Raj Kundra is an Indian-descent London-based business personality. He is a self-made millionaire and was the youngest person to appear on the Richest British Asians, in 198th position. In November 2009, he married Indian film actress Shilpa Shetty.
Raj Kundra was born in London, UK on September 9, 1975 to Punjabi parents. Bal Krishan Kundra, his father, came to London about 40 years ago and is a gold and diamond trader. Kundra was raised in London.
|Born||September 9, 1975|
|Father||Bal Krishan Kundra|
|Spouse(s)||Kavita (divorced), Shilpa Shetty (married in Nov 2009)|
Raj Kundra left school at the age of 18. He was ranked 198th richest among the British Asians in 2004.
Kavita is his ex-wife. The two divorced after having a bad phase for a long period of time. Kavita reportedly blamed Shetty for their break up. Reports suggests that Raj and Shilpa are close to each over even when his marriage to Kavita is still on. In July 2007, Raj apologised to Shilpa for the derogatory remarks made by Kavita. The couple has a daughter.
Shilpa Shetty gave birth to a baby boy Viaan Raj Kundra on May 21, 2012. Raj Kundra announced the birth via Twitter. In September 2012, Shilpa Shetty revealed that Raj Kundra doesn’t like changing nappies of their baby.
Shilpa Shetty threw a surprise party for Raj Kundra’s 37th birthday at their Juhu bungalow on September 7, 2012. The party turned out to be a real surprise as Sanjay Dutt turned up as a surprise guest. Raj Kundra turned emotional when he saw his business partner and friend Sanjay Dutt and his wife Manyata turn up to the party.
In November 2012, Shane Warne and Elizabeth Hurley attended a lavish dinner party hosted by Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty.
Raj Kundra has practiced Soccer with Abhishek Bachchan in preparation for a celebrity football match. He uploaded a snapshot of them together on a micro blogging site.
Raj Kundra actively tweets updates to his fans and on various issues on social networking site Twitter. He posts on the twitter handle TheRajKundra.
In November 2012, Raj Kundra tweeted about a hoarding of Ameesha Patel in which she was sporting a swimwear and a pair of sunglasses. He posted “I am confused with the #ameeshapatel hoarding and ad’s. What is she exactly selling in a swimsuit? #justasking.”. The tweet didn’t go well with Ameesha Patel who responded in a tweet which read, “@The RajKundra heard u r a bit confused about my glamstar addsâ€¦sum1 as smart as u shuldnt be darlingâ€¦”
Raj Kundra patched up with a follow tweet which said “@ameesha_patel it was a compliment my dear!”
Having left his education by 21, Kundra had little or no University education but his frequent trips to India, Dubai and the Middle East helped him hone his marketing and building contacts and work on his business ventures. He started his business venture on the name of RK Collections Ltd which deals with imported luxury clothing to fashion houses in London, including Christian Dior, Joseph & Escada. He soon became a self made millionaire.
He is the CEO (Earlier Managing Director?) of UK Tradecorp Limited, a company into electrical goods, precious metals and stones. He has businesses related to jewelry production, perfume and films. He produced the Hindi film Strangers. Velocity Entertainments is his Bollywood venture.
He is Britain’s 198th richest man (2004)
Raj Kundra is involved in the following businesses.
Raj Kundra, along with Shilpa Shetty, has a stake in the cricketing team Rajasthan Royals of Indian Premier League. He was present at the unveiling of new cricket gear for the team and at the Kingfisher IPL Parties in Johannesburg in May 2009.
However, in April 2010, according to preliminary information, available documents of Rajasthan Royals shows that there is no mention of Raj Kundra or Shilpa Shetty in it. Shilpa asserted that she is only a brand ambassador and Raj is a co-owner of the team.
The couple promoted Sahara IPL Awards.
In March 2012, Raj Kundra participated in the unveiling of the new jersey of the Rajasthan Royals team for the IPL.
