Sandeep Maheshwari is an Indian entrepreneur, photographer, and motivational speaker. He is best recognized as the founder and CEO of the website Imagesbazaar.com that has the largest collection of Indian images. As a speaker, he is known for conducting ‘Free Motivational Life Changing Seminars’ in order to inspire the minds of today’s youth. A dropout from Kirori Mal College, Delhi, Maheshwari is one of those people who have failed, struggled, and eventually moved ahead in search of success, contentment, and happiness. Through his many ups and downs, it was time that taught him the real meaning of life. A former freelancer, Maheshwari has now emerged as one of the top businessmen in the country. Today, he doesn’t hesitate from sharing the secret of his success with the world and is constantly doing so through his seminars and sessions. A husband and a father of two, Maheshwari is truly a family man.
Rise to Stardom
As a young man, Sandeep Maheshwari initially joined his family’s aluminum business which later collapsed. In order to contribute to the family’s income, he started doing everything he could, from joining a marketing agency to manufacturing and marketing household products. During this time, he decided to drop out of college and embark on the journey of learning the subject of ‘life’.
At the age of 19, Maheshwari began his career as a model. However, he got disappointed due to the rampant harassment and exploitation in the modeling world. Moved by his negative experience, he decided to bring a positive change in the modeling world. With the aim of helping aspiring models, Maheshwari started working as a freelance photographer. Later, he set up his company Mash Audio Visuals Pvt. Ltd. and began making portfolios.
In 2002, he, along with his three friends, opened a new company that didn’t thrive and was eventually shut down. Despite the failure, Maheshwari decided to move forward. In 2003, he wrote a book on marketing and launched a consultancy firm. He once again failed and had to return to photography. The same year, he created a world record of taking more than 10k shots of 122 models in 10 hours and 45 minutes.
In 2006, Maheshwari launched ImagesBazaar. Since it was not a huge setup, he began multitasking as a photographer, telecaller, and counselor all by himself. His journey continued and he became a big name among the entrepreneurs of the country. Today, ImagesBazaar is the world's largest hub of Indian pictures having more than a million images and over 7000 clients across 45 countries.
Besides being a businessman, Maheshwari is also a guide, a mentor, a youth icon and a role model for millions of people all around the globe. He is a very prominent motivational speaker who has delivered speeches in prestigious venues internationally.
Till date, Sandeep Maheshwari has won numerous awards and recognitions. The British Council once awarded him the Young Creative Entrepreneur Award. The Global Youth Marketing Forum has honored him with their Star Youth Achiever Award. He has also been featured in several leading magazines, television channels, and newspapers, such as ‘India Today,’ ‘The Economic Times,’ ‘ET Now,’ ‘CNBC-TV18,’ and ‘NewsX’, to name a few.
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Sandeep Maheshwari was born on 28th September 1980 in New Delhi, India, to Roop Kishore and Shakuntala Rani. He has a sister. He has attended the University of Delhi. Taking about his love life, Maheshwari is married to Neha Maheshwari. The couple has a son, Hriday, as well as a daughter.
He also runs two YouTube channels under the names 'Sandeep Maheshwari' and 'Sandeep Maheshwari Spirituality' respectively. These channels have garnered millions of subscribers as of now. His life mantra is “Aasaan Hai!,” which, in English, means “Life is Easy!”