The Women Behind Successful Men

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Published: Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 12:29 [IST]

The Women Behind Successful Men

Who is the woman behind a successful man? Mother, sister, daughter or wife. Usually, when we say that behind every successful man is a woman, we mean 'wife'. It is the wife who spends a time with a man for a majority of his life till death does them apart. The woman behind a successful man thus has the chance of influencing him and pushing him towards his goal. But often we forget them; we don't even know their maiden names. They live in the shadow behind the successful man they have helped create. Let us take a look at these 'celebrity wives' and the real women behind that garb.

The Woman Behind A Successful Man:

1. Her famous husband Shahrukh Khan is termed as the 'king' of Bollywood. When they were married in 1991, he was no more than just another Delhi guy struggling to make his mark in the Mumbai film industry. Gauri's maiden name was Chibba as she hailed from a Hindu Punjabi family but she has this inter-religion marriage work like magic. Being a Delhite she graduated from Lady Shriram College with history. Now, she is a co-partner of Shahrukh's production house Red Chillies and a a mother of two. Know more about Gauri Khan

2. Anjali Tendulkar: Talking about having a successful husband and miss Sachin Tenduldar's wife! The God of Cricket has a doctor as his better half. Anjali and Sachin met at an airport for the first time in 1990 when he was returning after making his first century and she did not recognize him! Little Master was smitten by her lack of cricketing knowledge and they were married in 1995 in spite of an unfavorable age difference. Then Anjali took the biggest decision of her live by quitting her medical career to deal with pressures of being a celebrity wife and here we are 17 years later.

3. Sudha Murthy: The woman behind the successful man who changed the face of Indian IT industry. Sudha Murthy, wife of Infosys founder Narayan Murthy was just as qualified as him and they met when they were both training in Pune. She used to earn more than him at that point and the match was refused by her parents. Their courtship stuck on and they were finally married in 1978. When Naryan Murthy started Infosys in 1983 with almost no capital and Sudha backed him through. Sudha sacrificed her career so that Murthy could build Infosys into the greatest Indian Multinational. So behind every man's success is a woman's mute sacrifice.

4. Nita Ambani: Reliance heir Mukesh Ambani saw her for the first time on stage as she is a talented dancer. Today, Mrs. Nita Ambani is famous for the delicious vegetarian food in her society parties. Having been the support system for her husband to expand Reliance as a brand she has success in her own right too. The co-owner of the IPL Twenty20 team Mumbai Indians, she also the Chairperson of Dhirubhai Ambani International School, one of India's premiere schools. Read more about Nita Ambani

From these four woman, each special in her own way, we learn that behind every successful man is woman's driving force.

Topics: urban life, celebrities, success
 
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