From selling mobile phones at 14, to becoming a billionaire: Nikhil Kamath’s self-made story is any filmmaker’s delight | Bollywood

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Movies where the underdog wins, such as The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) and Dangal (2016), are hits with moviegoers, as evidenced by their success. And now, a film based on the life of entrepreneur Nikhil Kamath, who is hailed as one of India’s brightest and youngest investors, is in demand among filmmakers.

Entrepreneur Nikhil Kamas
Entrepreneur Nikhil Kamas

The 36-year-old is now part of the Forbes 2020 and 2023 Billionaires List, as well as the 2022 Self-Made Rich List. Driven by his intuition, Kamas, the son of a middle-class banker, dropped out of school and started earning. At the age of 14, he made a living selling mobile phones. At the age of 17, he worked at Cole’s center and, after finishing his work at 1 a.m., bought and sold his shares and ran a laundry business and a drug store. He got a full-time investment job at 18 and hasn’t looked back since. Today everyone swears by their choice in the investment market.

Now, his ‘made for movies’ stories are of interest among filmmakers.

Trade expert Atul Mohan said: The only condition is that they must be well made. He was 14 when he started. This is his own story. Senior Trade his analyst Taran Adarsh ​​added: [today] We want to celebrate real-life heroes and celebrate the achievements of people who have done it on their own. Nikhil’s story has all these things it needs to be made into a biopic. (Filmmakers) Rajkumar Hirani, Neeraj Pandey or Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra are great choices to bring his story to the big screen. ”

Kamas, who has left an immortal mark on the world of finance and business, discusses his career so far. “When I started, I was just having fun and chasing my curiosity. There was no agenda or formula. I followed my intuition and pursued my interests and passions,” he says.

And would the investment maverick consider putting his money into the entertainment industry? “Yes. Given the OTT boom and the rise of Indian cinema worldwide, it’s a dynamic field full of opportunities. I go where my intuition leads me, and hopefully one day I may take the plunge.”

Overall, Kamath is a shining example that anything is possible with persistence, hard work and belief.

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