Madhuri Jain Grover is an Indian entrepreneur who is the wife of BharatPe founder, Ashneer Grover.
Madhuri Jain Grover was born on Saturday, 30 May 1981 (age 40 years; as of 2021) in Panipat, Haryana. Her zodiac sign is Gemini. She attended the Bal Vikas School, Panipat. She pursued a Bachelor of Computer Application from 2000 to 2003 at the Indira Gandhi National Open University. She also pursued a degree in Fashion Design and Information Technology from 2000 to 2003 at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi. In 2004, she pursued a Diploma in Export Management at the Foreign Trade Development Centre (FTDC).
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Madhuri’s father’s name is Suresh Jain.
Her brother’s name is Shwetank Jain, and her sister’s name is Pooja Jain.
Husband & Children
Madhuri got married to Ashneer Grover, a businessman, on 4 July 2006. They have a son, Avy, and a daughter, Mannat.
In 2000, she started working as an interior designer at Shivalik Fabrics, her family business. She worked there till 2017. In 2004, she worked as a fashion designer and completed two months of internship at the Satya Paul. In 2005, she worked for more than one year as a senior designer at Vardhman Creations Pvt. Ltd. In 2010, she organized many design workshops in handicrafts for artisans of India. In 2018, after her husband started the BharatPe app, she worked there as an HR and managed finance and other internal operations in the company.
Madhuri attracted controversy in January 2022 after an employee of Kotak Mahindra Bank was threatened and abused by Madhuri and her husband, Ashneer. A Twitter account named @BabuBongo shared an audio clip of their call. In a tweet, Madhuri and her husband denied the blame and said that the audio was fake. He wrote,
Folks. Chill. It’s a fake audio by some scamster trying to extort funds (USD 240,000 bitcoins). I refused to buckle. I’ve got more character. And, internet has got enough scamsters.”
Later, the bank stated that Madhuri and Ashneer abused their employee because they were not granted shares of Rs. 500 crore by the bank during the launch of Nykaa’s IPO in 2021.
- Madhuri’s hobbies include travelling and baking.
- In an interview, she talked about why she worked in her husband’s company in 2018 and said,
I could sense that Ashneer and BharatPe needed help. Since I was running my business more on the model of a walk-in studio, which isn’t a day-long job, I suggested that I could help. And when I joined, I could feel how the company needed someone senior who can take charge of various internal functions.”
- According to her, when they started the company, her children helped them in pasting posters for the promotion of the app. In an interview, she said,
My children, especially the elder one, completely feels the pulse of it. There have been times when my children and I have pasted BharatPe stickers at the merchant outlets. It so happened that recently when at one such restaurant where my son had pasted it, he didn’t see it next time we visited it. He not just observed it but also urged me to check on why it wasn’t there. He had several questions – who would have taken it out and why. I guess in their own ways they also feel connected to BharatPe and are proud of it.”
- She likes to work out at the gym, and she often posts photos of her gym sessions on social media.