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Shark Tank India is a reality television show that is originally a replica of Shark Tank, an American business programme that has inspired millions of young entrepreneurs throughout the country and shown its immense appeal among viewers, has been a source of inspiration in India. The show assists start-ups by presenting business plans to a panel of seven sharks or investors who determine whether or not the firm is worth investing in.

On December 20, 2021, Sony TV began showing the Indian version of the Shark Tank reality show. Without any doubt, the show has been a hit, attracting talented people from all around the country to perform. All thanks to India’s love for businesses and show’s PR.

The first season of the show, which celebrated entrepreneurship, included not only some creative company concepts but also the involvement of many entrepreneurs whose goals were characterised by their desire to achieve in their chosen sectors of business.

Apart from its concept, judges of the show were, however, the other rallying point of interest in the show. Successful entrepreneurs such are judging this show include Vineeta Singh, Co-Founder and CEO of SUGAR Cosmetics, Anupam Mittal, founder and CEO of People Group, ED of Emcure Pharmaceutical Namita Thapar, BharatPe co-founder Ashneer Grover, BoAt co-founder Aman Gupta, Lenskart co-founder Peyush Bansal, and Chief of MamaEarth Ghazal Alagh. They not only judge others’ ideas but also share their ideas and views and offers unconditional mentoring to them to enhance their concepts for the future.

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With Shark Tank India growing in popularity by the day, it’s only reasonable to wonder where the judges got their start before their businesses took off. Knowing from where they started their journey, can probably help someone who’s is in need or who deserves to start their career.

Let’s see what Shark Tank India judges did in their first job:

1. Namita Thapar

Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd’s Executive Director is Namita Thapar. She earned her first position in the United States, where she worked for Guidant Corporation for six years before returning to India to join Emcure as Chief Financial Officer.

Namita Thapar - Shark Tank India Judge
Namita Thapar/Instagram

2. Anupam Mittal

Anupam Mittal is the founder and CEO of People Group, which features sites such as Shaadi.com and Makaan.com. Mittal worked as a Product Manager for MicroStrategy, a business intelligence software company, after completing his MBA in the United States.

Anupam Mittal young

3. Peyush Bansal

Peyush Bansal is the founder and CEO of Lenskart, an eyewear-focused e-commerce site. In 2017, he began his career as a Program Manager at Microsoft Corporation. Bansal was only there for a year.

Peyush Bansal microsoft

4. Vineeta Singh

Vineeta Singh is the co-founder of SUGAR Cosmetics, an Indian cosmetic company. After earning her MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, she turned down a one-crore-per-year placement offer from a big investment bank to launch her own HR services company, which proved to be a failure.

Vineeta Singh young

5. Ashneer Grover

Ashneer Grover is the MD and co-founder of BharatPe, as well as the show’s most despised shark. His first position after obtaining his MBA in finance in 2006 was as a vice-president at Kotak Investment Banking, where he worked for seven years.

ashneer grover first job kotak investment banking

6. Ghazal Alagh

Ghazal Alagh is the co-founder of MamaEarth, an Indian cosmetics company. From 2008 to 2010, she worked at NIIT Limited as a Corporate Trainer and started her career.

Ghazal Alagh Mamaearth
Ghazal Alagh/Instagram

7. Aman Gupta

Aman Gupta is the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of the audio equipment firm boAt, based in India. Citibank was where Gupta began his career. From March 2003 to August 2005, he worked as the Assistant Manager.

Shark Tank India First Jobs - Aman Gupta

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