Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairman and managing director of Indian biopharma giant Biocon propels company to clock revenue worth $121 mn

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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, chairman and managing director, Biocon.

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw: She has the odd passion—artwork, horses—but it’s Biocon that really gives her joy

What do our other billionairesses like to splurge on? Kiran’s abiding passion, apart from her work, are horses and paintings—she particularly enjoys collecting the works of Yusuf Arakkal and S.G. Vasudev. Sailoja confesses she loves Louis Vuitton purses and diamond and gold jewellery. “But I haven’t bought any great jewellery for two years now,” she says. Shobhana admits to a weakness for designer watches and bags, as well as light, trendy and stylish fashion jewellery which is not necessarily very expensive. Ekta loves dressing up—but of course her biggest pleasure comes from watching her audience ratings soar.

For most, making billions is not what drives them. Sulajja, who recently sold a 15 per cent stake in her company to Anil Ambani’s Reliance Capital, could be speaking for…

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