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Sheetal Agashe
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Agashe at the Femina Pune's Most Powerful Awards in 2018
Managing director of Brihans Natural Products
In office
January 2013 – Incumbent
Chief executive officer of Brihans Natural Products
In office
April 2005 – January 2013
Preceded byMandar Agashe
Personal details
Born (1977-05-17) May 17, 1977 (age 44)
Pune, Maharashtra, India
ParentsDnyaneshwar Agashe (father) and Rekha Gogte (mother)
Alma materBrihan Maharashtra College of Commerce
Known forBusinesswoman, actress

Sheetal Agashe (born May 17, 1977 in Pune) is an Indian businesswoman and former film and television actress. Following a career on Indian television from 1999 to 2003, she has served as the managing director of Brihans Natural Products Ltd. since 2013.

Early life and family[edit]

Agashe was born in Pune, India on May 17, 1977 into an aristocratic and entrepreneurial Chitpavan brahmin family, as the daughter of Dnyaneshwar Agashe and Rekha Gogte.[1][2] She was born the only daughter and youngest of three, her older brothers being Mandar and Ashutosh Agashe.[3]

Through her father, she is a granddaughter of Chandrashekhar Agashe,[4][5] and a niece of Panditrao Agashe.[6] Through her mother, she is a great-niece of Raosaheb Gogte,[7] and a niece-in-law of Dilip Dandekar and Jyoti Gogte.[8][9] Some of her prominent relations include musician Ashutosh Phatak,[10] historian Dr. Dinkar Kelkar,[11] scientist P. K. Kelkar,[12] and Third Anglo-Maratha War general Bapu Gokhale.[13]

Agashe graduated Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce with a degree in commerce.[14] She has stated that she was close to her father,[15] and sought his guidance when establishing herself at her career.[16]

Career[edit]

Agashe began her career as a television actress; her most notable role being that of an eponymous supporting character in the SAB TV sitcom Yes Boss from 1999 to 2003.[17] In 2005, she starred in the feature film Minus One,[18] subsequently leaving her acting career behind to focus on her family's business interests.[19]

In April 2005, Agashe joined Brihans Natural Products Ltd. as the company's chief executive officer, taking over from her brother who had founded the company in 2000.[20][21] From 2006 to 2007, she worked on consolidating the various brands that the company sold its range of products under into a smaller subset of distinct brands, for which she was praised.[22][23] By January 2013, she was appointed the company's managing director.[24][25] In 2016, Agashe secured retailer-ships with pharmacy chains in Réunion and Singapore for the company.[26][27]

Agashe accepting her Times' Power Women (West) Award from Anupam Kher in 2021.

In April 2018, Agashe was one of the recipients of the Times of India's Pune Visionary award for her contribution to the Ayurvedic skincare industry as managing director of the company.[28][29] In July, she won Pune's Most Powerful 2018-19 award by Femina, also for her position at the company.[30][31] And in December, she was named one of India's most inspirational business leaders by White Page India.[32][33]

In April 2019, Agashe was the recipient of the Times Power Women award for the promotion of the Ayurverdic and natural skincare industry from the Times of India.[34] In August 2019, she was credited for the company's success in exploring the Aloe vera market for skincare in India.[35][36] In December of that year, she was invited as a presenter at the Filmfare Glamour and Style Awards.[37]

In February of 2020, Agashe was praised for her focus on the company's research and development efforts to revitalize the Indian Aloe vera market for consumer products when her company's brand Greenleaf received the Economic Times' Most Promising Brand Award for 2019.[38] In December of that year, she further launched hand sanitary products under the company's brand Greenleaf in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,[39][40] and was further recognized by the West India chapter of Times' Power Women.[41]

As of 2021, she has been credited for the cult-status the company's products have achieved under her management.[42]

Filmography[edit]

Agashe at the Filmfare Glamour Awards in 2019.

