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Lalit Modi Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : November 28, 2018

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Short Biography

Lalit Modi was born on 29-11-1965 in New Delhi, India. He is an Indian Businessperson, Chairperson & Founder of IPL.

Other Name: Lalit Kumar Modi
Other Professions: Chairperson Founder

Lalit Modi Complete Bio & Career

Lalit Modi is a cricket administrator and businessman from India. He was studying electrical engineering and business administration but didn’t graduate. He got into the family business in 1986. He became the president of International Tobacco Company Ltd in 1987, the position he served till 1991. Lalit Modi became a Non- Independent and Non-Executive Director of Godfrey Phillips India. In 1992, he became the executive director of the company, which is one of the largest tobacco companies in India. He founded Modi Entertainment Networks in 1993. It was a joint venture with Disney Pictures, where it broadcast Disney’s content in India. The venture also made a contract with ESPN to broadcast in India. However, this company was not profitable. Further, he was made the President and MD of Modi Enterprises. He had also launched ‘Sixo’ an online lottery business in 2002. 
He came up with an idea for a cricket league in India, after being impressed by the revenues attracted by sports leagues in America. He resolved to join the Board of Control for Cricket in India. For this, he got into Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association, Punjab Cricket Association, Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA). He used his political influence to become the President of RCA and went on to become the Vice-President of BCCI. He played a key role in launching Indian Premier League in India, a league based on T-20 cricket. It became one of the biggest sports leagues in the world, with an estimated worth over $4 billion. He was named the 2nd Most Powerful Person in Indian sports by Sports Illustrated in 2010. He currently lives in London.

Lalit Modi Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to entrepreneur Krishan Kumar Modi and Vina Modi. Renowned Philanthropist and Industrialist Gujarmal Modi was his grandfather. He is married to Minal Modi since 1991 and together the couple is blessed with a son named Ruchir Modi and two daughters named Karima Sagrani and Aliya Modi. 

Life's Important Dates Of Lalit Modi

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Skin Colour Dark
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Delhi
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address London, England
School Bishop Cotton School, Shimla, St Joseph's College, Nainital
College Duke University, North Carolina, US
Qualification Under Graduate
Hobbies Watching Sports and Reading
Marital Status Married
Debut As IPL Commissioner in 2008


Favorite Player Yuvraj Singh
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actor Shahrukh Khan

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Lalit Modi

  • He himself used to play a number of sports including cricket.
  • He was sentenced to two years in prison in US after he was charged with consuming and carrying drugs with him.
  • His wife Minal Modi was his mother's friend and is over 10 years elder than him.
  • He is the founder of construction company named Amer Heritage City Construction Pvt Ltd in Rajasthan.

Lalit Modi Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

56 years, 1month, 27 days old age Lalit Modi will turn 57 on 29 November, 2022. Only 10 months, 3 days, 4 hours,42 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Lalit Modi has celebrated the total number of 57 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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