Kunwer Sachdev

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Kunwer Sachdev
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Kunwer Sachdev
Born16 November 1962 (1962-11-16) (age 55)
Delhi, India
OccupationFounder & Managing director of Su-kam Power Systems
Net worthIncrease US$ 380 million
Spouse(s)Khushboo Sachdev [1]
ChildrenKanav, Shourrya,Swastika & Advait Sachdev
WebsiteKunwer Sachdev

Kunwer Sachdev [2](born 16 November 1962) is an Indian entrepreneur[3] who is the founder and Managing Director of Su-kam Power Systems Ltd,[4] an India-based power solutions provider. He founded Su-Kam in 1998[5]. Due to his contribution towards creating solar technologies in India[6], he has been called 'Solar Man of India' by India Today, a news magazine.[7] .

According to reports, Kunwer Sachdev's net worth is Rs. 2300 crore or 380 million USD[8]. He has been awarded with the title of 'India's Most Respected Entrepreneurs' by Hurun, a media publishing group[9]

Early life[edit]

Kunwer Sachdev

was born in a middle-class family on 16 November 1962. He studied in a government school in Punjabi Bagh in Delhi. He was one of the three sons of a section officer in the Indian Railways. His brother started a small business of selling writing instruments, and

Sachdev helped him in his business since he was in standard 10. In a conversation with Times of India, Kunwer Sachdev said that he always knew he would be an entrepreneur, so he did not focus on his studies, yet he finished his graduation in statistics from

Hindu College, and LLB from Delhi University.[4][10][11][12]

Coverage in books and TV shows[edit]


Kunwer Sachdev has been featured in the book 'Connect the Dots' by bestselling author Rashmi Bansal. The book explores the life story of 20 self-made Indian entrepreneurs who rose from modest backgrounds, without any formal business training, to create successful businesses.[13]

Booming Brand by Harsh Pamnani – The book narrates the success story of Mr. Kunwer Sachdev – the founder of Su-Kam, and explains how he built an industry from scratch.

Porus Munshi's book 'Making Breakthrough Innovations Happen: How 11 Indians Pulled Off the Impossible' covers Kunwer Sachdev's company Su-Kam's innovations which created the inverter industry in India.[14]

TV shows[edit]

Indian journalist Richa Anirudh interviewed Kunwer Sachdev during IBN Khabar's show Zindagi Live. The show focused on how sachdev made 600 crores from scratch.[15]

He was also interviewed for ET Now's show Tee Time where he talked about his success mantra.[16]


Kunwer Sachdeva has been awarded ‘Entrepreneur of the Year 2011’ at Entrepreneur India awards. According to EFY times, the award recognizes achievers, innovators for contributing to the development of entrepreneurship in India[17]. He has won an award for being one of India's most respected entrepreneurs[18]


  1. ^ "Kunwer Sachdeva, MD, Su-Kam".
  2. ^ "Kunwer Sachdeva, Founder and MD, Su-Kam". India Infoline. 3 Jan 2015.
  3. ^ Srikar Muthyala (29 September 2015). "The List of Great Entrepreneurs of India in 2015". MyBTechLife. Archived from the original on 19 January 2016.
  4. ^ a b "Kunwer Sachdeva, CEO of Su-Kam, speaks to HT – Hindustan Times". Hindustan Times. 12 May 2013.
  5. ^ "The 'Millionaire' City: Rising India, leaping Gurgaon – Hindustan Times". Hindustan Times. 10 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Why Su-Kam is looking up to the sun". Forbes (India). 11 Dec 2014.
  7. ^ "The Solar Man of India". India Today. 25 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Hurun India Rich List 2014". Hurun News. 17 September 2014.
  9. ^ "Kunwer Sachdev among Huron's most respected entrepreneurs, 2017". Outlook India. 18 December 2017.
  10. ^ Sujit John (19 March 2011). "Inverting Power Cuts". Times of India.
  11. ^ "Why Su-Kam is looking up to the sun". Forbes (India). 11 Dec 2014.
  12. ^ "Kalam inaugurates mini solar plant in Dimple Yadav's constituency". Business Standard. 7 July 2015.
  13. ^ "These entrepreneurs didn't need an MBA". Daily News and Analysis. 13 June 2010.
  14. ^ Munshi, P. (2009). Making Breakthrough Innovation Happen: How Eleven Indians Pulled Off the Impossible. Collins Business. ISBN 9788172237745.
  15. ^ "Rags to Riches Part 4". 24 July 2012.
  16. ^ "TeeTime: In conversation with Kunwer Sachdev, MD, Su-Kam Power Systems". 29 November 2013.
  17. ^ "Kunwer Sachdev Wins Entrepreneur Of The Year Award". Electronics for You. 19 July 2011.
  18. ^ "Kunwer Sachdev among Huron's most respected entrepreneurs, 2017". Business Standard. 19 December 2017.