It all started when celebrities started visiting Sonam Kapoor’s house in Mumbai. How can the paparazzi community ignore this? What was cooking up in the Kapoor house soon became public with the official wedding announcement of Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja, (married on May 8, 2018). And, there was a huge rush on the search engines on who is Anand Ahuja, who wooed our fashion icon?
Definitely, you too would have checked out his Instagram profile by now! Well, the wedding is not all of a sudden. The duo, Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja have been in the relationship for long. Their relationship came to limelight when Anand Ahuja posted photos, almost daily, with Sonam, during their France holiday with Hashtag #ExtremelyPhenomenal.
By now, if you are still wondering – Who is Anand Ahuja? That’s what we are here for – to share his success story and reveal the inside out about this young businessman from Delhi.
Anand Ahuja – Brief Details
Date of Birth (Anand Ahuja’s Age) – July 7, 1983 (36 y)
Born and brought up in – New Delhi
School – American Embassy School, New Delhi
College – Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA (MBA)
Founder – Veg Non Veg Shoe Store
CEO | Managing Director – Bhane, clothing brand
Favourite sports – Basketball
Favourite Food – Acai Bowl
Marriage Date – May 8, 2018
Father – Sunil Ahuja, businessman
Mother – Beena Ahuja, homemaker
Siblings – Two brothers – Anant and Amit Ahuja, and one sister – Priyadarshini (Source)
About Anand Ahuja
Anand Ahuja started Bhane, meaning the rising sun, with a motive to empower individuals. In his words, “We wanted to facilitate people’s ability to share their own style and that led to the beginning of Bhane: providing people with the tools – in our case, wearables – to express themselves more freely.” Bhane has a wide variety of clothing for men and women. I loved the collection and the concept of the online shopping portal.
Anand was always an obsessed sneaker geek. He owns over 200 pairs of the sneakers. Wow! Quite a cool number to call anyone crazy! Nike always stood out for him. One can find a good number of Nike sneakers in his closet.
An affair with Nike sneakers, shall we say? For this unique love for sneakers and the ‘innovation in shoes’, Anand Ahuja launched his sneaker boutique – VegNonVeg in 2011, a time when the high-end kicks’ culture was still new to Indians.
Early Life of Anand Ahuja – Education and Previous Jobs
The Delhi-based businessman, Anand Ahuja, also known with the initials AA, was born to Sunil and Beena Ahuja on July 7.
His father is a businessman and the owner of Shahi Exports – one of the largest export houses in India.
Anand completed his schooling from Delhi’s American Embassy School and then went to the University of Pennsylvania to pursue his graduation in economics and international affairs.
He is an MBA from a renowned B-school of Wharton. After completing his studies, Ahuja started to work with Deutsche Bank as an intern.
He had also worked with Amazon US as a product manager. He then returned to India to take care of his family business.
Presently, Anand is the Managing Director of Shahi Exports too, the partner of his clothing brand Bhane.
Wondering about Anand Ahuja’s house worth?
It is said that the Anand Ahuja owns the bungalow worth Rs. 173 crore in Lutyen’s Delhi. The house is built in 3,170 sq yard. Anand’s grandfather Harsh Ahuja bought this bungalow in 2015.
How Anand Ahuja Met Sonam Kapoor?
How can I skip telling this part? It all started when Sonam Kapoor’s stylist and a close friend, Pernia Qureshi, who was friends with Anand too introduced the duo to each other.
Later in 2014, Anand proposed the style diva which she accepted after few months.
To keep their fans and followers guessing, Sonam Kapoor and Anand Ahuja used #everydayphenomenal whenever they would comment on each other’s Instagram post.
This raised speculations over their alleged love affair until the Kapoors and the Ahujas confirmed the wedding date – May 8, 2018.
With his perseverance and unique business ideas, Anand Ahuja has led his family business to achieve new heights; it is said the turnover of his business is around Rs. 3,000 crore. We wish him more success in the years ahead.
Photo : Instagram