio-economic development of India.
Anand Mahindra is a billionaire businessman and the chair of Mumbai-based conglomerate – Mahindra Group.
Anand Gopal Mahindra was born on 1 May 1955 in Bombay. His father, Harish Mahindra, was an industrialist and his mother, Indira Mahindra, was a homemaker.
The 66-year-old billionaire has two siblings– Anuja Sharma and Radhika Nath. He is the grandson of Jagdish Chandra Mahindra, co-founder of Mahindra & Mahindra.
Anand Mahindra is an alumnus of Lawrence School, Lovedale, Harvard University and Harvard Business School. He studied filmmaking and architecture at Harvard University and completed his MBA from Harvard Business School.
Anand Mahindra started his career with Mahindra Ugine Steel Company Ltd (MUSCO) as an Executive Assistant to the Finance Director, and over the years, became President and Deputy Managing Director of MUSCO.
In 1991, he joined Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. as the Deputy Managing Director, elevated to Managing Director, and then Vice-Chairperson. The company is known for producing off-road vehicles and agricultural tractors in India.
In August 2012, he became Chairman of the board and Managing Director of the Mahindra Group after his uncle Keshub Mahindra stepped down.
Four years later, he was re-designated as the Executive Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd and continued as the Chairman of Mahindra Group.
Anand Mahindra was a co-promoter of Kotak Mahindra Bank but was removed from the role in 2013. He, however, continued as a non-executive director.
Anand Mahindra launched Pro Kabaddi League in 2014 with his brother in law and sports commentator Charu Sharma.
He along with Mukesh Ambani, and Mahesh Samat co-founded EPIC, an Indian television channel, in 2014. Two years later, Ambani and Samat sold their stakes to Anand Mahindra.
Currently, Mahindra Group is a US$19 billion organisation and is among India’s top 10 corporate houses.