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Namita Thapar
Namita Thapar Biography

One of the known personalities in the business world Namita Thapar is Emcure Pharmaceuticals‘ owner (established in 1983). A company that produces and sells capsules, tablets or injectables. According to Fortune India, Emcure Pharmaceuticals’ net worth is estimated to be 23.82 crore.

In addition to that, she got fame through her YouTube channel Uncondition Yourself With Namita that aware women about the taboos related to their health and steps to overcome them.

Recently, she stepped into the entertainment world through a popular Indian reality show Shark Tank India on SonyLiv. It is a platform where talented entrepreneurs are selected to pitch for investment in their business by the seven Judges. One of them is Namita Thapar.

Judges of Shark Tank India

Ashneer GroverMD And Co-Founder of BharatPe
Anupam MittalFounder & CEO of People Group
Aman Gupta Co-Founder & CMO of BoAt
Vineeta Singh CEO & Co-Founder of Sugar Cosmetics
Ghazal AlaghFounder Of MamaEarth
Peyush Bansal  Founder & CEO of Lenskart.com
Judges Of Shark Tank India

Namita Thapar Biography

Personal Life

Namita Thapar was born on 21 March 1977 in Pune, Maharashtra. Her age is 45 years (2022). She completed her post-graduation and worked in GlaxoSmithKline, and then she switched to Guidant Corporation, USA, for 6 years. Namita Thapar’s husband, Vikas Thapar, is the senior vice president of Emcure pharmaceuticals, Pune.

NameNamita Thapar
DOB21 March 1977
Age45 years (2022)
BirthplacePune, Maharashtra, India
Father’s nameSatish Mehta
Mother’s nameBhavna Mehta
Brother’s nameSamit Mehta
Marital statusMarried
Husband’s nameVikas Thapar
Marriage Year2008
Children (Son)Jai and Vir
Social NetworkInstagram, Facebook and Twitter
Personal Information of Namita Thapar

Physical Stats and more

Eye colourBlack
Hair colourDark Brown
Body measurement34-28-34
Shoe size6 US or 5 UK
Namita Thapar Height

Namita Thapar Education

Institute/ collegeQualification
SavtriBai Phule Pune, UniversityB.Com  
ICAI (The Institute of Chartered Accountant )Chartered Accountant  
Fuqua School Of Business At Duke UniversityMBA(1998-1999)  
Namita Thapar Education

Namita Thapar Career Timeline

Guidant Corporation USA (2000-2006)

After completing MBA, she worked at Guidant Corporation USA in Business Finance Team for 6 years. However, she left the job to join her family business.

Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (2007)

Satish Ramanlal Mehta (father of Namita) is the founder of this company. However, Namita is the Executive Director while her brother is the President and her husband is the Senior Vice President of the company.

In particular, Emcure develops, manufactures, and markets biopharmaceuticals products like tablets, capsules, and injectables.

Besides having its base in India and USA, it has spread its branches in 70 countries with 10,000 employee.

YouTube Channel (Uncondition Yourself with Namita)

Namita Thapar Uncondition Yourself With Namita

She launched a YouTube channel during pandemic (2021) that has gained around 25K subscribers. A women-oriented show that not only aware women about social taboos like Menstrual disorder, pregnancy, infertility, cancer, safe abortions but also about physical and mental health. Moreover, they provide steps to overcome them.

Namita stated “Women need to ask for help, not permission”.

Therefore, the YouTube channel and statement reveal her dedication towards struggling women and her efforts to support them.

Incredible Venture Ltd.

Namita Is not only into pharmaceuticals field but also concerned about the education of teenagers. Therefore, she started an education company, Incredible Venture Ltd. It teaches entrepreneurship between 11-18 Years in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, and Ahmedabad.

India Regional Advisory Board

Mrs Thapar is presently a board member of the India Regional Advisory Board of Fuqua School of Business, where once she gained her education. Moreover, it is a campus that aims to teach business tactics to the student for capturing the market.

TiE Mumbai Board Of Trustee

Shark Namita is an active member of TiE Mumbai Board Of Trustee that helps the Startups to set up a business from beginning till the end to attain profit for the startups and the community.

Shark Tank India (2021)

Shark Tank India Judge

Undoubtedly, she is a renowned face in the business world, but she came into lime light in the entertainment world through a business reality show, Shark Tank India. However, her total amount of investment during the show was Rupees 7 crores by investing in 25 Startups.

What is Namita Thapar payment per episode?

Namita Thapar was the 2nd highest paid judge. She earned 8 Lacs per episode. While Ashneer Grover, the owner of BharatPe earned 10 Lacs.

Thapar Entrepreneur Academy (previously known as YEA india)

Without a doubt, Namita Thapar was concerned about women’s entrepreneurship. So, she opened not only Incredible Venture Ltd. but also Thapar Entrepreneur Academy. It was concerned with the E-program of market research, business plan, mentor session, live sessions, etc. Moreover, the classes are for kids between 11- 18 years old. A separate class for women above 18 has also been organized and mixed class for 18 years and above.

Participation in Government Initiative

She has been part of well-known government initiatives such as the “Women Entrepreneurship Programme”, Digital Health Task Force” by NITI Ayog and “Champion Of Change” initiated by Narendra Modi.

Namita Thapar Investment

Namita Thapar Investments

The role of judges in Shark Tank In India was to invest in different pitches according to their choice. However, Namita Thapar invested in 25 startup companies selected on Shark tank. The total amount she invested was 10 Crores.

