Rajesh Kutti, a Malayali youth, saw his childhood dream of sitting behind the wheels of Mercedes-Benz culminating into reality after getting the job of a lifetime. He is a part of the design teams of one of the most luxurious car manufacturers and is currently employed by Bentley Motors. Rajesh is the only Indian working on the designing of a train to be used at London Olympics 2012.
Rajesh holds a degree from Coventry Institute in London and is a successful car designer from India based in Crewe, UK. At the age of four, even before he learnt alphabets, he wanted to be a driver by profession. Now, instead of being just a driver, Rajesh is also involved in designing cars like Mulsanne and Continental GT. He learnt designing during his internship at TAFE, which proved to be the turning point of his career. His natural flair for designing automobiles has now been converted into a full-time profession.
Rajesh believes that car designing is gaining a strong foothold in the Indian market, but when asked would he mind moving to India, he said, “My heart is in India but my particular profession does not have many avenues in India where the concept of interior car designing has not matured enough. I miss home, the food and the culture that is uniquely Indian. The realisation that the car market was primarily in the West prompted me to pursue my passion in London which is where the action was. The job I currently do is very challenging, competitive, involves immense team work and the personal and professional satisfaction is great.