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Top 10 Inspiring Stories of Indians who utilized their Failure as a ladder to Succeed!

Everyone faces some point in their life when they get shattered, and it is the part of the life. The thing that matters is your reaction to that situation and how you overcome it to achieve greater heights. It is the attitude of an individual that makes or breaks a person during the hard times!

Here we’ll be discussing regarding the 10 most influential and Highly Motivating Personalities who have overcome the bitter half of their life.

Kunal Shah

Top 10 Inspiring Stories of Indians who utilized their Failure as a ladder to Succeed!

This MBA dropout from Mumbai created a buzz in the digital world with his brainchild FreeCharge, which is India’s leading Digital Payments platform. Although being a million dollar company, it isn’t a cakewalk for Kunal Shah when he started back in 2010.

Some named his idea as stupid, some advised that the idea was too innovative for the Indian market. But Kunal believed in his idea and proved them wrong becoming the leading company in the payments market.

“If you fully accept the worst that can ever happen in your journey, fear won’t ever be an obstacle in starting-up.”– Kunal Shah

Shradha Sharma

shradha sharma yourstory tragedy

“Every choice we make, matters”, which is the perfect phrase for the Founder and the Chief Editor of India’s biggest storytelling platform, YourStory. Although being born in a state where women were less encouraged and bounded, Shradha Sharma stood strong fighting against the odds.

But her desire to build the platform to narrate the Untold stories of the entrepreneurs and creating a digital space made her quit CNBC. Shraddha is now the powerhouse for many Women Entrepreneurs of the nation.

“Storytelling is the most powerful way to put ideas into the world.”  – Robert McKee

Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

kiran mazumdar shaw success story

From facing rejection by companies to establishing an empire in the Biotech field, the managing director and chairman of Biocon, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw is a great inspiration. Being a 1st generation entrepreneur, she is the role model for many young and aspiring women entrepreneurs.

Like every other successful entrepreneur, she too faced many challenges initially and got rejected by many brewing companies because of her gender. But her strong will, her daring spirit, and her stubborn nature kept her stirring in making India’s leading Biotech Company, Biocon.

“I really believe that entrepreneurship is about being able to face failure, manage failure and succeed after failure.” – Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

Superstar Rajinikanth

Shivaji Rao Gaekwad, known by his mononymous stage name Rajinikanth, is an Indian film actor and politician who works primarily in Tamil cinema.

Rajinikanth – Indian film actor

Rajinikanth is the Thalaivar of the Indian Film Industry and a legendary actor, the world has ever seen! Although he is a superstar, he does have a tragic past. He had done several odd jobs to support his family.

He even faced a lot of ups and downs in the industry ever since he started his career in 1975. Although failures laughed at him his strong passion for the cinema made him the most humble and successful person in the world of cinema.

“You are not rich enough to buy back your past, but you are not so poor that you can’t change your future. Think about it.” – Vikrant Parsai

Mary Kom

Mary Kom Inspiring Success Story

Inspiring Success Story of Mary Kom Indian Boxer

Mary Kom, this name that has created history in the world of boxing. She is the 1st Women from India, to win a medal in boxing at the London Olympics. Born in a family of farm laborers in a small village in Manipur, she quit her education at an early age.

Despite performing well in boxing, the path for this women boxer isn’t great in the male-dominated sport. She faced financial difficulties due to lack of sponsors and encouragement. But still, she never lost her hope and managed to bag medals for the country even after having 2 children.

“Don’t let anyone tell you are weak because you’re a woman.” – Mary Kom

Anuj Rakyan

Success Story of Raw Pressery Juice Company

Inspiring Success Story of Anuj Rakyan founder RAW Pressery

From an Investment banker to the brand consultant, Anuj Rakyan, the founder of RAW Pressey has created a breakthrough in the lives of millions of Indians who are in thirst for healthy goods and products.

This man who faced a lot of struggle when he 1st started his business in 2014. But his strong belief in his idea and his hard work made him a billionaire with his firm having a market of 250 crores serving the people natural and healthy juices.

“If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done before” –Anuj Rakyan

Vijay Shekhar Sharma 

Vijay Shekhar Sharma is an Indian entrepreneur, founder of mobile payments company Paytm and India’s youngest billionaire.

Inspiring Success Story of Vijay Shekhar Sharna Founder Paytm.

Vijay Sharma created a revolution in the digital world when he founded PayTm, India’s most successful payments platform. This man suffered a lot due to his lack of knowledge in English during his education. Although he doesn’t have a smooth start, his hard work and persistence made him a successful entrepreneur. Sharma is now the CEO of the Million Dollar company, PayTm.

“If you are up against the Big guy, ignore the Big guy.” – Vijay Shekhar Sharma

Bhavish Aggarwal

Bhavish Aggarwal is an Indian entrepreneur and co-founder of Ola Cabs. Aggarwal completed a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering at Indian Institute of Technology Bombay in 2008.

Inspiring Success Journey of Bhavish Aggarwal

This 29-year old IIT graduate is the founder and CEO of India’s biggest cab network, OLA. The experience he faced with a cab driver, made him start the largest taxi chain in the country.

Bhavish decision to quit Microsoft and to work on his idea and the struggles he faced in his personal and professional life made him the successful entrepreneur in the domain of online transportation. Bhavesh’s story is a true inspiration to all the young entrepreneurs and startups in the country.

“It’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen.” – Bhavish Aggarwal

Trishneet Arora

Trishneet Arora is the founder and CEO of TAC Security, an IT security company. Arora has written books on cyber security, ethical hacking and web defence.

Inspiring Success Story of Trishneet Arora

This 23-year old, from Ludhiana also known as the Mark Zuckerberg of India, is the founder of TAC, Cyber Security firm at his young age. Although he is not good at academics, he is brilliant when it comes to technology.

People laughed at him when he failed in his 8th standard, but his passion towards technology drove him to start his own company, which became a multi-millionaire giant. Trishneet Arora story proves that passion is all that matters to achieve something great.

“No power in the world can prevail before your will.” – Sandeep Maheshwari

Arunima Sinha

Inspiring Success Story of Arunima Sinha, World's First female amputee climb to climb Mount Everest

Inspiring Success Story of Arunima Sinha

There are no words to express her bravery and the pain she suffered. She is non-other than Arunima Sinha, the 1st female amputee of India to climb the Mount Everest. She is a National Volleyball player before losing her leg in a train robbery.

Although she lost her leg, she didn’t lose her courage which made her a Mountaineer to show the world what she is capable of. Arunima’s story is a mix of emotions, willpower, pain, and sorrow motivate and gives courage to every youngster of the country to achieve his/her dreams.

“You are not disabled by the disabilities you have, you are able to the abilities you have.” – Oscar Pistorius


These Inspiring Success Stories will act a reference to activate you with motivation and empower you to face any challenges in life and will drive you towards a successful path. So, never be afraid to face and never be afraid to fail. Moreover, failure is never a stop, it is a start for a great future.

References: Wikipedia, Your Story, Hindustan Times

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