This Woman Went from an Abused Child Bride to a Millionaire...

...and she did it completely by herself!

Most Popular

Who says you need an MBA or an Ivy league degree to rule the corporate world? Welcome to the life of Kalpana Saroj, a Dalit child-bride who, today, is a successful entrepreneur, handling assets worth millions, and her story is pretty damn inspiring.

Married off at the age of 12, Kalpana suffered an inhumane amount of abuse at her husband's house, only to finally be rescued by her father. She then went on to be ostracized by the villagers and even tried to attempt suicide! She later shifted to Mumbai, and started working at a garment factory to support her family.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Things totally turned around for her when she took a loan of INR 5,000 to start her own furniture business. Slowly and intelligently, she worked her way into other sectors (including real estate, sugar and steel) and proved she had killer entrepreneurial chops. She even founded a production house, and produced a film called Khairalnji which was dubbed in Hindi, English and Telegu. 

Most Popular

Her entrepreneur skills were again put to the test when she took over Kamani Tubes as Chairperson (which was on the verge of being liquidated in 2001!). And Kalpana, like the baller she is, didn't just restructure the entire company, but also started turning a profit and restoring the livelihood of hundreds of workers!

To add to the feathers in her cap, Kalpana was awarded the prestigious Padma Shri (in the Trade and Industry category) in 2013, and was appointed to the board of directors of Bhartiya Mahila Bank—a government bank primarily for  women.

In an interview to the media, she said, "there are many roads. If one way doesn't work out I try to think of another way. If that doesn't work, I think 'what's the alternative?' "   And that probably explains her massive success!

Image Source

What do you think?

Life
Share
What Is Stage 0 Breast Cancer?
And why does no one talk about it?
Life
Share
This is the Biggest Relationship Deal-Breaker For You, According to Your Zodiac Sign
Wonder, no more!
Life
Share
4 Things Women With Great Teeth Do Everyday
Take notes, ladies.
Life
Share
9 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was Trying to Get Pregnant
Just because it's taking a long time to get pregnant doesn't mean there's something "wrong" with you.
Life
Share
10 Sneaky Ways Your Dog Says 'I Love You'
We are talking about the real kind of 'puppy love' here
Life
Share
5 Unusual Social Norms Practiced In Different Countries
Dine, don't whine.
Life
Share
Here's How Bollywood Wished Ranveer Singh on His 32nd Birthday
Clearly he is B-town's favorite boy!
Life
Share
7 Types of Toes, and the Secrets They Reveal About Your Personality!
I'm in love with the 'shape' of you...
woman shaving legs avoiding ingrown hairs
Life
Share
How to Get Rid of Razor Bumps
Plus a few tricks to help you avoid them in the first place.
Life
Share
Here's How Many Glasses of Water You Need to Drink to Cut 200 Calories Daily
Using water for weight loss is one of the most popular calorie-cutting trends RN.