The highly anticipated return of Shark Tank India for its third season, which commenced on January 22, has brought together a diverse panel of 12 judges, making it the most extensive lineup in the show’s history.
The seasoned entrepreneurs, including Oyo CEO Ritesh Agarwal and Zomato CEO Deepinder Goyal, have enriched the latest season with their varied experiences and expertise.
However, before achieving success in their respective domains, each judge embarked on distinct career paths.
Let’s delve into the inaugural occupations of the 12 judges from Shark Tank India Season 3:
Ritesh Agarwal – SIM card sales
Aman Gupta – Assistant Manager at Clickbank
Deepinder Goyal – Management consultant at Bain & Company
Namita Thapar – Business Finance Lead at Guidant Corporation
Anupam Mittal – Product Manager at MicroStrategy
Vineeta Singh – Rejected a Rs 1 crore package to start SUGAR Cosmetics
Peyush Bansal – Programme Manager at Microsoft
Amit Jain – Software Engineer at Tata Consultancy Services
Azhar Iqubal – Initiated ‘News in Shorts’ as a Facebook page
Ronnie Screwvala – Launched Cable TV ‘Network’ in 1981
Varun Dua – Trainee at Leo Burnett Advertising
Radhika Gupta – Program Manager Intern at Microsoft and later Business Analyst at McKinsey
In addition to the current judges, Ashneer Grover, a former judge from Shark Tank India Season 1 and former BharatPe CEO, commenced his professional journey as the Vice President at Kotak Investment Banking from 2006 to 2013.
Ghazal Alagh, co-founder of Mamaearth and a judge in Shark Tank India Season 1, embarked on her career as a corporate trainer at talent development company NIIT Ltd, where she worked from 2008 to 2010, before venturing into entrepreneurship by establishing Mamaearth in 2016.