Kunal Lalani

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Born (1960-08-01) August 1, 1960 (age 61)
Bikaner, Rajasthan, India
NationalityIndian
CitizenshipIndia
Alma materUniversity of Delhi
Occupation
  • Entrepreneur
  • Investor
  • Businessman
OrganizationThe Crayons Network, Mega Cabs
TitleChairman and Founder
Spouse(s)Vimi Lalani
Children
  • Sachi Lalani
  • Trisha Lalani Chandhok
  • Ashraye Lalani
Parents
  • Todar Mal Lalani (father)
  • Durga Devi Lalani (mother)

Kunal Lalani is an Indian entrepreneur. He is the Chairman and the Managing Director of the Crayons Network[1] and the founder of GroupMega and Mega Cabs.[2]

Early life

He studied at The University of Delhi and joined his father’s business of automotive components – Indication Instruments Ltd., after. Later, he started The Crayons Network.[3]

Career

He heads GroupMega, a diversified conglomerate headquartered in New Delhi, India. Its segments include advertising, mobility services, hospitality, aviation, banking, auto and marine components, PVC profiles, and luxury automobiles.[4]

He is also the founder and chairman of MegaCabs, a Radio-Taxi service in India, which started in 2002. Kunal is also the President of the Association of Radio Taxis.[5]

He started his hospitality segment with Kuki – a lounge and nightclub in Delhi in 2007. In 2012 he established the first Buddha Bar restaurant in Delhi. In 2015, he took over Fort Tiracol Heritage Hotel, followed by The Delta by Marriot in Goa (Brittona Hotel and the Yacht Club in Goa Pvt. Ltd.).[6]

In the media

  

References

  1. Mukherjee, Abhijeet. "Lalani built fortunes creating political ads - The Economic Times". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2020-07-13. Lalani launched an agency with his own capital of one lakh rupees in 1986 and named it Crayons.
  2. Mukherjee, Abhijeet. "Lalani built fortunes creating political ads - The Economic Times". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2020-07-13. Around the same time he also started his radio taxi business called Megacabs. It was during mid-nineties that Lalani began to diversify and started Chandigarh, Jaipur and Mumbai branches. "We were never in a hurry to grow because we wanted to grow in depth. We made lateral expansion. We took over Mega Corp, a listed company, and converted it into a Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC)," he says. Today he heads the Rs 500 crore diversified GroupMega,
  3. Mukherjee, Abhijeet. "Lalani built fortunes creating political ads - The Economic Times". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2020-07-14.
  4. Mukherjee, Abhijeet. "Lalani built fortunes creating political ads - The Economic Times". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2020-07-14. Today he heads the Rs 500 crore diversified GroupMega, with eight companies in hospitality, plastics, automotive instrumentation and chartered airlines, in addition to advertising.
  5. Balakrishnan, Sahil Makkar Reghu (2014-12-09). "Why taxi operators sometimes don't follow rules". Business Standard India. Retrieved 2020-07-15. "The aggregators argue that since they are technology driven companies, they do not need a licence to run taxis," says Kunal Lalani of Mega Cabs and president of a radio taxi association.
  6. "The Buddha turns one". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 2020-07-27.

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