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Vijay Mallya

A famous Indian industrialist, the son of industrialist Vittal Mallya, the chairman of United Breweries Group, the chairman of Kingfisher Airlines, Team Principal of Force India F1. A billionaire with the capital of 1,2 billion dollars.


  • Vijay Mallya was born on the 18th of September, 1955 in Bantval, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. In childhood he attended school La Martiniere for Boys school in Kolkata, where he was appointed House Captain (Hastings house) in his final year. Later he entered St. Xavier's College, Kolkata, from which he graduated with a Bachelors of Commerce degree. While in college, Mallya was interning in his family businesses. At the time of his father's death, Mallya was unanimously elected Chairman of United Breweries. in 2005 he established Kingfisher Airlines. Also

    Mallya was elected to the Rajya Sabha – Upper House of India's Federal parliament in both 2002 and 2010 as an independent candidate from his home state of Karnataka.In 2007 purchased Force India F1 Team.

  • Education

    • At school he was appointed House Captain in his final year.

      He started working while he was in college. He worked for his company for Rs 400 per month. Later, Mallya went to the USA and worked for American Hoechst Corporation.


    • Vijay Mallya started his business with inheriting his father's UB Group that was associated with beverage production. Vijay Mallya managed to take the company to great heights. Under his dynamic leadership the group has grown into a multi-national conglomerate of over sixty companies.

    Major achievements

    • Vijay Mallya established Kingfisher Airlines in 2005. Besides he formed Sahara Force India Formula One Team in 2007 and Royal Challengers Bangalore.


    Party affiliation: Independent Party


    Quotations: "I'm always claiming that 24 by 7 isn't enough. ... I love challenges,"


    • Rajya Sabha , India


    • father: Vittal - Indian - entrepreneur
      He was a son of of an army doctor Lt. Col. Dr. Bantwal Ganapathi Mallya. In 1947, at the age of 22, Mallya was elected as United Breweries' first Indian director.
    • mother: Lalitha - Indian
    • Son: Sidhartha Mallya - Indian - general manager
      Siddharth is the son of Vijay Mallya. He is expected to be the future head of UB Group.
    • Daughter: Leana - Indian
    • Daughter: Tanya - Indian
    • Wife: Rekha - Indian
      They married in 1993 and together have two daughters. They also have a daughter from the previous marriage of Rekha.
    • Wife: Sameera - Indian
      Vijay Mallya met Sameera aboard a flight. She was an air-hostess with Air India. They fell in love and got married in 1986. His only child from this marriage is Sidhartha Mallya.
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    • 1983
      chairman, United Breweries Limited
      India, Karnataka, Gadag
    • 1997
      owner, Mendocino Brewing Company
      Ukiah, California, United States
    • 2002
      member, Rajya Sabha (upper house of Parliament)
    • 2005
      Chief Executive Officer, Kingfisher Airlines
    • 2007
      Team principal, Sahara Force India Formula One Team
      Silverstone, United Kingdom
    • 2012
      Chief Executive Officer, Ubics Incorporated



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