When I started Shaadi.com, I had no money”: Anupam Mittal opens up about his struggle before starting

Anupam Mittal, the judge on “Shark Tank India” and the creator of Shaadi.com, is a well-known figure. Mr. Mittal’s outstanding accomplishments have had a big influence on the business community. Mr. Mittal talked about how he started out as an entrepreneur, moved from a modest apartment in Mumbai that housed 20 people, and became a multimillionaire in his 20s on the Barbershop podcast. Mr. Mittal added that although his father had a successful textile business, they had not always been wealthy.

He revealed to Shantanu Deshpande, the founder of Bombay Shaving Company, “We didn’t realize as children that there were twenty of us living in a 1,000-square-foot house at the time. Individuals had fallen off on the bottom and top of the dining table. But you don’t consider that while you’re young. It’s fun to have so many children around.

Anupam Mittal moved to the United States to pursue his studies after his father, Mr. Mittal, struggled for a few years before becoming successful. He chose not to tell his parents about it, though, since they would have demanded that he return because he was unable to find employment there. He disclosed that he was broke.

“I had no money now, and if I asked them for money, they would say, ‘Where’s your salary?'” he stated. I was broke. I had never felt hunger like that before. Everyone should go hungry at least once in their lives since it teaches you a lot of valuable lessons. I once went two or three days without eating because I was unable to eat. For what length of time could friends provide assistance? They would’ve been helpful, but eventually you start to feel terrible too. All credit cards have been used to the limit. Even though I wasn’t living on the streets, I did feel rather resource-poor.

Thanks to his good fortune, Mr. Mittal became a multimillionaire in his early 20s. “I had never thought it to be so wild. We used to have corporate parties on cruise ships and party in stadiums; I had bought a sports car. “It was incredible,” he remarked.