Rikant Pittie Wiki, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Rikant Pittie

Rikant Pittie is an Indian entrepreneur, film producer and philanthropist. He is the COO and co-founder of the online travel company EaseMy Trip. In 2022, Rikant was listed among the Fortune India 40 under 40.

Wiki/Biography

Rikant Pittie was born on Thursday, 18 August 1988 (age 35 years; as of 2023) in Delhi, India. His zodiac sign is Leo. He enrolled at Vivekanand School, New Delhi in 1995 and completed his school education in 2005. He joined Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, Haryana in 2006, where he completed his B.Tech in 2010.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 9″

Hair Colour: Black

Eye Colour: Black

A photo of Rikant Pittie

Family

Rikant Pittie belongs to a family in Delhi.

Parents & Siblings

His father was a coal trader by profession. He has two brothers Prashant Pitti (eldest) and Nishant Pitti (elder). Both of them are co-founders of EaseMy Trip.

Rikant Pittie with his brothers

Rikant Pittie with his brothers

Wife & Children

Rikant Pittie married Hina Vanjani. They have a daughter.

Rikant Pittie with his wife

Rikant Pittie with Hina Vanjani

Rikant Pittie with his daughter

Rikant Pittie with his daughter

Career

Business

In 2008, at the age of 17, Rikant Pittie started his career as an entrepreneur. He and his elder brother Nishant Pitti decided to create a travel portal named Duke Travels for people who have trouble booking tickets online. Initially, their father provided funds for their business venture later their family and friends helped them. After that, when the company started making progress the Airline company Air Deccan contacted them to become their travel partner. Thereafter, Duke Travels’ name was changed to EaseMy Trip and became a well-known brand for travel booking.

EaseMy Trip Brand Logo

The company EaseMy Trip Private Limited was established in 2012. According to sources in 2019, the company had 42,000 travel agents, 1,200 franchise outlets, 640 white-label solutions, and 1,600 distributors. In 2019, apart from India, the company expanded its market in countries such as UAE, US, UK, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. To form the Confederation of Hospitality, Technology and Tourism Industry (CHATT) the company collaborated with other travel companies such as Oyo Rooms, Airbnb, and Yatra in 2021.

Homescreen of EaseMy Trip mobile app

Homescreen of EaseMy Trip mobile app

Some of the other companies that Rikant Pittie owns are Easy Builders Private Limited (2012) as Director, Bhoomika Fabricators Private Limited (2013) as Director, Spree Hotels and Real Estate Private Limited (2021) as Director, MoneyLeader Finance India Private Limited (2021) as Director, EaseMy Trip Foundation (2021) as Director, and Yolobus Private Limited (2022) as Director.

Film Production

Rikant Pittie made his debut as a film producer with the film Mumbai 125 KM 3D (2014).

A poster of the film Mumbai 125 KM

Some other films which his company produced were Madaari (2016), Guest iin London (2017), Batti Gul Meter Chalu (2018), Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi (2019), and Taish (2020).

Philanthropy

In 2018, his company EaseMy Trip contributed Rs.10 lakh to the people in Kerela whose lives were affected during the Kerela floods. The company provided 550 oxygen concentrators and gave a full refund for ticket cancellation during the second wave of Covid-19.

Controversy

Trademark Infringement Case against EaseMy Trip

In 2019, the travel company MakeMy Trip filed a case against EaseMy Trip for trademark violation in the Delhi High Court. They accused EaseMy Trip of using the brand name “makemytrip” as a Google AdWord to increase its ranking. [1]Business Today In 2022, the Pune-based company udChalo filed a case against EaseMyTrip in the Delhi High Court claiming the company had used keywords and AdWords of the company udChalo. [2]Brand Equity

Awards & Achievements

  • Worldwide Achievers Business Leadership Award – Best Online Travel Company of the Year (2013)
  • FMW Asean Thai-India Business Leader Award – Best Destination Management Company in Thailand (2016)
  • Top Contributors Award (2016)
  • 24MRC Network Leaders Award – Enterprise Excellence of the Year (2017)
  • TnH Magazine Travel & Tourism Award – Most Outstanding Online Travel Company (2017)
  • Ravishing Wedding Award – Best Travel Planner of the Year (2017)

    Rikant Pittie receiving Ravishing Wedding Award

    Rikant Pittie receiving Ravishing Wedding Award

  • India-UAE Business & Social Forum – World’s Greatest Brands & Leaders (2018)

    Rikant receiving the India-UAE Business & Social Forum Award

    Rikant receiving the India-UAE Business & Social Forum Award

  • Turkish Airlines – Plaque of Appreciation (2018)
  • Times Travel Award – Best Travel Booking App/Website (2019)
  • Ravishing Wedding Award – Best Travel Planner of the Year (2019)
  • Brand Essence – International Achievement Award (2019)
  • Business Television India – Customer Centric Business Award (2019)
  • Vistara Gold Partner Award (2019)
  • Global Iconic Award – COO of the Year (2019)

    Rikant Pittie receiving Global Iconic Award

    Rikant Pittie receiving the Global Iconic Award

  • SATTE – Best Travel Booking Site (2020)
  • International Glory Award – Best Online Travel Portal (2021)
  • Hurun India – Bootstrapped Entrepreneur of the Year (2022)

    Rikant Pittie holding Hurun India Entrepreneur of the Year Award

    Rikant Pittie holding the Hurun India Entrepreneur of the Year Award

  • The Times – Forty under 40 Award (2022)

    Rikant Pittie holding Times Forty under 40 Award

    Rikant Pittie holding Times Forty under 40 Award

  • Exchange4media – Online Travel Portal Award (2022)
  • Global Business Symposium – Best Online Travel Portal of India Award (2022)
  • Global Fame Award – Best Travel Portal of India (2022)
  • Entrepreneur Award – Entrepreneur of the Year (2022)

    Rikant Pittie receiving the Entrepreneur Award

    Rikant Pittie receiving the Entrepreneur Award

Car Collection

He owns a Lamborghini Urus Performante worth Rs 4.22 crore.

Rikant Pittie standing with his Lamborghini

Rikant Pittie standing with his Lamborghini

Facts/Trivia

  • In 2021, Vijay Raaz and Varun Sharma the two actors of the Hindi film industry were made brand ambassadors of EaseMy Trip.

    Vijay Raaz and Varun Sharma in a EaseMy Trip Advertisement

    Vijay Raaz and Varun Sharma in an EaseMy Trip advertisement

  • As of 2023, Rikant Pittie had 1 stock worth Rs. 2,258.8 crore. [3]Trendlyne
  • In 2023, Rikant Pittie became one of the angel investors on the show “Indian Angels” which premiered on Jio Cinema.

    Rikant Pittie on the poster of Indian Angels show

    Rikant Pittie on the poster of the Indian Angels show

  • In 2024, Rikant Pittie bought a property in Gurugram worth Rs. 99.34 crore. [4]Business Today

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