Ankit Agarwal (Phool Founder) Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Wife: Ridhima Modi Agarwal

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Known ForBeing the founder of Phool
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Awards & Achievements• Spirit of Manufacturing Award (2016)
• Forbes 30 under 30 (2018)
• The Takeda Young Global Entrepreneur Award (2018)
• Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Award (2018)
• The GSG Millennial Honor (2018)
• The UN Global Climate Action Award (2018)
• Uththaan - a Startup Nirman Award (2018)
Ankit Agarwal receiving Uththan - a startup Nirman Award
• Fast Company World-Changing Idea Award (2018)
• The United Nations Young Leader for Sustainable Development Goals Award (2018)
• PETA India Award (2020)
Ankit Agarwal receiving the PETA Award
• BIRAC Innovation Challenge Award (2021)
• 100 Pipers True Legend - The Future of Young India Award (2022)
• Finalist of Earthshot Prize (2022)
Personal Life
Age (2023)Not Known
BirthplaceKanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
HometownKanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
School• Woodbine Gardenia School, Kanpur
• Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Kanpur
• Dr.Virendra Swarup Education Center, Kidwai Nagar, Kanpur

College/University• SCTR's Pune Institute of Computer Technology, Pune
• Symbiosis International (Deemed University), Pune
Educational Qualification(s)• Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from SCTR's Pune Institute of Computer Technology (2007-2011)
• Post Graduation in Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship (2012-2013) [1]LinkedIn - Ankit Agarwal
Ankit Agarwal with Ridhima Agarwal in Australia
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affair/GirlfriendRidhima Modi
A picture of Ridhima Modi with Ankit Agarwal
Marriage DateYear, 2016
Wife/SpouseRidhima Modi Agarwal (Head of Finance and Governance team in Phool)
Ankit Agarwal with Ridhima Modi
ParentsFather- Name Not Known
Ankit Agarwal's father
Mother- Name Not Known
SiblingsSister- Harshita Agarwal
Ankit Agarwal's sister

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Ankit Agarwal

  • Ankit Agarwal belongs to a Marwari family in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Ankit Agarwal did an internship at the company Symantec from October 2010 to April 2011.
  • In 2011, he worked as a Research Engineer at the company Uniken for four months.
  • After leaving the company Uniken, he joined as an Automation Engineer at Symantec in 2011 and left the company in 2014.
  • After leaving the company Symantec, he joined Oikos Foundation, Switzerland, in April 2014 as an Executive Board Member and worked until October 2017.
  • Ankit and his childhood friend Karan Rastogi founded the company Help Us Green in May 2015 with a capital of Rs. 80,000.

    Ankit Agarwal with his friend Karan Rastogi

    Ankit Agarwal with his friend Karan Rastogi

  • In 2017, Ankit Agarwal and Prateek Kumar started the company Flowering Cycle Pvt. Ltd in Kanpur, India, which was later renamed as Phool.

    Ankit Agarwal with Prateek Kumar

    Ankit Agarwal with Prateek Kumar

  • The company Phool aims to recycle the flowers offered to gods in temples and convert them into charcoal-free incense sticks, essential oils, soaps, and vermicompost.
  • Phool also sells a leather-type material made from waste flowers which can be used as an alternative to leather. The material is called Fleather.

    Ankit Agarwal holding Fleather

    Ankit Agarwal holding Fleather

  • Phool gave jobs to underprivileged women across the country.

    Women working at Ankit Agarwal's company Phool

    Women working at Ankit Agarwal’s company Phool

  • In 2020, Phool received a total of Rs. 3.38 crore fund from various companies such as Social Alpha, Draper Richards Kaplan (DRK) Foundation, and IIT Kanpur.
  • Various sources claim that Phool has planned to open its company in Germany and Switzerland to increase the profit rates.
  • Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt holds a 5% stake as an investor at Phool.

    Alia Bhatt holding a box of Phool's product

    Alia Bhatt holding a box of Phool’s product

  • Ankit drinks alcohol occasionally.

    Ankit Agarwal having a drink with friends

    Ankit Agarwal drinking alcohol with friends