Vada Pav Girl's Success Story: Left Job At Haldiram's To Start Business, Made Vada Pav A Trend, More

Chandrika Gera Dixit, aka Delhi's 'Vada Pav Girl', inspired many people with her success story. So let's take a look at how a servicewoman became a successful entrepreneur within two years.


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Vada Pav Girl's Success Story: Left Job At Haldiram's To Start Business, Made Vada Pav A Trend, More

Chandrika Gera Dixit aka the ‘Vada Pav Girl’ has become a social media sensation for some time now. The gorgeous diva, who started making vada pav on a small stall, went on to make this Indian snack ‘Delhi’s favourite’. However, this journey was not a bed of roses for Chandrika, as she had her fair share of struggles, so much so that she even thought of ending her life. While the viral ‘Vada Pav Girl’ has become a prominent celebrity now, not many know about her struggle story and how she managed to become a successful entrepreneur. Read on to find out everything about Chandrika Gera Dixit’s success story.

Who is Chandrika Gera Dixit aka the ‘Vada Pav Girl’?

Chandrika Gera Dixit is a young woman from Indore, Madhya Pradesh, who faced a huge loss at a young age when both her parents passed away. As the sole child, she found solace in her maternal grandmother’s home. Her loving nani shielded her from even pictures of her mother to protect her from the hurtful memories. Chandrika's upbringing helped her become independent and resilient, shaping her into the strong woman she is today. 

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'Vada Pav Girl's personal life and struggle story

Chandrika always had the hunger to become successful in life so she shifted to Delhi to earn a name and make money for herself. She survived the difficulties that came her way in the national capital and got a decent job at Haldiram’s. Soon, she met the love of her life, Yugam Gera, and found her support system in him. The duo went on to tie the knot with each other after dating for a few years. Later, they were blessed with a baby boy, Rudraksh Gera, who became the centre of their universe.

Chandrika’s life took a massive turn when her then-1-year-old son, Rudraksh got sick, and his health deteriorated. The doting parents had to quit their respective jobs to be there for their little one and spent all their savings on their son’s treatment. To keep up with the ever-increasing expenses, Chandrika decided to start her own business with the support of her husband and in-laws. In 2022, she began selling vada pavs at a small stall in Sainik Vihar, Pitampura, in New Delhi. Initially, she had to bear many losses as the local residents were not fond of eating Mumbai’s popular snack. However, within a few months, Chandrika managed to impress the people with the authentic taste of vada pavs.

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How 'Vada Pav Girl' became a social media sensation?

What started as a small business soon became a sensation in the national capital, with many people becoming fond of the viral vada pavs. Soon, Chandrika became popular, and the news about her tasty vada pavs reached every corner of Delhi. This is how she got the title of ‘Vada Pav Girl’ and her social media following skyrocketed. Chandrika became a household name and her videos were all over the internet.

Food bloggers and the public started crowding Chandrika’s stall, causing traffic jams on the road. Thus, many people opposed Chandrika and accused her of creating unnecessary chaos in the area. She also started getting mocked online, with some people claiming that the high sales of vada pavs were due to Chandrika’s good looks. So, she had to shift her stall to a different place, but the vada pav fanatics followed her, supporting her in every step. However, not many people were happy with the fame and success Chandrika was receiving, and they left no stone unturned to troll her. But being resilient, the businesswoman paid no attention to the unnecessary hatred thrown in her way. She continued selling vada pavs and created her own brand name.

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'Vada Pav Girl' was arrested by the police for organising a bhandara on her son's birthday

In April 2024, Delhi's 'Vada Pav Girl' made headlines after a video of her being arrested by the police surfaced online. According to multiple reports, Chandrika organised a bhandara on the occasion of her son, Rudraksh's birthday and distributed free vada pavs in Pitampura, Delhi. But she wasn't granted permission to do so. When the busy road got blocked, the residents protested against her and called the police. Soon, the video of her arrest went viral and later, the police revealed that no case was registered against Chandrika. 

'Vada Pav Girl' became the proud owner of a shop

Finally, in May 2024, Chandrika Gera Dixit opened her own shop in Pitampura, Delhi, and hosted an inauguration event. Many YouTubers, food bloggers, paparazzi, and celebrities attended the event and came to support Chandrika. The diva looked stunning in a copper-hued shimmery dress, and her happiness was clearly visible on her face.

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Chandrika Gera Dixit to appear in Bigg Boss OTT 3?

Chandrika also featured in a music video, Darji, and caused a stir on the internet with her looks. Fans couldn’t stop appreciating her for her stint in the video. If reports are to be believed, the Vada Pav Girl will also participate in the controversial reality show, Bigg Boss OTT 3. However, there has been no confirmation about the same.

Chandrika Gera Dixit's success story is indeed an inspirational one. The small-town girl proved that everything is possible with dedication and hard work, and her journey is proof of the same. What are your views on 'Vada Pav Girl's story?

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