Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) staged a miraculous turnaround from languishing in the seventh spot of the points table in the Indian phase to qualifying for the play-offs with an exemplary display in the UAE.
What seemed like a lost cause for the Knights transformed into an inspiring dream after the entire unit came together to respond to the flak that was rained upon them back in India.
One change in KKR brought about a lot of ripples was the introduction of Venkatesh Iyer that completely shifted the dynamics for the Purple and Gold brigade.
With all said and done, people are highly inquisitive about the true owners of the club as the face of the company is none other than the numero uno of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan.
The franchise is owned by Red Chillies Entertainment, a company that is bossed by Shahrukh Khan and Mehta Group led by Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta. The franchise is shared between the two companies in a ratio of 55:45 respectively.
Shahrukh doesn’t need a separate introduction as he is probably discerned across the globe for his phenomenal acting flair.
Juhi Chawla is also one of the most extraodinary actors of Bollywood as her legacy drops pretty deep. Her husband Jay Mehta holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the reputed Columbia University in New York and an MBA, IMD from Lausanne, Switzerland.
He is also an avid sports fan as he shares a variegated interest in motorsport alongside being a sublime rally driver.
KKR’s current net worth is of Rs 629 crores as the team made a significant rise from its initial earnings. Given the two championships and a relatively successful display after the first IPL, things have seemed pretty slick for the Kolkata Knights.