Meet Rahul Sharma: All you need to know about Micromax co-founder and Asin's future husband

FP Staff

Aug,11 2015 15:20:16 IST

Chances are that the news of Asin's engagement to Micromax co-founder Rahul Sharma is all over your  Facebook or  Twitter timelines. The wedding details and dates have not been revealed yet. All we know is that Asin is wrapping up her professional commitments to focus on her personal life. Big fat Indian wedding, maybe?

But before we speculate about their wedding, there's an important question on all our minds. What do we know about the Ghajini actor's to-be husband Rahul Sharma?

Education and background

Sharma boasts of two undergraduate degrees:  Mechanical Engineering from Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University, and Bachelors in Commerce from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He is 39 years old, a good 10 years older to Asin.

All about Micromax

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Rahul Sharma (right) takes a selfie with Hugh Jackman. Image from IBN Live.

Rahul Sharma started Micromax in 2000, along with three friends Vikas Jain, Sumeet Arora, Rajesh Aggarwal. It all started as an IT  software company that also distributed Nokia phones, but Sharma's winning idea of making cheap phones with a long-lasting battery life brought Micromax to the forefront of mobile phones in India.

Fortune magazine listed Sharma in their list of the most influential young people in business under 40 years of age. Under Sharma, the company's sales have grown from $ 10,000 to $ 36 million.

In 2014, Micromax's revenue hit $ 1.2 billion, and they also got Hugh Jackman as their brand ambassador. Additonally, Micromax has also started manufacturing LED TVs and tablets at their factory in Rudrapur, Uttarakhand.

Sharma was awarded the Forbes Person of the Year in 2010, and GQ Man of the Year in 2013.

Rahul Sharma -- the Individual

This India Today report reveals that Sharma is not fond of overtly formal dressing. He even prefers that his employees don't wear suits to work. Japanese food is one of his favorite cuisines, and he is an experienced marketing architect.

Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna were among the first celebrities to have endorsed Micromax phones. These ads may refresh your memory:

The couple and Sharma have been friends since then and it is reportedly Akshay Kumar who played cupid and set Asin and Sharma together, while shooting with her during Khiladi 786. 

Updated Date: Aug 11, 2015 15:24 PM