Top 5 Investors in India

July 19, 2015   ·   0 Comments

Everyone knows Rakesh Jhunjhunwala – Popular name in Indian stock market fraternity whose portfolio in Rare Enterprises is currently valued at around 8,300 crore (almost 1.5 billion $). But there is much more than a single name in stock savvy investors who have carved a niche for themselves in stock market. Let us look at some of others investors who have made fortunes in Indian stock market over the years with their present portfolio.

Ashish Dhawan is an Indian private equity investor and philanthropist who co-founded and ran one of India’s leading private equity funds, Chrysalis Capital.Ashish Dhawan

Ashish Dhawan of ChrysCapital has a portfolio worth in excess of Rs. 265 crores in 2002 and now worth 782 crore Rs. in 2015. He made money early in his career by being the early investor in stocks like Axis Bank (then UTI Bank), Yes Bank and Shriram Transport Finance and Mphasis which became super-duper multibaggers and made him a lot of money.

The present Portfolio – July,2015 of the Chrysalis Capital from company website shows as: 

  • Amtek Group
  • AU Financiers
  • CavinKare
  • Cyient
  • Eris Lifesciences
  • HCL Technologies
  • ING Vysya Bank
  • Intas Pharma
  • Ipca Laboratories
  • KPIT Technologies
  • LiquidHub
  • Mankind Pharma
  • Parksons Packaging
  • Torrent Pharma


Ashish Dhawan, personal portfolio, July 2015 expands 18 companies (as from stock exchanges websites) out of which we know 7 companies:

Company Name No. of shares %
Ballarpur Inds. 8075590 1.34
Kajaria Ceramics 1025199 1.39
EMCO 1050000 1.7
JB Chem & Pharma 7861262 9.28
GreenPly Not Known
GreenLam Not Known
IIFL Not Known



Professor Shivanand Shankar Mankekar is no ordinary academician. with total worth of more than 500 crores. A well-known name amongst Dalal Street veterans, he is said to have been active in the market since the eighties. He shot to fame in 2003 when he became an early investor in Pantaloons, where is said to have managed a hundred-bagger, market parlance for making a hundred times his original investment.

 Shivanand Shankar Mankekar Portfolio in June,2015:

Investor Company Name Jun-15 Remarks
Kedar Shivanand Mankekar HCL Infosystems 1.0 No Change
Kedar Shivanand Mankekar Lak. Vilas Bank 2.1 No Change
Kedar Shivanand Mankekar Strides Arcolab 1.3 Increased
Shivanand Shankar Mankekar Century Textiles 2.2 No Change
Shivanand Shankar Mankekar Cox & Kings 1.2 Reduced
Shivanand Shankar Mankekar Future Lifestyle 1.1 Reduced
Shivanand Shankar Mankekar Future Retail 1.7 Reduced
Shivanand Shankar Mankekar Jain Irrigation 1.9 No Change
Shivanand Shankar Mankekar Multi Comm. Exc. 1.3 new entry
Shivanand Shankar Mankekar Shasun Pharma. 4.6 No Change
Shivanand Shankar Mankekar SKS Microfinance 1.0 new entry
Shivanand Shankar Mankekar Strides Arcolab 1.5 No Change


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Namish S ShahNemish s shah, portfolio worth is 493 crore Rs.

His significant holdings in india as on 30th June,2015 as per stock exchanges is given below:

Symbol Entity # of shares %
Superspin Nemish s shah 760500 1.38
Sonasteer Nemish s. Shah 8680000 4.37
Ricoauto Nemish s shah 2901900 2.15
Zodiacloth Nemish s shah 405124 2.09
Hitechgear Nemish s shah 580000 3.09
Asahiindia Nemish s shah 11119635 4.57
Laxmimach Nemish s shah 402681 3.57
Banarisug Nemish s shah 325000 2.84
Sonakoyo Nemish s shah
Elgi equipments Nemish s shah


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Dolly_Khanna_PortfolioFor Chennai-based Khanna, stock investing is more of a hobby than a profession. The Khannas own Kwality Milk Foods, which sold its ice-cream business to Hindustan Unilever in 1995. With the money he got after selling the ice cream business, Rajiv Khanna, 67, started investing in the market in 1996-97 for the first time.

“It started as a hobby and remains a hobby. My core business is of milk products,” said the lowprofile investor, who agreed to talk to ET over phone after weeks of persuasion. He did not respond to requests seeking an interview in person. Hawkins Cookers was his first multi-bagger. Khanna started accumulating the stock in 2007 and went on accumulating it till June 2009 at an average price of 130-140. Today, the stock is trading at Rs 3,400, and the company has given at least 70% of its profits as dividends.

Then, there was nothing stopping Khanna. He went on to identify small-cap winners such as Wimplast (more than 7 times in two years), Cera Sanitaryware (more than 7 times in two years ), RS Software (4 times in less than two years), and Avanti Feeds (more than 4 times in less than 6 months). Khanna’s passion for picking stocks through extensive research can be traced back to his first job. A chemical engineer from IIT Madras, Khanna worked for ICI Ltd, a pharmaceutical company as a research person in the field of industrial explosives and blasting physics. In 1986, he started his company – Kwality Milk Foods. In the first decade of his investing career, gains from the market were modest. It was only after 2007 that the stakes started becoming bigger.

With stakes of more than 1% in 14 listed companies, Khanna’s shareholdings are worth at least couple of hundred crores.

Dolly Khanna’s portfolio (companies in which she holds more than 1%) has grown from Rs 1 crore in 2007 to 175 crore in Dec,2014 and Rs 220 crore at present in July,2015.

Dolly Khanna Portfolio – June 2015:

Company Name June-14 Remarks
Aditya Bir.Chem. 0.0 Exited
Asian Granito 1.7 New Entry
Avanti Feeds 0.0 Exited
Cera Sanitary. 1.0 Maintained
Heritage Foods 0.0 Exited
Huhtamaki PPL 1.2 Maintained
IFB Agro Inds. 1.4 Maintained
Liberty Shoes 1.8 Maintained
Manjushree Tech. 0.0 Exited
Nilkamal Ltd 0.0 Exited
Nucleus Soft. 1.0 Reduced
R S Software (I) 3.5 Reduced
Selan Expl. Tech 1.4 Reduced


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Sat Pal Khattar

Satpal Khattar is a very prominent Singapore Resident of Indian Origin and is one of the wealthiest NRIs in the world.

Satpal Khattar significant portfolio holdings as on June,2015:

Symbol Entity # of Shares %
STAR Satpal Khattar 1412500 2.37
TFL Satpal Khattar 680000 2.78


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