Anil Shetty, a college dropout from MS Ramaiah Institute of Technology; Anil started his first enterprise at the age of 19. Over the years, Anil came to be renowned in entrepreneurial circles as a man who can reach anyone. Anil travelled to Mumbai at the age of twenty-three and co-founded the company Fly with VIP, which engaged celebrities from Bollywood, Cricket, and high business.
Today Anil uses his business skills to provide investment advice to start-up ventures and link them with strategic investors.
After successfully raising an impressive financial corpus, Anil moved back to Bengaluru to dedicate his life to public upliftment.
At the age of twenty-five, Anil created Peace Auto, an auto-rickshaw union to help improve the community’s circumstances. Today his team runs the best organised auto-rickshaw union in the city. He then went on to create community projects for bus drivers, police constables, Pourakarmikas, underprivileged students, and the deprived classes. His capabilities earned him the position of board member of Bangalore Political Action Committee (B.PAC) where he was the youngest along with Biocon Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar Shaw and former Infosys Director Mohandas Pai. Anil is now an inspiration to Bengaluru’s youth, and a foremost opinion mobiliser. In 2016, he was invited to be the Chairperson of the Bengaluru Youth Festival. A prolific orator, Anil has delivered more than 250 public talks in last four years.
Anil was invited by USA (United States of America) Department of State to be the part of International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) where in the past Narendra Modi, Indira Gandhi, Pratibha Patil and many more prominent leaders were invited to represent India. An avid reader, Anil has authored two books whose proceedings he has donated to charity. He is presently penning a book on spirituality. A keen observer, Anil loves travelling the world. His love for fitness and interest in fashion keeps him healthy and smart. Anil lives in Bengaluru with his dog Hope.
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