Success Defines Roshni Nadar

Jun/02/2022 / by Team SEEMA
Roshni Nadar
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About Roshni Nadar Malhotra

This powerful businesswoman has awards with many honors. In 2020, Forbes cited her among the “25 Most Powerful Businesswomen in Asia.” 

Roshni Nadar Biography

The daughter of Shiv Nadar and Kiran Nadar, growing up in Delhi, India, she studied at Vasant Valley School. She then attended college in the U.S. and holds a degree in undergraduate studies in Communications from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management.

She is the sole child of the industrialist, Shiv Nadar. After he stepped down from his role in the company, she became the chairperson of HCL. Roshni Nadar’s age at the time she began working for HCL was 27 years.

After graduation from college, before HCL, she worked for a variety of companies. Her position was as a news producer. She worked first for Sky News UK. Later she worked at CNBC and CNN America.

Roshi graduated from the Forum of Young Global Leaders (YGL, 2014-19). She hopes to inspire the next generation of the world’s leaders. 

HCL Technologies

Beginning with the company in 2009, by the following year she was executive director and CEO. By 2013 she rose to a position on the board of HCL.

2020 was the year in which Roshi Nadar took over her father’s position as chairperson of the board. HCL helps businesses to re-imagine their business during the age of technology, providing a range of software, infrastructure services and business process outsourcing.

News on Roshni Nadar Malhotra

A lover of wildlife, she helped establish the Habitats Trust in 2018, which works at preserving and protecting natural habitats. Protecting indigenous species is part of that mission as well.

Some of her awards include the following:

  • “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” list (fifth consecutive year,) compiled by Forbes -2021
  • “25 Most Powerful Businesswomen in Asia” by Forbes -2020
  • Community Changemaker Award, Lewis Institute, by Babson College -2017
  • Indian Business Leader of the Year 2019 by Horasis, a renown think tank 

Her other interests include music: She is a trained classical musician. 


Who is Roshni Nadar married to?

She is in a marriage to Shikhar Malhotra. They have two sons. She goes by the name of Roshni Nadar Malhotra.

Where is Roshni Nadar born?

She was born in Delhi, India.

What is Roshni Nadar net worth?

She has a ranking of the richest woman in India by IIFL Wealth. Her net worth was approximately $4.9 billion in 2020. Her current net worth is Rs 54,850 Crores.

When did she start her career?

She began her career at the age of 27 at HCL in 2009.


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