Murugavel Janakiraman

[ Founder and CEO ]

Murugavel Janakiraman is the Founder and CEO, – whose flagship brand is BharatMatrimony, the most trusted matrimony service. The company is powered by 4000+ employees across 140 branches in 20 major cities in India. is India’s first pure play Consumer Internet Company to be publicly listed.

In 1997, he pioneered the concept of online matchmaking that changed the way Indians marry.

Twice he was nominated by The Economic Times for the “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. Besides being awarded Digital Entrepreneur of the Year by WAT, he was also Chairman of the IAMAI (Internet and Mobile Association of India).

He’s been a speaker at major summits including those hosted by Harvard School of Business, India Today, Business World, IAMAI, CII, TiE, Stanford India and FICCI.