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Shobhana Bhartia

Shobhana is the daughter of the noted industrialist K K Birla and she is the granddaughter of G D Birla, the famous patriarchs of the Birla family. She spent her growing years in Kolkata and her schooling took place at the famous Loreto House.  She did her graduation in Calcutta University. It was in the year 1986 that Shobhana started her career when she joined the Hindustan Times.
 
She became the first woman chief executive for the national newspaper Hindustan Times and is the youngest ever. It was after Bharti’s arrival that the newspaper rose to great heights. Later on, it was in February 2006 she got nominated to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament. She was part of the government headed by Sonia Gandhi as part of the United Progressive Alliance.
 
Shobhana played an active role as an MP and she was responsible for introducing "The Child Marriage (Abolition) and Miscellaneous Provisions Bill, 2006". She had also taken charge as the Pro-Chancellor for the prestigious Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. She also has the credit of raising Rs 400 crores through public equity launch of HT Media in the year 2005.
 
On the personal front, Shobhana got married to Shyam Sunder Bhartia who owns the pharma giant Jubilant Life Science Limited. They have a son Shamit Bhartia who is the director of the HT Media group and is also looking after the Domino’s Pizza. Shobhana was also the Padma Shri award nominees and she received the Global Leader of Tomorrow award from World Economic Forum.

Shobhana Bhartia
Name: Shobhana Bhartia
DOB: January 4th 1957
Nationality: Indian
Profession: Entrepreneur
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