Raj Kundra is a well known and well established British businessman. He has invested a lot of money in sports including cricket and mixed martial arts. He was ranked ranked 198th richest British Asian by in 2004 in the list published by success magazine. He is a husband of popular Indian Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty before her he was hitched to kavita kundra but unfortunately couple got divorced. Raj working as the Director of Capital Markets and Energy Portfolio at cumen Fund. Recently he is in the news after he got arrested on on July 19, 2021 by Mumbai Police for allegedly producing and distributing pornographic conten. He is on remand till 23 July 2021.
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Raj Kundra was born on 9 Sep, 1975 in London, UK. At present he is 46 years old. (As of 2021).
Wiki/Biography and Early life
Raj Kundra was born and brought up in London, UK. His father Bal Krishan Kundra relocated to London from Ludhiana. Here he started some small business but before that he used to work as conductor and his mother works in private shop. He did his schooling in London but at the age of 18 he left his school and shifted to Dubai and then went to Nepal where he started business of selling pashmina shawls. After got some success he stated to sell this in major fashion outlets in Britain. Since his childhood he has mindset of businessman and never wanted to do job in any companies. He is also involved in many charity activities and also associated with charitable trust named Shilpa Shetty Foundation. He also published a book in 2013 titled “How Not to Make Money”.
|Full Name||Raj Kundra|
|Date of Birth||9 Sep, 1975|
|Zodiac sign / Sun sign||Libra|
|Famous For||Arrested in pornography case|
|Educational Qualifications||Not Known|
Raj Kundra left his study at the age of 18 and moved to Dubai and then Nepal to start business of pashmina shawls. He sold shawls to many major fashion stores in Britain and through this he is able to made his first millions. He again shifted to Dubai in 2007 where he started Essential General Trading LLC which is company dealing with construction, precious metals, mining and green renewable energy projects. At that time he was also involved in Bollywood films production. In 2013, he was associated with Essential Sports and Media with that he was involved with production and distribution. Along with sports he was also associated with private fund trading in equity markets. He also invested in Satyug Gold, Super Fight League and also started a restaurant chain in Mumbai named Bastian Hospitality.
He was one of the promoters of television and online broadcast platform named Best Deal TV which is home shopping channel capitalising on celebrity endorsements. In this business his co-advertiser was famous Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar. He is set to launch India’s first live streaming social media app named Jaldi Live under government of India’s startup India initiative. The App will allow to live stream their content. Kundra launched India’s first ever professional mixed martial arts fighting league on 16 January 2012 named “Super Fight League” along with bollywood super star Sanjay Dutt. In 2014 he started company named Viaan Industries which works in Gaming, Licensing, Technology & Animation and Entertainment. In 2017, Via this company Raj did partnership with International Federation of Poker and launch the worlds first sports poker league and also declared that winning team representing the team India in international level.
Indian Premier League
Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty was invested in IPL and buy cricket team Rajasthan Royals with an offshore company based in Mauritius in 2009. Kundra was investigated by Delhi Police because of 2013 IPL spot-fixing matter where some Rajasthan Royals players got arrested. For this Delhi Police gave a clean cheat to Kundra under RTI. Panel decided by Supreme Court of India imposed a lifetime ban from any activity related to cricket.
Controversy: Arrested in pornography case
Recently on 19 July 2021, He got arrested by Mumbai Crime Branch for busted case registered in suburban Mumbai in February 2021 for the being involved in creating and publishing pornographic content through various mobile applications and websites. Police said that thye have enough evidence against him in this case. According top police he inc=vested ₹8 to ₹10 crores in porn industry.
Family and Cast
Raj was born into well established family settled in UK. His family is believe in Hindu religion. As he grew up in business family he has mindset of doing business since child hood. His family are moved to London from Ludhiana. His father name is Bal Krishan Kundra who is middle-class businessman. After shifting to London he started to work as conductor and then he started a small business there. His mother name is Usha Rani Kundra who was working as a shop assistant when Raj was child.
|Father Name||Bal Krishan Kundra|
|Mother Name||Usha Rani Kundra|
|Siblings Name||Not Known|
Girlfriend/Wife and Relationships
Raj Kundra has been married twice. His first wife was Kavita Kundra but due to some private reason the couple got divorced. They had one daughter together. After her Kundra married to Indian Bollywood star actress Shilpa Shetty on November 22, 2009. The couple has 2 childrens together including one son named Viaan who born on 21 May 2012 and a daughter named Deleena who born through surrogacy on February 15, 2020.
|Wife Name||Shilpa Shetty|
The 46 years old businessman is looking very fit and handsome. He has the height of 5 ft 10 in/ 178 cm. Her weight is around 78 kg/ 172 lbs. HE is gym addict and fitness lover. His body Measurements are 42-34-12 Inches. He has the shoe size of 10 Inches. As he is fitness lover he loves to spent time in gym. He look s very handsome with his black eyes and black hair.
|Weight (approx.)||Kilograms- 78 Kg|
Weight in Pounds- 172 lbs
|Height (approx.)||Centimeters – 178 cm|
Inches – 5 ft 10 in
Meter – 1.78 m
|Shoe Size||Not known|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
As per many business reports the estimated net worth of Raj Kundra is around $400 Million. His primary source of income is through his various business and investment.
|Net Worth||$400 Million|
|Office Phone Number / Mobile Number||Not Known|
Some lesser known Interesting facts
- He loves the sports and owns a IPL franchise Rajasthan Royals.
- He along with Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt started India’s first mixed martial arts fight league.
- He is also associated with her wife’s charity organization named The Shilpa Shetty Foundation which helps orphan children.
- He was college dropout and shifted to Nepal for business.
- He is also a writer and published a book titled How Not to Make Money.
- He came in controversy many times including when he criticized Shah Rukh Khan for his Frooti ads.