Startup funded by Namita Thapar:    

  • Bummer– An underwear company.
  • Skippi Pops– Natural Ice Pops with natural color.
  • Menstrupedia– spreading awareness about menstruation through comics.
  • AltorA helmet with Google assistant and Bluetooth audio and navigation.
  • Nuutjob- Male intimate hygiene company.
  • Farda– Customized denim-clothing company.
  • Auli Lifestyle– Manufacturer of skin Ayurvedic products.
  • Anni- They teach a kid to read, write and type Braille by himself or herself.
  • The Renal Project– A healthcare business that provides dialysis at doorsteps or at the centres.
  • Cocofit– Sells coconut-based beverages.
  • Beyond Water– It makes water interesting by adding variable colors and tastes.
  • Find Your Kiks India– Buy and sell top brand sneakers.
  • Aas Vidhalaya- EdTech Company to promote rural education through different online sources.
  • WeSTOCK– Device that monitors the health of Livestock.
  • InACan– produces delicious and low calories cocktail in 250 ml can.
  • Sunfox technologies– (₹1 crore for 6% Equity) A small compact device that helps people know their BP, ECG and Blood Sugar Level.
  • Rare Planet– Unites thousands of rural artisans and market them in retail stores or different online platforms.
  • Watt Technovations– Covid- Tech ventilation system that is effective yet protective.
  • Wakao Foods– Produces vegan food without any added preservatives.
  • Kabaddi Adda- promoting Kabaddi game through leagues broadcasted on OTT and selection of new players.
  • Colour Me Mad- A Footwear Company related to remedy osteoporosis problems through its products. It is available on Amazon.
  • Nomad Food Project– Manufactures and sell Bacon related Jam and relishes.
  • TagZfoods– Produces potato chips with 50% less fats.
  • Store My Food– Customized storage facilities for companies, individuals or any industry.

According to Livemint, she invested seven (7) crores during the show and the remaining three (3) Crores after the show. This was because she did not wanted to let go of these special deals.

Namita Thapar Net Worth

Namita Thapar has different source of earning like Emcure Pharmaceuticals, investment in shark tank and Thapar Academy and many more. Thus, Namita Thapar net worth in Indian Rupees is estimated to be 600 Crore.

Awards And Honor

  1. Barclays Hurun Next Gen Leader recognition.
  2. Economic Times 2017 Women Ahead List.
  3. World Women Leadership Congress Super Achiever award.
  4. Top 50 Most Powerful Women in business by Business Today.
  5. The Economic Times ‘40 under Forty award.
Namita Thapar Achievements

Namita Thapar Family

Namita Thapar Family

Namita Thapar Parents

Father– Satish Ramanlal Mehta

He is the founder of Emcure pharmaceuticals. Also, he started the company as a contract manufacturer for multinational companies and gradually set up his own personal brand.

Mother– Bhavana Mehta

Bhavana Mehta stated in an interview that she always encouraged her daughter to get best education possible and stand on her own feet. Also she wanted her to fulfil all the dreams that she could not fulfil.

Namita Thapar Husband

Namita Thapar married to Vikas Thapar in 2008 and gave birth to two children (Jai and Vir). Also, he is the senior vice president of Emcure Pharmaceuticals. Initially, he used to work on business development, but now his work expanded to corporate strategy and finance.

However, before joining Emcure, he had worked with eBay and PayPal.

Namita Thapar Children

Son – Jai and Vir

However, these 2 names are related to the popular characters in Bollywood movies.

You guessed it right. It is Sholay!

Moreover, she loves watching Hindi movies. In an interview, she stated that whenever she is free, either she watches any Bollywood movie or read books.

Her favourite movie is Sholay.

Namita Thapar Interest

Yoga lover

She exercises early in the morning and sleeps early for a healthy body. In addition, she maintains her shape through regular Yoga and a healthy diet.


Her fitness Manta is to eat everything but healthy and work out too. She is Gujarati food lover. However, a famous Gujarati dish Undhiyu is what she can eat a lot. Along with this, she does not believe in a strict diet to keep her skin fair and glowing.

Bollywood movies

She loves watching Bollywood movies in her free time. However, the movie that she can watch again and again is Sholay. She is so crazy about the movie that she kept her kids’ names as Jai and Vir, the popular characters of Sholay.

She added that before having kids, she watched all the movies in the theatre, but now she mostly watches Harry Potter with her kids.

Designer clothes

She wears stylish clothes wherever she goes. Anamika Khanna designed all her clothes for Shark Tank in India that made her look beautiful in every attire. However, she made sure that all her clothes in the show were stylish and in trend.

Ashneer Grover, Namita Thapar, Vineeta Singh and Aman Gupta flooded twitter with memes relating to their disagreement on different pitches.

Namita Thapar Meme
Is Namita Thapar Gujarati?

Yes, she is Gujarati Khatri. Her favourite dish is even Gujarati, i.e. Undhiyu. however, she loves to celebrate Garba with her whole family.

What is Namita Thapar Net Worth?

Namita Thapar’s Net Worth is 600 Crore. Moreover, she has invested 10 Crore in Shark Tank India that will gradually increase her worth in upcoming years.

Who are Shark Tank India Judges?

There are seven judges in the show. One of them is Namita Thapar. Six other judges are-
Ashneer Grover
Anupam Mittal
Aman Gupta 
Vineeta Singh 
Ghazal Alagh
Peyush Bansal

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