top 5 young emerging entrepreneurs in India

Some of us take the easy road and happily accept all that the world has to offer, but then there are people who work hard to be the best versions of themselves. Leaving all the distractions aside, they carve themselves into goal-driven individuals who make the best of their time walking towards success!

Listed below are the top 5 young emerging entrepreneurs in India who have great enthusiasm and are standing far more noticeable in the crowd of business tycoons.

  • Deepak Ravindran
  • Farrhad Acidwalla
  • Shravan Kumaran and Sanjay Kumaran
  • Deepanjali Dalmia
  • Ranveer Allahbadia

Deepak Ravindran – one of the top 5 young emerging entrepreneurs in India

Sky is the limit when you fall on the ground and have the zeal to fight the world for what you think is the best for you. Our first pick, Deepak Ravindran has proven that failure is just a way of succeeding. He was a dropout from LBS college of engineering, Kerala and is now his college’s biggest and most desired hirer. He was named as one of the MIT Technology Review outstanding innovators under 35, in the year 2011.

His Bengaluru-based startup – Lookup, has Infosys’s Kris Gopalakrishnan and Twitter’s co-founder Biz Stone as the investors.

His businesses:

LookUp A free and secure messaging app that connects local businesses with shoppers
Startup Village Built to help startups create breakthrough technologies for the global telecommunications industry
Quest App The people-powered answering app. Here, the human-mind will be the Algorithm behind answers
Innoz ·        SMSGyan, a Q&A search engine on the phone that delivers knowledge bits over SMS


·        Miki is a personal search assistant that detects voice & delivers content over the phone, instantly


·        TRANZ that enables the users to share photos, videos, and music via GPRS and 3G mobile phones


·        CellNXT, an SMS and voice marketing platform

PirateFund A global venture capital firm which provides founders access to expertise in innovation, business & market intelligence, talent, policy & regulatory affairs, marketing, brand-building and business development


Farrhad Acidwalla – one of the most inspiring names amongst the top 5 young emerging entrepreneurs in India

At a very young age (13 years) Farrhad Acidwalla started showing his entrepreneurial caliber. At the age of 25, he became an entrepreneur, investor and TEDx speaker. Today, he is well-known as the founder of CYBERNETIV DIGITAL & Rockstah Media.
He is also on the Board of Advisors of AIESEC in NMIMS Shirpur and on the Board of Directors of D.Y. Patil Edutech.

Listed below are a few facts about this young and goal-driven entrepreneur:

  • Public sector units, National Award winners, corporates, media personalities and Padma Shree recipients fall in the list of his clients.
  • He has been recognized for his work in digital strategies and concepts and has received several awards.
  • Farrhad has been featured on, CNN-IBN, LiveMint, Yahoo! Finance, CNN, The Times of India, The Economic Times and more.
  • MidDay featured him at 45th position on the list of India’s top Twitter users in the year 2009.
  • He was featured on a live interview on CNN at the age of 17
  • CNN Money featured him at 5th position on the list of young entrepreneurs in the year 2011
  • He was 4th on IndiaTV’s list of Most Promising Young Indian Entrepreneurs in the year 2012

Shravan Kumaran and Sanjay Kumaran – Young brothers who made it to the list of top 5 young emerging entrepreneurs in India

Born in the Kumaran family from Chennai, these siblings are today the youngest CEOs of a company which has a turnover of crores. Just like most kids, they were very intrigued by video games and spent most of their time on them. One day, their father asked them if they know how difficult it was to make games and not just play them. After years of learning coding, the brothers came up with a game “Catch me cop”. Soon after posting it on the playstore for IOS and android, they started earning financial profit out of it. After some time, they wanted to establish a company of their own which was a little difficult considering their age, but their father, Kumaran Surendran who serves as Associate Vice President at Cognizant Technologies Solutions, has been there for them as the strongest support system.

They launched more than 10 gaming applications, having more than 10Lkh downloads. Apart from this, they are the creators of 2 more educational applications.

Seeing the laudable performance and growth of these children, America, China and Canada were impressed and offered them projects as well.

Deepanjali Dalmia – the woman who made it to the list of top 5 young emerging entrepreneurs in India

At the age of 25, Deepanjali Dalmia left her well-paying job as a financial consultant at Ernst & Young (New York) in 2015 in her quest to contribute socially to India. During the course of her research, she discovered that Indian women are prey to carcinogenic diseases due to the plastic present in the sanitary pads. Unfazed by the presence of FMCG giants in this segment, Deepanjali launched Heyday, a biodegradable and organic sanitary napkin brand. The product is made of corn and bamboo fiber. The response of women to this product was very positive. The idea of going in this direction hit her when she was researching about personal hygiene.

Ranveer Allahbadia –From engineering to influencing; BeerBiceps

The last on the list of top 5 young emerging entrepreneurs in India is one of the most inspiring names, Ranveer Allahbadia. He went from studying engineering to becoming a YouTube influencer.

“BeerBiceps” – the very famous YouTube channel that has helped this young star make all the aspiring fitness freaks have a look at his ways of staying fit.
On his channel, he talks about fitness, fashion, spirituality, grooming, yoga, personal finance, motivation, career advice and entrepreneurship. Under the name of his company ‘Monk entertainment’, he is managing the YouTube business for many famous influencers and earning money.

Certainly, there is so much to learn from these young emerging entrepreneurs. They have strived every day to get where they are today. It takes hard work and focus in the right direction to be your true self. Also, it is equally important to discover your capability, areas of immense growth, discipline and regularity of effort. We hope that reading about these top 5 young emerging entrepreneurs in India motivates you in your journey towards success!



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