Anuradha Acharya Biography, Net Worth, Story, Marriage, Husband, Kids
A leading Indian woman entrepreneur, Anuradha Acharya has cut a niche of her own in the predominantly male world of owning and running her own enterprise. She is a talent per excellence and has been honoured with ‘Young Global Leader Award’ in 2011 by the ‘World Economic Forum’ for her ventures ‘MapMyGenome’ and ‘Ocimum Bio Solutions’. In 2015, she was awarded the ‘Women Ahead Honour’ from the ‘Jio Economic Times Eta Start-up Awards’. Anu Acharya has also had the honour of being in the shortlist for being a leading contender in the “Top Innovator” category of the awards. Anuradha has made her lasting impression with “DNA Testing” that has primarily put her in the race for being named as the finest woman entrepreneur in the country. Being one of the foremost entrepreneurs, Anuradha Acharya’s biography is worth reading.
Anuradha Acharya Family, Age, Education, Wiki
‘Ocimum Bio Solutions’ founder Anuradha Acharya’s date of birth is in the year 1972. With a Marwari family background, Anuradha’s father is Prof. H. N. Acharya and she is Indian by nationality. Although her birthplace is at Bikaner in Rajasthan, however, most of her education and college life has been spent at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur from where she graduated in 1995.
Anuradha Acharya has a Bachelors as well as Masters degree in Science from IIT Kharagpur. Later on, she shifted to Chicago, USA to get her M.S. degree in Physics and MIS from the Chicago University of Illinois. Now she is at an age of 44 years and already has a high net worth ranking among the leading women entrepreneurs in India.
Anuradha Acharya Success Story
Anuradha Acharya, one of the top female entrepreneurs of India, is the founder of ‘Ocimum Bio Solutions’. She was also its CEO from 2000 to 2013. Her company deals in discovery, development and diagnostics of genomics and practices genomics outsourcing as well. Anu is also the CEO of ‘MapMyGenome’. This concern deals in offering personal diagnostics and genomics products. The company is having its headquarters at Hyderabad, India.
Anuradha is a proud member of the Board of Directors at the “Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)”. She is also on the board for the “National Institute of Biomedical Genomics” that is based at Kalyani in Nadia district of West Bengal. Acharya also possesses the rare honour of acting as the Vice Chairman on the ‘Global Agenda Council’ on Genetics 2011.
Individually, she can boast off a number of career achievements that she had achieved in the past. She has been at the foremost of the successful women entrepreneurs of India. Anuradha is on the board of the Association of Biotech Enterprises. She is also a board-member of the Advisory Board for the Action for India. Anu is also a member of the Board of Directors in the board of mentors at IvyCap Ventures.
Ocimum was an organization that was founded after the major stakes of the Genomics division of Gene Logic of Maryland USA was acquired by Anuradha in 2007. In 2012, Anuradha being the then CEO of ‘Ocimum Bio Solutions’ sold the BioRepository part of investments. The selling was done to an organization called Transgenomics in the USA. The entire set-up was then moved to India with the rest of the business.
Even before the first start-up was put into effect, Anuradha Acharya held jobs and offices in several organizations. Firstly, she was associated with a consulting company named SEI Information and then a software company on telecommunications called Mantiss Information. This had been later acquired by Dynegy Corporation.
Anuradha Acharya Recognition of Talent and Publications
Anuradha has been the proud winner of several awards and honoured with various achievements.
- In 2006, Anuradha Acharya appeared on the list of the top 25 Tech Titans under the age of 35 by Red Herring Magazine.
- She is the receiver of the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ by ‘Biospectrum Magazine’.
- Also won the prestigious Astia Life Science Innovators Award in 2008.
- In 2011, Anu was honoured as the Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
- In 2015, she won the ET Women Ahead Honour by the Economic Times.
Among her books and publications, the following are quite notable:
- Book on Poetry called “Atomic Pohe-Random Rhymes at Odd Times – On Science, Non Science and Nonsense”.
- Chapter on Research as a Service in the book titled ‘Pharmaceutical Outsourcing: Discovery and Preclinical Services’.
- Published an article on Nature Biotechnology called “What Mergers can do for You”.
- Contributes regularly to various magazines and dailies.
- She is active on Twitter and her blog is called “Janampatri to Genomepatri”.
Anuradha Acharya Love Life, Marriage, Husband, Children
In spite of having a successful career, Anuradha has an equally exciting love life to be talked upon. She is married and her wedding date was 11 November, 2005. Anuradha Acharya husband name is Subash Lingareddy. The husband of Anuradha Acharya is the co-founder and CFO of ‘Ocimum Bio Solutions’.
The love story between the two is awesome and both understand each other very well. Both of them give enough time to their family in spite of having a busy schedule due to their projects. The couple has given birth to two sweet daughters during 12 years of their married lives. The older daughter name is Neha who is currently 9 years old. The younger sibling is Akhila who is 1.5 years of age.
Anuradha Acharya Upcoming Projects, Latest News
Anuradha Acharya has been an inspiring lady to many Indian women. Her charity and social work have also attracted much attention. Her upcoming project revolves around taking her dream concern Ocimum to new heights. Now the employee strength has already gone up from 4 to 200. She is also planning on her next book as well.