Navneet Kalra is an Indian businessman. An established name in the Indian hospitality sector, he owns a successful chain of Kebabs and rolls eatery in New Delhi called Khan Chacha along with many popular restaurants namely Town Hall, Public Affair, Mr. Choy, Kakapo, Nege & Ju. In addition, Navneet Kalra is also active in the optical business with Dayal Opticals, a retail business into spectacles and sunglasses. He has expanded the company by leaps and bounds since the 1990s.
|Net Worth||Not Known|
|Birthdate||16 October 1971|
|Wife||Shehla Kalra, Celebrity Fitness Expert|
|Hobbies||Fitness, Swimming, Cycling, Golf|
|School||DPS R.K.Puram New Delhi|
|College||College of Vocational Studies, Delhi|
|Family||Father – Dayal Das Kalra|
Early life and education (1971-1990)
Navneet Kalra was born on 16 October 1971 in New Delhi. He comes from a business background. His father, Shri Dayal Das Kalra, used to run a spectacles and sunglasses retail business called Dayal Opticals in Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar.
He completed his schooling at Delhi Public School, RK Puram, Delhi. He later went on to pursue higher education at the College of Vocational Studies, University of Delhi.
Navneet Kalra considers his father to be his idol and source of inspiration.
Navneet Kalra’s entry into business circles (1990-2000)
Navneet Kalra started up his first business at the young age of 19 years. It was a garments business based in Delhi, which he ran for over a decade. He later chose to shut it down in order to move to new opportunities.
During the late 1990s, Navneet Kalra also assumed command of Dayal Opticals, thus marking his entry into the family business. Under his leadership, Dayal Opticals expanded to several new locations across Delhi. The venture also established itself as one of the most popular eyewear retail chains in the national capital.
Navneet Kalra in restaurant business (2000-present)
After shutting down his garments business, Navneet Kalra forayed into the hospitality business with a restaurant named Blanco. The success of the restaurant encouraged him to explore the industry further.
Later, Navneet Kalra went on to open several high-end restaurants at prime locations across Delhi NCR, the most famous ones being Town Hall, Public Affair, Mr. Choy, Kakapo, and Nege & Ju. However, Navneet Kalra is best known as the owner of Khan Chacha – a popular chain of kebab and rolls eatery. While Khan Chacha was started in the Khan market, Navneet Kalra gradually expanded the restaurant to many new locations in the NCR.
Navneet Kalra’s hobbies
Navneet Kalra’s vast business keeps him busy most of the time. He travels to parts of Europe on business trips on a regular basis. However, he has stated his favorite holiday destination to be New Zealand.
Navneet Kalra is also a fitness enthusiast. He enjoys outdoor activities like swimming and cycling. He is also an avid golf player.