Allirajah Subaskaran

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Allirajah Subaskaran
Born Allirajah Subaskaran
(1972-03-02) 2 March 1972 (age 45)
Mulliyawalai, Mullaitivu, Sri Lanka
Occupation Chairman, Lycamobile
Net worth £180 million (Sunday Times Rich List, 2015)[1]

Allirajah Subaskaran (born 2 March 1972), is a British Tamil Sri Lankan entrepreneur, film producer, and the founder and chairman of Lycamobile,[2] which launched in 2006 and now operates in 21 countries worldwide with a subscriber base over 14 million customers.

His Lyca Productions is based in Chennai, India and began with its first film Kaththi (2014). It is currently producing the science fiction thriller 2.0, touted to be India's costliest film.


Allirajah Subaskaran and his mother Gnanambikai Allirajah founded a charity, The Gnanam Foundation, in 2010 in order to provide help for marginalised communities and those who have been abandoned without care. It exists to extend funds to promote means of livelihood for those in need for specific projects on an individual, family or community basis. The Gnanam Foundation is based on the ethos of "teach a person to fish", providing opportunities for people to develop skills to support themselves. Since 2012, The Gnanam Foundation have partnered up with many other organisations[3] including the British Asian Trust, Children's Hunger Relief and Muslim Aid to donate to a number of worthy causes. In 2015, The Gnanam Foundation set to construct 150 homes in the Vavuniya District of Sri Lanka.[4]


In October 2011 Lycatel was ranked 36th in the Sunday Times 250 leading mid-market private companies.[5] Allirajah received a gold award for Best Overall Enterprise in 2010 at the Asian Achievers Award ceremony for the impact he has made on the Asian community in the UK.[6] The Asian Voice Political and Public Life awarded Allirajah in 2011 its "International Entrepreneur of the Year’ award.[7]

In 2012 the English Asian Business Awards presented Allirajah with the "2011 Power Business of the Year" award, recognizing the growth of the Lycamobile business globally.[8] as well as the "Social Entrepreneur of the Year" award.[9]


  1. ^ "Sunday Times Rich List". The Sunday Times (page 74). 26 April 2015. 
  2. ^ "Welcome To Lycamobile Group | Meet Our Team". Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  3. ^ "Gnanam Foundation | Official Site". Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
  4. ^ "Gnanam Foundation as a Flame of Hope in People’s Minds .....| Athavan English News". Retrieved 2016-01-21. 
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  7. ^ "Asian bags international entrepreneur award for 2011". The Hindu Business Line. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Honour for English Asian Business award winners". Asian Image. 7 March 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  9. ^ "Winners of 2012 Asian Business". Asian Business Awards. 2 April 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2012. 

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