Top Couple Entrepreneurs in India: Conquering the Business World with Love

Damini Bhandary Damini Bhandary
Feb 11, 2022 9 min read
Top Couple Entrepreneurs in India: Conquering the Business World with Love

When we look at a business, one of the reasons behind its success and survival is definitely hard work and persistence. The same goes for a relationship, if you want it to last long, you need to make efforts and give your best, that’s how it works. People say that your significant other is your biggest form of strength and support, when you are building your business from the scratch, this strength and support can be of great help.

Nothing can be better than your life partner becoming your business partner. The trust, mutual respect, and the level of communication that is needed between business partners are already present in the relationship between real-life partners. Both of them are familiar with each other and their working style and know quite well what fuels their passion.

In this article, we will talk about some of the entrepreneurs who are not only perfect business partners but also life partners, and with their hearts and brains, they are conquering the business world. So let’s get right into it.

β€œThe price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” - Vince Lombardi

Ghazal Alagh & Varun Alagh – Mamaearth
Shubra Chadda & Vivek Prabhakar – Chumbak
Shikhar Singh & Nidhi Singh – Samosa Singh
Rohan Bhargava & Swati Bhargava – CashKaro
Anand Shahani & Mehak Sagar – WedMeGood
Bipin Preet Singh & Upasana Taku – MobiKwik
Arjun Shetty & Rati Shetty – BankBazaar
Bhavna Anand Sharma & Siddhesh Sharma – Cureveda
Kuonal Lakhapati & Aayushi Lakhapati – Upnourish
Naina Ruhail & Prateek Ruhail – Vanity Wagon
Aarti Gill & Mihir Gadani – OZiva
Sandeep Singh & Nikki Singh Arora – Blue Tribe
Nidhi Yadav & Satpal Yadav – AKS Clothing

Ghazal Alagh & Varun Alagh – Mamaearth

Ghazal Alagh and Varun Alagh
Ghazal Alagh and Varun Alagh

One of the most successful personal care product brands, Mamaearth was introduced by the dynamic duo of Ghazal Alagh and Varun Alagh in 2016. While expecting their baby at that time, both the couple decided to launch personal care products for babies when they realize, there was a limited number of chemical-free products present in the market.

Now the brand is not only for babies but is making products for everyone. The ingredients used to make the products are all-natural and plant-based and right now have become the first unicorn of 2022 with its valuation of $1.2 Billion.

Shubra Chadda & Vivek Prabhakar – Chumbak

Shubra Chadda and Vivek Prabhakar
Shubra Chadda and Vivek Prabhakar

This 2010 venture that deals with fashion and home dΓ©cor products was founded by the couple Shubra Chadda and Vivek Prabhakar. The amount of courage to set their dream company they showed was immeasurable; they sold their apartment in Bangalore to establish Chumbak and struggled together to be where they are now. The company now has over 44 stores in India that sell a variety of lifestyles related products. The current value of the company is $30 Million.

Shikhar Singh & Nidhi Singh – Samosa Singh

Shikhar Singh & Nidhi Singh
Shikhar Singh & Nidhi Singh

Probably the most loved Indian snack in the country, Samosa has an immense fan following. It is not at all different for Nidhi Singh and Shikhar Singh as well. The couple decides to form Samosa Singh in 2015, a Samosa snack brand that offers different regional varieties of the said snack to its customers.

By using fresh and hygienic ingredients while making the food item, it has able to grasp the attention of the mass. They sold their apartment for a big kitchen so that they can cater to the orders of the corporate world. The sacrifice was definitely worth it as now the valuation of the company is $7.26 Million.

Rohan Bhargava & Swati Bhargava – CashKaro

Rohan Bhargava and Swati Bhargava
Rohan Bhargava and Swati Bhargava

Friends turned life partners; Swati and Rohan founded CashKaro in the year 2013 and since then have never looked back. It is a platform that deals with coupons and cashback. The platform provides its customers with coupons that help them get discounts and cashback while shopping online.

