24-year-old Ananya Birla is the daughter of business tycoon Kumar Mangalam Birla, the chairman of the Aditya Birla Group. A musician, an entrepreneur, founder of Svatantra Microfinance – a company that provides microfinance to women in rural India, Ananya is a woman with a whole plethora of talents
Ananya Birla is also the Chairperson of Micro Housing Finance Corporation (MHFC) and 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 for Young Business Persons
Ananya Birla is the eldest daughter of Kumar Mangalam Birla and Neerja Birla and she is the sixth generation of the Birla family
Ananya Birla is known to have a passion for music, she learnt to play the santoor at the age of 11 and 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 is also an accomplished songwriter and wrote her own music during her stay in the UK
Ananya hails from a Rajasthani Marwari business family and she is the oldest of a duo of siblings. Her younger brother Aryaman Birla is a professional cricketer
Ananya Birla founded Svatantra Microfinance at the age of 17 and according to the company website 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)
In March 2018, Ananya Birla released a single titled 'Hold On' and in June 2018 she followed it up with another titled 'Circles'
In January 2019, Ananya Birla released her single titled 'Better'. It received 4 million YouTube views in just 2 days.
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 pic: Ananya 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. On Ananya Birla's 25th birthday today, here's everything you should know about this beautiful lady
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