Top 10 Famous Women Entrepreneurs in India

Sure, men outnumber women by 3-1 in terms of entrepreneurs in the world, but things are changing super fast in this modern world that we live in. Especially in India, new opportunities for women are coming up, and those who know what they are doing and know how to grab those opportunities, they’re the ones doing something creative and something big in the country. The evidence of that is for sure that there are hundreds and thousands of women entrepreneurs in India who have made it big. And today, we are here to talk about the top 10 famous women entrepreneurs in India as of 2024. So, let’s see who made it to this list and why. Here we go.

1. Falguni Nayar

Falguni Nayar

Falguni Nayar, the founder and CEO of Nykaa, stands as a beacon of entrepreneurial success in India. A top graduate from India’s most prestigious institute, IIM Ahmedabad, and having worked for Kotak Mahindra for a good long time in investment banking, Falguni Nayar determined to follow her passion for beauty and wellness and went on to found Nykaa back in 2012. And as a result, in May 2024, her net worth had risen to ₹25,748.6 crore.

2. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, the famous founder of Biocon Limited, has been a pivotal force in the biopharmaceutical industry. She is a graduate of brewing and fermentation technology, at Ballarat College, Melbourne University. She broke all odds in a male-dominated industry to form Biocon in 1978. Under her support, Biocon has become one of the global leaders in developing affordable treatments for chronic diseases. Because of that, today, she is worth INR 24,918 crores. And yes, Kiran is a global name and the recipient of the Othmer Gold Medal.

3. Upasana Taku

Upasana Taku

One of the major driving forces in the Indian fintech revolution is Upasana Taku, the co-founder of MobiKwik. Earlier, she worked with PayPal and HSBC, having left both of the organizations in the year 2009. Using her background in engineering and experience in the year 2009, she co-founded MobiKwik. The platform today serves millions, ranging from mobile wallets to insurance and loans. With a net worth of 8000 crores INR in 2024, she became an idol for many women in the field of fintech, making her following huge.

4. Divya Gokulnath

Divya Gokulnath

It is Divya Gokulnath, co-founder of BYJU’S, who has literally changed education with technology. In 2011, she co-founded BYJU’S with her husband, Byju Raveendran, to revolutionize and customize learning for students of all ages. With a net worth of Rs 4,550 crore, Divya is truly a force in making education more engaging and accessible. Though her husband is facing some legal issues in the country because of their company financials, that’s something we’ll only know once there is enough evidence.

5. Richa Kar

Richa Kar

Richa Kar shook up lingerie shopping in India and became an inspiration for many in the country. Brilliant founder Richa Kar took the vision of surprising a lingerie shopping experience in India. She identified the market gap and launched Zivame in 2011. The intent was to give Indian women a very comfortable and private shopping experience. Her innovative approach has been able to successfully break the taboos and establish Zivame as a front-runner in the lingerie industry. And because of that, her net worth is standing pretty at around ₹750 crores in 2024.

6. Vineeta Singh

Vineeta Singh

Sugar Cosmetics founder and CEO Vineeta Singh is creating statements in the beauty business in India. And yes, she is the same Vineeta Singh who appeared on Shark Tank India as one of the judges. Launched in 2015, Sugar Cosmetics quickly appealed to younger consumers seeking quality beauty products at an affordable price. And because of her work in the beauty industry of the country, she has been recognized by Forbes as one of the top entrepreneurs under 35 as well as 40.

7. Radhika Ghai Aggarwal

Radhika Ghai Aggarwal

Then there is Radhika Ghai Aggarwal, the co-founder of ShopClues, which was a big success in the Indian e-commerce market. ShopClues started in 2011 and very quickly became among the top online markets, valued at $1.1 billion at that time. The listing gave the Indian consumer an appropriate platform, exactly what suited the unique requirements of the consumer and with a wide range of products at the most competitive prices. Radhika Ghai Aggarwal has a net worth of ₹117.95 crore by 2024, which shows how big she has made it because of her knack for identifying the trends in the market.

8. Ghazal Alagh

Ghazal Alagh

Ghazal Alagh is the co-founder of Mamaearth, which is a personal care brand revolutionizing the toxin-free and natural ingredient product lines in the personal care industry. Mamaearth has been there since 2016, born from the personal quest for safe products for the baby by the founders. With a net worth of ₹150 crores in 2024, Ghazal’s success in building Mamaearth into a prominent brand showcases her business acumen.

9. Shradha Sharma

Shradha Sharma

Shradha Sharma is the founder and CEO of YourStory Media, where she created a leading world platform showcasing entrepreneurship and startup stories. As a journalist who worked with The Times of India and CNBC TV18, she created YourStory to be a platform that could showcase such entrepreneurial stories. She has led YourStory in writing more than 70,000 stories acting as a platform for bringing belief and insights into value addition and in enhancing entrepreneurship all over the world. This further enhanced her net worth to ₹ 28.24 crores in 2024.

10. Swati Bhargava

Swati Bhargava

Lastly, let’s talk about Swati Bhargava, co-founder of CashKaro, who is revolutionizing the saving habits of online shoppers in India. Conceptualized in 2013, CashKaro is a platform that enables consumers to make purchases online and save with over 1,500 associated retailers in a gamut of different categories of products and services. All in all, Swati, with a current net worth of ₹16.61 crores, through her smart understanding of consumer behaviour and precise marketing strategies, has made CashKaro one of the most popular savings enablers in the country.


There you have it. Sure, there are many women entrepreneurs who are at the top of their game, but these are the ones who are always in the headlines because of their incredible achievements. They show us that if you dream big, and if you have the courage enough to take action and work on what you have in your mind, you can do or achieve anything you want.

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