Tej Lalvani Success Story
Tej Lalvani was born on the 13th of July 1974. He is a British businessman and the CEO of the UK’s largest vitamin company Vitabiotics. It was founded by his father Kartar Lalvani . He is best known for being one of the dragons on the BBC television series -Dragons’ Den . Tej grew up in Bangalore, southern India, and spent his childhood between India and the UK before settling in London when he was 16. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Westminster Business School at the University of Westminster in 1996, and started his career working in the warehouse of his father’s company Vitabiotics, before succeeding him as CEO.
Along with his wife, Lalvani runs a property investment business in London. In 2012, Lalvani was named Young Entrepreneur at the Asian Business Awards as well as Young Entrepreneur of the Year by TiE in 2013. In October 2017, he ranked at number 48 on the GG2 Power List of the most influential Asian people in Britain. Lalvani succeeded Nick Jenkins as the next “dragon” on Dragons’ Den after the departure of Steve Parish who left before filming due to other business commitments. Lalvani is of Indian descent. The Lalvani family is of Sindhi heritage. In 2011, Lalvani married Tara Ruby in London. His mother is a former Miss India and a Miss World runner-up. Lalvani lives in London and aside from his business interests, he composes music and plays drums, keyboard and guitar.