8 lesser known facts about Rakesh Jhunjhunwala

Born in Rajasthan's Jhunjhunu district on 5 July, 1960

Jhunjhunwala graduated from Sydenham College in Mumbai and later enrolled at the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (CA)

Jhunjhunwala gained interest in investment in equity market after hearing his father discuss about it with his friends.

 He had earlier said: "My father gave me my morals, my thoughts, my guts, encouragement, curiosity"

To foray into stock market, Jhunjhunwala borrowed money from his brother's clients with a promise of higher returns

When he entered the India's stock market, the Sensex was at 150 points and today its near 60,000 points

He earned his first big profit in 1986 when he bought 5,000 shares of Tata Tea at Rs 43 and the stock rose to Rs 143 in mere three months.

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala's wife Rekha Jhunjunwala is also a stock market investor

Not many know about Jhunjhunwala's love for movies. He has produced three Bollywood movies — English Vinglish, Shamitabh, and Ki & Ka