Proudly standing the heart of Jaipur city is, Saint Xavier’s School with its lush campus. One of the oldest and most renowned schools in Jaipur, Xavier’s is known for its best academic and non-academic activities. Here are some of the Xavierites that everyone takes proud in.
Piyush Pandey is an award-winning co-executive chairman and national creative director of Ogilvy & Mather India and vice-chairman of O&M Asia-Pacific. He was awarded with Padam Shri in the year 2016. He was named the most influential man in Indian advertising for eight consecutive years by The Economic Times. He is the only Indian to win a double gold at Cannes (for his Cancer Patients Association anti-smoking campaign) and a triple grand prize at the London International Awards.
Popularly known as Asrani, Govardhan has acted in over 350 Hindi films and over 35 Gujarati. He is remembered for his role in Hamari Bahu Alka, Ek Hi Bhool, Yeh Kaisa Insaf, Kaamchor, Agar Tum Na Hote, Asha Jyoti, Love 86 and Biwi Ho Toh Aisi. Asrani is known for his comedy characters and amazing acting skills.
CEO and Co-Founder of CarDekho, Amit Jain opened CarDekho along with his IIT-Delhi mate Anurag. CarDekho.com is India’s leading car search venture that helps users buy cars and bikes that are right for them. The company has tie-ups with many auto manufacturers, more than 4000 car dealers, and numerous financial institutions to facilitate the purchase of vehicles. The start-up has received an overwhelming response in the recent past.
A globetrotter, food enthusiast and curator of Gourmet Getaway, Dushyant has been tracing borders for the love of food. He owns one of the most amazing cafes in the town, On The House. He recently hosted the first ever Jaipur International Food Festival, which witnessed uproaring response from across the globe. This young man is one of the reasons, we get to taste authentic international flavours in Jaipur.
The CEO-AWC Industries and an AIESEC alumni, Ajit Sharma is the TEDx ambassador in Jaipur. Ajit is a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Scholarship recipient. A hard-worker and determined individual, Ajit is going places!
Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, Siddhant is the inventor of world’s first Android watch. He co-founded Androidly Systems at the age of 17, after taking a drop from conventional education. Their first masterpiece was launched in mid-2013 for $220, and it was being sold globally in 110 countries. It used to run on a full version of Android and could do many of the things that an Android phone did back then. According to him, his dreams are the factors in his life which are the source of constant motivation for him to do amazing stuff in life.
Charismatic and self-driven, Haider Khan established himself as a successful director and photographer working with high-profile clients, major publications and advertising agencies. His work is highly commendable. He has shot for many big stars and top brands like Vogue India, Salmaan Khan, Vidyut Jammwal, Noir, People, etc. Browse through his flabbergasting work here
Mahavir Pratap Sharma
A core member of RAIN Mahavir Sharma, is a serial entrepreneur and a part of umpteen businesses and social organizations, and exudes passion in angel investing, leadership and mentoring. He is founder & co-founder of many start-ups like Jaipur Kaleen Park Ltd., Oscar Expo Design LLP, Swishin Events LLP, Hari Om Decor to name a few.
Paresh is a fashion designer and business executive, well known for his label, Paresh Lamba Signatures. He has done fashion shows in India and Dubai and boasts a clientele list which includes Wayne Brady, various Bollywood celebrities, Kannada actors, politicians throughout India, including Chief Ministers, Cricketers, Footballers from BFC and various high profiled businessmen. Check out his couture here.
This is just a handful of many inspiring and amazing alumnus of St. Xavier’s School. Tell us about more of them in the comment section below.