You must dream to make your dreams come true


Anil Agarwal

Driving Vedanta forward with dreams & determination

Founder and Chairman of world’s leading natural resources conglomerate, Vedanta Group

First Indian to list a business at the LSE

Tracing the roots of humble beginnings

humble beginnings

The story of Anil Agarwal is one of a dreamer who made his dreams come true through sheer hard work and determination.

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Born in a small village in India, Anil Agarwal did not let his humble beginnings limit his achievements.

founders journey

At the age of 19, he left home with a tiffin box, bedding, and dreams in his eyes for Mumbai, the City of Dreams. He was set on carving his own niche in the rich history of the city by starting his own company.

founders journey

In his initial years, he tried his luck with nine different businesses, but all failed, and he was struggling to make ends meet. With the trademark determination that has been his hallmark throughout his life, he started his tenth attempt.

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When his venture of cable production picked up pace, he never looked back – quickly expanding into manufacturing of copper and aluminium, and giving birth to the behemoth that it is today - Vedanta.

His journey from being a metal trader to one of the top global leaders is an inspiration.

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Anil Agarwal Foundation

AAF is the philanthropic and CSR arm of Vedanta with a vision of “Empowering communities, transforming lives, and facilitating nation-building through sustainable and inclusive growth”. In the last 5 years, the Foundation has spent around Rs. 2000 crores towards socio-economic development in India and touched the lives of around 50 million people across close to 1300 villages in the country. The foundation has also pledged Rs 5,000 crore over the next 5 years to strengthen the rural communities through a sustainable and inclusive growth model.

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Anil Agarwal is the guiding force behind Vedanta’s Project - Nand Ghar

Nand Ghar, an Anil Agarwal Foundation Initiative is modernising Anganwadis, women and child care centers, offering a range of services aimed at improving the health, nutrition, and overall well-being of children and women. A transformative initiative in collaboration with the Ministry of Women & Child Development, it operates in 14 states through 6,000 centres. Nand Ghar aims to improve the lives of 70 Mn children and 20 Mn women across 1.37 Mn Anganwadi centres in India.

Project Nand Ghar is marching towards our vision of eradicating malnutrition, providing healthcare services, education, and economic empowerment for rural women. Nand Ghar’s focus is on bridging the gap between urban and rural India by delivering high-impact services through Health, Early Childhood Education, Nutrition and Skilling, and Hygiene, thus strengthening the Anganwadi ecosystem.


Fuelling the leaders of tomorrow with passion & motivation

Empowering today's youth to become tomorrow's leaders is one of Mr Agarwal’s greatest passions. He regularly mentors and guides entrepreneurs on how to succeed in their ventures. He enjoys interacting with students from across the world and encourages the youth to work hard and shoot for the stars.

Be humble,
be fearless.

Oxford Union Address

LSE Video


University of Toronto

India Economic Conclave

Hindustan Times Leadership Summit