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Winning Stroke: Interview with Sunil Raina, Business Head at Xolo

When I was a child, I wanted to be a singer. That wish stayed with me for a long time. So yes, if I wasn’t doing what I do now, I would perhaps be doing something related to music.

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If not in the current Profession, you would be?

When I was a child, I wanted to be a singer. That wish stayed with me for a long time. So yes, if I wasn’t doing what I do now, I would perhaps be doing something related to music.

One tune you always hum?

The choice usually depends on the mood I am in. But I like the song ‘Ye hausla kaise jhuke, ye aarzoo kaise ruke’

One Book to read when you want to motivate yourselves?

When in doubt, read Bhagwat Gita. That’s one book that solves all your confusions in life and keeps you going.

One Dialogue of a movie that motivates you or you like the most?

Ben Kingsley’s dialogue from the movie ‘The Confession’ is my favourite: “It’s not hard to do the right thing, it’s hard to know what the right thing is. Once you know what is right, it’s hard not to do it.”

The Place you never been to and always want to go?

Grand Canyon tops the list.

An animal that signifies you & why?

Leopard - fast moving and agile

A Movie Character you most resemble or resonate with?

Farhan Akhtar from Bhag Milkha Bhag.

Choose one from each below:

 a)      Marvel or DC - Marvel

 b)      Batman or Superman – Batman

 c)       Tom or Jerry - Jerry

 d)      Chacha Chaudhary or Super Commando Dhruv – Chacha Chaudhary.

If your life was to be turned into a movie who would you like to play your part?

Aamir Khan in 3 Idiots.

Luck or Hard Work, What do you think weighs more in defining a successful Person?

My mantra about that is: ‘Luck comes to those who work hard’

One best decision you ever made?

At Lava International I got an opportunity to explore my entrepreneurial side. So joining this
company would definitely be the best decision I ever took in my professional career. I don’t
think any other place would have let me do that.

A strategy that you always use to take your decisions in Personal or Professional life?

No half measures. Go the full distance.

Whose advise you seek when in dilemma?

Mostly, my elder brother.

What has been your biggest achievement?

I feel really proud and inspired about leading the effort of building a strong Indian brand.

One thing that you want to change in yourself?

I would want to give more time to my family.

A line said by your closed one that you never forget?

You don’t become rich by taking, you become rich by giving!



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