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Minus 1 Dilshad [43]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999-2003 Yes Boss Sheetal [44]

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist(s) Ref.
2005 "Chhodo Jaanam" Mandar Agashe [45]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Year of ceremony Result Ref.
Times' Pune Visionary 2018 Won [46]
Femina Pune's Most Powerful Won [47]
India's Most Inspirational Business Leaders Won [48]
Times Power Women 2019 Won [49]
Times Power Women (West) 2020 Won [50]

References[edit]

  1. Agashe, Trupti; Agashe, Gopal (2006). "Mangdari Gharana" [The House of Mangdari]. In Wad, Mugdha. Agashe Kulvrutant [The Agashe Family Genealogy] (in मराठी) (2nd ed.). Hyderabad: Surbhi Graphics. p. 62. ISBN 978-1-5323-4500-5. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  2. "Belgav Gharana, Dusra" [The 2nd House of Belgaum]. Gogte Kulavruttant [The Gogte Family Genealogy Almanac] (in मराठी). Pune: Gogte Committee. 2006. p. 447. Family of Gogte, Rekha Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  3. Agashe, Trupti; Agashe, Gopal (2006). "Mangdari Gharana" [The House of Mangdari]. In Wad, Mugdha. Agashe Kulvrutant [The Agashe Family Genealogy] (in मराठी) (2nd ed.). Hyderabad: Surbhi Graphics. pp. 53, 62. ISBN 978-1-5323-4500-5. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  4. Karandikar, Shakuntala (1992). Viśvasta [The Trusted One] (in मराठी) (1st ed.). Pune: Śrī Prakāśana (published July 1992). p. Illustration 20. ISBN ((9781532345012)) Check |isbn= value: invalid character (help). LCCN 2017322865. OCLC 992168228. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  5. Agashe, Trupti; Agashe, Gopal (2006). "Mangdari Gharana" [The House of Mangdari]. In Wad, Mugdha. Agashe Kulvrutant [The Agashe Family Genealogy] (in मराठी) (2nd ed.). Hyderabad: Surbhi Graphics. p. 61. ISBN 978-1-5323-4500-5. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  6. Karandikar, Shakuntala (1992). Viśvasta [The Trusted One] (in मराठी) (1st ed.). Pune: Śrī Prakāśana (published July 1992). p. Illustration 8. ISBN ((9781532345012)) Check |isbn= value: invalid character (help). LCCN 2017322865. OCLC 992168228. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  7. Kamath, M. V. (1991). The Makings of a Millionaire: A Tribute to a Living Legend, Raosaheb B.M. Gogte, Industrialist, Philanthropist & Educationist. Mumbai: Jaico Publishing House. p. 9. OCLC 615009908 – via Google Books. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  8. Kamath, M. V. (1991). The Makings of a Millionaire: A Tribute to a Living Legend, Raosaheb B.M. Gogte, Industrialist, Philanthropist & Educationist. Mumbai: Jaico Publishing House. p. 10. OCLC 615009908 – via Google Books. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  9. "Belgav Gharana, Dusra" [The 2nd House of Belgaum]. Gogte Kulavruttant [The Gogte Family Genealogy Almanac] (in मराठी). Pune: Gogte Committee. 2006. pp. 445–447. Descendants of Gogte, Mahadev Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  10. Ranade, Sadashiv (1982). Phatak Kulavruttant. Pune. p. 56. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  11. Kelkar, Bhaskar; Kelkar, Govind; Kelkar, Yashwant (1993). Kelkar Kulavruttant. Thane. p. 82. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  12. Kelkar, Bhaskar; Kelkar, Govind; Kelkar, Yashwant (1993). Kelkar Kulavruttant. Thane. p. 89. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  13. Pathak, Gangadhar (1978). Gokhale kulavr̥ttānta (in मराठी) (2nd ed.). Pune: Gokhale Kulavr̥ttānta Kāryakārī Maṇdaḷa. p. 1286. LCCN 81902590. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  14. Agashe, Trupti; Agashe, Gopal (2006). "Mangdari Gharana" [The House of Mangdari]. In Wad, Mugdha. Agashe Kulvrutant [The Agashe Family Genealogy] (in मराठी) (2nd ed.). Hyderabad: Surbhi Graphics. p. 62. ISBN 978-1-5323-4500-5. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  15. Barve, Ramesh; Vartak, Taraprakash; Belvalkar, Sharchandra, eds. (2002). "Father's Daughter". Putra Viśvastācā : Gaurava Grantha [The Son of the Trusted One : A Festschrift] (in मराठी) (1st ed.). Pune: Dnyaneshwar Agashe Gaurava Samitī. p. 4. ISBN ((978-1-5323-4594-4)) Check |isbn= value: invalid character (help). LCCN 2017322865. OCLC 992168227. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  16. Barve, Ramesh; Vartak, Taraprakash; Belvalkar, Sharchandra, eds. (2002). "Father's Daughter". Putra Viśvastācā : Gaurava Grantha [The Son of the Trusted One : A Festschrift] (in मराठी) (1st ed.). Pune: Dnyaneshwar Agashe Gaurava Samitī. p. 5. ISBN ((978-1-5323-4594-4)) Check |isbn= value: invalid character (help). LCCN 2017322865. OCLC 992168227. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  17. Rubeena Film Directory. Rubeena Collection. 2004. p. 60. Sheetal Agashe Filmography Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  18. "Sheetal Agashe Filmography". Box Office India. Retrieved 27 July 2021.
