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Xavier Britto

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Xavier Britto
BornS. Xavier Britto
🏳️ NationalityIndian
💼 Occupation
👩 Spouse(s)Vimala Britto[1]
👪 RelativesSee Chandrasekhar family

Xavier Britto is an entrepreneur and chairman of Kerry Indev Logistics, a logistics company, Premier Futsal, an Indian futsal league, and Esthell Group of Hotels, a hotel chain.[2][3][4][5] Britto established Indev Air Freight Station in 2015, India's first private air freight station, to facilitate air cargo transportation.[6] He made his debut as a film producer with Master (2020).[7]

Career[edit]

Business career[edit]

He began his career as a professor at Loyola College and has become the chairman of Indev Group.[8] In 2015, Britto launched Indev Air Freight Station in Chennai to facilitate the transport of cargo.[9][10] The station opened on 1 August of that year and the facility helps manage the cargo load at the Chennai International Airport.[6][11] In 2016, he became a chairman of Kerry Indev Logistics after Kerry Logistics Network Limited bought his company, Indev Group.[12][13][14] Britto has invested in Howdydo, an application about sports events.[15][16] In 2019, he sponsored a complex adjacent to St. Mary’s Higher Secondary School in Madurai.[17] That same year, he was presented an honarary degree by Venkaiah Naidu for his contribution to education.[18] Britto has since founded a school, St. Britto’s Higher Secondary School, and a college, St. Britto’s College of Logistics.[19][20]

Cinematic career[edit]

Britto began assisting his cousin, Vijay, in several films of the latter's early career namely Sendhoorapandi (1993), Rasigan (1994), and Deva (1995). All three films were directed by his uncle, S. A. Chandrasekhar and written by his sister-in-law Shoba.[21] He turned producer with the Tamil-language soap opera, Neethane Enthan Ponvasantham, which aired on Zee Tamil in 2020.[22] He is also producing Master, which marks his debut as a film producer and his fourth colloboration with Vijay.[7]

Personal life[edit]

His daughter, Sneha Britto, directed the film Sattam Oru Iruttarai (2012). The film is a remake of S. A. Chandrasekhar's film of the same name.[23] She is married to Akash Murali, who is Atharvaa's brother.[24]

Filmography[edit]

  • All films are in Tamil, unless otherwise noted.
Year Film Notes Ref.
2020 Neethane Enthan Ponvasantham Television series [22]
2020 Master [7]

References[edit]

  1. "Column: Tongue in Check". The Times of India. 22 December 2018. Retrieved 7 July 2020.
  2. "I-T raid on company owned by actor Vijay's kin | Madurai News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  3. Menon, Bindu. "Premier Futsal looking to monetise the game in a big way". The Hindu.
  4. "Kerry Indev begins 8 new delivery services". The Hindu. 6 May 2019.
  5. "Esthell Group Launches Rs 50-crore Esthell Village Resort at Thirukazhukundram". Businesswire India. 23 September 2010.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Elizabeth, Shilpa (18 July 2015). "India's first private air freight station to open from August 1". The Economic Times.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Sunder, Gautam (20 March 2020). "Say hello to the Master". The Hindu.
  8. "Alumni meet held". The Hindu. 6 August 2018.
  9. Simhan, TE Raja. "Clearing cargo through the clutter". The Hindu.
  10. "Five things to watch out for during the weekend". The Hindu.
  11. "Indev Group establishes logistics park near Chennai". The Economic Times. 27 November 2009.
  12. "Kerry invests Rs 1,000 crore in Indev logistics - Times of India". The Times of India.
  13. Narasimhan, T. E. (13 April 2016). "Kerry Logistics to invests Rs 1,000 crore in Indev Logistics for 50% stake". Business Standard.
  14. Anand, N. (14 April 2016). "Kerry Logistics increases stake in Indev to 50 per cent". The Hindu.
  15. "Howdy Ventures raises ₹10 crore". The Hindu. 22 April 2017.
  16. "Chennai men creates Howdydo app for sports enthusiasts". The New Indian Express.
  17. Reporter, Staff (15 June 2019). "New block to be opened at St. Mary's Higher Secondary School, Balerangapuram". The Hindu.
  18. "Education is a continuous process: Venkaiah Naidu". The Hindu. 24 April 2019.
  19. "Campus Connect". The Hindu. 2 September 2019.
  20. "engagements". The Hindu. 17 February 2018.
  21. Sun TV (16 March 2020). "Thalapathy Vijay's speech - MASTER Audio Launch - Sun TV". YouTube.
  22. 22.0 22.1 "Neethane Enthan Ponvasantham fame Jai Akash thanks everyone for a memorable birthday; see pics - Times of India". The Times of India.
  23. Rangarajan, Malathi (22 December 2012). "Sattam Oru Iruttarai: The law of remake". The Hindu.
  24. "Vijay's niece Sneha Britto weds Atharavaa's brother Akash Murali - Times of India". The Times of India.

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