Raj Kundra, a business magnet from London, United Kingdom. Raj Kundra was born on 9th September 1975 to Punjabi parents, Bal Krishan Kundra and Usha Rani Kundra in London. Kundra's parents were Punjabi, who migrated from Ludhiana. His father worked as Bus Conductor in London. Later started with the small business. Raj Kundra was brought up in London, left school at the age of 18 and involved in the business by visiting Nepal, which was a life turning point for him.
In 1990's, Raj at the beginning stage of his business imported Pashmina shawls and supplied to all fashion houses in London. Raj Kundra is a self-made London-based business icon. He is one of the self-made millionaires and was ranked by ‘SUCCESS’ magazine on the Richest British Asians, in 198th position in the year 2004. In early 2009, Essential General Trading, LLC, a UAE international trading company dealing in precious metals, construction, mining and green renewable energy projects makes Kundra a CEO of the company.
He has also financed on Bollywood Cinemas. His business is spread all over the globe. In Antwerp, Russia, Ukraine and UAE, Kundra has made his business ventures. Kundra married to Kavita, who then was divorced. On 22nd November 2009, he married to the Indian Film Actress, a former model, and producer
. Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty became parents to Viaan on 21st May 2012. Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty, sports exuberant hold the stake in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Cricket team ‘Rajasthan Royals,’and the team was the first to win IPL title.
Then, in the year 2013, he was accused in the case of IPL spot-fixing case and enforced a life ban from the sport on him. He has been also associated with Groupco Developers, Ashwini Steel, and TMT Global. On 16th January 2012, Raj Kundra and Bollywood actor
together launched mixed martial arts fighting league, The Super Fight League. He and co-promoter
were promoters of online and television platform Best Deal TV, capitalizing on celebrity endorsements in the year 2015.
Raj Kundra also runs a charitable trust named 'Shilpa Shetty Foundation' and also authored the book 'How Not to Make Money' in the year 2013. Recently, the couple on 27th November 2015 launched ‘Viaan Mobiles’ named after their three-year-old son Viaan. He says his life journey as an entrepreneur has been his practical MBA in life.