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Peyush Bansal (Indian Entrepreneur) Biography, Wiki, Career, Networth, & Shark Tank India

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Peyush Bansal was born on 26 April 1985 and is the CEO and founder of Lenskart. He is also famous as a shark in the show Shark Tank India. He is also a co-founder at John Jocabs and Aqualens.

To know more about him see the below sections and read till the end of the article.

Peyush Bansal Biography/Wiki

NamePeyush Bansal
Date of Birth26 April 1985
Age38 years (as on 26 April 2023)
Birthplace and HometownNew Delhi, India
FatherBal Krishan Bansal
MotherKiran Bansal
SchoolDon Bosco School, Delhi
CollegeIndian Institute of Management, Banglore
McGill University, Canada
EducationA degree in electrical engineering (2002 – 2006)
MPEFB (2008 – 2009)
Wife/SpouseNimisha Bansal
SiblingsOne elder brother and sister Neha Bansal
Zodiac SignTaurus
Favorite sportCricket
NetworthINR 600 Crore (approx)

Peyush was born on 26 April 1985 in New Delhi. He completed his basic education at Don Bosco School, Delhi, and his Bachelor’s from McGill University in 2006. Later working for two years in reputed companies he decided to pursue a management course and enrolled himself in the Management Course for Entrepreneurs and Family Businesses during 2008-09 at IIM, Banglore.

Peyush Bansal
Peyush Bansal

His parents are always very supportive of him but they were very shocked when he decided to leave a job at Microsoft and want to start his own business. Peyush’s father’s name is Bal Krishan Bansal and his mother’s name is Kiran Bansal.

Peyush is a successful entrepreneur and happily married person. His wife’s name is Nimisha Bansal and has a child with his wife. No more information about his personal life may be because he wants to keep his personal life private.

Peyush Bansal Career

After completing his graduation he started working at Microsoft as a program manager in Redmond, Washington in 2007. During that, he launched a portal SearchMyCampus which connects college students with different services like internships, transportation, books, accommodation, and part-time jobs.

Peyush worked there for around a year and after that, he resigned from the post and came to India. Peyush Bansal wanted to set up his own business in India that’s why he started looking for ideas.

In 2010, along with Amit Chaudhary and Sumeet Kapahi, he launched Lenskart as an online seller of contact lenses. But within a year he experienced the market expanded company and started selling sunglasses and eyeglasses online.

Lenskart funded many eyewear startups like John Jacobs in 2015, Aqualens in 2019, Lenskart Plus in 2020, and Lenskart Vision Fund in 2022.

Lenskart’s worth became more than a billion dollars in 2019 and for now it has 600+ stores and more than 4000 employees.

Bill Gates is idle of Peyush Bansal because he spent a year in his company and was inspired by the system of the company.

One more thing as you have seen the ads of Lenskart Katrina Kaif is the brand ambassador of it. In an interview, Peyush said that he wants to use the internet to do e-commerce, and SearchMyCampus not doing it well. He shut off and focused on building his online business.

Peyush Bansal Networth

Peyush Bansal has a net worth of around INR 600 crores (approx). He is investing in other companies through Shark Tank India and personally also that’s why his worth is tentative to change.

Peyush Bansal’s stake in Lenskart

Peyush holds an 8.21% stake in the company Lenskart. His sister who is a Chartered Accountant also holds 8.18% in Lenskart. Other stakeholders of the company are mentioned below.

  • Softbank (20.12%)
  • Premji Invests (11.15%)
  • kedarra Capital (9.55%)
  • TR Capital (8.28%)
  • UNILAZOR (6.59%)
  • International Finance Corporation (5.36%)
  • Steadview (5.32%)
  • Others (17.24%)

(Note: All the report is prepared by Prakriti Srivastava and is published on This data as per research may differ from actual stakes and taken on April 2022. More information will be updated soon.

Peyush Bansal in Shark Tank India

He made clear several times on the show that he is an entrepreneur who wants to invest in businesses that are purpose-driven and solve a problem.

The best investment of Peyush Bansal is in Jugadu Kamlesh who wants to revolutionize agriculture in season 2 of Shark Tank India. Peyush has a good bond with other sharks, especially with Aman Gupta in a specific way.

Peyush invested in around 30 companies on the show Shark Tank India to fully know it see here.

Peyush Bansal’s Social Profiles

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