  19. Hindi Cinema Year Book. Screen World Publication. 2005. Sheetal Agashe Filmography Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  20. "The Boss Lady". Femina. Pune's Most Powerful 2018-19. Pune (The Femina Coffee Table Book). 2018–19.CS1 maint: Date format (link)
  21. "Sheetal Dnyaneshwar Agashe – Director Details". Indian Company Info. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  22. "Power! Women". Times of India. March 8, 2006.
  23. "Natural care... For a healthy, glowing, refreshing skin". Businessworld. 11. 20 March 2017. ISSN 0970-8197.
  24. "Sheetal Dnyaneshwar Agashe - Director information and companies associated with". Zauba Corp.
  25. "Naturally yours". Femina (Summer). 2014.
  26. "Do you want your feet to be soft and healthy?". Women's Era. 26 August 2016.
  27. "Brihans Natural Products Limited". Grihshobha Kannada (in ಕನ್ನಡ). Delhi Press. 1 April 2017.
  28. "Celebration And Recognition of Excellence". Times of India. 19 April 2018. Retrieved 2018-07-27. Sheetal Agashe is the brain behind the meticulous operations of Brihans Natural Products Ltd.
  29. "Recognizing excellence and contribution to society". Pune Mirror. 19 April 2018. p. 9.
  30. "Highlights of Femina Pune's Most Powerful 2018-19". Femina (India). July 24, 2018. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  31. "Pune's Super Achievers Get Felicitated At An Event". Times Now. Retrieved 2018-09-15. Sheetal Agashe, MD of Brihans Natural Products recieves award from Huma Qureshi
  32. "India's Most Inspirational Business Leader Awards by White Page India". India Today. 27 January 2019. Sheetal Agashe, MD, Brihans Natural Products - Award collected by COO Leena Biradar
  33. Kulkarni, Praveen (April 6, 2019). "Businesswomen: Sheetal Agashe, an interview". Sakal.
  34. "Felicitating the women of Pune for their contribution in various walks of life". Times of India. 19 April 2019. p. 4.
  35. "Brihans Natural captures the Indian aloe vera skincare market". Economic Times. Bangalore. August 14, 2019.
  36. "ET's Promising Brands Award – Brand Story: Greenleaf". ET Edge. 12 December 2019.
  37. "Diana Penty and Sheetal Agashe honour Dia Mirza". Filmfare (January 2020).
  38. ""R&D is the seed from which an organization grows" Sheetal Agashe, MD, Brihans Natural Products (Greenleaf) underlines strategic growth and differentiation routes". Economic Times. Pune. February 13, 2020.
  39. "Safety first! Try out these natural products today". Femina (November 2020): 184.
  40. "Brihans Natural's "Greenleaf" one of the leaders in the Indian Aloe Vera market even in the new normal". ET Newsmakers. January 22, 2021. p. 3.
  41. "Climbing the ladder of success naturally!". Times of India. January 28, 2021.
  42. "Aloe There – Sheetal Agashe of Brihans Natural Products talks about the brand's USP". Femina (July 2021): 11.
  43. "Minus 1 (2005)". IMDb.
  44. "Yes Boss (Tv Series)". India Forums.
  45. "Chhodo Jaanam". Mandar Agashe on YouTube. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  46. "Celebration And Recognition of Excellence". Times of India. 19 April 2018. Retrieved 2018-07-27. Sheetal Agashe is the brain behind the meticulous operations of Brihans Natural Products Ltd.
  47. "Highlights of Femina Pune's Most Powerful 2018-19". Femina (India). July 24, 2018. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  48. "India's Most Inspirational Business Leader Awards by White Page India". India Today. 27 January 2019. Sheetal Agashe, MD, Brihans Natural Products - Award collected by COO Leena Biradar
  49. "Felicitating the women of Pune for their contribution in various walks of life". Times of India. 19 April 2019. p. 4.
  50. "Climbing the ladder of success naturally!". Times of India. January 28, 2021.

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