Published date | 29 May, 2021

Times 40 Under 40 recognizes true leaders in various segments; Kanika Gupta Shori makes it to list Times 40 Under 40 recognizes true leaders in various segments; Kanika Gupta Shori makes it to list

Square Yards Founder and COO, Kanika Gupta Shori, made it to the prestigious Times 40 Under 40 list of true leaders and path breakers in their respective fields. Optimal Media Solutions (OMS) at the Times Group built the Times 40 Under 40 for encouraging, identifying and recognizing the 40 brightest entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders under 40 in India. A survey took place while multiple entities were extensively assessed prior to the final list being released. They were feted at the virtual event held on 28th May, 2021 with the Guest of Honor being Bollywood legend Anupam Kher.

Square Yards Founder and COO, Kanika Gupta Shori, made it to the prestigious Times 40 Under 40 list of true leaders and path breakers in their respective fields. Optimal Media Solutions (OMS) at the Times Group built the Times 40 Under 40 for encouraging, identifying and recognizing the 40 brightest entrepreneurs, innovators and leaders under 40 in India. A survey took place while multiple entities were extensively assessed prior to the final list being released. They were feted at the virtual event held on 28th May, 2021 with the Guest of Honor being Bollywood legend Anupam Kher. The event aired on the YouTube channel of Times NOW while there will be a special follow-up episode aired on the ET NOW television channel in June. 


Kanika Gupta Shori successfully entered the list amongst other trailblazing leaders like Director at M3M India, Pankaj Bansal, Director at SheRox Life Ltd and Bollywood actress Jacqueline Fernandez, Indian cricketer Navdeep Saini, Lead Corporate PR at OPPO Mobiles India, Poulomi Roy, Steelbird International Executive Director, Manav Kapur, Founder & CEO, House of Beauty, Ritika Sharma, Barrister & Advocate, Sastra Legal, Sameer Chaudhary, CEO at IIRIS Pvt. Ltd, Sagarika Chakraborty, Co-Founders at Battery Smart, Pulkit Khurana and Siddharth Sikka, Dr. Varun Chaudhary, Managing Director at CG Corp Global, DCDC Kidney Care Founder & CEO, Aseem Garg and the Director at Paras Spices and MD at Paras Nutritions, Paras Budhiraja. Amongst the numerous other luminaries, other names included Co-Founder, Once Upon a Trunk, Shivaani Jain, Co-Founder & CEO at PICKRR, Rhitiman Majumder and Co-Founder, V-Cats (Venture Catalyst Pvt Ltd), Anuj Golecha. 


Kanika Gupta Shori has helmed Square Yards towards transforming into India’s foremost platform for real estate solutions, ranging from search and discovery to transactions, mortgages, rentals, home interiors and furnishings, property management and more. Guest of Honor at the prestigious event, Anupam Kher, expressed his delight at being associated with the same while also talking about the hallmark of a true leader. He talked of how he had learnt more about these inspiring 40 young leaders and their journeys which enriched him considerably. He also expressed his confidence in a better tomorrow for India courtesy of these bright young minds who were blazing a trail in their respective fields. His words acted as ample motivation for some of India’s brightest and most talented young leaders who are breaking boundaries and venturing beyond the known to bring about decisive and positive changes in the country. 

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Square Yards is a technology-enabled, global real estate aggregator and India’s largest player for primary residential real estate. It’s subsidiary Square Capital is one of the largest marketplace for secured mortgages in India. Square Yards platform offers an integrated consumer experience & covers the full real-estate journey from search, discovery to research, transactions, home loans and post-sales service – fully integrating buyers to an extensive network of 500+ partner real estate developers, and 90+ banks & NBFCs. Square Yards is led by accomplished professionals, ex-bankers, and Ivy school alumni and is backed by the competence of more than 2500 employees in 30 cities and ten countries.