Anand Mahindra's Love Story: Billionaire Took A Semester Off To Be With His 17-Year-Old Girlfriend

Anand Mahindra is the Chairperson of Mahindra Group and among India's most respected billionaires. Here's all you need to know about his wife, Anuradha Mahindra and their filmy love story!


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Anand Mahindra's Love Story: Billionaire Took A Semester Off To Be With His 17-Year-Old Girlfriend

Anand Gopal Mahindra, better known as Anand Mahindra is the Chairman of Mahindra Group, which is one of the largest conglomerates in India. Apart from dealing in India, Mahindra Group has a strong presence in over 100 countries. From agribusiness, aerospace, aftermarket automotive, defence, and farm equipment to industrial equipment, leisure, hospitality, and so many other sectors. Back in 2004, Anand Mahindra was bestowed with the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Award for his outstanding contribution to the business sector.

Meet Mahindra Group’s Chairman, Anand Mahindra: A billionaire who never wanted to be India’s richest person

According to Forbes, billionaire businessman, Anand Mahindra’s estimated net worth is around 2.6 billion USD, if converted in INR, it is around Rs. 26,000 crore. While in Forbes India’s Richest List, he sits at the 90th position, Anand Mahindra is on the 1434th spot in Forbes World’s Billionaires List. It was back in 2022 when an internet user asked Anand Mahindra when he would rank at the first position on the list of India’s richest people.

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In a reply to the much-asked question, the billionaire gave a response that won everyone’s hearts. Anand Mahindra replied saying, “The truth is that I will never become the richest. Because this was never my wish”. For the unversed, he is among some of the few billionaires in India, who are heavily involved in charity.

Anand Mahindra’s charitable works that made him one of India's one of the most-loved billionaires

From raising his voice in support of humanities, donating 10 million USD to Harvard Humanities Center, supporting more than 1,30,000 girls with his Nanhi Kali project to making an impact with Naandi Foundation, Anand Mahindra contributed 100 per cent of his salary during COVID-19. Over the decades, the 68-year-old business tycoon, Anand Mahindra has received a series of honours and awards for his noteworthy contribution in different sectors and industries.

For instance, Forbes named Anand Mahindra as the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year' at the 2013 Forbes India Leadership Awards. Unlike so many other businessmen, Anand Mahindra is quite popular among youth, courtesy of the fact that he is an avid social media user. In 2016, the Internet and Mobile Association of India awarded Anand Mahindra with the title of Social Media Person of the Year. Not just in India, Anand made his mark overseas, too, as he was bestowed by the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum (USISPF) with the Leadership Award.

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Meet Anand Mahindra’s wife, Anuradha Mahindra, who is the Founder of Verve Magazine

Anand Mahindra’s wife, Anuradha Mahindra is the Founder of the famous luxury lifestyle magazine, Verve and is also the co-founder of Man’s World Magazine. Anuradha was born in Mumbai and completed her graduation from the prestigious Sophia College in Mumbai. She also did a Communication Program at Boston University and kick-started her professional journey in journalism and publishing.

After working for some time in a junior position, Anuradha Mahindra got her first major break when she became the Editor-in-chief of Rolling Stone India. In the coming years, she worked exceptionally well and became a part of the Advisory Council for ARTISANS. Both Anuradha and Anand hardly share details of their personal life on social media, as they prefer to live a low-key life with their two daughters, Divya and Aalika.

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Anand Mahindra’s love story: When the billionaire fell in love with a 17-year-old girl and took a semester off

Anand Mahindra was pursuing an undergraduate program at Harvard University when he came to Indore to shoot and make a student film for his college assignment. During his visit to Indore, Anand met a 17-year-old girl named Anuradha, and they instantly hit it off.

While they were dating, Anand made a major decision as he decided to take a semester off in order to spend some time with his ladylove. It was not an easy step for Anand, but he was convinced that he wanted to spend the rest of his life with Anuradha.

Anand Mahindra’s filmy marriage proposal to his then-girlfriend, Anuradha is straight out of a Bollywood movie

After dating each other for some time, Anand Mahindra proposed to his then-girlfriend, Anuradha in the most filmy way possible. The billionaire proposed to Anuradha with his grandmother’s ring, and she accepted his marriage proposal. It was on June 17, 1985, when Anand and Anuradha got married and went to the US after their marriage. The couple is blessed with two daughters, Divya and Aalika. Time and again, we have seen Anand praising his wife, Anuradha for always being his biggest supporter in his entrepreneurial journey. It’s fair to say that they’re one of the most sought-after celebrity couples in India.

What are your thoughts on Anand Mahindra and Anuradha Mahindra’s cutesy love story? Let us know.

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