Entrepreneur Dr. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Chairman & ManagingDirector of Bioon Ltd., who becameIndia's richest woman in 2004 (anestimated Rs.2,100 crore )~US$480 million), was educated at the Bishop Cotton Girls School and Mount Carmel College inBangalore. She founded BioconIndia with a capital of Rs.10,000 inher garage in 1978 - the initialoperation was to extract anenzyme from papaya. Her application for loans were turned down by banks then - onthree counts - biotechnology was then a new word, thecompany lacked assets, and (most importantly) womenentrepreneurs were still a rarity. Today, her company is thebiggest biopharmaceutical firm in the country. In 2006, Shawcaused a few Page 3 ruffles after a much hyped photographshowed her in an embraceand lip-lock with senior BJP leader Vasundhara Raje Scinidia
.Ekta Kapoor, creative head of BalajjiTelefilms, is the daughter of actor Jeetendraand sister of actor Tushar Kapoor. She hasbeen synonymous with the rage of soapoperas on Indian TV, after her most famousventure 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi',which started airing on STAR Plus in 2000.Ekta dominates Indian television, producingmore than eight television soaps. At the 6thIndian Telly Awards 2006, she bagged theHall of Fame award for her contributions.Most of her creations begin with the letter'K'due to her superstition that it brings her good luck.