1939 - 2013
Dr. Kallam Anji Reddy
- Founder (Dr. Reddy's Labs & Dr. Reddy's Foundation)
Dr. Kallam Anji Reddy was a well-known scientist, entrepreneur and philanthropist. An erudite and patriotic visionary, he set up Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories in 1984 to make affordable medicines and worked to make Dr. Reddy’s a hub for research in pharmacy.
About a decade after setting up Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, he was encouraged by the possibilities of helping others to also share and reap the benefits of India’s economic growth. He started the Dr. Reddy’s Foundation in 1996, with the vision of assisting young disadvantaged persons to have access to quality education and developing skills to keep pace with modern day challenges.
Dr. Anji Reddy received the Padma Shri in 2001 and later the Padma Bhushan for his contribution to the Indian pharmaceutical industry.
Board of Trustees
K. Satish Reddy
Satish Reddy is the Chairman of Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories and Dr. Reddy’s Foundation. He is known for his key role in shaping policies such as the policy formulation on India’s patent law, drug pricing and important amendments to the Drugs & Cosmetics Act.
Satish has great interest in exploring how human capital can be channelized to add to the productive power of the country. He chairs the Life Sciences Skill Development Council under The National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), an organization working in partnership with various stakeholders groups, to serve and address the skill shortfalls in the Life Sciences Sector across India. In 2015, the Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India, nominated Satish as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the National Safety Council.
Apart from his business interests, Satish is a strong advocate of responsible corporate citizenship and supports various not-for-profit organizations. Dr. Reddy’s Foundation is obviously one that is close to his heart and as a hands-on Chairman, he takes keen interest in all the activities and encourages the Foundation to innovate and explore new models of vocational education to create sustainable livelihood for the youth of this country.
- Founder Trustee
Anuradha Gunupati is the Founder Trustee of Dr. Reddy’s Foundation. She takes a keen interest in the activities of the Foundation and provides hands-on guidance for education and livelihoods- generation programs. Her commitment to ensure quality education for kids, irrespective of their economic status, led to the establishing of the Pudami schools for the urban poor.
A keen lover of arts and culture, she is the founder of Saptaparni, an organization dedicated to promoting Indian performing arts, culture and heritage. In an effort to continue the philanthropic legacy of her father Dr. Kallam Anji Reddy she has established the KARA festival – a platform for interaction, learning and promoting the joy of art while raising funds for organizations making a difference in the fields of education and health. Through all her various endeavors, she believes in using the arts as a medium for social change.