|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 161 cm
in meters- 1.61 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 3”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms- 60 kg
in pounds- 132 lbs
|Hair Colour||Salt & Pepper|
|Date of Birth||24 December 1972|
|Age (as of 2020)||48 Years|
|Birthplace||Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
|Hometown||Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu|
|School||National Higher Secondary School, Chennai (Madras) 1990|
|Educational Qualification||Degree in industrial management from IIT-Madras (1997) Forbes India|
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||19 March 1998|
|Husband/Spouse||Rajendran Dandapani (Director of Engineering, Business Solutions Evangelist at Zoho)
|Children||Son - Aditya Rajendran
|Parents||Father- Sambamurthy Vembu "Stenographer at the Madras High Court"
Mother- Name Not Known "Homemaker"
• Manikandan Vembu "Businessman"
• Sekar Vembu
• Sridhar Vembu "Businessman"
Sister- Amudha Hari
|Net Worth (approx.)||1.8 Billion Dollars (1,31,34,96,00,000 Indian Rupees) Forbes|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Radha Vembu
- Radha Vembu is an Indian entrepreneur who owns a software development company business. She works as Zoho Mail’s product manager at Zoho Corporation.
- Zoho is a software development company, that works on web-based business tools and software development.
- In 1996, her elder brother, Sridhar Vembu, founded a company AdvenNet in Tambaram, Chennai. Later, in 2009, it combined with the Zoho Corporations and gradually the firm expanded. Sridhar started with an investment of about 1 lakh rupees and a four-member team. Radha joined the company in 2007, and she has successfully managed to position the products of her company among the top five business e-mail providers globally, competing with Microsoft and Google; moreover, she also handles Zoho Workplace, where she manages a team of 250 people and is involved in the process of the 45-plus products of Zoho Corporation. Talking about which, she said,
I am involved in creating a bias-free workplace and personally address internal grievances.”
- Radha is the majority stake owner of the Zoho Corporations.
- Zoho offers software for people to grow their businesses, and there are more than 50 million users all across the globe.
- The company, Zoho, has planned to build a new 375-acre campus in Austin, Texas with a 100,000 square-foot building.
- According to Radha, she believes to stay “invisible” and let the product do the talking as she prefers to stay away from public attention online as well as offline, and talking about this, she once quoted,
The quality of product matters, not the people behind it. Most of the senior management does not want any limelight.”
- Along with Zoho, she manages two companies as a director, such as ‘Janaki hi-tech Agro Private Limited’ and Highland Valley Corporation Private Limited.’
Janaki hi-tech Agro Private Limited was started on 22nd March 2011, it is a non-government organization working in the agricultural field.
Highland valley Corporation Private Limited was started on 20th April 2012, a non-government organization. It is a real estate company, working on completion of the buildings.
- She has been featured on the list of the Hurun Richest Self-Made Women in the World 2020. According to Forbes Radha Vembu took the 60th spot on the Hurun list (net worth wise). She is also counted among the list of self-made women Billionaires all across the globe.
- Sambamurthy Vembu, Radha’s father, quoted a swimming pool incident, when his son, Kumar, took his family to the Madras Race Club to spend the evening. Radha’s son, Aditiya, was 4 years old at that time, and he wanted to play in the swimming pool while others watched a movie in the open theatre. So, to fulfil his desire Radha took him to the swimming pool that was 200 feet away from where all were seated. Radha seated beside the pool to look after her son, Aditiya, while Sambamurty’s brother’s son, Murli, was swimming in the adult area near him. At the time of departure, Radha asked Murli to take care of Aditiya and went downstairs to bring a towel for wiping Aditiya. By the time she came back, she found Aditiya missing from the kid’s swimming section and rushed towards the pool. Immediately, she heard a voice from the first floor of an adjacent building shouting,
Save the child!! He is drowning!!!”
It was dim in the evening, she could only see Aditiya’s hands above the water drowning in the adults swimming section. Without wasting a second, she immediately dived into the water and saved the child from drowning. After the incident, the family was in a state of shock while Murli was having fun at the pool and was unaware of all the incident that took place.
- Radha Vembu is also fond of making Rangolis.