In May 2012, Raj Kundra said that they are not worried about profit making in the Rajasthan Royals franchisee and that they are more committed to unearth the hidden talents of the country.
Raj Kundra is the executive producer for the film ’It Could Be You’ starring Shelley Islam. The movie is about the lives of an Indian family living in UK.
In May 2012, Raj Kundra praised Aamir Khan’s TV show ’Satyameva Jayate’ saying that it has re-established TV viewing on Sunday’s morning. Kundra in a tweet said, â€œMorning all. Ab yeah batao Amir Khan ko Sunday ka din hi mila Dil pe Lagani ke liye #satyamevjayate great concept regardless!(sic).
Celebrate Diwali with Shilpa Shetty Kundra
Business Wire IndiaBest Deal TV, India’s first ever celebrity driven home shopping channel launched by Raj Kundra and Akshay Kumar is all set to add festive cheer to the consumers with their latest Diwali offer
Best Deal TV Associates with Sheroes.in to Empower Women
Business Wire IndiaBest Deal TV, India’s first ever celebrity driven home shopping channel launched by Raj Kundra and Akshay Kumar have announced their association with Sheores.in. SHEROES.in is built with a mission to help connect women with their careers
Shilpa Shetty Kundra Encourages Women to be Financially Independent by Associating with Best Deal TV’s Latest Proposition
Business Wire IndiaAfter achieving roaring success with her latest venture Best Deal TV- India’s first ever celebrity driven home shopping channel, Shilpa Shetty Kundra yet again proposes a business venture to give back to the society and empower women
Best Deal TV Launches Coccoon Instalift Wrinkle Filler by Farah Khan
Business Wire IndiaSigns of aging have been a menace to every woman who has crossed the age of 25. With time, stress, erratic lifestyle and environmental challenges, the skin can become fatigued and lose its youth, agility and radiance. As one ages, the production of collagen and elastin begins to decline and leads to sagging and wrinkling of the skin
Saffolalife Urges Couples to Walk Together to #ProtectHerHeart
Business Wire IndiaOn World Heart Day, Saffolalife organized a unique initiative where several Mumbai couples along with Shilpa Shetty Kundra & Raj Kundra participated in a morning walk together. This first-of-its-kind event was hosted by Saffolalife to create awareness of women’s heart health in India
Satyug Gold Announces a Strategic Partnership with Tara Jewels as its Official Jewellery Redemption Partner
Satyug Gold Pvt. Ltd has tied up with Tara Jewels Ltd. as their official jewellery redemption partner allowing its customers to redeem their gold in the form of jewellery in over 24 outlets all over India
Snapdeal.com Collaborates with Satyug Gold to Launch a Range of Jewellery Designed by Shilpa Shetty Kundra
Snapdeal.com, India’s largest online marketplace enters into a strategic partnership with Satyug Gold to launch a range of jewellery collection, designed by Shilpa Shetty Kundra, exclusively on the website. Through this partnership, Snapdeal
Satyug Gold Announces Satyug Mera Gold Plan
Satyug Gold Pvt Ltd launches a new Gold plan called ‘Satyug Mera Gold Plan’ ( www.satyugmgp.com) in which customers can buy gold from just 50/- a day. This gold plan is not just safe and secure but also is backed by IDBI as trustee’s of the Gold and Brinks as safe keepers. It also offers very competitive prices and full transparency
Shilpa Shetty spotted with baby bump
Shilpa Shetty showed off her baby bump as she attended a party with husband Raj Kundra in her first public appearance since announcing her pregnancy.
Shilpa Shetty announces pregnancy on Twitter
London, Dec 11 : Shilpa Shetty has confirmed reports that she is expecting her first child with husband Raj Kundra.
Shilpa Shetty shoots down pregnancy rumours
Bollywood starlet Shilpa Shetty has revealed that she is ‘sick and tired’ of stories that she is expecting a baby with her husband of two years, Raj Kundra.