The saying “beauty with brains” is truly justified as Indian women in every walk of life are on par with men today, here are the top 10 business woman celebrity. These entrepreneurial women have played a key role in creating a constructive and positive image across the globe of our country. Women entrepreneurs gained several accolades through their dedication and hard work and took their business to new levels.
Not only are these women admired for their business abilities, but they are also appreciated for their good looks. Listed below are India’s top 10 celebrities who carved a niche in their respective fields for themselves.
Top 10 Business Woman Celebrity
1. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
Biocon’s chairman and MD, Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, is known for her unusual choices as a strong willed lady. Her strong resolve has made this small company one of the biggest biotechnology ventures. She also ranks among India’s richest women.
2. Chanda Kocchar
Chanda Kocchar is ICICI Banks ‘ CEO and MD and ranks 20th on Forbes ‘ 100 most powerful women’s list. Her hard work has bagged her handful of awards such as the Rising Star Award, 2005 Business Woman of the Year, 2004 Retail Banker, and the Retail Banking Award for Excellence.
3. Shahnaz Husain
In the Indian beauty industry, Shahnaz Husain is a prominent name. Under her name ‘ Shahnaz Husain Herbals ‘ the cosmetic company offers under her banner more than 400 beauty products with a global turnover of $ 100 million.
4. Naina Lal Kidwai
As HSBC country leader, Naina Lal Kidwai has played a critical role throughout her career in monitoring this bank’s functions and services. She was the first woman to run an international bank, the first Indian woman to graduate from Harvard Business School, and also PWC’s first woman in India.
5. Vinita Bali
Britannia Industries ‘ MD is Vinita Bali. With her strong determination, this lady has taken the business to a new level and since the time she took charge, the profits have doubled.
6. Swati Piramal
Head of the world-renowned Piramal Healthcare, Dr. Swati Piramal. She and her husband started the business from scratch and built it up to a big pharmaceutical giant through their combined efforts. Swati Piramal is a physician and a Harvard University graduate of public health.
7. Ayesha Thapar
Business giant Vikram Thapar’s daughter, Ayesha Thapar is Indian City Properties Ltd’s successor. This company is the well-known Thapar Group’s real estate wing. Ayesha Thapar is a graduate of economics from Boston’s Wellesley College. By adopting innovative and various business ideas and perspectives, she has marked her presence. Nimaya is an NGO that she started working for women.
8. Shikha Sharma
Shikha Sharma is Axis Bank’s MD and CEO. Axis Bank has taken its business expertise and skills to a new height and under its guidance. The bank has seen a quarterly increase of 27 percent until June 2011. For the position of CEO at ICICI Bank, she was once on par with Chanda Kochhar. She was a prominent founding member of ICICI’s retail banking and personal financial services, although she lost that position.
9. Ekta Kapoor
Ekta Kapoor, famously known as the’ Television Queen,’ is the founder and creative director of Balaji Telefilms Ltd, the most popular production house. Under this production house, most of the TV series witnessed record-breaking TRPs and changed the face of Indian TV. Ekta is now interested in producing niche films under her banner following her successful stint in the television industry.
10. Mallika Srinivasan
In a male-dominated industry, Mallika Srinivasan carved a name for herself. She is the Tractors And Farm Equipment (TAFE) chairman and CEO. A Wharton School graduate, Mallika took TAFE to rank among the top three tractor companies. These female entrepreneurs in India have made it big and inspire many. They made India proud and the fruit of their hard work, strong will and sacrifice is their success story.