Shark Tank’s Ashneer Grover Recalls How He Used To Flirt With ‘Hot Junior’ Vineeta Singh In College

Shark Tank India’s Ashneer Grover spoke about his co-judge Vineeta Singh. He revealed that Vineeta was his hot junior in college and they used to exchange flirtatious glances.

Ashneer’s flirtatious glances

Ashneer Grover, co-founder and former managing director of BharatPe appeared on the first season of Shark Tank India, as one of the seven investors. Addressing the students at Lovely Professional University, the 40-year-old talked about his Shark Tank India co-judges.


“I knew Anupam previously. I’d pitched him an idea once, and in the month that he took to get back to me, I accepted somebody else’s investment, so I ended up saying no to him. Vineeta was my junior in IIM; we never spoke but had exchanged flirtatious glances. She was one of those ‘hot juniors’. Aman is a great guy, our ‘auditions’ for the show were held together at my place. Peyush everybody knew from Lenskart, and Namita I met for the first time on the show.”

He also spoke about his experience on the show. He said, “None of us went with the purpose of making money. Let me tell you the truth, none of us made any money from the show. Some people said that we made Rs 10 lakh per episode, but I’d have been happy with even Rs 5 lakh. The concept of the show is very simple; they believe we have money, and they felt that we all have high-value startups, so we’d be able to invest some money in the show. So, they asked us to commit to spending Rs 10 crore each on the show. We said okay. We weren’t paid anything for any episode; in fact, we worked like bonded labor for hours and hours.”

All about the Shark Tank India

Ashneer was one of the seven judges on Shark Tank India along with Peyush Bansal (CEO and co-founder of Lenskart), Anupam Mittal (founder and CEO of, Vineeta Singh (CEO and co-founder of SUGAR Cosmetics), Namita Thapar (executive director of Emcure Pharmaceuticals), Aman Gupta (co-founder and chief marketing officer at boAt), and Ghazal Alagh (co-founder of MamaEarth).


Shark Tank India, the country’s first business reality show, was a huge hit in its inaugural season. The show has been a huge hit, both in terms of audience and in terms of inspiring the startup community. In the first season, which had 30 episodes, 67 businesses acquired funding totaling Rs 41.98 crore. Now, the official social media handles of Sony TV announced on April 30 that the registrations for Shark Tank India Season 2 have started now. The new promo calls for entrepreneurs to register for the reality show.