Sanjay Shah has never traveled on what would be seen as the traditional path to find success; as far back as the start of his investing career Shah had begun an education to become a doctor before deciding to change his focus completely and enter city trading. Born in Kenya and educated in London, Shah created a successful career at some of the best known trading companies in the world.
The career of Sanjay Shah looked to have been brought to an end with the 2008 economic slowdown that saw the investment company he worked with shed the majority of its traders in a cost cutting exercise. For Shah this became a chance to form his successful Solo Capital company that is now worth more than $200 million, and allowed Sanjay Shah to retire from his daily career as a trader.
Autism Rocks was born from the need by Sanjay Shah to help his son and other children affected by autism, but he also wanted to form a charity that would reflect his own passions; for Shah this meant looking to the music industry that had interested him in his youth. A move to Dubai allowed Shah the opportunity to work with local concert promoters to begin his career as a philanthropist, which was followed by a chance meeting with rapper Snoop Dogg to add to the inspiration for the establishment of Autism Rocks.