Sharad Kohli

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Sharad Kohli
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Born (1966-04-02) April 2, 1966 (age 56)
Alma mater
  • Harvard University
  • SOL, Delhi University
  • ICAI
OrganizationKCC Group (Founder & Chairman)
Known forStart Up Guru, Finance Guru, Tax Guru
Spouse(s)Ritu Kohli
ChildrenRadhika Kohli (daughter)
  • JL Kohli (father)
  • Shobha Kohli (mother)

Sharad Kohli (born April 2, 1966) is a renowned Indian economist, entrepreneur, tax guru, finance specialist, fashion icon, and speaker. He is the founder of the KCC Group, a multidisciplinary advisory group. He is an accomplished professional with expertise in finance, economics, business, and stock markets.[1]

A CA by profession, Kohli also holds a law and management degree and is a frequent contributor to several recognized publications, such as The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, and The Economic Times. Owing to his deep knowledge and understanding of complex financial issues and topics, he has been recognized as a startup guru by HT & TOI for mentoring and guiding hundreds of start-ups, as well as a tax guru by CNBC Awaaz and as an Economist by other News Channels in India.[2]

Kohli is also a renowned speaker and has traveled both internationally and nationally, delivering talk shows, debates, and speeches on various finance and economics related topics. He has appeared on over 100 TV, radio, and digital platforms.[3]

Kohli is the first married man to ever win the Mr. India title.

Early life and education

Kohli was born and raised in Ghaziabad, India, the eldest son of JL Kohli and Shobha Kohli. As a child, he had a keen interest in sports and spirituality, and he attended Holy Child School in Ghaziabad and KV Hindon Air Force Station for his schooling.

Sharad Kohli received his Bachelor of Commerce from SOL, Delhi University, in 1987 and simultaneously qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1988. He further obtained a law degree from CCS University, Meerut, and a post-graduate diploma in management from Kolkata. He became a member of the ICAEW and completed finance management at Harvard University in 2009. In recognition of his active participation in the media, Kohli has also been awarded an honorary doctorate in economics by the ITU, USA, in 2017.


In 1990, Kohli established Kohli Chitkara & Co., an accounting firm. He later founded the KCC Group, a multi-disciplinary advisory group with interests in wealth management, garments, fashion and lifestyle branding, law practice, and stock markets. Under the brand KCC, the group provides consulting services to corporate and non-corporate clients in India and abroad. The innovative service products launched by his companies have contributed to their success over the last 33 years.[4]

Kohli began his career in the media in 2016 with business channels such as CNBC Awaaz and Zee Business. Since then, he has made around 2700 media appearances on over 100 TV, radio, and digital platforms, and has traveled the globe moderating and participating in talk shows and debates on a range of economics, business, finance, and taxation-related topics.[5]

Kohli has also worked on paralegal and business consulting projects throughout North America, Australia, Western Europe, the Middle East, and Eastern and Southern Africa. Over the past three decades, he has presented numerous sessions on multiple domestic and international platforms concerning macroeconomics, finance, entrepreneurship, taxes, and stock markets.[6]

As a columnist, Kohli has written on startups and economy related subjects for prominent newspapers such as HT, TOI, and ET, and for a number of other business journals and periodicals. He was also the first-ever winner of Mr. India in the married men category.[7]

Awards and recognitions

  • He is known as a finance guru for his deep understanding and knowledge of complex finance-related issues.
  • He is also named as a startup guru by HT & TOI for mentoring and guiding hundreds of start-ups.
  • Kohli is recognized as a tax guru by CNBC Awaaz.
  • He is the first-ever winner of "Mr. India" in the married men category.

Personal life

Kohli resides in Greater Delhi and is married to Ritu Kohli, a lawyer with a passion for painting. They have a daughter named Radhika, who is a 23-year-old chartered accountant. Apart from his professional qualifications, Kohli is also an avid golfer.

Kohli has been credited with over 100 awards and honors for his outstanding contribution in the fields of business, profession, media, and fashion.

In the media



  1. "Tips for millennials for a sound financial planning". Hindustan Times. 2 August 2022. Retrieved 15 March 2023.
  2. "Meet India's Finest Economist: Dr Sharad Kohli - The Indian Alert - News at single click | Digital Platform". 5 April 2021. Retrieved 15 March 2023.
  3. "The Inspirational Journey of Leading Entrepreneur, Media Personality & Economist Sharad Kohli". Retrieved 15 March 2023.
  4. "The Inspirational Journey of Leading Entrepreneur, Media Personality & Economist Sharad Kohli". Ahmedabad Mirror. Retrieved 15 March 2023.
  5. "Cryptocurrency can't be legal tender: Economist Sharad Kohli". ANI News. Retrieved 15 March 2023.
  6. "Cryptocurrency can't be legal tender, says economist Sharad Kohli". Dailyhunt. Retrieved 15 March 2023.
  7. "The Inspirational Journey of Leading Entrepreneur, Media Personality and Economist Sharad Kohli – Daily News India". Retrieved 15 March 2023.

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