Roshni Nadar

Roshni Nadar Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 20, 2023

Date of Birth

Not Yet Update / Not Yet Update / 1982


42 Years



Roshni Nadar holds the positions of Chairperson, CEO, and Executive Director at HCL Technologies. According to the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List (2019), she holds the title of the richest woman in India. Additionally, she has the distinction of being the first female leader to head a publicly listed IT company in India.

Roshni Nadar Height, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Born in 1980/81, Roshni Nadar Malhotra is an Indian billionaire businesswoman who currently serves as the chairperson of HCL Technologies. She holds the distinction of being the first woman to lead a listed IT company in India. Roshni is the only child of Shiv Nadar, the founder of HCL and a billionaire businessman. Her influential position in the business world is evident as she was ranked 54th on the Forbes World’s 100 Most Powerful Women list in 2019 and 55th in 2020.

Family & Caste

Roshni Nadar hails from a Hindu family, with her father, Shiv Nadar, being the founder of HCL Technologies. Following her father’s retirement at the age of 75 on July 7, 2020, Roshni succeeded him as the chairman of HCL. Her mother, Kiran Nadar, is an avid art collector and philanthropist.

In November 2010, Roshni Nadar married Shikhar Malhotra, who holds several significant roles within the HCL Corporation, including Executive Director, Vice Chairman & CEO of HCL Healthcare Trustee, Pro-Chancellor of Shiv Nadar Foundation, and trustee of Shiv Nadar University. The couple has been blessed with two sons, Armaan (born in 2013) and Jahaan (born in 2017).

Shiv Nadar Roshni Nadar Father

Shiv Nadar Roshni Nadar Father

Kiran Nadar Roshni Nadar Mother

Kiran Nadar Roshni Nadar Mother

Shikhar Malhotra Roshni Nadar Husband

Shikhar Malhotra Roshni Nadar Husband

Early Life

Roshni Nadar’s upbringing took place in Delhi, where she attended Vasant Valley School for her education. Later, she pursued her studies at Northwestern University, specializing in Communication and emphasizing Radio/TV/Film. Additionally, she successfully obtained an MBA degree from the prestigious Kellogg School of Management.


Following her undergraduate studies, she furthered her academic journey by pursuing a master’s degree in Business Administration at the Kellogg School of Management in the United States. During her time at Kellogg, she focused on Social Enterprise Management and Strategy, gaining valuable insights into these areas.

Personal Life

Nadar is a trained classical musician. In 2010, she married Shikhar Malhotra, vice chairman of HCL Healthcare. They have two sons.


Before joining HCL, Roshni Nadar gained professional experience in the field of production, working for multiple companies. However, it was her entry into HCL that marked a significant milestone in her career. Remarkably, within just one year of joining HCL, Roshni was promoted to the esteemed positions of Executive Director and CEO of HCL Corporation.

Philanthropist Initiatives

Roshni Nadar actively serves as a Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation, an organization that was established by her father in 1994. The foundation is dedicated to the noble cause of nation-building by fostering transformative leadership through education. As an overseer of the foundation, Roshni plays a crucial role in shaping its direction and impact.

Honours & Awards

In recognition of her outstanding work both in business and in philanthropy, Roshni has received global appreciation, honors, and awards. Some of these include.

Awards and Recognition

Title Year
NDTV Young philanthropist of the Year. 2014
Conferred “The World’s Most Innovative People Award” for Philanthropic Innovation by The World Summit on Innovation & Entrepreneurship (WSIE) 2015
Vogue India Philanthropist of the Year 2017

Net Worth

With a remarkable net worth of Rs 84,330 crore, she solidified her position as one of the wealthiest women in the world.

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Body Measurements Not Yet Update
Birth Place Delhi India
Children Sons: Armaan, Jahaan
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 167 CM
Height In Meter M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Shiv Nadar
Mother: Kiran Nadar
Profession Businesswoman
Siblings Not Yet Update
Spous Shikhar Malhotra
Weight 55 Kg
121 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Libra


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