Anand Mahindra Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 69 Years
Education: MBA
Wife: Anuradha Mahindra

Anand Mahindra

Full nameAnand Gopal Mahindra [1]Tech Mahindra
Profession(s)Businessperson and the Chairman of Mahindra Group
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Career HighlightsNovember 2016- Executive Chairman, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
2014- Member of the board of U.S.–India Business Council (USIBC)
2013- Non-executive director, Kotak Mahindra Bank
August 2012- Chairman of the board and Managing Director, Mahindra Group from his uncle Keshub Mahindra
2001- Vice-chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
April 1997- Managing Director of Mahindra Group
1991- Deputy Managing Director, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd
1989- President and Deputy Managing Director, Mahindra Ugine Steel Company Ltd (MUSCO)
1981- Executive Assistant to the Finance Director, Mahindra Ugine Steel Company Ltd (MUSCO)
Awards, Honours, Achievements 2020- Padma Bhushan by the Government of India [2]The Hindu
2016- Chevalier de l’Ordre national la Légion d’Honneur - French Republic [3]The Hindu
2016- Disruptor Personality of the Year Award’ by Bloomberg TV India [4]Indian Television
2016- Social Media Person of the Year’ by the Internet and Mobile Association of India [5]Thinking Aloud
2014- Harvard Medal - Harvard Alumni Association [6]The Economic Times
2014- Social Media Person of the Year’ by the Internet and Mobile Association of India [7]Thinking Aloud
2014- Business Today CEO of the Year [8]Business Today
2014- Sustainable Development Leadership Award – The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) [9]Autocar Professional
2013- Entrepreneur for the Year – Forbes India Leadership Awards [10]Forbes
2012- Best Transformational Leader Award – Asian Centre For Corporate Governance & Sustainability [11]Asian Centre for Corporate Governance
2012- Global Leadership Award – US-India Business Council [12]Business Today
2011- Business Leader of the Year – The Asian Awards [13]Cision PR Newswire
2009- Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year India award [14]Business Standard
2008- Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award [15]Harvard Business School
2007- Business India Businessman of the Year award [16]Exchange4media
2006- Business Leader Award for the year award – CNBC Asia [17]India Brand Equity Foundation
2005- Leadership Award – American India Foundation [18]India Infoline
2004- Rajiv Gandhi Award for outstanding contribution in the business field [19]Cision PR Newswire
2004- Knight of the Order of Merit’ by the President of the French Republic [20]La France en Inde
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 May 1955 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2024)69 Years
BirthplaceBombay (now Mumbai), Bombay State (now Maharashtra and Gujarat), India
Zodiac signTaurus
SignatureAnand Mahindra signature
SchoolThe Lawrence School, Lovedale (Tamil Nadu)
College/University• Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts
• Harvard Business school in Boston, Massachusetts
Educational Qualification• Graduated magna cum laude in film making and architecture from Harvard University [21]Business Today
• Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School [22]Harvard Business School
EthnicityParsee [23]The Financial Express
AddressNepean Sea Road in Mumbai (Maharashtra)
HobbiesWatching movies, reading books, photography, and sailing
ControversyAccident Case in Kanpur: Anand Mahindra found himself in a controversy on 23 September 2023, when an FIR was lodged against him in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The complaint came from Rajesh Mishra, a Kanpur resident, who had gifted his son Apoorv a Mahindra Scorpio SUV on 2 December 2020. Apoorv met with an accident in the same vehicle while returning from Lucknow to Kanpur on 14 January 2022, and he died on the spot. As per Rajesh's complaint, both Apoorv and his friends had their seat belts on during the accident, but the airbags failed to deploy. In the complaint, it was mentioned that the car lacked airbags altogether. In response to this complaint, the Raipurwa Police regestered an FIR against Anand Mahindra and 12 others. The charges brought against them included IPC Sections 420 (cheating), 287 (Negligent conduct with respect to machinery), 304-A (causing death by negligence), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace), 506 (criminal intimidation), and 102-B (criminal intimidation). [24]The New Indian Express
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseAnuradha Mahindra (Journalist and the editor of magazines Verve and Man's World plus she is also a Publisher of 'The Indian Quarterly' magazine)

Anand Mahindra's wife
ChildrenDaughters- Divya and Aalika

Anand Mahindra's daughters
ParentsFather- Late Harish Mahindra (Industrialist)

Anand Mahindra's father

Mother- Indira Mahindra (Writer)

