Mohamedali Budhwani is an Indian businessman. He is the chairman and managing director of Toyam Industries Limited and Toyam Sports Limited. In 2023, he made an appearance on Sony TV’s comedy show ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ along with Indian actor Suniel Shetty, wrestler The Great Khali, and others. In 2023, he founded and produced MX Player’s mini-series ‘Kumite 1 Warrior Hunt.’
Mohamedali Budhwani was born on Friday, 12 September 1980 (age 42 years; as of 2022) in Mumbai. His zodiac sign is Virgo. He studied at St. Joseph Convent School. Later, he pursued Bachelor’s degree in business administration and management at the University of Mumbai.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
He belongs to a Muslim family in Mumbai.
Parents & Siblings
There is not much information about his parents and siblings.
Mohamedali Budhwani with his father
Mohamedali Budhwani with his mother
Wife & Children
He is married and has three kids; two sons and one daughter.
Mohamedali Budhwani with his sons
Mohamedali Budhwani’s daughter
Mohamedali Budhwani became the director of Water Financial Services Private Limited on 4 April 2008. He became the founding director of Water Financial Services Private Limited in April 2013. On 11 January 2018, he was appointed as the founding director of MSH Industries Private Limited in Mumbai. He became the director of Rab Charitable Foundation on 7 October 2020. He became the director of the Roboticscombat India Federation on 18 August 2022.
Toyam Industries Limited
On 10 November 2009, he founded a securitization and asset reconstruction company named Ojas Asset Reconstruction Company Limited. In 2016, he changed the name of the company to Toyam Industries Limited (TIL) and also changed the business of the company to general business and trading activities. He founded Kumite 1 League in January 2017, a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) league. Through Kumite 1 League, he wants to make Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) popular in India. On 28 April 2017, Toyam Industries Limited announced that it is expanding its business to sports, fitness, fashion, films, entertainment, and other fields. In 2018, he organised ‘Kumite 2 League,’ a mixed martial arts league under the presence of the famous American former professional boxer Mike Tyson.
Poster of ‘Kumite 1 League’
Toyam Sports Limited
In November 2022, he became the chairman and managing director of the subsidiary company of Toyam Industries Limited named Toyam Sports Limited (TSL). It is a sports marketing and management company, which also invests in hospitality, healthcare, KIL arena, gaming, merchandising, and KIL cafes across India. TSL has also invested in the cricket business. It has league rights for T10 and T20, domestic and international cricket leagues, in more than 11 countries including Kenya, Mauritius, and Greece. It owns majority stakes in Rajwada Cricket League and Pacific Star Sports Services. In 2022, Toyam Industries Limited (TIL) collaborated with Rajwada Cricket League (RCL), a cricket league in association with Kota Cricket Association, and started a joint venture in which TIL acquired a 51% stake in the League. In an interview, Mohamedali Budhwani talked about the joint venture with RCL and shared that after signing the agreement he officially entered the field of cricket and other sports. Through this joint venture, he wanted his company to be a complete sports management company and provide opportunities to upcoming and deserving talent. During the interview, he also announced the organisation of the 7th Edition annual tournament during FY23 under the joint venture. He said,
RCL is a professional league for T20 Cricket competition in India and has been hosting league matches, since 2016, under Kota Cricket Association. Upto 15000 spectators had assembled to see these league matches, with yearly league tournaments being conducted till 2019. With CoVID norms being enforced throughout the country till sometime back, the league (like several other activities) had to take a hiatus. With the norms now being relaxed, JV plans to organise the 7th Edition annual tournament during FY23. We also intend to capitalize on the JV partner’s mutual strengths to cement the league’s foothold and increase visibility.”
Mohamedali Budhwani with chairman of Rajwada Cricket League, Shri Amin Pathan, signing the agreement of joint venture
In 2022, TSL conducted the first edition of the Tanzania Cricket Premier League (TCPL) in collaboration with Pacific Star Sports. TSL became one of the official sponsors for the World Tennis League 2022 held in Dubai. Many international tennis stars including Novak Djokovic, Sania Mirza, and Alexander Zverev played in that tournament. In 2023, TSL sponsored the 9th season Bangladesh Premier League and was one of the official associate sponsors of the league. TSL is associated with many cricket leagues around the such as Africa Cup T20, Tanzania Cricket Premier League, Cricket Kenya, Oman Cricket Academy, Lanka Premier League, India-Bangladesh ODI series, and more. In 2023, TSL became the title sponsor of the Bangladesh-India ODI Series.
Mohamedali Budhwani giving Toyam Player of the Match Award to a player of Bangladesh Cricket Team
In 2023, he produced the first Indian MMA Championship mini-series ‘Kumite 1 Warrior Hunt,’ which was released on MX Player on 12 February 2023. Suniel Shetty, a famous Indian actor, promoted and hosted the series. Mohamedali Budhwani and Suniel Shetty judged the fights in the series. 16 contestants, from all over India, participated in the series.
Poster of MX Player’s mini-series ‘Kumite 1 Warrior Hunt’
In an interview, Mohamedali Budhwani talked about ‘Kumite 1 Warrior Hunt’ and said that it was his dream to create such an environment for those athletes and players who wanted to showcase their talent through mixed martial arts. His goal is to popularise MMA in India by creating top-notch MMA fighters. He said,
We are creating a sustainable environment and infrastructure so that Indian MMA athletes can have ample opportunities to create their own identities. India needs to produce world-class fighters for the sport to take root and grow exponentially and ‘Warrior Hunt’ is our ambitious project in unearthing the raw, hidden talent and nurturing them into world-class athletes.”
In 2023, Mohamedali Budhwani, Suniel Shetty, The Great Khali, Mahavir Singh Phogat, and Ritu Phogat appeared on Sony TV’s comedy show ‘The Kapil Sharma Show’ to promote the MX Player’s MMA mini-series ‘Kumite 1 Warrior Hunt.’
- Mohamedali Budhwani has always been interested in sports, especially, combat sports such as boxing and mixed martial arts and more. During his graduation days, he once watched Mike Tyson competing with Evander Holyfield, which made him interested in combat sports. His favourite sportsperson is Mike Tyson.
Mohamedali Budhwani with Mike Tyson during ‘Kumite 1 League’
- According to Mohamedali Budhwani, Toyam Industries Limited is the only company in which is listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange in the category of sports. TIL is also listed on the Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India Limited (MSEI).
- In 2019, he won Entrepreneur Award 2019 for promoting MMA in India.
Mohamedali Budhwani with Entrepreneur Award 2019
- In 2022, Toyam Sports Limited (TSL) announced the launch of a wide range of MMA merchandise, under Kumite 1 League.
‘Kumite 1 League’ merchandise available on Amazon
- In an interview, he revealed that he does not charge any fees for training athletes for MMA.
- TSL also takes care of the mental health of the athletes through its stake ownership in Bhakti World Radio.