Dilip Shanghvi

Dilip Shanghvi is a popular Indian businessperson. He is most well known for being the founder and the current managing director of Sun Pharmaceuticals, which is India’s largest pharmaceutical company.  He is one of the richest people in India as of October 2019, Forbes ranked him as the  12th richest person in India.

Well, how well do you know about Dilip Shanghvi? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Dilip Shanghvi’s net worth in 2021, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Dilip Shanghvi to date.

Biography and Early Life

Dilip Shanghvi was born on the 1st of October 1955 in Amreli, Gujarat, India to parents, Shantilal Shanghvi and Kumud Shanghvi.  Although he was born in Amreli his family later moved to Kolkata, where his father established a wholesale generic drug business. Coming to his siblings, he has a younger brother, Jayant Sanghvi who runs the popular real-estate business, Pratham Enterprises.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Dilip Shanghvi in 2021 and what is his height and weight? Well, Dilip Shanghvi’s age is 65 years old as of today’s date 2nd August 2021 having been born on 1 October 1955. Though, he is 5′ 7″ in feet and inches and 170 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 154lbs in Pound and 70kg in Kilograms.


Dilip Shanghvi received his school education from The Bhawanipur Gujarati Education Society School (then, J. J. Ajmera High School). After completing his school education, he studied at the Bhawanipur Education Society College, from where he earned his Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Dilip Shanghvi is married to Vibha Shanghvi. Together, they have a son, Aalok Shanghvi, and a daughter, Vidhi Shanghvi. Both Aaolok and Vidhi work for Sun Pharmaceuticals. Apart from that, there’s no record of his previous relationship(s), if any.

Is Dilip Shanghvi Gay?

Dilip Shanghvi is straight when it comes to his sexual orientation and is neither gay nor bisexual. He is married to Vibha Shanghvi with whom he shares two children. Apart from that, there’s no record of his previous relationship(s), if any. Going by his relationship history, it’s clear that he is a one-woman man and that he is straight.

Professional Career

Dilip Shanghvi began his professional career by working in his father’s wholesale generic drugs business in Kolkata. It was during this time that he thought of manufacturing drugs himself. In 1982, he founded Sun Pharmaceutical Industries in the city of Vapi in Gujarat with an investment of INR 10,000. He manufactured just one psychiatry drug at the time. The company continued to grow with time and in 1994, he took the company public.

In 1997, the company acquired the American pharmaceutical company, “Caraco Pharma”. In 2007, they acquired the popular Israeli research-based pharmaceutical manufacturer, “Taro Pharmaceuticals”. In 2012, he stepped down from the position of Chairman and CEO and became the managing director of the company.

In 2014, Sun acquired Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited for $4 Billion. With the completion of the deal, Sun became the largest pharmaceutical company in India. In 2018, he was named to the Reserve Bank of India’s 21-member central board committee by the Government of India.  In 2019, the popular Indian journalist, Soma Das authored the official biography of Dilip Shanghvi, “The Reluctant Billionaire: How Dilip Shanghvi Became the Richest Self-made Indian”.


  • Dilip Shanghvi won the Padma Shri Award in 2016, which is the fourth-highest civilian award in India.
  • Dilip Shanghvi was the 2011 CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Award in the category of Business.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Dilip Shanghvi in 2021

As of 2021, Dilip Shanghvi has garnered a net worth of $12 Billion. He has garnered most of his earnings from his business career. Apart from that, he has also made investments in renewable energy, oil, and gas which have only boosted his net worth.

Dilip Shanghvi has been immensely successful and his work shows that. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck in all his future endeavors and hope he keeps setting more records and breaking old ones.


Facts of Dilip Shanghvi

  • Gender Male
  • full nameDilip Shanghvi
  • birthplaceAmreli, Gujarat, India
  • Date of Birth October 01, 1955
  • Age 68 years 9 months
  • Horoscope Libra
  • Lucky Number 4
  • Lucky Stone Peridot
  • Lucky Color Blue
  • Best Match for Marriage Gemini
  • nationalityIndian
  • religionJainism
  • net worth$12 Billion
  • professionBusinessperson
  • weightIn Kilograms – 70 Kg, In Pounds – 154 lbs
  • heightIn Centimetres – 170 cm, In Feet and Inches – 5′ 7″
  • hair colorGrey
  • eye colorDark Brown
  • high schoolThe Bhawanipur Gujarati Education Society School (then, J. J. Ajmera High School)

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