Shefali Shah’s entrepreneurship journey

In a conversation with HerStory, actor Shefali Shah talks about her new project Jalsa and why she ventured into entrepreneurship.

Shefali Shah’s entrepreneurship journey

Thursday November 25, 2021,

3 min Read

Good Morning,

Shefali Shah is a busy actor these days. After winning awards for her critically-acclaimed role at Netflix series Delhi Crime, she's now riding on newfound fame and is working on a lineup of projects.

Recently, she ventured into entrepreneurship with Ahmedabad-based experiential food centre Jalsa. A theme-based buffet restaurant, Jalsa serves a mix of Indian dishes from various states and international fun dining.

"It just isn’t about food. It is about people wanting to step out and be together, do something with their family and friends, and Jalsa is a space for that," Shefali tells HerStory.

A labour of love, every stage of building her venture — from decor and cutlery to recipe and presentation — has been supervised by Shefali. 

"I was very particular about every single detail and I wanted everything in a particular way only," she added.

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News & Updates

  • Venture capital fund Blume Ventures has announced the first close of its fourth fund — Blume Fund IV — at $105 million. The company stated the final close of the fund closer to the $200 million mark. 

  • Cryptocurrency exchanges in India witnessed frenzied activity on Wednesday with prices of these tokens recording steep decline and app crashing as a reaction to the government's decision to introduce a Bill in the Parliament that will ban all private digital currencies.

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Udaan co-founder Sujeet Kumar

Udaan Co-founder Sujeet Kumar

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