Anand Mahindra's mother
GrandparentsPaternal Grandfather- Jagdish Chandra Mahindra (Co-founder of Mahindra Group)

Anand Mahindra's paternal grandfather

Maternal Grandfather- Late Kailash Chandra Mahindra (Industrialist)

Anand Mahindra's maternal grandfather
SiblingsSisters- Anuja Sharma and Radhika Nath

Anand Mahindra's two sisters
SportsLawn Tennis
Style Quotient
Car CollectionMahindra Bolero Invader
Anand Mahindra's invader

Mahindra Scorpio
Anand Mahindra's Scorpio

Mahindra TUV300
Anand Mahindra's TUV

Mahindra TUV300 Plus
Anand Mahindra's TUV 300 Plus

Mahindra Alturas G4
Anand Mahindra's Mahindra Alturas G4
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)200 crores USD (2021) [25]Forbes

Anand Mahindra

Some Lesser Known Facts About Anand Mahindra

  • Anand Mahindra is an Indian business tycoon and the third-generation heir of the Mahindra clan that leads the Mahindra & Mahindra conglomerate. This company operates around 22 industries from auto to real estate and is widely known for producing some fine heavy vehicles like SUVs & tractors.

    Mahindra plant in Great Noida (Uttar Pradesh)

    Mahindra plant in Great Noida (Uttar Pradesh)

  • Since childhood, he had a deep interest in film-making. Carrying forward his interest, he completed his graduation in Film making from Harvard University in 1977, and in 1981, he started his professional journey by joining Mahindra Ugine Steel Company Ltd (MUSCO). He was also a member of the Phoenix S.K. Club.

    Anand Mahinder (right) in his childhood days with his sisters

    Anand Mahinder (right) in his childhood with his sisters

  • In 1996, he established the ‘Nanhi Kali’ charitable trust that supports primary education for underprivileged girls in India. As of 2017, the trust has supported more than 1,30,000 girls. Besides this, he is also one of the board of directors of Naandi Foundation. Naandi Foundation is a trust that works towards the socio-economic development of India. He then became the president of ARAI (Automotive Research Association of India) that works on the research and development of environmentally safe mobility. Besides this, he is the co-founder of the Harvard Business School Association in India that promotes Domain management in India. He also co-founded Naandi Danone that provides safe drinking water to rural areas in India. His donation to the Harvard Humanities Center of $10 million is the largest personal donation overseas by an Indian. [26]

    Anand Mahindra speaks at the Paris Agreement on climate change at U.N. headquarters

    Anand Mahindra speaks at the Paris Agreement on climate change at U.N. headquarters

  • Just as when the stock market of Mahindra was running low, the launch of the Scorpio; an SUV in 2002 was a major boost to the group. In July 2008, he bought Kinetic Motors and relaunched the ‘Freedom’ bike under the label name ‘Mojo’. In the Financial year 2019, its company sold 4,004 units 73 percent less than the previous year. In an event organized by the British carrier Virgin Atlantic, Anand Mahindra told, [27]Business Standard

    “We knew our dream well and we had the right things, but how to win is where we went wrong. We should have never gone to the commuter bike side.”

    The iconic Mahindra Scorpio launched in 2002

    The iconic Mahindra Scorpio launched in 2002

    Mahindra's freedom bike 'Mojo'

    Mahindra’s freedom bike ‘Mojo’

  • He enjoys listening to the blues. He has also launched Mahindra Blues Festival which is held every year in Mumbai since 2011. Top Blue musicians around the world take part in this fest.

    Anand Mahindra in Mahindra Blue festival

    Anand Mahindra in Mahindra Blue festival

  • He has worked for several influential bodies around the world including the Global Board of Advisors of the Council on Foreign Relations (New York) and the International Advisory Council of Singapore’s Economic Development Board. He was also named in Barron’s List of Top 30 CEOs worldwide in 2016. In the same year, he was appointed the ‘Knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honour by the President of the French Republic. He is the recipient of many honors like ‘Asia’s 25 most powerful businesspeople’ in 2011 and ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ by Forbes India in 2013.

    Anand Mahindra on the cover of Forbes Magazine

    Anand Mahindra on the cover of Forbes Magazine

  • In November 2016, Anand Mahindra became the sole owner of Epic TV Channel. Reliance Chairman Mukesh Ambani sold his personal investment in the Hindi general entertainment channel to Anand Mahindra. [28]The Economic Times In May 2020, when the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi announced an economic package of INR 20 lakh crore, Anand Mahindra hails his step as the opportunity to change the narrative from ‘Survival’ to ‘Strength.” He further added,

    “We will know tomorrow whether or not this is going to be a transformational moment like 1991.”

