Nina Lekhi

MD & Chief Design Curator, Baggit

Nina Lekhi, an entrepreneur by profession and a role model for many aspiring young women entrepreneurs had started her journey of success from scratch. Her positive attitude, cheerful and upbeat nature has always endeared her to her friends, family and colleagues.

From a young age she was passionate about painting which inspired her to take up a diploma foundation art course in Sophiya’s. But in her initial years she had to face upheavals this experience ignited a spark within her and a determination to be successful. It also gave her a lot of clarity on her business vision.

Balancing two part time courses- one in textile and another in interior decoration along with a job as a salesgirl on the side; she learnt a lot of important lessons and gained customer insights on the shop floor. Her immense positive energy and strong passion to succeed drove her vision. She picked up the tools of the trade very quickly and started on a journey in 1985 called ‘Baggit’ which is now one of the leading handbag brand in India.

Nina is a stronger believer of ‘Beauty without cruelty’ which motivated her to put together a cruelty free brand. This futuristic vision of hers has made Baggit stand apart from others and has also gained awards and recognition for the brand. Nina has not only earned credits for her brand but also has been acknowledged by the State of Maharashtra with the prestigious Business Karmayogini Award for her excellence in the field of women entrepreneurship. Nina was conferred Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2015 by Mr. Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Hon’ble Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship. Her achievements in the field of women entrepreneurship was been featured in the book ‘Follow Every Rainbow’ by renowned writer Rashmi Bansal.

In her personal life she is a strong follower of Siddha Samadhi Yoga that inculcates a balance of inner peace and tranquility with the functioning of daily life and business. Nina Lekhi not only follows it in her personal life but has also instilled these practices within her organization.