People while shopping from popular E-commerce sites like Myntra, Flipkart, Amazon can use these coupons. The valuation of CashKaro is $2.2 Billion.


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Anand Shahani & Mehak Sagar – WedMeGood

Anand Shahani and Mehak Sagar
Anand Shahani and Mehak Sagar

WedMeGood is a platform that helps you organise your wedding, from finding photographers to setting up the perfect wedding venue and getting the best makeup artist for your big day, this platform does everything. Founded by the couple Anand Shahani and Mehak Sagar in 2014, the headquarters of the company is situated in Haryana, India.

Bipin Preet Singh & Upasana Taku – MobiKwik

Bipin Preet Singh and Upasana Taku
Bipin Preet Singh and Upasana Taku

This payment service provider online platform was founded in the year 2009 by the married couple Bipin Preet Singh and Upasana Taku. The platform helps in booking tickets, recharging, paying bills for electricity and other services. Its vision was to transform the landscape of digital payments in India and it has been successfully doing that for a long time. Currently, the valuation of MobiKwik is $700 to $750 Million.

Arjun Shetty & Rati Shetty – BankBazaar

Arjun Shetty and Rati Shetty
Arjun Shetty and Rati Shetty

BankBazaar was founded by the childhood sweethearts and married couple Arjun Shetty and Rati Shetty in 2008. This fintech company helps people compare offers related to debit cards, credit cards loans, mutual funds, and others with different banking and non-banking financial companies. The current value of BankBazaar is $280 Million.

Bhavna Anand Sharma & Siddhesh Sharma – Cureveda

Bhavna Anand Sharma and Siddesh Sharma
Bhavna Anand Sharma and Siddesh Sharma

This company is mainly focused on solving some common illnesses like diabetes, thyroid, and heart-related problems. In 2014, the married couple Bhavna Anand Sharma and Siddhesh Sharma joined hands and started Cureveda which creates herbal supplements to solve common health-related problems. Various ranges of dietary and herbal supplements are produced for customers that are 100% Vegetarian.

Kuonal Lakhapati & Aayushi Lakhapati – Upnourish

Kuonal Lakhapati & Aayushi Lakhapati – Upnourish Founders
Kuonal Lakhapati & Aayushi Lakhapati – Upnourish Founders

Upnourish is a meal replacement product venture. It is mumbai based Health & Wellness startups that enables people to eat healthy yet low on calories meal in their busy life schedules. Upnourish aims to make health and nutritional food easily available and convenient to all aspirational people with busy lifestyle so that they do not have to compromise on their health goals.

Naina Ruhail & Prateek Ruhail – Vanity Wagon

Naina Ruhail & Prateek Ruhail – Vanity Wagon Founders
Naina Ruhail & Prateek Ruhail – Vanity Wagon Founders

Vanity Wagon (β€˜VW’) is India's first and largest clean beauty marketplace. One of the finest information-oriented beauty marketplaces, that pledges to bring only toxin-free and natural beauty products to its consumers. VW offers a trust-worthy platform where one of the most requested elements between a business and a customer, i.e, transparency would be paramount of our relationship. Be it beauty or personal care, it swears by to bring the safest solutions to your doorstep without any hassle. VW stands by the rule of never having to compromise in any manner to find the right products for our customers. It believes in sustainable beauty and stands firm in its mission to educate the audience and deliver what’s best for them. It is curating the best of clean beauty without compromising on efficiency and ensuring that the products are cruelty-free. Prior to onboarding any brand, it always check whether the brand is certified- cruelty-free by PETA and safe-to-use by ECOCERT or other recognized institutions.

Aarti Gill & Mihir Gadani – OZiva

Aarti Gill & Mihir Gadani – OZiva Founders
Aarti Gill & Mihir Gadani – OZiva Founders

A spouse can be a life partner and a business partner at the same time. Valentine’s Day is all about signifying appreciation and love for one’s significant other. Like building and maintaining a relationship, business partnerships also hinge on chemistry between co-founders, trust, and effective communication. When life partners start a business together, there is a good compatibility which in turn helps the business grow because life partners understand each other the most out of anyone in this world.

