KarunnKandoi, a self-made man, has seen the ups and downs of life and taken every challenge with bold aspirations and courage. From an ordinary childhood to an extraordinarily successful man, Karunn Kandoi has proved how determination and hard work can change the course of life. Born to Shree Gopal Kandoi and Kusum Kandoi, on 22 January 1978, he had started his life in the city of Cuttack, Orissa. Being brought up amongst the other siblings, including two elder sisters, a younger brother, Karunn Kandoi had a very simple life in his childhood. With simple dreams and ambitions like any other boy of his age, he aspired to make his parents proud. But what made him different from the others is his ability to stay connected to the roots, which he had garnered from his parents. Even after having an extremely prospective life with tremendous potential in the top most companies of this country, as well as, that of the United States of America, he chose to return back to his native place, Jaipur, India.
Life has never been smooth for this man. Getting separated from his grandfather at a young age; Karunn Kandoi faced the first torment that life had thought for him. However, he had been lucky to have his elder sister and the joint family he grew up in to support him through his difficult times.
KarunnKandoi has been a fighter from the very beginning of his life. His parents had taught him not to accept defeat at any point of time in and keeping this teaching in mind, he kept on trying hard to achieve success. When his father shifted the family to Jaipur in Rajasthan, in the year 1982, he started his schooling there. He completed his secondary and higher secondary education from the TPS School, Jaipur. A keen interest in the scientific discoveries and the technological development that were taking place in this world at that time, had led Karunn Kandoi to pursue his studies in the science stream.
This aspiration continued when he took the joint examination of CET. Coming out with flying colours, in the examination, he got the opportunity to fulfil his aspirations of becoming an engineer. Like any other boy of his age, Karunn Kandoi was also deeply attracted to the most talked about discovery at that time, the computers. It was his determination and dedication that helped him to pursue his dream of exploring the world of electronics and instruments. Thus, his dream got fulfilled when he got admitted to the electronics and instrumentation department in one of the most prestigious engineering institutes of this country, the BIT Bangalore. He was destined to be the first Engineer in the Kandoi family making the entire family proud.
While talking about the educational qualifications of Karunn Kandoi, it must also be mentioned that Karunn was not only an exceptionally brilliant student in the traditional sense of the term. He was as ordinary as any other boy next door. He gave equal importance to studies and sports and other social activities. But what made him quite different from the others and indeed extraordinary is his zeal of trying more. He never kept himself away from the little funs and frolics that life had to offer. With a few very good friends, with whom he could share his pain and happiness, he went to explore the hidden beauties of nature. So, he went to small or long trips to Himachal and Vaishno Devi. Adrenaline rushed very fast through his veins and he loved trekking on the hills and mountains. His trip to the Kafni glaciers and the Pindari glaciers is still cherished by him as his favourite trip.
One trip that has stayed very close to his heart was the trip to Goa. This is because; he was accompanied by his friends. His college friends have played a very important role in his life as this was the group with which he had spent his youth. What he learnt from his college days is to balance both enjoyment and responsibilities, in life. A charming personality with keen interest in every event organised in the college, made Karunn Kandoi earn his place and respect in the college. The responsibility made things quite easy for him as he came across many widely known companies. It taught him how to deal with the associates and higher authorities, which was useful to a great extent in his later life.
At this time, a big change came into his life, He moved from hostel to live with his Uncle in Bangalore. While pursuing B.E., he joined his uncle’s company, “Swastik Marble” which became the turning point in his life. This was his first real life experience and from here he learnt how to deal with the problems took the company to real heights. Implementing new schemes for the staff, and by establishing new marketing strategies, Karunn Kandoi increased the business of his first company to unparalleled heights within a very short time. This marked the beginning of a bright career awaiting him.