BharatMatrimony is an online matrimony service and a part of

Basic Information

BharatMatrimony was founded in 1997 by Murugavel Janakiraman, who later met his wife through his own matrimony site. The company has 130 offices in India, with offices in Dubai, Sri Lanka, United States and Malaysia to cater to its customers beyond India. Back in the early 2000s, when there was skepticism about online matrimony and fear about paying online, the company pioneered doorstep collections in India. The company introduced features on their website like Matchboard, SoulMate Search, AstroMatch, and Express Interest to help customers make the right matches. In 2009, BharatMatrimony launched more than 200 community portals, aimed at specific language groups and communities. The company launched more portals in 2010 aimed at Malaysian and Singaporean Tamils. BharatMatrimony operated in more than 14 regional languages. Another portal was aimed at defence personnel. In 2014, BharatMatrimony entered into talks with several telecom companies in order to launch its Interactive Voice Response (IVR) matrimony service. BharatMatrimony users would use the IVR service to send and receive voice messages from prospective matches on their mobile devices. See more



Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Murugavel Janakiraman

Founder & CEO


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Mayfield Fund


Canaan Partners