Credited with the behind the transformation of Mumbai’s infrastructure, Niranjan Hiranandani is the co-founder and managing director of the Hiranandani Group. He completed his schooling from Campion School, Mumbai, and graduated with a bachelors degree in commerce from Mumbai University.
His extensive experience and understanding of this industry has provided a strong base for the group to expand beyond real estate. Hiranandani Group has today ventured into various sectors like education, horticulture, hospitality, entertainment and retail as well.
His journey started in the textiles industry with a weaving unit in Kandivali, Mumbai. This turned out to be a great learning episode in his life and became a major reason for him to venture into real estate. Reminiscing the old days in an interview with a magazine, he said, “although that time real estate was considered as dirty industry and people associated with it as corrupt so it was really a big risk to venture into this sector but we didn’t lose hope and worked hard and with our consistent efforts, we get first spark of recognition in the construction line with our work in Versova, Andheri in the mid-eighties. Another big break came when we got an opportunity to develop a large township at Powai with modern Infrastructure of concrete roads, regular water supply, recycled sewerage water plant, electric and high-tech communication networks as well as top-of-the-line commercial, residential and educational facilities. Since then, the Hiranandani Group has come a long way to be recognised all across the country for their modern and state-of-the-art mix-user township projects.”
Apart from his businesses, there are other various key positions he holds across different private institutions, government bodies, schools and colleges. He runs about seventeen colleges, two hospitals and three temples.
Son of eminent physician, Dr L. H. Hiranandani, he is blessed with two children. Highly family oriented in his personal life, he loves to attend social gatherings. A 64-year-old Niranjan wishes to have a long and happy work life where he can manage a lot of new developments and add as many firsts to his name as possible.
Though he agrees that the country’s infrastructure and construction sector is going through a rough spot at this time, he seems optimistic about its future.