The Mumbai police has detained him in connection with a case involving pornographic videos. Kundra was detained today, according to a statement issued by the Mumbai Police Chief this evening, "as he appears to be the key conspirator of this". The police have also stated that they have "sufficient evidence" against him, however they have noted that more investigations are ongoing.
His father, Bal Krishan Kundra, was a middle-class entrepreneur, while his mother, Usha Rani Kundra, worked as a shop assistant. Kundra has made investments in cricket and mixed martial arts, among other sports.
Kundra was one of the founders of Best Deal TV, an Indian television home shopping channel that capitalises on celebrity endorsements, which launched in 2015. Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar was his co-promoter.
Kundra has been married two times, the first time to Kavita Kundra, with whom he had a daughter. The couple eventually divorced. Kundra and wife Shilpa Shetty have a son, born on May 21, 2012, and a daughter, born through surrogacy on February 15, 2020.
Kundra is engaged with the Shilpa Shetty Foundation, a humanitarian organisation. In 2013, he wrote a book called 'How Not to Make Money.'
Kundra and Shetty used an offshore company headquartered in Mauritius to invest in the Indian Premier League cricket club Rajasthan Royals in 2009. The legitimacy of the investment was questioned by Indian government departments.
Kundra was questioned by Delhi Police in June 2013 over the 2013 Indian Premier League spot-fixing scandal, which resulted in the arrest of some Rajasthan Royals players. However, Delhi Police gave Kundra a clean chit in response to his right to information request (RTI). He was banned from cricket-related activities for the rest of his life by a tribunal established by the Supreme Court of India in July 2015. Kundra further denied any participation and filed an appeal with the Supreme Court.
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Kundra's business partner, Umesh Goenka, alleged in court that he was compelled by Delhi Police to name him in a betting case in order to avoid physical torture and being charged under the MCOCA Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act.
Kundra is scheduled to introduce India's first live streaming social media app, Jaldi Live Stream App, as part of the government's Startup India programme, which will allow both professional and amateur broadcasters to live stream their material.
Kundra grew up in the city of London. Kundra left home at the age of 18 for Dubai, then travelled to Nepal and began a pashmina shawl company, selling them to all of the big fashion companies in Britain and earning his first millions. He relocated to Dubai in 2007 and established Essential General Trading LLC, a firm that deals in precious metals, building, mining, and green renewable energy projects. He was also active in the funding and production of Bollywood movies during the time.