Aparna Thyagarajan Husband, Family, Biography

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Profession: Entrpreneur
Husband: Raghu Sethuraman
Hometown: Chennai

Aparna Thyagarajan

Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 4”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
DebutOTT: Indian Angels (2023) on JioCinema as an Angel Investor
Aparna Thyagarajan on the poster of the OTT show Indian Angels
• Wonder Women Emerging Leader Award
• Most Admired D2C Brand Award
Vidya Balan holding the Most Admired D2C Brand Award with Aparna Thyagarajan
• Images Retail Award
Aparna Thyagarajan receiving Images Retail Award
• Most Admired D2C Brand Award in Apparel & Fashion Category
Shobitam's D2C Leadership Award
• IFF Innovation Excellence Award
Aparna Thyagarajan's Innovation Excellence Award
• First Prize at India Fashion Forum for Women's Wear
• Startup Awards 1st Runner Up by Retailers Association of India (RAI)
Personal Life
College/University• Delhi University, New Delhi
• University of Madras, Chennai
Educational Qualification• Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Delhi University (1995-1998)
• Maters in Computer Aplications from University of Madras (1998-2001) [1]LinkdIn - Aparna Thyagarajan
HobbiesStitching, Designing, Travelling
Aparna Thyagarajan at a hill station
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Husband/SpouseRaghu Sethuraman (Chairman & Ceo of Shobitam)

Note:Husband's image in children's section
ChildrenSon(s)- 2
• Arjun Sethuraman
• Aryan Sethuraman
Aparna Thyagarajan with her two sons and Raghu Sethuraman
ParentsMother- Hema Thyagarajan
Aparna Thyagarajan with her mother
Aparna Thyagarajan with her sister and father
SiblingsSister- Ambika Thyagarajan (Co-founder of Shobitam)

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CricketersKapil Dev, MS Dhoni

A photo of Aparna Thyagarajan

Some Lesser Known Facts About Aparna Thyagarajan

  • At the age of 12, she designed her first clothing.
  • Aparna worked as a software engineer at Aboundsoft Solutions, Chennai, from July 2001 to June 2002.
  • In January 2005, she joined Microsoft as a Software Design Engineer in the Testing department of Microsoft Dynamics AX in Redmond Washington and worked until April 2007.
  • She was promoted to Software Design Engineer 2 in the Social and Community platform at Microsoft in April 2007. For this, she relocated to California, where she worked until August 2011.
  • In September 2011, she was promoted to Technical Lead on Bing’s Social search team at Microsoft and worked until May 2012.
  • After leaving her job at Microsoft, she and her sister Ambika Thyagarajan co-founded the company Shobitam on 8 March 2019.
  • In 2019, Shobitam started by selling 15 products on Etsy, an online shopping store. Within two years the company witnessed 300% growth and earned Rs 9 crore in revenue.
  • In 2020, they launched their website and listed more than 1000 products.
  • Shobitam aims to provide fashionable ethnic wear such as dupattas, ready-made blouses, jewellery and home decor items to people across the globe.
    A brand logo of Shobitam
  • Shobitam Give and Shobitam Cares is an initiative by the Shobitam Group to help and educate underprivileged people of India. Shobitam collaborates with different NGOs and social organisations to work for the betterment of society. They donate 1% of their order value to the NGO’s and social organisations.
  • Shobitam ships its products to more than 30 countries including USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Singapore, and UAE.
  • Bollywood actress Vidya Balan is the brand ambassador of Shobitam.

    Vidya Balan's advertisement for Shobitam

    Vidya Balan’s advertisement for Shobitam

  • Shobitam also empowers the artisan communities in India which are involved in fabric works like Sozni from Kashmir, Chikankari from Uttar Pradesh, Dabu from Rajasthan, Ikkat from Odisha, Moiran Phee from Manipur, and Pen Kalamkari from Kerala.
  • She draws inspiration from Amancio Ortega, the founder of Zara.