  • In his foreword for the upcoming 11th NASSCOM Design & Engineering Summit to be held on the theme of ‘Future of Engineering: Designing an Intelligent Eco-system’ in 2021 from September 26-27 at The Leela Palace, Bangalore, Anand Mahindra said,

    “There is a sense of excitement in India about spurring innovation at a pace never witnessed before. Doing more with less, getting it ‘First Time Right, and a genuine passion to create anew. These are some of the key driving factors that make India the new destination for innovative, sustainable, and advanced engineering and design initiatives. I think the Indian mindset has moved from one of ‘Jugaad’ to one of ‘Jhakaas’. The jugaad mindset was about just ‘making do’. On the other hand, the Jhakaas mindset is about thinking outside the box to ‘create’ something truly unique and awe-inspiring.”

    Anand Mahindra in an auto-expo in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

    Anand Mahindra in an auto-expo in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh

  • He is also been tagged as the face of Indian capitalism by the Economist. [29]The Economist He is widely renowned for gifting cars to some of the aspiring celebrities in India. Apart from cricketers, he had gifted cars to Dutee Chand (Mahindra XUV 500), Sakshi Malik, and P.V. Sindhu for their exemplary performance at the Olympic Games (Mahindra Thar), and Kidambi Srikanth, an Indian shuttler with Mahindra TUV 300.
  • On 8 November 2021, he was conferred with the Padma Bhushan award, India’s third-highest civilian honor, in the field of Trade and Industry. However, he wasn’t satisfied with the award. He told in an interview that he felt dishonored alongside individuals who have significant contributions at their ground level. He told,

    “I truly felt undeserving to be amongst their ranks.”

  • Anand Mahindra was living as a tenant in the same bungalow his grandfather and father were living decade before he was born. However, when the owner decided to renovate the house, he told Mahindra to vacate the house. Anand Mahindra then bought the property called ‘Gulistan’ of 3,000 sq ft at its nearby location. Also, he doesn’t wear a watch. [30]
  • Anand Mahindra and a founder of Microsoft; Bill Gates were classmates at Harvard in 1973 before Bill Gates famously dropped out to focus on his company. [31]NDTV

    Anand Mahindra (extreme right) with Bill Gates during his visit to India in 1997

    Anand Mahindra (extreme right) with Bill Gates during his maiden visit to India in 1997

  • Sharing his childhood picture on Twitter, Anand Mahindra wrote,

    “After seeing that video of Nick, I retrieved this pic from my school album. That’s Nick at the mike. Always the singer. The twerp to his left is yours truly. Despite being a junior they let me join their band: ‘The Blackjacks.’ Maybe Nick will remind me what song we were playing (sic).”

    Picture of Anand Mahindra's childhood days where he was seen playing the guitar at the extreme right

    Picture of Anand Mahindra’s childhood days where he was seen playing the guitar at the extreme right

  • For the splendid performance by the Indian Men’s Cricket team in Australia, Anand Mahindra gifted new Mahindra Thar to their team members including T. Natarajan, Shardul Thakur, Mohammad Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Washington Sundar, and Shubman Gill in April 2021. Thanking Mr.Mahindra’s gesture, T. Natarajan wrote on Twitter

  • In September 2021, Anand Mahindra hinted at naming his new Electric car after Pioneer Auto Electrician; Roy Doring in his tweet.

  • He is an avid nature lover and is known for his frequent presence on Social Media. He enjoys spending time on Twitter. He has Twitter followers of over 8.5 Million. One of the Twitter users posted a water stream photo on Twitter with the caption “No other swimming pool is better than this natural swimming pool”.
    Picture posted by a man from Uttarakhand on Twitter

    Picture posted by a man from Uttarakhand on Twitter

    To which Anand Mahindra replied with Mesmerisation,

    “Whaaaat?? I’ve never seen anything like this. This HAS to go on my travel bucket list as the ultimate swimming experience. Where exactly is this @Sidbakaria? Need GPS coordinates!”

  • Once a man named Vipul had an unusual request to Anand Mahindra. In his tweet, he said that he is a big fan of Mahindra and asked if he could gift him a Mahindra Thar on his birthday. To which Anand Mahindra gave a witty reply that is loved by all.