Mira Kulkarni, founder and managing director of Forest Essentials, is considered a farsighted leader in the beauty industry for creating a revolutionary new segment in the market that did not exist earlier.
From handmade soaps to award-winning Indian Ayurvedic beauty products, nature-derived hair and skincare products have been a way of life for Kulkarni since childhood. Starting in 2000 and anticipating the need for enjoyable effective solutions in the skincare market, she has since curated a wide range of products, prepared according to ancient formulations with exacting standards, using fresh flowers, hand-pressed oils, medicinal roots, precious herbs and their infusions.
Kulkarni has been repeatedly honoured with several prestigious awards and commendations, including Fortune India's Most Powerful Woman in Business for consecutive years from 2011 to 2022. She has also been awarded the prestigious ET Prime Women Leadership Award for Businesswoman of the Year, 2020.