Vijay Mallya

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Vijay Mallya Biography
NameVijay Mallya (विजय माल्या)
Full NameVijay Vittal Mallya
NicknameThe King of Good Times
The Richard Branson of India
Branson of Bangalore
Liquor Baron
ProfessionBusinessman and politician
Date of BirthDecember 18, 1955
Age (In 2021)66 Years
Birth PlaceKolkata, West Bengal, India
ResidenceLondon, England
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EthnicitySouth Asian
CasteBrahmin (Goud Saraswat)
Mother TongueKonkani
Physical Stats
Heightin centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5ft 9in
Eye ColourHazel Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Family and Marriage Details
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseRekha Mallya (1993-present)
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Sameera Tyabjee (former Air-hostess, 1986-1987)
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Girlfriend(s)/Affair(s)Pinky Lalwani (former Air-hostess)
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Son(s)Sid Mallya (with Sameera Tyabjee)
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Daughter(s)Leanna Mallya (with Rekha Mallya)
Tanya Mallya (with Rekha Mallya)
Laila Mallya (Step-daughter)
FatherVittal Mallya
MotherLalitha Ramaiah Mallya
Other Relative(s)
Grand Father (Paternal)Lt. Col. Bantwal Ganapathi Mallya
Step-motherKailash Advani (aka Ritu Mallya)
Grand Mother (Paternal)Devi Mallya
Education Details
SchoolLa Martinière Calcutta (LMC), Kolkata, West Bengal
CollegeSt Xavier’s College, Kolkata, West Bengal
Educational QualificationB.Com (Hons)
- "Global leader for tomorrow" by World Economic Forum in 2014.
- "Officier de la Légion d'Honneur", a high award of recognition in France in 2012.
- "Entrepreneur of the Year" award at The Asian Awards in 2010.
- "Honorary degree of Doctorate of Philosophy in Business Administration" by the Southern California University for Professional Studies in 1997.
Contact/Social Media Details (5.7m followers)
Other Details
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Net Worth (Approx)$1.2 billion
Vijay Mallya is an Indian businessman and former Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha). He is an accused in bank loan default case of over Rs.9,000 crore involving his defunct Kingfisher Airlines.
After the death of his father Vittal Mallya, he became the chairman of United Breweries Group in 1983 at the age of 28 years.
Vijay Mallya was the co-owner of the Formula One team "Force India" from 2007 to 2018. In August 2018 Racing Point F1 Team purchased the team's assets.
He is also a former owner of the Royal Challengers Bangalore cricket team in IPL.
He is the ex-chairman of United Spirits, the largest spirits company in India.
He was also named in the Panama Papers and Paradise Papers, leaked confidential documents relating to offshore investment.
Kingfisher beer has a more than 50% market share in India and it is available in 52 other countries.
In 1986, when Mallya was travelling to the USA on an Air India flight, he met air hostess Sameera Tyabjee. He fell in love with her and got married to her. They divorced in 1987 shortly after the birth of their son, Siddharth Mallya, who was born on May 7, 1987.
In 2005, Vijay Mallya launched Kingfisher Airlines. It eventually became bankrupt and had to be closed down.
In June 1993, he married his childhood friend Rekha. Together they have two daughters, Leanna and Tanya.
Rekha Mallya was the childhood friend of Vijay Mallya. They both were in a relationship during their school days but as Vijay’s father was against their marriage, they both got separated. They eventually married in June 1993.
His wife, Rekha Mallya was previously married twice to Pratap Chettiappa & Shahid Mahmood. She has a daughter and son Laila & Kabir from his marriage with Shahid Mahmood. She also had a daughter Stella with Pratap Chettiappa who died in a car crash in 2003.
Mallya adopted Rekha's daughter Laila.
It is being reported that Vijay Mallya is preparing to marry for the third time, to his long-time girlfriend former Kingfisher Airlines air-hostess Pinky Lalwani.
He was elected to the Rajya Sabha as independent member twice from Karnataka, first in 2002 with the support of the Janata Dal (S) and Indian National Congress and then in 2010 with the support of the Janata Dal (S) and BJP.
He left India on March 2, 2016 after saying he wanted to move to Britain to be closer to his children and he never came back.
In July 2020, Vijay Mallya offered a settlement package of INR 139.60 billion as against a total principal amount of INR 90 billion to the consortium of Indian bankers pursuing litigation against him. Banks did not accepted his offer.
He was once known as the "King of Good Times" due to his extravagant lifestyle.
Mallya has been based in the UK since March 2016 and remains on bail on an extradition warrant executed three years ago by Scotland Yard on April 18, 2017.
Vijay Mallya is the only child of his parents and has no siblings.
Vijay Mallya was once known as the "Branson of Bangalore" and he believed in "Work hard, party harder". But now he is known as "Monarch of loan defaulters".
He met Pinky Lalwani when she was hired for the Kingfisher Airlines in 2011. Pinky Lalwani currently resides at Vijay Mallya's bungalow, Ladywalk in Hertfordshire village of Tewin. According to the reports, this property was previously owned by the father of F1 champion Lewis Hamilton.