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Inspirational Woman: Radhika Mukherji | CEO (Chief Everything Officer) of Happydemic

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I am a thriving entrepreneur with creative instincts and passion for Music. The Founder & CEO of Happydemic, a digital platform bridging gap between customers and upcoming artistes, ensuring a happy & soothing experience.

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It is a one stop destination which aims at democratizing live performances and bringing them to one’s doorstep at an affordable price. Our vision is to make a happy difference in the lives of artists and customers through our platform.

I use a unique sense of technique and approach to resolve issues. My primary motto is to enhance the joy of music enriching one’s soul, leaving a mark in the lives of the artiste and the audience by putting special focus on individual preferences. Along with my exquisite ambitions, I have a Business degree from N.M.College, Mumbai and a PPL license along with 8 years’ experience in Aviation. Additionally, in the last 15 years I have created successful IPs for Shaan. I’m also a mother of two kids who believes in maintaining a fair balance between work and home and in my leisure time I enjoy swimming, outdoor sports & reading.

Tell us about yourself, your background and what you do currently

I’m a Hindu with liberal religious views, brought up in a typical Indian joint family. A mother of 2 boys and wife of singer Shaan. I also have eight years of experience in the aviation industry. Currently the Chief Everything Officer(CEO) of a company called Happydemic.

Tell us about any current projects or initiatives you wish to promote

Happydemic is an initiative started by my co-founder Amar Pandit and me. The company was launched with a vision to spread happiness in the lives of artistes and customers.

India today has some amazing, diverse & versatile talent. Being closely associated with the music industry, I have personally witnessed artistes having to give up on their dream only because they couldn’t cut it in the big city. And with that insight, the idea for Happydemic was born.

Our aim is to help discover and deploy these artistes because we believe they deserve recognition. Also, we strongly believe that live music brings an abundance of happiness in one’s life.

We call ourselves The Live Music Company. We spread happiness by curating unique experiences through the medium of live music. Think of us as an innovative solution to a wide variety of purposes. The objective is to create fantastic, fun experiences and drive business impact, where needed. We are the company of choice for visionary corporates, event management companies, hospitality industry and of course, individuals.

 What has been your biggest challenge in achieving your success?

Being a woman entrepreneur, the biggest challenge I’ve faced in achieving success was to balance home and work life. I’m a mother of 2 boys and Happydemic, my start-up is like my 3rd baby. It requires a lot of my time, focus and attention. So, the dilemma I faced was if I was contributing enough to home and work, but I’m trying to balance the two by self-management.

 What has been your greatest achievement personally?

With the digital disruption, I’ve learnt that it’s very important to unlearn, cause technology solves much of our problems and makes our lives so much easier.

I’ve also learnt that the only way to detach from a problem is to first have a bird’s eye view of the situation at hand, understand “what went wrong” rather than “who went wrong” and then dive in to resolve it.

If you weren’t doing what you do now, what would you be doing?

I love cooking, so if I wasn’t running this company, I’d have taken my cooking skills to the next level.

Who has been your biggest inspiration?

My biggest inspiration Indra Nooyi and Chanda Kochhar. I admire how these women have been thought leaders in their respective fields, how they have paved way for other women entrepreneurs and how they maintain a balance between their personal and professional life.

What does the future hold for you?

Being the CEO of a company, my aim is to make Happydemic a globally recognised brand and keep my internal and external stakeholders content. I want to bring live literacy to the country and break the myths people have around live entertainment. Also educate people that live is the way to go and that it’s not expensive and space consuming.

On a personal level I see myself on the cover of Forbes as one of their top women entrepreneurs, who has created a disruption in the music industry.

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