Anuradha Kapoor

Anuradha Kapoor

Anuradha Kapoor is an Indian Socialist Director & Founder of Swayam. ( Swayam is a nonprofit organization established to empower women and end the violence against women in India.)


Anuradha Kapoor was born on 16 October 1963 in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Her father was a successful entrepreneur. She got married to Naveen Kishore, owner of the seagull Books, a publishing house in Kolkata. She met him when she was working in the publishing house. They have a son named Varun Kishore who is a composer, musician, and a producer.


• Eye Colour- Black.
• Hair Colour- Salt and Pepper.


Anuradha Kapoor did her schooling at La Martiniere for Girls School, Kolkata. She has also done the Bachelor of Commerce from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi.


Anuradha Kapoor was the manager of Seagull Books, a publishing house in Kolkata. While working there she met a lot of creative people and started attending discourses on gender issues, which shaped her sensibilities. Alongside her job, she indulged herself in a lot of social work and became Social Activist.


• Highest Fundraiser 2019 (in Kolkata).
• Most Powerful Women Impact Award by Business Today in 2018.
• Member of Civil Society Advisory Group.

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