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.
He began racing in the U.S. in 1996 in the Mid-Atlantic region and expanded his stable after meeting trainer Bob Baffert at a sale. Shah has about 30 horses in training, most of them with Baffert. He also breeds about 10 mares. In 2011, his filly May Day Rose won the San Ysabel, the Railbird and the Instant Racing.