Rajan Raheja

Rajan Raheja (born 1953) is an Indian billionaire businessman who lives in Mumbai.

Early life

Rajan Beharilal Raheja was born in 1953, the son of Dr. Beharilal S. Raheja.

His cousin Chandru Raheja is also a billionaire.

Career

Rajan Raheja started his career in the construction business. After building a huge presence in the realty market, his Rajan Raheja Group diversified into manufacturing, financial services and media — each venture initiated to assume leadership in core areas. The group is a major media player in India, being the owners of Outlook magazine. They also have a significant stake in the growing convergence business in India, through Asianet Satellite Communications Ltd. and Hathway Cable & Datacom Ltd. He is of Sindhi origin.

Rajan Raheja group companies

Starting as a construction and real estate development company, the Raheja group now covers a range of business ventures. They include:

Manufacturing companies

Prism Johnson Ltd., having three divisions, namely – (i) Prism Cement with two cement units, has a combined production capacity of 7.0 million tonnes.

(ii)H&R Johnson (India) Ltd., the top name in ceramic tiles in India. (iii) RMC Readymix (India) Pvt. Ltd. was set up in 1996 as a joint venture of the Raheja group with RMC Group Plc of the UK. It is now a division of Prism Johnson Ltd. It operates 80 ready-mixed concrete plants in 35 cities/towns across India and is the third-largest concrete manufacturer in the country.

  • Exide Industries: is the strongest brand of batteries in the automotive and industrial field. Indian largest battery manufacturer. The Company has a distribution network comprising over 4000 dealer outlets. The Company has a market share of 72% of Automotive OEM and 70% of Organized Retail. The Company also manufactures submarine batteries.
  • Supreme Petrochem is a joint venture of the Raheja group with Supreme IndustriesLtd., the largest processor of plastic materials in India.

Media

Insurance

  • Raheja QBE : General insurance company
  • Exide Life Insurance Company Limited : JV with ING in financial services. Later fully acquired by Exide Industries. Now it is called Exide Life Insurance Company Limited.

Retail and wholesale

Hotels

Raheja group holds 36.75% in EIH associated hotels ltd

Software

Sonata Software

Personal life

He is married to Suman, and they have two sons, Akshay and Viren, and live in Mumbai.