Rahul Sharma is an Indian entrepreneur and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at mobile manufacturing company, Micromax Informatics who was born on 14 September, 1975 in Delhi, India and also raised in there. He is widely known as a genius marketing architect in present world and he is the first person who introduced the system of introducing two SIM in a mobile phone in India in 2001. He is a popular face for manufacturing various Micromax components and working on technology development. He has gained popularity in various media as a successful entrepreneur in India.
|Date of Birth||14 September, 1975|
|Occupation||Entrepreneur (co-founder of micromax)|
|Active Years||2000- Present|
|Net Worth||INR 1,400 Crore|
Family Members & Education –
- Father’s Name : Not Published
- Mother’s Name : Not Published
- Marital Status : Married
- Spouse : Asin Thottumkal (actress)
- School : Not Published
- College/University : Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University & B.Sc from University of Sasketchiwan, Canada
- Educational Qualification : Graduate
Favourite Things –
- Hobbies : Listening music, riding luxurious bikes & cars, shopping
- Favourite Place : San Francisco
- Favourite Food : Dimsums, Kaesar Salad & Japanese cuisine
- Favourite Colour : Not Published
Physical Stats –
- Height : 6 feet 2 inches
- Weight : 80 kg
- Hair Colour : Black
- Eyes Colour : Black
Rahul Sharma is a popular entrepreneur and co-founder of Micromax company from India who started his functional journey from 2000 at an young age 25. Rahul began his journey in the late 90s when his father gifted him a computer. He was highly influenced by technology and eventually launched Micromax Software, in 2000 with three of his friends and the company ‘Micromax’ initially worked on low-end technology products. This initiative was extended in 2001 when Nokia joined hands with the company and became its partner. The company expanded its interest to dual-SIM phones and as a result, Micromax became the first company in India to launch a dual-SIM phone with a “single baseband”. As of January 2014, Micromax sold around 2 million handsets and 80,000 tablets per month. Rahul’s company Micromax eventually developed a frequency-conversion tool for Bharti Airtel Limited, which allowed it to deploy a large network of “payphones”, he joined Shaw Communications Inc. in February 2004 as their vice president for on-demand television services. He worked in corporate sales and marketing, also overseeing the marketing and development of Shaw’s on-demand products such as pay-per-view, video-on-demand, and digital pay television.
He has won various awards and honors like-
• Forbes Person of the Year (2010)
• GQ Man of the Year (2013)
• He was bestowed with the IT Person of the Year in 2016 by DataQuest.
• He was named the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2016 at the Hello Hall of Fame program.
• He was conferred with the Hindustan Times Game Changer Award for excellence in his field and his contribution to society.