Ghazal Alagh a corporate trainer turned artist cum entrepreneur who is popular and also a Shark on Shark Tank India. Ghazal Alagh is Co-Founder and Chief Mama at Mamaearth, India’s first toxin-free baby care brand, Ghazal is responsible for product development and community management. She works closely with a large number of mothers to develop a product line that addresses problems that moms face on a daily basis. The idea of a 100% toxin-free baby products brand came to Ghazal when she became a mom and had a difficult time finding chemical-free products for her son, Agastya.
Besides being a successful entrepreneur and devoted mother, Ghazal has been recognized amongst top 10 women artists in India, nationally and internationally. With a Bachelors in Information Technology and Intensive Courses in Modern Art, Design and Applied Arts from New York Academy of Arts Ghazal started her career with NIIT as Corporate Trainer, as a part of her role, Ghazal trained managers and engineers from various IT companies in SQL, J2ME, and Oracle.
Ghazal Alagh Short Bio:
Ghazal Alagh was born on 02 September 1988 in Gurgaon, Haryana, India. She has completed her post graduation with the Punjab University, in 2011 she tied knot with Varun Alagh. The couple has also been blessed with a son, whose name is Agastya Alagh. In 2016, she co-founded MamaEarth with her husband Varun Alagh. MamaEarth is the first Indian beauty brand who doesn’t mix toxic chemicals or materials in their products.
Ghazal Alagh on Shark Tank India:
Ghazal Alagh, along with Vineeta Singh, CEO & Founder, SUGAR Cosmetics, and Namita Thapar, Executive Director, Emcure Pharmaceuticals, formed the women trio on Shark Tank India, a panel unique to Shark Tank India.
Interestingly, Ghazal missed the email sent by Shark Tank India and Sony Television for five days, and only when her team reminded her did she read it.
While Ghazal did not appear as much on the show as others, she says it made a lasting impression on her as an investor, entrepreneur, and a person.
The most important thing, she points out, is that contrary to people’s beliefs, the Sharks were asked to be ‘who they are’ on the show.
“It brings out our true personalities. And we were not cued in to behave in a certain way. We were the way we are in real life,” she says.
The first edition of the desi version of Shark Tank has taken the nation by storm – with the show and its entrepreneurs discussed in the media and beyond.
The Sharks and the entrepreneurs have become subjects of everyday conversations. Even those who did not receive any funding on the show are now overcome and overwhelmed by what it has brought them – recognition, fame, and in some cases, external funding.
Shark Tank presents a platform for aspiring entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas to a panel of market leaders, who invest in their company and mentor them in return for equity stakes in their company.
Ghazal Alagh Husband:
She is married to Varun Alagh and they have a son. Ghazal, along with her husband Varun Alagh, runs Mamaearth, a baby and mother care brand that achieved unicorn status in 2021. In January this year, the company raised $37.5 million in a round led by Sequoia at a valuation of $1.2 billion.
Varun Alagh is an Indian entrepreneur. He is the founder, chief dad, and get stuff done officer of Honasa Consumer Pvt. Ltd., a company that owns internet-first personal care brand Mamaearth. He is an engineer from DCE & MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur.
Ghazal Alagh Biography
|Real Name||Ghazal Sahni|
|Date of Birth||02 September 1988 (Friday)|
|Father Name||Kailash Sahni|
|Mother Name||Sunita Sawhney|
|Height||5′ 7″ (1.70 m)|
|Educational Qualification||BCA Information Technology|
|School||School of Visual Arts|
|Children||One Son (Agastya Alag – Born 18-10-2014)|
|Siblings||Chirag Sawhney & Sahiba Chauhan|
|Current City||Gurgaon, Haryana, India|
Ghazal Alagh important takeaways:
Ghazal believes she has learnt not to be strict with herself.
She also regrets not investing in some deals. “Outside the show, when you are investing, you have multiple conversations, multiple ways of checking the product and take time to make a decision. I wasn’t very strong about instant decisions. I learned to be in their shows, be empathetic and kind, thinking of my own experience at pitching five years ago.”
She vocalised what a lot of people also feel about the show in general.
“Even if you are not investing, there’s no need to be harsh. The person hearing those words will never forget what you said. Give them feedback to help them move in the right direction,” she says.
Four months ago, Mamaearth achieved a gender balanced employment of 51 percent women workforce.
“We have always been a very women-oriented brand. Empowering women actually means giving them the opportunity to prove themselves. While hiring for any position, we look at a 50-50 split while looking at the CVs so we are solving at the grassroot level itself. I also strongly believe in leading by example,” she says.
Ghazal Alagh Net Worth:
According to the Financial Report, Mamaearth Co-Founder Ghazal Alagh Has an Estimated Net Worth Of Around $10-20 Million Dollars (As Of 2021)
|Net Worth (approx.)||$10-20 million|
Ghazal Alagh Quick Facts:
- BoAt CEO Vivek Gambhir Is the Business Mentor of Ghazal Alagh.
- Ghazal Alagh Is an Art Lover. His Paintings Are Often Displayed in Various Art Exhibitions Nationally and Internationally. She Was Considered one of The top ten Female Artists Of India
- Leading Bollywood Actress Shilpa Shetty Kundra Has Invested in Ghazal Alagh’s Venture ‘Mamaearth’ In 2019. Shilpa Shetty Often Advertises Mamaearth’s Baby Care Products on Indian Television.
- Ghazal Alagh Is Followed by More Than 44k People on His Instagram Account. She Often Posts Pictures of Herself Traveling to Various Places With Her Family Members To Keep Her Fans Updated About Her Life.
- According to the Financial Report, Mamaearth Co-Founder Ghazal Alagh Has an Estimated Net Worth Of Around $10-20 Million Dollars (As Of 2021)
Mamaearth is Asia’s first MadeSafe certified brand. MadeSafe is a US based not for profit organization, who checks each and every ingredient that goes into the product and after a thorough check, certifies a product to be safe. It ensures the product is free from the 8000 known toxins in the world. Our products are all-natural, hypoallergenic, clinically tested and pH balanced.
During the session with ‘JoshTalks’, she shared that when her son Agastya was born he was suffering from rare skin disease due to which any kind of products was doing rashes on his skin which was making his health worse and seeing her son in that condition she used to feel guilty that despite being a mother she was helpless and at that moment she realised that no child across the country deserves this kind of pain. With that motive, Alagh along with her husband decided to start MamaEarth in the year 2016 inside which all the ingredients which will be going to be used to make the product will be toxin-free and elements that mother nature was providing us free of cost.
Around 700 couples who were expecting their first child and young mothers were giving their views about what they really wanted in a product and keeping their values and opinions in mind she kept working on the product and that’s how the Mamaearth was born. Many companies didn’t approve her product or invested their money in the product but she didn’t let herself down and along with her husband, Mr Varun Alagh created an Online Portal with the same name i.e. MamaEarth.
She started selling the product firstly to those families who gave their opinions while she was planning to create a product and after receiving positive responses she decided to expand her business by introducing more range of products. Since then there was no looking back for her company.
Over the period of time, the MamaEarth brand successfully earned International customers under her leadership. Apart from India, the company also takes orders from neighbouring countries like Nepal, Bangladesh and many more. Recently, the company launched their Mobile App with the same name and can be downloaded from Google Play Store and IOS store.