Ananya Birla is a 24-year-old woman with a whole plethora of talents. A musician and entrepreneur she is also the founder of Svatantra Microfinance – a company that provides microfinance to women in rural India.
Ananya Birla is also the co-chairperson of ASSOCHAM’s Microfinance Council of India
The founder of CuroCarte and the cofounder of Mpower, Ananya Birla has received a number of awards for her work, including the ET Panache Trendsetters of 2016 award for Young Business Persons
Ananya Birla is the eldest daughter of industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla and Neerja Birla and the sixth generation of the Birla family
Ananya Birla learnt to play the santoor at the age of 11 and is known to have a passion for music. She also plays the guitar
Ananya Birla studied economics and management at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom
While she was studying at Oxford university, United kingdom, Ananya Birla started her musical career by singing and playing the guitar at local pubs and clubs. She also started to write her own music in the same period
The Birlas belong to the Rajsthani Marwari business family
Ananya Birla founded Svatantra Microfinance at the age of 17 and as of April 2016, the company had more than 600 employees across 70 branches in four different states in India
In 2016, Ananya Birla internationally released her single ‘Livin The Life’
Ananya Birla’s single ‘I Don’t Want to Love’ was noticed by Universal Music India and they eventually signed her on as a singer
Her first single ‘Livin’ the Life’ was co-written and produced by Jim Beanz and was recorded and produced by a studio in Philadelphia
Her song ‘Livin’ the Life’ was later remixed by Dutch DJ Afrojack, making Ananya Birla the first Indian artist who’s single was released worldwide through PM:AM Recordings. Her song later got 14 million views on YouTube as of June 2017
On July 2017, Ananya Birla released her next single titled ‘Meant to be’ was certified as ‘gold’ by the Indian Music Industry (IMI)
Her father, Kumar Mangalam Birla is the chairman of the Aditya Birla group and one of the richest men in the world
Under Ananya Birla’s leadership, Svatantra Microfinance won the Gold Award for Best Start-Up, Spirituality @ Work: Sach Bharat Samman
Svatanra Microfinance has always managed to offer one of the lowest interest rates in the country, benefiting many rural women
Ananya Birla also founded and became the CEO of CuroCarte, an inventory-based global luxury e-commerce platform
In thispictureAnanya Birla is seen meeting with the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Her Instagram caption says, 'Meeting and talking to the Honourable Prime Minister has changed my views on our government. I truly believe India is in safe hands. #narendramodi #proudindian'
When Ananya Birla was living in England, she became aware of a student helpline that supported youngsters suffering from anxiety and depression that fuelled her to start another company
When she returned from the United Kingdom she set up MPower – an initiative that aimed at stamping out the stigma towards people with mental illness in India. MPower later became responsible for opening a treatment centre for children suffering from mental health ailments
Ananya Birla, an Indian musician and entrepreneur, is the eldest daughter of Kumar Mangalam Birla and Neerja Birla and the lady has a lot more to her than just her name. Here's everything you should know about this beautiful lady
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