Nav Bhatia is a Canadian businessperson who is best known for his super fandom of the NBA’s Toronto Raptors. Nav Bhatia claims to have not missed any season of Raptors home game since 1995.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Bhatia was born on July 9, 1951, and his birthplace is New Delhi, India. As of now, Nav is 69 years old. His birth sign is Cancer and he is Canadian by nationality. In 1984, he moved to Canada with his family and living his rest of the life there. Nav has not spoken about his parents till now as he doesn’t talk much. Nav and his family belong to monotheistic religion called Sikhism. Other details of his family are not on the web.
Regarding his educational background, his schooling details are not out. Although Bhatia is a successful businessman, Nav completed his graduation in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California. He then moved to Canada with an engineering degree.
Professional Life and Career
Bhatia was ill-treated by his society because of Sikhs’ persecution in India, So, in 1984, he moved to Canada. In the very first months, he suffered so much from the unemployment problem because none of the companies were ready to give a job to Nav because of his turban and beard. Even after visiting over 300 offices and giving over 300 interviews, he never got a job. With this experience, his dream of working as a mechanical engineer couldn’t succeed. Later, he decided to start his journey in the vehicle business and started working as a salesperson in one of the automobile distributors.
Nav worked with full dedication and he was able to break the record by selling 127 vehicles within 3 months. After this huge success, he was promoted to manager and bought the dealership for two years. This dealership was the top one on the list in 2014. At present, Nav is the leading dealer of Hyundai vehicles in Canada.
Nav Bhatia is a huge fan of basketball and in 2018, he founded the Superfan Foundation. Famous singers Drake and Bhatia are renowned fans of the Canadian team. Similarly, his foundation spends over 300,000 US dollars each year to take thousands of children to Raptor games.
During the Raptor Games Season in 2018-2019, Toronto Raptors won the NBA Championship and thus Bhatia became the first fan to receive a championship ring. In 2020, Nav Bhatia was honored by the Basketball Hall of Fame as the first fan to receive recognition during the Superfan gallery.
Net Worth and Achievements
Nav Bhatia is a successful businessman owning the best-selling Hyundai vehicles in Canada. As of 2021, he has earned a net worth of more than 60 million US dollars which is a huge amount. With his continuous effort and hard work, he can be the leading man on the list of famous people with the age of 69 years old.
Reflecting on Bhatia’s achievements, Nav received the “Top 25 Canadian Award” by the Royal Bank of Canada (RBK) on June 19, 2018. Similarly, his success in the automobile industry from a normal salesman to the owner is exceptional and exemplary for growing businessmen.
Nav Bhatia is married to Arvinder Kaur Bhatia and this couple has a beautiful daughter by the name of Tia Bhatia. Nav immensely loves his wife and his daughter and therefore he is living a happy life with them in Toronto, Canada. Being a married person who loves his family so much, Nav doesn’t want to share his past relationships and dates.
Body Measurements and Social media
Talking about his body measurements, Nav is a tall and healthy guy. He stands 5 feet and 8 inches or 1.73m tall and weighs around 70kg. He has a huge biceps size of 12.5 inches. Similarly, his eyes and hair both are of black color. Also, he has a shoe size of 9(US). Talking about his distinctive feature, Nav has a turban on his head.
Being a successful businessman and more a super fan of Toronto, Nav has an Instagram handle under the name Nav Bhatia Superfan. He has an immense following of more than 271k on Instagram where he has uploaded thousands of posts that include pictures and videos mostly related to basketball games and also his family. Likewise, Nav is also fond of using Twitter for his tweets and messages to admirers. He has over 47k followers on Twitter. Besides, he also has a Facebook page with over 43k followers.