The UAE’s largest metropolis Dubai, has recently been treated to days of a fun and games festival brought to them courtesy of Sanjay Shah. This event is called Autism Rocks, a philanthropy organization that Sanjay Shah Denmark put together to help raise funds for autism research and cures. The reason Shah has done this is because he’s raising a son who has autism, and the joy he’s experienced doing so is something he wants to share with others. He wants people to know that those with autism can do a lot of special things, and he’s been able to bring artists like Flo Rida and Tyga to perform for this event.
He was raised in the UK by two parents from third world countries, and Shah wanted to help those countries by becoming a doctor when he grew up. Well, his plans to do that didn’t quite work out, so he went into banking and finance instead. While Shah did very well in this profession, he didn’t like the idea of doing the same old commute everyday from home to his office.
In the financial crisis of 2008, Shah was laid off from his job and had to figure out what he was going to do next. He didn’t have much money, but he managed to lease a small office located in a quaint corner of London. He became a financial advisor and launched his own company, Solo Capital. The company grew quickly to million-dollar enterprise that offered investment and wealth management services, as well as proprietary trading.
Eventually, Shah retired and moved to Dubai. He’s spent a lot of time helping his son Nikhil go through different autism phases, and the Autism Rocks Foundation became one of Sanjay’s biggest passions. Autism Rocks has done shows all across the world, from the UK all the way through Africa and Asia.