Venugopal Dhoot Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Age: 71 Years
Wife: Ramabai Dhoot

Venugopal Dhoot

Full nameVenugopal Nandlal Dhoot [1]Bloomberg [2]Videocon Indiustries
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 65 kg
in pounds- 143 lbs
Eye ColourDark brown
Hair ColourSalt & pepper
Awards2005: Won Marathwada Bhushan Award
2006: Won Elcina Electronics Man of the Year Award (2005-2006) [3]The Economic Times
Personal Life
Date of Birth30 September 1951 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2022)71 Years
Zodiac signLibra
SignatureSignature of Venugopal Dhoot
HometownAurangabad, Maharashtra, India
College/UniversityCollege of Engineering, Pune University in Pune, Maharashtra
Educational QualificationHolds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering [4]Videocon Industries
ReligionHinduism [5]Business Today
Food HabitVegetarian [6]The Economic Times
ControversyICICI-Videocon loan fraud case
In April 2018, Venugopal Dhoot had to face questions of conflict of interest in the Videocon loan controversy. The CBI registered a preliminary enquiry, naming him, Chanda Kochhar's husband, Deepak Kochhar, and others to investigate the alleged wrongdoing in the sanctioning of a Rs. 3,250 crore ICICI loan to the Videocon Group. On 23 December 2022, the CBI arrested Chanda Kochhar and her husband, Deepak Kochhar, in a case linked to alleged irregularities in an over Rs. 3,000-crore loan provided to the Videocon Group when she was heading the ICCI Bank. The CBI accused her of criminal conspiracy and cheating for alleged irregularities in a loan of Rs. 3,250 crore in 2012 to the Videocon Group, which became a non-performing asset for the ICICI Bank. Reportedly, her husband, Deepak Kochhar, founded a company named NuPower Renewables in which former Videocon chairman Venugopal Dhoot allegedly invested crores of rupees after the Videocon group was granted a loan by the ICICI Bank. [7]NDTV On 26 December 2022, Venugopal Dhoot was arrested by CBI in Mumbai for his involvement in the loan fraud case of ICICI Bank. [8]The Telegraph
Venugopal Dhoot arrested by CBI in Mumbai
On 20 January 2023, the Bombay High Court granted him interim bail in the ICICI Bank-Videocon loan fraud case on a bail bond of Rs 1 lakh. [9]The Hindu
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseRamabai Dhoot (Board member of Videocon Group)
Venugopal Dhoot with his wife
ChildrenSon- Anirudh Dhoot (director of Videocon)
Venugopal Dhoot's son Anirudh Dhoot
Daughter(s)- Surabhi Dhoot [10]The Times of India
Venugopal Dhoot's daughter Surabhi Dhoot with her husband
Tanushri Dhoot [11]The Times of India
Venugopal Dhoot's daughter Tanushri Dhoot with her husband and child
ParentsFather- Nandlal Madhavlal Dhoot (founder of Videocon Group)
Venugopal Dhoot's father
Mother- Name not known
SiblingsBrother(s)- Rajkumar Nandlal Dhoot (politician and businessman)
Pradipkumar Nandlal Dhoot (businessman)
Venugopal Dhoot with his brothers
FoodSarson Ka Saag, Roti, Vegetable Biryani [12]The Economic Times
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 180 crore (as of 2015) [13]Forbes

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Some Lesser Known Facts About Venugopal Dhoot

  • Venugopal Dhoot is the founder, chairman, CEO, and managing director of Videocon, an Indian multinational conglomerate. Videocon focuses on manufacturing consumer electronics and home appliances.

    Venugopal Dhoot giving a speech as the chairperson of Videocon Group

    Venugopal Dhoot giving a speech as the chairperson of Videocon Group

  • He also holds the directorships of Videocon Telecommunications Limited, Hindustan Oil Ventures Limited, Videocon Energy Limited, Jumbo Techno Services Private Limited, and Senior Consulting Private Limited.
  • Videocon Group became popular after investing in the colour TV business in 1985. [14]The Economic Times
  • In 2005, he became the managing director of Videocon Industries Limited.
  • In 2008, he was appointed as the President of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and the Electronic Industries Association of Marathwada.
  • In 2009, he was ranked 36th in the ‘Top 50 Power List’ of the year.
  • In 2015, according to Forbes, he was the 61st richest person in India.
  • He is a member of the Advisory Committee of Poona University Information Employment & Guidance and an adviser to the Government of Orissa for the industrial development of Orissa.
  • Videocon Group has manufacturing plants in many countries including Mainland China, Mexico, Poland, and Italy.