The Success Story Of Sandeep Maheshwari, The CEO & Founder Of ImagesBazaar

Sandeep Maheshwari

Sandeep Maheshwari

“No Hill is Tough to climb, see you at the top.” The man who said this famous quote and changed the life of many young entrepreneurs is none other than Sandeep Maheshwari.

After failing in many instances, he proved that he had the courage and determination to succeed, which helped him reach the top.

His sheer perseverance and hard work made the man a successful entrepreneur of the 21st century.

Besides being a successful entrepreneur, he is also a motivational speaker. Like his business idea that impacted millions of lives, his speeches are also powerful enough to add a new passion drive to your life.

People call his seminars life-changing because they genuinely are. So, let’s get to know all about him.

Sandeep Maheshwari-Family Background and Personal Life

Sandeep was born in the year 1980. His father was Roop Kishore Maheshwari, and his mother was Shakuntala Maheshwari. His family owned an aluminum business. He belongs to the capital city of India, New Delhi.

He is now a married man. His wife is Ruchi Maheshwari. Ruchi and Sandeep are childhood sweethearts, and after dating for five years, the couple was bound in matrimony.

He has a son and a daughter. Ruchi is also an internationally certified personal stylist and etiquette coach.

He is a dropout from Kirori Mal College, where he pursued a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. After he dropped out, Sandeep Maheshwari did a short course in photography for two weeks.

He began his career as a model at 19, but he left modeling due to exploitation in that field. He did not want other models to face the same issue as he did.

Sandeep Maheshwari

That’s why he opened a company named ‘Mash Audio Visuals Pvt Ltd.’ His motto was to create portfolios of models.

Thereafter, he established another company in 2002, but that venture did not go very well, and it faced an untimely closure in the next six months.

So finally, he opened his company ‘ImagesBazaar’ in 2006, which was the first stepping stone towards his successful journey.

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The Journey Of Sandeep Maheshwari To Success

His business acumen was always prominent. When he was 13-years old, he started renting his scooter to a friend.

He charged Rs. 50/hour so that the guy could take his girlfriend for a ride. It was a gift from his father, but Sandeep knew full well how to utilize it to earn some extra cash.

He joined his family’s Aluminium business, but that also collapsed very soon. Amidst the ocean of financial difficulties, Sandeep Maheshwari joined a marketing agency.

When that didn’t work out, he also manufactured domestic products. That is when he decided to leave college and implement his learning in real-life situations.

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Being a model himself, he knew how much harassment a fresh face has to experience in the modeling industry.

That’s why he opened the Mash Audio Visuals Pvt Ltd Company to aid aspiring models. He tried his luck in freelance photography also, but that idea did not work out either.

When his second venture in 2002 did not work out and shut down after six months, he thought of another brilliant idea.

He opened a consultancy agency in 2003 and wrote a marketing book. But when that idea also failed, he went back to photography. Then, he set a new world record by taking 10,000 snaps of 122 models in 10 hours 45 minutes.

After that, the ultimate business idea came to his mind. So, he set up ‘ImagesBazaar’ in 2006 and began working as a multitasker to keep the company up and running.

He was the photographer, telemarketer, and counselor of that company, so you can imagine how struggling his life was at that point.

But, ‘ImagesBazaar’ is currently the largest Indian Pictures company, with over a million photos and 7000+ clients in 45 countries.

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Some Prestigious Awards Of Sandeep Maheshwari’s Life

Maheshwari is the proud winner of many awards and recognitions across the globe. The Entrepreneur India Summit 2013 awarded him the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year.’

The Global Youth Marketing Forum awarded him the ‘Star Youth Achiever.’ The British Council also awarded him the ‘Young Creative Entrepreneur Award.’

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Along with so many awards, Sandeep Maheshwari was also the talk of the town in many business magazines.

According to Business World magazine, he is one of the most promising entrepreneurs in India.

There are some famous newspapers and TV channels that also featured Maheshwari and printed success stories. ET Now, News X, The Economics Times, India Today, CNBC-TV18, etc.

Other Facts

  • Sandeep Maheshwari worked at an intercontinental company called ‘Japan Life.’ Here he used to earn 1 lakh/month as his salary.
  • He launched a ‘Dix 2000’ event with his friend, who incurred many debts and left him without a single penny of profit.
  • Whatever marketing experience he gathered in his entire life, he compiled them all in his book. But, the unique thing about this book is that it goes backward.
  • In his second venture, he collaborated with three of his friends that collapsed in six months.
  • His passion for photography was born when a friend of his showed him a portfolio of his photos. It inspired Sandeep because all the images were clicked uniquely.
  • All his speaking sessions and seminars are free of charge.
  • His most ideal books are The Power of your Subconscious Mind by Joseph Murphy, Think and Grow Rich authored by Napoleon Hill, and Inspiration by Wayne Dyer.
  • He also wrote some books like How to Control your Mind, Research on Inner Sound, A small book to remind you of something big! etc.

Closing Thoughts

Sandeep Maheshwari is the real-life inspiration for many young entrepreneurs across the globe.

Starting from a mediocre family and making it this big in the fashion and entertainment world is something to take inspiration from.

Many aspiring entrepreneurs are blooming at every nook and corner of this world, and if they get a mentor like Sandeep Maheshwari, it will nurture their passion and help them to start a business on less budget.

So, we hope he will continue to shine in life even more and inspire the young generation.

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