Shiv Khera

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Shiv Khera
Khera in January 2016
Born (1949-11-13) 13 November 1949 (age 73)
Occupation(s)Author, motivational speaker

Shiv Khera is an Indian author, activist and motivational speaker, best known for his book, You Can Win.[1][2][3] He launched a movement against caste-based reservation in India, founded an organization called Country First Foundation[4][5][6]

Early life[edit]

Khera was born in a business oriented family that operated coal mines, which were eventually nationalized by the Indian government. In his early years, he worked as a car washer, a life insurance agent, and a franchise operator before becoming a motivational speaker.[7] While working in the United States, he was inspired by a lecture delivered by Norman Vincent Peale and claims to follow Peale's motivational teachings.[citation needed]

When Freedom Is Not Free was published, Amrit Lal, a retired Indian civil servant, accused Khera of plagiarism, alleging that content from that book directly came from his own book India Enough Is Enough, published 8 years earlier.[8] Additionally, he found that numerous anecdotes, jokes and quotes in Khera's other books were also used without acknowledging proper sources. Khera countered that he took notes and inspirations from numerous sources, and that he was unable to keep track of all of them. Lal finally accepted an out-of-court settlement for an undisclosed sum of money (reputed to be 25 lakh according to Khera), which he said he would donate to the Missionaries of Charity.[8]

Activism and politics[edit]

Khera founded Country First Foundation, a social activism organisation whose mission is "to ensure freedom through education and justice".[5] In 2004, he stood as an independent candidate from the South Delhi constituency in Indian general elections and "lost badly".[5] In 2008, he started the Bharatiya Rashtravadi Samanata Party.[9] During 2014 polls in India, he supported the Bhartiya Janata Party and campaigned for Lal Krishna Advani, a senior member of the party.[10] Khera has also filed several public interest lawsuits in the Indian Supreme Court, and he unsuccessfully contested the 2009 general election in India on an anti-corruption platform.[4][5][6]

Shiv Khera was one of the speakers in Bhagavad Gita Summit (from 10th - 14th December 2021) during Gita Jayanti at Dallas, Texas, US along with other notable personalities such as Swami Mukundananda Ji, Dr. Menas Kafatos, Kiran Bedi, Brahmacharini Gloria Arieira and others.[11][12]


You Can Win: Empower Yourself And Grow

You Can Achieve More: Become Unstoppable And Achieve More Winners don't do different things;they do things differently

You Can Sell: Grow By Mastering The Art Of Selling With Integrity[13][14]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "You Can Win". Retrieved 22 September 2021.
  2. ^ Gupta, Soumyabrata (17 August 2018). "Achievers achieve in spite of problems not in absence of them: Author Shiv Khera". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 22 September 2021.
  3. ^ "Shiv Khera – Business & Leadership Coach". Retrieved 22 September 2021.
  4. ^ a b "Blame courts for corruption: Shiv Khera | Coimbatore News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  5. ^ a b c d Shah, Shalini (24 April 2010). "No 'guru' this". The Hindu. Retrieved 13 December 2016.
  6. ^ a b "Shiv Khera to file PIL against former CJIs". Deccan Herald. 1 October 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2016.
  7. ^ "bio of Mr Shiv khera". Archived from the original on 10 March 2014.
  8. ^ a b Sheela Reddy (26 July 2004). "You Can Steal & Win". Outlook. Retrieved 11 February 2011.
  9. ^ "Shiv Khera launches Bhartiya Rashtravadi Samanta Party", Oneindia, 14 July 2008
  10. ^ Piyush Mishra (28 April 2014), "Motivational speaker Shiv Khera campaigns for Advani", The Times of India
  11. ^ "JKYog Bhagavad Gita Summit | RKTemple". Radha Krishna Temple.
  12. ^ "Renowned speakers from all over world to attend JKYog Bhagavad Gita Summit".
  13. ^ "Shiv Khera – Business & Leadership Coach". Retrieved 22 September 2021.
  14. ^ "Shiv Khera". Retrieved 22 September 2021.

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