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Sandeep Maheshwari

Sandeep Maheshwari
EARLY LIFE
  • Sandeep Maheshwari was born on 28 September 1980.Sandeep Maheshwari is among the list of top entrepreneurs coming from India.
  • His family was into the Aluminum business, which collapsed and the onus was onto him to fill in this crucial time of need. And as expected by any young guy, he started doing everything he could
STRUGGLE
  • It was during this phase, he discovered interest and need beyond any formal education. Hence, instead of being a brilliant student, he opted to drop out of Kirorimal College, Delhi in the third year of B.Com. Rather, he embarked on the journey of studying yet another interesting subject. A subject called life.
  • Attracted by the scintillating modeling world, he started his career as a model at the age of 19. Witnessing the harassment and exploitation experienced by models, something in him moved. And it was this turning moment when he decided to help countless struggling models.
  • With a mission within, he started small. A 2-week course in photography and there he was, a dime-a-dozen photographer with a camera in his hand.
  • Nothing much changed. Moving ahead with a burning desire to change the modeling world, he set up his own company by the name of Mash Audio Visuals Pvt. Ltd. and started making portfolios.
  • With the concept of “Sharing” in his heart, he summed up his entire experience in a reversed book on marketing. He was just 21.
SUCCESS
  • It was the year 2003. He created a world record by knocking down a juggernaut task of taking more than 10,000 shots of 122 models in just 10 hours and 45 minutes.
  • At the age of 26, he launched ImagesBazaar. The year was 2006. Not being a massive setup, he took the job of multi-tasking. Being the counselor, tele-caller and a photographer all by himself, he paved his way forward.
  • And today, ImagesBazaar is the world’s largest collection of Indian images with over a million images and more than 7000 clients across 45 countries.
  • It was this life-changing endeavor that made him one of the most renowned entrepreneurs of India at a young age of 29.
  • Apart from being a successful entrepreneur, he is a guide, a mentor, a role model and a youth icon for millions of people all over the world.
  • It’s an emotional bonding with each and every person working in the company that matters for him.
 TIMELINE
  • 2000 – Started as a freelance photographer without any studio (used to take studio on rent).
  • 2001 – Sold his camera and joined Japan Life, a multi level marketing company.
  • 2002 – Started a company in partnership with three more people but the company closed within a period of six months.
  • 2003 – Wrote a book on marketing and started a consultancy firm.
  • 2004 – Created a small studio set-up at home and started expanding the portfolio making business by hiring few assistant photographers.
  • 2005 – Conceived the idea to start a stock photography website and started working on ImagesBazaar.
  • 2006 – Launched www.imagesbazaar.com with just 8,000 images shot by a few photographers.