Shahnaz Husain

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Shahnaz Husain is the CEO of Shahnaz Herbals Inc. She is a prominent Indian female entrepreneur, who is best known for her herbal cosmetics, particularly skin care products. In 2006 she was awarded the Padma Shri, a civilian award by the Government of India in 2006,[1] and in 1996 Success Magazine's "World's Greatest Woman Entrepreneur" award.[2]

Shahnaz Husain is the daughter of the late Justice Nasirullah Beg, a former Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court. Her grandfather, Justice Samiullah Beg, was a prominent Muslim politician of the United Provinces who later served as Chief Justice of the Hyderabad High Court. Her uncle, Mirza Hameedullah Beg, was a former Chief Justice of India who controversially superseded Justice H.R. Khanna to the post. She was educated at La Martiniere Lucknow.[3]

In a recent interview for Harvard Business School's Creating Emerging Markets project, Husain describes the origins, growth, and development of her business, explaining how her innovative approach to beauty made her products a global success.[4]

The Shahnaz Husain Group has over 400 franchise clinics across the world covering over 138 'without animal testing'.


  1. ^ "No Bharat Ratna again, Sania gets Padma Shri". The Times of India. 2006-01-26. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  2. ^ "Courting the Stars". Asiaweek. 1996-07-12. Retrieved 2008-06-11. 
  3. ^ "La Martianere alumni announce meeting in 2002". Chandigarh Tribune. 7 November 2002. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  4. ^ "Interview with Shahnaz Husain". Creating Emerging Markets. Harvard Business School. 

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