Kaleem Shah is founder and president of CalNet in Reston, Va., which handles intelligence analysis, telecommunications, financial and information technology for its clients, which includes the federal government and the military.
He was born and raised in India, where his father, Majeed, was a major trainer. Majeeb Shah won the Indian Triple Crown and many other important stakes, but kept his children away from the races and insisted that they concentrate on their studies. Shah came to the U.S. after receiving a degree in electrical engineering at Bangalore University, earned a masters in computer engineering at Clemson and an MBA in international finance from George Washington University.
Shah became a United States citizen in the 1990s and bought his first racehorses a few years later. Some of his notable horses through the years have been Concord Point, Take Control, May Day Rose, Awesome Baby, Irrefutable, Fed Biz, Eden's Moon, and others. Shah's horses have won more than 100 races with earnings over over $6.5 million dollars.