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.