Arindam Chaudhuri was born on 8th December, 1971. He is the son of Malayendra Kisor Chaudhuri, who was the founder of IIPM (Indian Institute of Planning and Management), in 1973. He is married to Rajita Chaudhuri. Arindam did his Masters in Planning and Entrepreneurship from IIPM. He is now the Honorary Dean of Economic Research and Advanced Studies Centre of IIPM. His company’s net worth is Rs. 533 crore. He was also the member of the Consultative Committee of 2004, which worked for the Planning Commission of the Indian Government. Arindam is also the founder of the Planman Consulting. It is a knowledge center, which provides information about the world, business, society, etc. It also takes many initiatives to educate the youth. He is the co-owner of the Super Series Motor Sports League’s (i1) Delhi Franchise, since 2013.
He is also credited for setting up the Aurobindo Chaudhuri Great Indian Dream Foundation. It is an organization which takes initiatives to bring a change in the lives of the youth and fulfill their dreams. It aims at educating the youth, reducing poverty and to improve health care facilities. He named this organisation after his late brother, Shri Aurobindo Chaudhury.
Arindam has started a production house called the Planman Motion Pictures. Being a great businessman and a social enthusiast, he is also a producer and a film director. His first film as a producer and director was ‘
Rok Sako To Rok Lo
’, in 2004. The film failed at the box office.
He has also produced a few Bengali movies like ‘Dosar’ (2006), and Sanjhbatir Rupkathara (2002). He is also credited for producing the Bollywood movies, ‘
’, ‘Mithya’,and The Last Lear. The producer is the recipient of two National Awards for his movie, FALTU, and The Last Lear.
Arindam has been involved in many illegal issues. In 2014, his institute, IIPM, was charged in the High Court for misleading the students. The institute claimed that it was accredited by Belgium’s management institute, International Management Institute (IMI). However, it was proved in court that IMI was not a recognized institute in Belgium. IIPM was barred from providing education programs.
In June 2013, some students filed a case against Arindam and five more people for giving unaccredited degrees, and demanded a refund. The case was registered at Hazratganj police station in Lucknow. Charges were filed against him under sections 506, 471, 465, 420 and 418 of the Indian Penal Code.
He is the author of five books. These books include- Discover the Diamond in You, Thorns to Competition, Count your Chickens Before they Hatch, and Cult: Leadership & Business Strategy.