Shahnaz Husain, 74
Founder, Shahnaz Husain Group of Companies
Previous Rank : 47
She has been in the beauty business for more than 50 years, but doesn’t get tired or “give up” as she puts it. Keeping up with the times, Husain has now set her sights on using artificial intelligence to personalise products for customers. She expects to close the current year with a turnover of ₹850 crore on the back of a large retail expansion that took her franchises to nearly 100 small towns across the country. Getting on the online bandwagon, Husain launched her e-commerce portal last year and started a new range of “organic” products and a dry shampoo to wash hair without water.