Anand Mahindra is the chairman and M.D. of Mahindra Group. It is one of the biggest companies in India that operates in automotive, aerospace, energy, agribusiness, defence, finance and insurance, hospitality, industrial equipment, real estate, information technology, etc. Mahindra is also a well-known philanthropist, and his social work is praised all over the world.
Anand Mahindra Biography/ Wiki
|Anand Mahindra Full Name||Anand Gopal Mahendra|
|Profession||Businessman & Chairman Of Mahindra Group|
|Anand Mahindra Height||In Centimeter- 175 cm|
In Meter- 1.75 m
In Feet- 5’8”
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Hair Color||Light Ash Brown|
|Date Of Birth||1 May 1955 (Sunday)|
|Anand Mahindra Age (2022)||67 Years|
|Birthplace||Bombay, Bombay State, India|
|Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign||Taurus|
|Home town||Mumbai, Maharashtra|
|School||The Lawrence school, Lovedale, Tamil Nadu|
|College/University||Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts|
|Anand Mahindra Wife||Anuradha Mahindra|
|Children||Daughter– Divya Mahindra & Aalika Mahindra|
|Parents||Father– Late Harish Mahindra (Indrustalist)|
Mother– Late Indira Mahindra (Writer)
|Sibling||Sister– Anju Sharma, Radhika Nath|
|Hobbies||Watching Movies, Reading Books, Photography|
|Anand Mahindra Net Worth (2022)||2 Billion USD (200 Crore USD)which in Indian currency is approximately 15000 Crore Indian Rupee|
Family, Early Life and Education
Anand Mahindra was born in Mumbai on 1 May 1955 and belongs to a famous business family. His father’s name is Harish Mahindra, industrialist and mother’s name is Indira Mahindra. Anand completed his early schooling from Lawrence School, Lovedale.
He has two sisters; Radhika Nath and Anuja Sharma. Anand went on to study architecture and film making from Harvard University in 1977. He completed his Master of Business Administration – MBA from the Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts in 1981.
Anand Mahindra is married to Anuradha Mahindra, His wife Anuradha is the Editor-in-Chief of Rolling Stone India. She is the famous editor of the magazines ‘Man’s World’ and ‘Verve’. The couple together has two daughters.
Anand is the grandson of the co-founder of Mahindra & Mahindra, Jagdish Chandra Mahindra. Anand established a non-government organization, Nanhi Kali that supports education for underprivileged girls in India in 1996.
Anand Mahendra Career
In 1981, Anand joined Mahindra Ugine Steel Company Ltd (MUSCO) as an Executive Assistant to the Finance Director.
In 1989 he was appointed as President and Deputy Managing Director of the MUSCO. he initiated the Mahindra Group’s diversification into the new business areas of real estate development and hospitality management.
On 4 April 1991, he took the role of Deputy Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a producer of off-road vehicles and agricultural tractors in India. In April 1997, Anand was appointed as the Managing Director and then in 2001 as the Vice Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.
In August 2012, he took on the role of Chairman of the board and Managing Director of the Mahindra Group from his uncle, Keshub Mahindra.
In November 2016, Anand was re-designated as Executive Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd and continued to be the Chairman of Mahindra Group.
Anand was a co-promoter of Kotak Mahindra Bank (formally known as Kotak Mahindra Finance Ltd.,.) In 2013, he ceased to be a promoter and stayed on as a non-executive director.
Today, the Mahindra Group is a US$19 billion organisation, and one of India’s top 10 industrial houses.
Anand Mahindra has been tagged as the face of Indian capitalism by The Economist. Forbes India Magazine has recognized him as his ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ for the year 2013
Anand Mahendra Awards and Achievements
Padma Bhushan Award By Government of India, 2020
Anand Mahindra Philanthropy Work
- Nanhi Kali Project – He founded Nanhi Kali Project to provide primary education to underprivileged girls in India. Under this project, he has helped 1,30,000 girls in India to date.
- Donation at Humanities Center – Anand donated $10 million to support the Humanities Center at Harvard University. To honor him, the center got renamed as Mahindra Humanities Centre.
- Naandi Foundation – He is the chairman and board of directors of Naandi Foundation – An Indian Charitable Trust. The trust works towards India’s social and economic development, and Anand makes significant donations here.
- Small Enterprise Help – Anand also helps the various small enterprises in India to scale up their work through his philanthropic capital.