Sudhir grew up in Delhi and earned his bachelor’s degree from St Stephen’s College. He went on to study law at the University of Delhi but dropped out after two years to join his family business. The young businessman soon became an expert on tractors and farming equipment, which allowed him to connect with farmers all over India who were keen to buy new equipment for their farms.
Sudhir Choudhrie established Magnum International Trading Company in 1975 and became a partner in 1995. The company is a multi-faceted enterprise with several branches in exploration and developing markets, aviation, shipping, technology, and new businesses. Sudhir and his team have experienced a substantial growth of the company with an international presence through its business in Southeast Asia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe. Magnum International Trading Company Ltd is a multi-faceted enterprise with several branches in exploration and developing markets, aviation, shipping, technology, media, and new business initiatives. Over the years, Sudhir Choudhrie has also made an enormous contribution to India’s industry, diplomacy, and politics.
Over the years, Sudhir Choudhrie has given to the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the American Red Cross, the International Planned Parenthood Federation, and numerous organizations, including the Young Peoples Programme (formerly known as the Young Agency), New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York Society for Ethical Culture and the American Friends of the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Training and Research on Energy. On September 6, 2008, the Indian Diaspora in the UK and the United States organized a conference in London, England, to raise funds for charity and underwrite the production of a series of educational films and documentaries designed to improve healthcare for the country’s impoverished and uneducated people.
Sudhir Choudhrie has been highly involved in the political arena for decades. He and his wife Anita Choudhrie were guests at the White House during the Clinton Administration in 1993-94 and have attended three state dinners for President George Bush. Choudhrie’s business interests have often overlapped with Governmental interests. He was a member of the Indian business delegation to the United States from 1999 to 2001, as part of Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s visit. In 2003, Choudhrie served as a non-residential delegate of the Commonwealth Heads of Government at the 33rd Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), held in Malta 2003, the first such summit to be held outside London or Cardiff.