Shark Tank India fame entrepreneur, Ghazal Alagh—who is also the co-founder of Mama Earth—welcomed her second child with husband Varun Alagh on 10 March 2022, Thursday. The couple has been blessed with a son. Ghazal shared the happy news with the world through her Instagram handle, with a heartwarming picture of four hands overlapping each other. She also revealed the name of her baby boy through the post.
The caption read: “And then there were 2, our second son Ayaan is here to make our lives even more fun. Ayaan means ‘blessing from god’ and that’s what he is. Thanks for all the kind wishes and blessings”. She chose to end the caption with the hashtag “baby shark”.
The couple, who tied the knot in 2011, are already parents to Agastya Alagh, their firstborn.
Several celebrities and fans showered their blessings and love in the comments section. Actress, entrepreneur, fitness enthusiast, and brand ambassador of Mama Earth, Shilpa Shetty Kundra wrote: “Oh Wow! Congratulations Mama ♥️♥️”. Model and fellow shark Anupam Mittal’s wife Anchal Kumar commented:“Congratulations and lots of love”. Hairstylist and co-founder of BBluntIndia, Adhuna Bhabani, Good Glamm Group’s co-founder Priyanka Gill, Zumba ambassador Sucheta Pal, and pastry chef Pooja Dhingra were some of the other celebrities who congratulated the couple on the arrival of their son.
Ghazal also shared a reel on Instagram with the caption: “We are taking our bundle of joy home and showering him with lots of love and goodness of @mamaearth.in. We had an amazing experience @cloudcare_nine_ which made our delivery and stay super comfortable. Now on to raising two of my boys, building brands and transforming self.” The 33-year-old mama shared the reel using the “Baby Shark” song. Her co-shark Aman Gupta commented, “love love love”.
Who is Ghazal Alagh?
Ghazal Alagh is a corporate trainer turned artist cum entrepreneur who co-founded Mama Earth, India’s first toxin-free baby care brand. As the Chief Mama, she is responsible for product development and community management at Mama Earth. She works closely with a lot of mothers to develop a product line that addresses the problems faced by moms on a daily basis, focusing on making early parenting stress-free. Ghazal has also been recognized among the top 10 artists in India, nationally and internationally.
She was born on September 2, 1988, in Haryana’s Gurgaon and completed her BCA and postgraduate studies at Punjab University. She also attended an intensive course on Modern Art, Design, and Applied Arts from New York Academy. She started her career working for NIIT Limited as a corporate trainer for two years. Ghazal’s annual income from Mama Earth alone is estimated to be over INR 35 crores. Her assets and earnings from other enterprises are not revealed yet.
How Mama Earth was founded
In 2016, the husband-wife duo—Varun and Ghazal Alagh—co-founded Honasa Consumer Pvt Ltd and launched MamaEarth, the first toxin-free Indian brand for mothers and babies. As the couple themselves said, Mama Earth was born out of “parental stress”. It all started with the birth of their first son. The Indian market was flooded with products filled with toxins and the couple was finding it hard to treat their infant son’s skin condition with the products available here. Talking to other parents, they realized that a lot of them were unhappy with the quality of Indian products and that they had to order “suitable” products from the US through friends and family. The couple later made it their mission to make safe, toxin-free products available to all babies in India.
“We found there were certain toxins that were banned in countries outside India and were declared to be harmful to baby skin but were still being widely used here. And that is what led us to think that somebody should do something about it,” the MamaEarth founder said in an interview.
Shark Tank India’s mama shark
Shark Tank India is the Indian franchise of popular American TV show Shark Tank. The show is about entrepreneurs making a business presentation to a panel of investors or sharks who decide whether to invest in their company or not. Ghazal is one of the sharks in the show. Ashneer Grover (MD and Co-Founder of BharatPe), Anupam Mittal (Founder & CEO of People Group), Aman Gupta (Co-Founder & CMO of boAt), Vineeta Singh (CEO & Co-Founder of SUGAR Cosmetics), Namita Thapar (Executive Director at Emcure Pharma) and Peyush Bansal (Founder & CEO of Lenskart.com) were Ghazal’s co-sharks in the first season of Shark Tank India. The show’s season finale aired last month.