Nandan Nilekani

Nandan Nilekani Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 16, 2023

Date of Birth

2 / June / 1955


69 Years


Entrepreneur Bureaucrat Politician

Nandan Nilekani, a renowned Indian entrepreneur, co-founded the well-known Indian IT company ‘Infosys.’ He serves as a source of inspiration and admiration for the educated Indian middle class, who perceive him as a hero for his remarkable achievements in life, driven solely by his exceptional merit.

Nandan Nilekani Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Born on June 2, 1955, Nandan Mohanrao Nilekani is an esteemed Indian entrepreneur. He played a significant role in the co-founding of Infosys and currently holds the position of non-executive chairman, succeeding R Seshasayee and Ravi Venkatesan, who previously served as co-chairs of the board. Nilekani assumed the role of non-executive chairman on August 24, 2017, following the departure of Vishal Sikka from the company.


Nandan Nilekani’s father was named Mohan Rao Nilekani, and his mother was named Durga Rao Nilekani. During his childhood, Nilekani’s father, who served as the general manager of Mysore and Minerva Mills, held a belief in Fabian Socialist ideas, which had a significant influence on Nilekani. Additionally, Nilekani’s older brother, Vijay Nilekani, is employed at the Nuclear Energy Institute in the United States.

Vijay Nandan Nandan Nilekani Brother

Vijay Nandan Nandan Nilekani Brother

Rohini Nilekani Nandan Nilekani Wife

Rohini Nilekani Nandan Nilekani Wife

Nihar Nilekani Nandan Nilekani Son

Nihar Nilekani Nandan Nilekani Son

Jahnavi Nilekani Nandan Nilekani Daughter

Jahnavi Nilekani Nandan Nilekani Daughter

Early Life

Nandan Nilekani was born on June 2, 1955, in Bangalore, Karnataka. His parents, Durga and Mohan Rao Nilekani, hail from Sirsi, a small town in the Northern Karnataka region. Konkani is Nilekani’s native language, and he is proficient in several other languages including Kannada, English, Marathi, and Hindi.


Nilekani received his education at Bishop Cotton Boys’ School and St. Joseph’s High School in Dharwad, Karnataka. He further pursued his studies at PU College Dharwad. Nilekani completed his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, located in Mumbai.

Personal Life

Nilekani is happily married to Rohini Nilekani (formerly known as Rohini Soman). The couple first met at a quizzing event held at IIT. They have been blessed with two children named Nihar and Janhavi. Both of their children have obtained undergraduate degrees from Yale University. Nilekani’s primary language is Konkani, and he is also fluent in Kannada, English, Marathi, and Hindi. As of the quarter ending in March 2018, the Nilekani family holds a 2.31 percent stake in Infosys.

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In 1978, Nilekani embarked on his professional journey at Patni Computer Systems in Mumbai, where he had the opportunity to meet and be interviewed by N.R. Narayana Murthy. Inspired by their shared vision, Nilekani, along with Murthy and five other colleagues from Patni, decided to leave the company in 1981 and establish Infosys.

Before assuming the role of CEO in 2002, Nilekani held various significant positions at Infosys, including managing director, chief operating officer, and president. His expertise and contributions played a crucial role in the company’s growth and success. During his tenure as CEO from March 2002 to April 2007, Infosys experienced remarkable revenue growth.

Awards & Achievements

Additionally, Nilekani was awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2006, which is the third-highest civilian award bestowed by the Republic of India. This esteemed honor further acknowledged his significant contributions and accomplishments in his field.

Net Worth

As of June 20th, 2023, Nandan Nilekani’s net worth is an astounding $2.6 billion, which translates to over Rs 21,400 crores.

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Body Measurements Not Yet Update
Birth Place Bengaluru Karnataka India
Children Son: Nihar Nilekani
Daughter: Jahnavi Nilekani
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 175 CM
Height In Meter 1.75 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Late Mohan Ramrao Nilekani
Mother: Jahnavi Nilekan
Profession Entrepreneur Bureaucrat Politician
Siblings Brother: Vijay Nandan
Spous Rohini Nilekani
Weight 80 Kg
176 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Gemini


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