Leena Gandhi Tewari: India's leading woman entrepreneur who loves to be part of  humanitarian projects

The 64-year-old was also placed 23rd in the Hurun India Philanthropy List of 2019 with donations of around $5 million i.e. around Rs. 34 crores. The list of achievements don't stop there, she also ranked 3rd in Women Philanthropist of 2019 list by the Hurun Report India Philanthropy List and has actively been a part of humanitarian projects.

Leena Gandhi Tewari is a leading Indian Businesswoman and an author. She is the chairperson of USV Private Limited which is a multinational pharmaceutical and biotechnology company based in Mumbai. Lenna's current net worth is valued at $4.4 billion. She was 43rd in Forbe's 2021 list of richest Indians and 859th in Forbes's 2021 list of top billionaires of the world.

The 64-year-old was also placed 23rd in the Hurun India Philanthropy List of 2019 with donations of around $5 million i.e. around Rs. 34 crores. The list of achievements don't stop there, she also ranked 3rd in Women Philanthropist of 2019 list by the Hurun Report India Philanthropy List and has actively been a part of humanitarian projects.

USV Private Limited is a company with a revenue of $511 million and is run by her husband, Prashant, Managing Director of USV Pvt. Ltd.  The Company specializes in diabetic and cardiovascular drugs as well as biosimilar drugs, injectables, and active pharmaceutical ingredients. USV was founded by Leena's grandfather Vithal Balkrishna Gandhi in 1961. He was a well-known politician and social reformer. The company initially imported medicines before branching off into manufacturing in a joint venture with the American company. Revlon. In 2018, USV acquired German generics firm Juta Pharma for an undisclosed sum.

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Lenna Tiwari was born on 9 March 1957 in Suburban Mumbai. She did her graduation from the University of Mumbai in B.Com and completed her Masters's from Boston University with Business Administration  She later got married to the Managing Director of her company, Prashant. They have 2 children, a son and a daughter, Vilas Gandhi Tewari and Aneesha Gandhi Tewari, respectively. Prashant is an Indian Institute of Technology graduate and a mechanical engineer from Cornell.

A few lesser-known things about Leena is that she is an avid reader alongside being an author herself. She wrote the biographical book on her grandfather Vithal Gandhi in 2013 which was titled Beyond Pipes and Dreams. It took her 7 years of extensive research to finally complete the biography of Mr. Vithal Balkrishna Gandhi. Leena also thinks highly of her grandmother who she sees as an inspiring figure and calls a strong-headed woman. Her grandmother was a gynecologist in the 1920s. Leena is also a lover of nature, animals, wildlife and a keen travel enthusiast for forest locations. She is a passionate dancer and homemaker too. 

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Leena has been supporting Dr. Sushila Gandhi Centre for Underprivileged Women and is involved in such humanitarian works. The center supports the education and learning of girls by mentoring them through academic instruction, dance, and computers.