Who Is Srikanth Bolla? Character Played By Rajkummar Rao In Biopic

Here's everything you need to know about the real life Srikanth Bolla, a character played by Rajkummar Rao in biopic, Srikanth.

Today marks the release of Rajkummar Rao’s “Srikanth” in theaters. Directed by Tushar Hiranandani, the biopic stars Jyotika, Sharad Kelkar, and Alaya F in supporting roles. It delves into the life of Srikanth Bolla, who, despite facing numerous challenges due to his impaired vision, persevered to achieve success. Here’s everything you need to know about the “real” Srikanth Bolla.

Srikanth Bolla Early Life

In 1991, upon Srikanth’s birth, relatives advised his parents to abandon him due to his visual impairment. Despite facing ridicule from classmates, he transformed his disadvantage into an opportunity. Hailing from an agricultural family in Machilipatnam, Andhra Pradesh, he became the first international blind student to graduate from MIT in the US.

Following his matriculation, Srikanth aspired to study science in 12th grade but faced initial resistance. After filing a case, he was eventually permitted to pursue science, achieving top marks with 98 percent in his XII board exams. Despite his academic excellence, he encountered further obstacles when denied admission to coaching institutes for the Indian Institute of Technology due to his visual impairment.

Who Is Srikanth Bolla? What Does He Do?

Srikanth, an Indian industrialist, is the founder of Bollant Industries. Despite corporate opportunities in the US, he sought innovative ventures in India. In 2012, he established Bollant Industries and secured funding from Ratan Tata, as reported in 2018 by The Hindu. The company specializes in areca-based products and provides employment for numerous individuals with disabilities.

In 2017, Forbes magazine recognized Srikanth as one of Asia’s “30 Under 30” achievers. He serves as the CEO and founder of Hyderabad-based Bollant Industries.

Srikanth Bolla’s Marital Life

In April 2022, Srikanth tied the knot with Swathi. Recently, the couple welcomed a baby girl, filling their hearts with pride. Rajkummar Rao expressed his joy and offered heartfelt congratulations to the new parents via Instagram.

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