Rahul Bhatia Age, Wife, Children, Biography, Family & More

Rahul Bhatia

Real NameRahul Bhatia
Famous ForBeing the Co-Founder of IndiGo Airlines
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 175 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey
Personal Life
Date of Birth18 December 1955
Age (as in 2018)62 Years
BirthplaceNainital, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signSagittarius
HometownNew Delhi, India
College/UniversityUniversity of Waterloo
Educational QualificationBachelor in Engineering
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
HobbyPlaying Golf
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award: 2010
• Economic Times Entrepreneur of the Year Award: 2011
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseName Not Known
ChildrenSon- Arunanshu Bhatia
Daughter- Avantika Bhatia
ParentsFather- Kapil Bhatia (Executive Chairman of InterGlobe Enterprises Limited)
Mother- Name Not Known
SiblingsNot Known
Favourite Things
Favourite Holiday DestinationBritish Columbia, Canada
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)₹21,000 Crore ($3.1 Billion)

Rahul Bhatia

Some Lesser Known Facts About Rahul Bhatia

  • Does Rahul Bhatia smoke ?: Not Known
  • Does Rahul Bhatia drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • His father had a small airline representation firm, Delhi Express with 9 partners.
  • He initially wanted to do PhD and become a teacher.
  • As a student at the University of Waterloo, Rahul worked with IBM for 2 years. He was involved in a project to establish a fully automated screen manufacturing plant.
  • He has also worked for United Airlines in the Information Technology Department. It was here, he met Rakesh Gangwal (Co-Founder of IndiGo) in the airlines’ head-office in Chicago.

    Raul Bhatia with his aviation partner Rakesh Gangwal

    Raul Bhatia with his aviation partner Rakesh Gangwal

  • While he was in Canada, his father’s travel agency fell into trouble.
  • He then came back to India and started his own company InterGlobe Enterprises, dealing with air transport management, in 1989.

    InterGlobe's Logo

    InterGlobe’s Logo

  • Rahul then ventured into many businesses prominently in the hospitality and travel sectors.
  • In 2001, United Airlines was the biggest client of his company InterGlobe. After 9/11, United Airlines stopped flights to India over security concerns. This was a big blow to his company as there was a lot of investment riding on the United Airlines Operations. He didn’t let go of a single employee even in that difficult circumstance.
  • In 2004, he established the InterGlobe Hotel with French hospitality group “Accor.”

    Rahul Bhatia's joint venture with Accor

    Rahul Bhatia’s joint venture with Accor

  • Rahul and his father always wanted to start an airline. They persuaded Rakesh Gangwal for many years to co-found an airline, but he was sceptical about it. One evening, on a dinner, Rakesh agreed to the idea and co-founded the IndiGo airlines with Rahul, which commenced in August 2006.
  • IndiGo ordered 100 Airbus A320-200 in June 2005. The first aircraft was received on 28 July 2006, and on 4 August 2006, IndiGo took its first flight from New Delhi to Guwahati.

    IndiGo Airlines' Aircraft

    IndiGo Airlines’ Aircraft

  • On 26 April 2018, he became the Interim Chief Executive Officer of InterGlobe Aviation Limited after Aditya Ghosh resigned from the position.

    Rahul Bhatia with Aditya Ghosh

    Rahul Bhatia with Aditya Ghosh