Kalpana Saroj’s humble and tough early life wouldn’t have indicated a future so bright. From being a daughter from an underprivileged background and a child wife armed with just basic education, she went on to become a successful entrepreneur and a devoted social worker. She grew her business empire from three to seven companies with a net worth of more than 1000 crores under the Kalpana Saroj Group. Her business interests span across manufacturing, real estate, agriculture, exports and film production. She also holds commanding positions in several organisations including the Dalit Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Rashtriya Ekta Yuva Manchand was the Ex-Director of BhartiyaMahila Bank, India’s first bank exclusively for women.
Kalpana Saroj can’t be defined by her business accomplishments alone. She has organised activities to protect the rights of downtrodden women, workshops for the unemployed youth and health awareness programs and blood donation camps in tribal areas, distributed books to needy students and provided food, medicines and financial help to underprivileged patients.
She was even honoured with the Padmashree Award in 2013.