Entrepreneurship: Ajith Balakrishnan

Entrepreneurship: Ajith Balakrishnan

Age: 60
Chairman, Rediff.com

At 22, Balakrishnan and close friend Arun Nanda set up Rediffusion Advertising. The agency is now part of Dentsu-Young and Rubicam. A serial entrepreneur, Balakrishnan set up community portal Rediff.com nearly 12 years ago. The Nasdaq-listed Rediff provides a host of Internet services to Indians and is occasionally talked about as an acquisition target for Google and Yahoo.