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Dilip Shanghvi Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Dilip Shanghvi Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 70 kg
Date of Birth October 1, 1955
Zodiac Sign Libra
Spouse Vibha Shanghvi

Dilip Shanghvi is an Indian businessman and founder and MD of Sun Pharmaceuticals who has established himself as one of the richest people of the country.

Born Name

Dilip Shanghvi

Nick Name


Dilip Shanghvi as seen in November 2015
Dilip Shanghvi as seen in November 2015 (M.Arvindd Shanmugam / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Amreli, Gujarat, India




Dilip Shanghvi studied at J. J. Ajmera High School (later: The Bhawanipur Gujarati Education Society School) located in the Bhawanipur area of Kolkata. He also attended Bhawanipur Education Society College and then received a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Calcutta.


Businessman, Founder and MD of Sun Pharmaceuticals


  • Father – Shantilal Shanghvi
  • Mother – Kumud Shanghvi




5 ft 7 in or 170 cm


70 kg or 154.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Dilip Shanghvi has dated –

  1. Vibha Shanghvi – He is married to Vibha Shanghvi and they parent 2 children – a son named Aalok Shanghvi and a daughter named Vidhi Shanghvi.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Dilip Shanghvi is of Jain Bania descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Wears glasses
  • Sports a mustache

Dilip Shanghvi Facts

  1. He grew up in the Burrabazar locality of Calcutta.
  2. Initially, he used to provide a helping hand to his father in his wholesale generic drugs business. Eventually, Dilip Shanghvi decided to start his own company and Sun Pharmaceutical Industries was founded in 1982 with the capital of INR 10,000.
  3. He received the civilian honor of Padma Shri in 2016.
  4. In 2017, he was appointed as a trustee of the Rhodes scholarship program at Oxford University.
  5. Dilip Shanghvi became a member of the Reserve Bank of India’s 21-member central board committee in January 2018.
  6. He was placed on the 8th spot in the “India’s Most Powerful People of 2017” list curated by India Today magazine.
  7. As of October 2019, he is the 12th richest person in India with a net worth of US$6.9 billion as reported by Forbes.
  8. Dilip Shanghvi’s biography titled “The Reluctant Billionaire” by journalist Soma Das was released in 2019 and the book was nominated for a Tata Literature Award in the “Best Business Book” category in November 2019.

Featured Image by M.Arvindd Shanmugam / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

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