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Sanjeev Kapoor | Recipe of success journey as a celebrity chef and entrepreneur



Sanjeev Kapoor

Sanjeev Kapoor, a Rachael Ray of India in the industry of Indian food, stands out among celebrity chefs. Indian love chef Sanjeev fulfilled Indian love for food and explored a variety in every dish show Khana Khazana. He was a matinee idol for all food lovers in the 90s. Not only in India but also globally, Sanjeev cuisine made people’s mouths water with easy-to-follow recipes.

Early life

Sanjeev was born on 10th April 1964 in Ambala, Haryana, India. His father is a banker, he lives in a family with his sister Namrata and brother, who is working as CA in the present life. He started schooling at St. Thomas school Meerut, college from Kendriya Vidhyalaya Punjab Regimental center Meerut Kent St.Mary’s Academy Saharanpur. Government Model School, NewDelhi. 

After completing three years of diploma in Hotel Management from the Institute of Hotel Management Catering & Nutrition, Pusa, New Delhi, he started in the hospitality industry in 1984. Furthermore, he worked in different hotels, from national to international around the world.


Soon after graduation, he worked in ITDC and Ashok hotel as a chef for around two years. After, gaining good experience, which led him to be the youngest executive chef in Varanasi for six years. 

He always wanted to be creative and a trendsetter in his work and industry. The attitude of never giving up on things and being innovative took him to the next level in the industry. Because of this nominated for Best chef executive of the country the same and the following year. Soon that year he was again nominated again for the same award and he also won the award.

The journey took him to the small screen, meaning television, where he launched his first cookery show on Zee TV, “Khana Khazana,” completed 13 years. Sanjeev’s dedication to things and his long-term management skills led him to become a food consultant. In the same year, 2010, he launched ready-to-cook meal products which sold over with high profit.


Padma Shri, the Fourth Highest Indian national honor2017
Guinness World Record by cooking 918 kg khichdi live at World Food India, NewDelhi2017
Best Executive Chef of India by H & FS2010
The Mercury Gold Award at Geneva
ITA Award – For Popular Chef & Entrepreneur (Zaika-E-Hind)2015
ITA Award- For Best Cookery Show ( Khana Khazana)2002. 2004, 2010
Best Chef of India’ by the Government of India
Best International Cookbook at the 2012 International Book Awards2011

In addition to the above awards, Sanjeev ranked 31st in Reader’s Digest’s list of ‘100 of India’s most trusted persons. Ranked 32, 34, and 73 in the following years from 2017, 2018, and 2019 according to Forbes India magazine list. In  Master Chef India Season 3 and 4 he played major as a panel judge.


100 Mouthwatering Dishes
How To Cook Indian
The Yellow Chilli Cookbook
aah! Chocolate
 Marwari Vegetarian Cooking
 Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen Secrets
No Onion No Garlic: Recipes To Keep Life Simple
Books available on Amazon

His net worth is approximately 1000 crore, which is gathered from the different sources of his income worldwide. Firstly, as the highest pay on appliance brands stake in wander chef that’s 225 crores. Secondly, a Chain of restaurants around the globe, such as in India, Hong Kong, the USA, and the Middle East, generate up to 200 crores. His cookery and recipe books sold around 10 million copies for  80 crores, which was a major success for him. Finally, his portfolio brand advertisements and own channel Food Food earn revenue like 50lakh and 50 crores. 

Personal Life

Interestingly, he met his life partner in Hotel at Juhu, where they resided once after her father retired from the Navy. Finally, in 1922, they got married and started a journey of loving in Mumbai with two daughters, Rachita and Kriti Kapoor. 

He is living his dream of making Indian cuisine the number one in the world and empowering women through the power of cooking to become self-sufficient. And his culinary contribution and for putting India on the world’s culinary map.

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Sanjeev Kapoor net worth?

$140 Million (Rs. 1000 crore)

What is the name of Sanjeev Kapoor's Wife?

Alyona Kapoor

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