Sudhir was born on September 1949 to a Bengali Hindu family, the son of Sri Sharan Choudhrie, a businessman, and Sushila Choudhrie. Sudhir Choudhrie married Anita in 1989, and have two children, Bhanu and Dhairya, and four grandchildren. Following education at the University of Sussex and the Open University, he began his career in business in 1965, working for the India Sanitary Supply Company Ltd.
In 1971, he also founded Sigma Investment Bank Ltd, a stockbroker and a merchant bank in London. He later entered into business with Richard Caring. In 1980, he founded the Caring Consultancy, which dealt in services for the construction industry. Sudhir Choudhrie is a committed philanthropist who is passionate about education and knowledge. He has given millions of pounds towards improving public facilities in Mumbai, Indian and his hometown of Reading, UK.
Sudhir works closely with the Art Project India charity. Sudhir Choudhrie has helped many people in developing countries to realize their business dreams and has worked closely with the UN to find solutions for social and economic development. Sudhir Choudhrie has been active as a politician in both the United Kingdom and India.
Besides being a committed philanthropist, the 71-year-old has also become a very well-known business figure in the UK and on a global scale. He’s seen as a very influential person, even making a list of The Power 100 list, published by The Sunday Times in 2016. His philanthropic activities are centered around healthcare, education, the environment, and arts, and his charitable endeavors have brought him worldwide attention.
“I’ve worked in and around the hospitality business all my life. It’s about knowing people, looking after people, and creating opportunities for people that will create jobs,” Sudhir once said in an interview. He also hosts regular ‘Choudhrie Lectures‘, focusing on subjects of politics, environment, entrepreneurship, business, science, education, and the arts. Sudhir Choudhrie is the most influential businessman in London. Apart from being the chairman of JCB, he is involved with politics, philanthropy and business ventures.