About the Founder of Top Indian Websites

We surf hundreds of websites daily without giving a thought who created them. Every successful website has a story behind it. Below are the founders who with a dream in their eyes created websites focusing for Indian audience and made a enormous success.

1. Ajit Balakrishnan - Founder of Website (Rediff)

Estimated Earnings – $40 million per year

Short Story: He belongs to a Doctor family, Ajit always wanted to be a  Football player but landed himself  to IIM Calcutta. He founded Rediff.com at the age of 42 in year 1996. He invested around Rs. 2 crores in it and run the website without profit for three years he quoted. Rediff.com is the only Indian portal  achieving a feat of being in top 100 websites of world.



2. Sanjeev Bikhchandani - Founder of Website (Naukri)

Estimated Earnings – $6 million per year

Short Story: Sanjeev is an IIT-IIM passout 13 struggling years to be known as founder of india’s most successful online venture. Sanjeev tried every business model of Naukri from trying to sell resume on CDs to survive on wife’s salary and finally landed on the rising wave of india’s replication of sillicon valley.





3. Anupam Mittal - Founder of Website (Shaadi)

Estimated Earnings – $5 million per year

Short Story: – Anupam says thanks to a Pandit who came for a marriage proposal who inculcated the seeds in him and founded Shaadi.com in 1996. He thought the great idea to arrange the solution to the greatest Indian problem and that took to the online. Currently Shaadi.com have more than 10 million members and is the number one matchmaking website in India.

New Ventures: Makaan.com


4. B.G. Mahesh - Founder of Website (OneIndia)

Estimated Earnings – $3 million per year

Short Story: Mahesh just after early education from Patna and Mysore he went to his M.S. from University of Alabama at Birmingham. In 1990 he found it very difficult to find a job in the US due to Gulf war. The first website Mahesh created was Mahesh.com itself which was a blog focusing on important information for NRIs.

Oneindia.in is a website in which he have put everything what indians need, from astrology to jobs, and from travel to wallpapers. His classified portal Click.in is also ranked fourth in top classified websites in india.

New Opening: Click.in



5. VSS Mani - Founder of Website (Justdial)

Estimated Earnings – $3 million per year

Short Story: Mani is what we call the middle class Indian. He came from a middle class family, dropped his CA Studies and started just dial too late just because he didn’t have enough money. He arranged Rs.50,000 and made a company worth Rs.500 crore with an innovative idea which we all know.







6. Satya Prabhakar- Founder of Website (Sulekha)

Estimated Earnings – $3.5 million per year

Short Story: Satya Prabhakar is an NIT, Tiruchirapally Alumni and founded Sulekha which is the largest yellow pages website in the country. Satya raised money from Indigo Monsoon Group and Norwest Venture Partners to make Sulekha.com  from two employees to more than 500 employees with 10 offices in India like in US and Canada.






7. V V Raju - Founder of Website (Way2sms)
Estimated Revenue from Online Advertising – $1.1  million / Year

Short Story: Raju Completed MCA from Nagarjuna University, After completing in 24 years of age Raju started Way2sms on an ad supported model which is the most used bulk messaging service online in india. Its a win win situation for raju and his website users. Users gains as they are able to send a free sms and Raju gain as some of them click on the Ads.






8. Ashish Kashyap - Founder of Website (Ibibo)


Estimated Earnings – $1 million per year

Short Story: Ashish also have worked with organizations like MTv and Google india before launching Ibibo.com. Ibibo struggled a lot with its popularity in the starting days but gained popularity due to various features like sawaal.ibibo.com and social networking mimicking of  Facebook.






Thanks & Blessing be on you all!

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