Neha Narkhede

Neha Narkhede Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 20, 2023

Date of Birth

Not Yet Update / Not Yet Update / 1985


39 Years



Meet Neha Narkhede, an accomplished technology entrepreneur of Indian American descent. She is renowned as the co-founder and former CTO of Confluent, a leading streaming data technology company. Notably, Neha played a significant role in co-creating the acclaimed open-source software platform, Apache Kafka.

Neha Narkhede Height, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Born in 1985 in Pune, Maharashtra, Neha Narkhede is currently 38 years old (as of 2023). Her academic journey began with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Savitribai Phule Pune University, Maharashtra, which she pursued from 2002 to 2006. Following her undergraduate studies, she furthered her education by undertaking a master’s degree in computer science at the esteemed Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia, from 2006 to 2007.


Her mother’s name is Kalpana Narkhede. Neha Narkhede is married to Sachin Kulkarni.

Kalpana Narkhede Neha Narkhede Mother

Kalpana Narkhede Neha Narkhede Mother

Sachin Kulkarni Neha Narkhede Husband

Sachin Kulkarni Neha Narkhede Husband


Neha Narkhede spent her formative years in Pune, Maharashtra, where she was raised. She pursued her higher education at the Pune Institute of Computer Technology (PICT), University of Pune, and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering. After completing her undergraduate studies, she ventured to the United States for further academic pursuits.

Personal Life

Self-made millionaire Neha Narkhede departed India in 2006 to pursue her master’s degree in computer science at Georgia Tech. Once she completed her studies in 2007, she secured positions at Oracle and later at LinkedIn, serving as a software engineer.

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After earning her Master’s degree, Narkhede embarked on her professional journey at Oracle as a principal software engineer. Following her time at Oracle, she took on the role of leading the stream infrastructure team at LinkedIn. During her tenure at LinkedIn in 2011, Narkhede, along with Jun Rao and Jay Kreps, conceived the idea of the Platform Apache Kafka while working on a company project. They subsequently developed Kafka as an open-source platform.

In 2014, Narkhede, along with Rao and Kreps, founded Confluent, a startup based in Palo Alto. They decided to establish Confluent as a B2B infrastructure company. In 2017, Narkhede co-authored the book “Kafka: The Definitive Guide” with Gwen Shapira and Todd Palino, providing comprehensive insights into the technology behind Kafka.

Awards and Honors

In 2017, Neha Narkhede received recognition from MIT Technology Review, which listed her as one of the innovators under 35, acknowledging her exceptional contributions to the tech industry. The following year, Forbes honored Narkhede by including her in the prestigious list of America’s and the world’s top 50 Women in Tech, recognizing her influence and impact in the field.

Net Worth

With a net worth of $520 million, Narkhede’s entrepreneurial journey has not only earned her financial prosperity but has also solidified her status as a successful and influential businesswoman.

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Body Measurements Not Yet Update
Birth Place Pune Maharashtra
Children Not Yet Update
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 162 CM
Height In Meter 1.62 M
Nationality American
Parents Father: Name Not Known
Mother: Kalpana Narkhede
Profession Entrepreneur
Siblings Not Yet Update
Spous Sachin Kulkarni
Weight 60 Kg
132 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Not Yet Update


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