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Actuary of the future: Avdhesh Gupta

What are the chances of Avdhesh Gupta over-achieving in actuarial? He's probably worked that out already…
Success comes through hard work. There are no shortcuts in life.
Employer and area of work
AEGON Religare Life Insurance Company Limited.

How would your best friend describe you?
A kid at heart who gets happiness from the smallest things in the world.

What motivates you?
Envisioning my long-term goal and picturing the happiness on my parents’ faces.

What would be your personal motto?

Success comes through hard work. There are no shortcuts in life.

Who do you most admire and why?
Sachin Tendulkar. He has increased the passion for cricket in India immensely and conducted himself wonderfully in every phase of his life so far. A true role model for any aspiring sportsperson.

What’s your most ‘actuarial’ habit?
I assign probabilities to virtually everything.

How do you relax away from the office?
Laughing at my little sister’s corny jokes. I am a big music and movie junkie, and play video games on PlayStation.

Alternative career choice?
Astrophysicist. Learning more about celestial bodies interests me deeply.

Tell us something unusual about yourself
I prefer to drive alone so that I can sing aloud!

Greatest risk you have ever taken?
My first job seemed a very big risk. But those three years turned out to be a giant learning experience for me. I think of it as a risk that paid off very well.

What’s your most treasured possession?
My state-of-the-art headphones. My car comes a close second.

If you ruled the world, what would you change?

I’d get rid of plastic and pollutant cars; improve shelter for the underprivileged; and ask J K Rowling to write more instalments in the Harry Potter series!

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All the very best to you Avdhesh. We all are proud of you besides your parents. I still remember being part of your class at Trump & Gates.

Jimmy Gopalakrishnan (06/04/2012 05:54:37)