The Indian startup ecosystem is buzzing with new startups every day, growing on the back of rising undertakings of capital interest. With the progress in the number of startups, love has found its way, in the form of a couple’s journey to build a successful business together. Their shared familiarity and values along with both their working styles can become powerful tools in fueling the passion for business.

These husband-wife entrepreneur duos have come together and made the most of their shared effective communication and trust in running a business successfully. Take a look at emerging Indian and popular brands started by couplepreneurs.

India's first certified clean-label active plant based nutrition and wellness brand, OZiva was launched in 2016 by Aarti Gill and Mihir Gadani as co-founders. The brand is India’s first certified Clean Label Brand that offers an inspirational range of holistic plant-based nutrition, beauty and health products along with a fully digitized ecosystem intended to enable millions of Indians people towards living a healthier and better life. OZiva offers an inspirational range of holistic plant-based nutrition, beauty and health products. The brand recently launched the OZiva Clean Beauty Range and Kids Nutrition Range as well. Aarti’s technical and marketing wizardry alongside her youthful disposition and passion towards health & fitness along with Mihir true believer of combining the different aspects of Yoga, Ayurveda & Functional Fitness for optimal health, has been the driving force behind the rise of OZiva.

Sandeep Singh & Nikki Singh Arora – Blue Tribe

Nikki Singh Arora & Sandeep Singh – Blue Tribe Founders
Nikki Singh Arora & Sandeep Singh – Blue Tribe Founders

According to husband-wife duo Sandeep Singh and Nikki Singh Arora - the founders of Blue Tribe, the will to raise their daughter in a greener environment inspired them to build Blue Tribe as a one-of-a-kind food-tech company, which brings out plant based alternate meats like Chicken Keema, Chicken Nuggets, Mutton Keema, Chicken Momos, Chicken Sausage, etc. Through BlueTribe, they strive to arouse a lifestyle change in non-vegetarian food lovers so that everyone can take a conscious step towards healing the green planet. Their vision is to offer the perfect alternative of meat-based food items made entirely from plant-based ingredients. The best part is, these modernistic plant-based meat products are similar in taste, texture and quality and thus offer a genuine chance for meat lovers to choose a relatively more sustainable and eco-friendly substitute without compromising anything.

Nidhi Yadav & Satpal Yadav – AKS Clothing

Nidhi Yadav & Satpal Yadav – AKS Clothing Founders
Nidhi Yadav & Satpal Yadav – AKS Clothing Founders

A Yuvdhi Apparels Private Limited brand, AKS Clothing, was started in 2014 by a hitched couple, Nidhi Yadav and Satpal Yadav. AKS clothing is renowned for its great taste in design and long-lasting material quality and has been the pinnacle of beautiful, graceful, and stylish women's attire. The AKS clothing line comprises the best and most fashionable fabrics available.

Conclusion

When your significant other becomes your business partner, starting with your dreams become much more interesting because they are familiar with their working styles and characteristics.

Finding a perfect business partner can be quite a tough job but if it is your life partner, the difficult path may not become easier but you will definitely get the courage to face the upcoming challenges. The above couple entrepreneurs proved that the couple that hustles together, reach the peak of success together.

FAQs

Can a couple start a business?

If a couple starts a business, it might turn out to be a dream job, as they already have the required bond and mutual respect that is needed between business partners.

How many couples own businesses together?

As per a report, approximately 3 million couples own businesses together.

What are some of the top successful couple entrepreneurs?

Varun Alagh & Ghazal Alagh, Shubra Chadda & Vivek Prabhakar, Shikhar Singh & Nidhi Singh, and Bipin Preet Singh & Upasana Taku are some of the successful entrepreneurs.

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