Sonny is a former New York-based corporate lawyer who left the formal practice of law to pursue his dream of being an entrepreneur. He’s been a senior leader in multiple startups in New York, Silicon Valley, and India.
He is currently the co-founder and co-CEO of Sher Singh, one of the first online lifestyle brands from India. Previously, he co-founded Exclusively.In, a pioneer in Indian e-commerce that became one of the largest online retailers of Indian fashion. These businesses are backed by some of the world’s leading investors, from Accel Partners and Tiger Global Management to executives from Google, Facebook, and Armani.
Sonny has a deeply personal connection to the fashion industry, because he is widely recognized as the world's first Sikh model. He first appeared in Kenneth Cole's 25th anniversary global advertising campaign in 2008, and since that time, has appeared in GQ for global brands including Dior, Versace, and Armani. He is also an avid percussionist who has performed with leading international musicians including Thievery Corporation, who have sold more than one million albums worldwide.
Sonny maintains an active role in the Indian startup ecosystem as an early-stage angel investor, advisor, and board member, and is also a lecturer on International Management at the Munich Business School in Germany. He received his B.A. from Duke University, J.D. law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, and was a Lord Rothermere Scholar at Oxford University in England (New College). [+]
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