Dinesh Chandra Agrawal Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Dinesh Chandra Agrawal

Dinesh Chandra Agarwal is an Indian businessman. He founded Indiamart Intermesh, which is one of India’s pioneering internet companies. The company has a market capital exceeding Rs. 17,200 crore and was started with an initial capital of Rs. 40,000.


Dinesh Chandra Agarwal was born on Monday, 17 February 1969 (age 55 years; as of 2024) in Village Nanpara, District Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Aquarius. He did his schooling at Maharaja Agrasen Vidyalaya Inter College, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. From 1986 to 1990, Dinesh Chandra pursued a BTech degree in Computer Science at the HBTI (Harcourt Butler Technological Institute), Kanpur. [1]Dinesh Agarwal Agarwal was inspired by his grandfather, who was a freedom fighter.

Physical Appearance

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

Dinesh Chandra Agrawal


Parents & Siblings

His father’s name is Atma Ram Agrawal.

Wife & Children

Dinesh Chandra is married.


Dinesh Chandra resides at 408, Ashirwad Enclave, 104, I.P. Extension, P.S.- Mandawali, New Delhi.


Dinesh Chandra began his career at CMC, which is now a part of Tata Group’s TCS. He has worked for companies like Hindustan Management and Technical Services Private Limited, HCL America, Inc., HCL Limited, HCL Hewlett-Packard Limited, Centre for Development of Telematics (C-Dot), and CMC Limited. He is known for championing innovative ideas to support Indian SMEs globally and has been vocal on issues such as GST, taxation, infrastructure, power, and technology. He then worked for some top IT companies like Bank of America, Novell NetWare, UB Networks, etc. In 1995, the Indian government’s VSNL (Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited) brought public internet access to India, and in the same year, Agarwal returned from the US after leaving his job and started an online business focusing on B2B services. During his stint at HCL, he realized the potential of the internet and software and planned to sell Indian software services to US customers. In 1996, Dinesh Chandra co-founded Indiamart Intermesh with his cousin Brijesh Agarwal. The company was one of India’s first internet companies. Despite challenges like the dotcom bust and the 9/11 attack, Dinesh Chandra began building a profitable business, leading to a successful IPO.

A young Dinesh Chandra Agrawal

A young Dinesh Chandra Agrawal

In 2000, he established Indiamart Intermesh Limited in New Delhi, India.

Logo of IndiaMART

Logo of IndiaMART

Dinesh Chandra is an engaged investor with a notable portfolio of start-ups. He has been a member of the Governing Council of the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) since 2015. Since 2017, he has also been actively involved with the Indus Entrepreneur (TiE) and serves on the Advisory Committee of Amity International Business School and the Executive Council of APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University.

Dinesh Chandra Agrawal during a business conference

Dinesh Chandra Agrawal during a business conference

In 2018, Dinesh Chandra shared India’s e-commerce success story at the Trade and Development of eCommerce Week during the United Nations Conference in Geneva. He has invested in over 45 companies in different sectors, including health tech and cloud telephony.


He is the recipient of the “Young Turk” award by CNBC, “The Market Maker” award by The Economic Times, “The Best Corporate Executive” award by the NCR Chamber of Commerce & Industry (NCCI), “The Digital Person of the Year” award at the 10th India Digital Awards and the “Most Promising Company of the Year” award at the CNBC Awaaz CEO Awards.

Net Worth

As of 2023, Agarwal has been ranked as Noida’s richest individual with a net worth of Rs. 4,200 crore according to the 360 ONE Wealth Hurun India Rich List 2023. [2]Wallmine


  • Dinesh Chandra has provided substantial guidance and backing to the Olympic Gold Quest (Foundation for Promotion of Sports and Games) by allocating an annual amount to encourage the spirit of sportsmanship. He is a strong supporter of women’s empowerment and has been contributing to women’s welfare through initiatives like “Mera Sahara,” the Joint Women’s Programme over the years.

    A picture of Mera Sahara, the Joint Women’s Programme

    A picture of Mera Sahara, the Joint Women’s Programme

  • During his leisure time, he likes to spend time with his family, travel to different places, and experience various cultures. Some of his favourite books include “Freakonomics” by Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt, and “Art of War” by Sun Tzu.


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