Sanjay Shah is a positive thinker, an entrepreneur, and someone that always has his eye on the big picture. However, I don’t think he could have even have imagined how big Autism Rocks would become when he started the event with his wife back in 2014. When you look at the list of performers that have attended this event, you know it is for real. Here is a sampling of some of the people that have performed at this event in the past: Prince, Lenny Kravitz, Michael Bublè and Drake in London. This year, they are bringing in Flo Rida and Tyga. The reason behind this, according to Sanjay Shah Denmark, is that they are looking to relate to the youth and get the youth to understand autism a little bit better.
When hearing him and his wife speak, two things stick out and that is the fact that they want to raise awareness as well as donations. Both of those can go a long way when it comes to autism. When you have awareness, people understand and the more people that understand, the easier it is for those that either have a child with autism or those that might not be all that familiar with it or understand it. Awareness is always a great thing, as is his learning. The more you can learn and the more you can understand, everyone wins in the long run.
When it comes to donations, those donations will go toward research into autism and finding out different things about it that maybe they didn’t know about before. Research is always helpful as it helps people that either have autism or a child with autism.
Sanjay Shah is a humble man and if you asked him, he would probably give all of the credit to his wife, Usha. However, this is an entrepreneur, a man that has studied medicine, been an accountant for investment banks and paid his dues. What is most admirable about him is that he is always looking for more ways to help out. In his eyes, it is never enough. Since he has a son with autism, he knows what it is like and he has been in the shoes of other people that have children with autism.