17 Indian Muslim Entrepreneurs Whose Stories Will Amuse You

Indian Muslim Entrepreneurs

The creation of a sustainable, profit-making entity that contributes to the development of a society is a task not all can shoulder. Entrepreneurs are bearers of this exalting burden. Although hailing from different backgrounds and cultures, all entrepreneurs share the courage to venture into the unknown.

Though entrepreneurship knows no boundaries of faith, we’re presenting to you a list of the top Muslim entrepreneurs in India (listed alphabetically).


1. Ayaz Basrai
Founder, The Busride

Ayaz Basrai Indian Entrepreneur

The dream of an idea is often sweeter than its reality. Not so much for Ayaz Basrai. A pass out of the National Institute of Design (Ahmedabad), Ayaz graduated in Industrial Design and specialized in product design.

After working in studios like Ideaspice Design Studio (Dubai), Lokus Design, and XHeight Design studio, he moved on and founded The Busride, an independent design studio, which seems to have touched almost every field you could think of: office spaces (Sony music studio, Channel V studio), retail spaces (The Shantanu Nikhil Gallery, The Turtle Retail Stores), houses (one at Ranwar and one at Tutikorin), and even films (Krrish, Chandni Chowk to China). Apart from Busride, Ayaz also runs The Gypsy Kitchen. He is passionate about Bandra and organizes Bandra Walks.

2. Azhar Iqubal
Co-Founder and CEO, Inshorts

Today everyone is busy. Either they are busy with work or in their daily chores. Seldom people make time to read a news. But it's essential for everybody to stay updated about the happenings in and around the world. Wouldn’t it be amazing if the news were filtered and shortened for you? Azhar Iqubal, an IIT Delhi dropout started up with News in Shorts along with Anunay Arunav of IIT Delhi, and Deepit Purkayastha of IIT Kharagpur in 2013.

This young entrepreneur has turned our dreams into a reality by creating the app, News in Shorts. The app provides an experience, of knowing it all, without reading it all. The app curates news from all the sources, handpicks the best articles, and provides the gist of those stories in just 60 words.

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If you know an entrepreneur who could be added to this list, let us know via the comments section (moderated) below. We would appreciate your suggestions and contributions.

Note: The numbers do not imply any ranks.


  • Ather Shazan

    You should contact Aleem Faizee Founder Editor of ummid.com and CEO Awaz Multimedia & Publication. Last Monday, Indian Expresses had done a wonderful profile on this successful media guru.