Sanjay Majhu

Biographical

 
1968

Sanjay Majhu, born in Nairobi, Kenya

Arrives in Scotland with his parents from Kenya. When his family came to Scotland, his father, Ramesh, a medical rep, found he couldn't fit in and opened a grocer's shop in Pollokshaws Road. "We moved to East Kilbride when we first came here and I was the only brown person in my class."

1976
1990

Graduates in Agricultural Chemistry from Glasgow University

"Judgement Day" is released - the critically acclaimed debut album from Sanjay's bhangra band: Bombay Talkie, featuring the hit track "Charrgiye".

1993
1993

Becomes the Manager of the Spice of Life restaurant: a Harlequin franchise.

Graduates with his Pharmacy degree from the University of Strathclyde

1999
2003

Opening of the first Apple Pharmacy in Saltcoats.

Assumes the role of CEO: Harlequin Restaurants

Becomes a part owner of Starlighting Electrical, wholesale company

2005
2006

The Ashoka Cookbook is published

Opens Masala Jak's, a new Harlequin Brand

The 10th Apple Pharmacy opens in Eyre Place, Edinburgh

Las Ramblas, the first Spanish restaurant in the Harlequin group opens

2006