In India, who is not aware of Sandeep Maheshwari? We all have heard his name many times and know him as one of the famous and cool-looking motivational speakers. Most of us are habitual of watching his motivational videos on YouTube and listening to his podcasts on platforms such as Spotify, Gaana, etc. He is one of the many people who have struggled in life but never gave up on his way, and made it big in the end. Not only in India alone, but he is also an internationally acclaimed entrepreneur as well. But how did make it? How was his journey before? What struggles he had to face to make it this far? Do we know anything about these all, or we just look at his success and wonder how did he do that?
If you are also one of them who is eager to know about him and his journey then continue reading this inspiring success story of Sandeep Maheshwari ahead and find out all that we had to offer you!
Starting from His Birth & Early Life
September 28, 1980, was the date when Sandeep Maheshwari was born. Delhi, India’s Capital, was his birthplace. His father, Roopkishore Maheshwari, had an aluminum business and his mother was Shakuntala Maheshwari. Till high school, he did not have many friends as he was a reserved guy. During that time of his life, he was having very low self-esteem and negative thoughts used to overpower his positive thoughts.
Anyway, after completing his intermediate, he went to Kirori Mal College for his graduation but due to some personal issues in his life, he could not complete it. So he dropped out and set up his first business as a help center to help 12th-pass students to opt for their careers. He got printed as many pamphlets as he could, those pamphlets read, “What to do after 12th?”
With an institute called the National Institute of Sales (NIS), he contracted where he got offered a 20% commission for referring the program of NIS to people. Role plays, presentations, GDs, and debates there at the National Institute of Sales helped Sandeep a lot in the long run as he got to interact with more people and enhance his skills.
Sandeep Started Rising
He began his professional or you can say his career journey by joining his family’s aluminum business but sadly, later it shrunken. Afterward, he started to do anything and everything that he could, so that he could financially support his family.
When he reached at his 19, he chose to become a model but he could not continue it for a longer time as he witnessed and faced harassment and exploitation in the modeling industry. So after quitting, he opened a company, Mash Audio Visuals Private Limited, and started creating portfolios, after a 2-week photography course.
He started another company with his three friends, in the year 2002, but his company also got shut down in just 6 months. But he yet did not give up and decided to keep going. Mind that it all happened when he was 21 years old.
In the very next year, 2003, he created a Guinness Book of World Records by clicking more than 10,000 pictures of over 120 models in a very short time of 10 hours and 45 minutes. He refused to stop here as well and did not let this temporary glamor divert his focus as he desired to revolutionize the modeling industry. Then gradually, in the year 2006, his company ImagesBazaar was launched. And by launching this company he navigated his way ahead and made it the globe’s biggest pool of Indian images, which has millions of images and 7000+ clients in over 45 countries.
Married Life of Sandeep Maheshwari
Sandeep Maheshwari tied his life’s knot with Ruchi Maheshwari who is a globally certified image consultant. Ruchi and Sandeep are childhood beloved and were dating each other for five years before tying their knots of life. They gave birth to two kids – one daughter and one son.
Awards and Achievements of Sandeep Maheshwari
- Named “2013 Creative Entrepreneur of the Year,” by Entrepreneur India Summit
- Young Creative Entrepreneur Award is given by the British Council, which is a division of the British High Commission
- Business World Magazine named him One of the Most Promising Entrepreneurs
- ET Now television channel awarded him with Pioneer of Tomorrow Award
- Global Youth Marketing Forum recognized him with Star Youth Achiever
Stories like this of Sandeep Maheshwari are a source of motivation for today’s generation, his story is one of those many stories of success, which showed us that if our willpower is strong enough then sooner or later, we will achieve our success for sure. All we need to do is to keep going, no matter what struggles are coming on our way to prevent us from keeping carrying on. Because if we stop, we will never be able to reach our goal and could never achieve success. As long there is hope inside us, as long there is unwavering willpower with us – we will succeed one day.
We hope that this story was able to ignite inspiration inside you and you enjoyed reading it.
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