Roshni Nadar, richest among Indian women

Roshni Nadar, richest woman in India

Roshni Nadar Malhotra, chairperson of HCL Technologies is India’s wealthiest women, according to ‘Kotak Wealth Hurun-Leading Wealthy Women’ List 2020 released on Thursday. With an estimated wealth of ₹54,850 crore, Nadar Malhotra is currently the CEO and Executive Director of HCL Corporation, a holding company that controls HCL Tech and HCL Infosystems.

As per the new study by Hurun India, in association with Kotak Wealth, the 38-year-old Roshni, who succeeds her father Shiv Nadar, has a fortune of Rs 54,850 crore. Earlier in July this year, HCL founder and Chairperson Shiv Nadar handed over the reins of his empire to his daughter Roshni. Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, the chairperson and managing director of Biocon, was named India’s second richest woman with a fortune of Rs 36,600 crore. Leena Gandhi Tewari, the chairperson of pharma and biotechnology company USV, occupied the third position on top 10 Kotak Wealth Hurun Wealthy Women 2020. USV was founded by her grandfather Vithal Balkrishna Gandhi in 1961.

The top 10 list includes Divis Laboratories’ Nilima Motaparti, Zoho’s Radha Vembu, Jayshree Ullal of Arista Networks, Renu Munjal of Hero FinCorp, Malika Chirayu Amin of Alembic Pharmaceuticals, Anu Aga and Meher Pudumjee of Thermax, and Falguni Nayar and family of Nykaa, among others. The list, which is based on the net worth of women as on 30 September 2020, includes eight billionaires and 38 with wealth of Rs 1,000 crore and above. The average wealth of the women on this list is about Rs 2,725 crore, while the average age was 53 years.