|Birth Day:||January 1, 1954|
|Birth Place:||Mumbai, India, India|
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Damani was raised in a single room apartment in Mumbai. He studied commerce at the University of Mumbai but dropped out after one year. After the death of his father who worked on Dalal Street, Damani left his ball bearing business and became a stock market broker and investor. He made profits by short-selling stocks that were inflated by illegal means by Harshad Mehta in the 1990s. Damani was reportedly the largest individual shareholder of HDFC Bank after it went public in 1995. In the year 1992, after the Harshad Mehta Scam came to limelight, he saw a major rise in his income due to the short-selling profits during the time. In 1999, he operated a franchise of Apna Bazaar, a cooperative department store, in Nerul, but was "unconvinced" by its business model. He quit stock market in 2000 to start his own hypermarket chain, DMart, setting up the first store in Powai in 2002. The chain had 25 stores in 2010, post-which the company grew rapidly and went public in 2017.
Damani also holds stakes in a range of companies, from tobacco firm VST industries to cement producer India Cements.Damani picked up a 1% stake in Andhra Paper. Damani also picked up 15% stake in India cements in May 2020 taking his investment in India Cements to 19.89%. Damani holds 10 stocks in his investment portfolio and total value of his stock portfolio is approx Rs 80000 cr(Approx 10.05 Billion USD) in 2020.
Currently, Radhakishan Damani is 69 years, 0 months and 29 days old. Radhakishan Damani will celebrate 70th birthday on a Monday 1st of January 2024. Below we countdown to Radhakishan Damani upcoming birthday.