Nandan Nilekani

Profession: Entrepreneur, Bureaucrat, Politician


Brother of Nandan Nilekani

Vijay Nandan (Elder - Nuclear Energy Professional, Pilot)

Daughter of Nandan Nilekani

Jahnavi Nilekani

Father of Nandan Nilekani

Late Mohan Ramrao Nilekani (Worked as a Manager in textile industry)

Mother of Nandan Nilekani

Jahnavi Nilekani

Son of Nandan Nilekani

Nihar Nilekani

Wife of Nandan Nilekani

Rohini Nilekani (Chairperson Arghyam Foundation, Philanthropist, Former Journalist)

Favourite Destintions of Nandan Nilekani

South Africa, Goa, Kerala

Favourite Entrepreneurs of Nandan Nilekani

Steve Jobs, Mohammed Yunus

Favourite Food of Nandan Nilekani

Sukha prawn masala, Fish and chips

Favourite Politician of Nandan Nilekani

Nelson Mandela

Information about Nandan Nilekani

Does Nandan Nilekani drink alcohol?: Not Known  His mother tongue in Konkani.  When he took over as CEO, Infosys was in crisis due to recession in 2001, but it 2006, Infosys reached absolute high point.  Does Nandan Nilekani smoke?: Not Known  As a philanthropist, he contributed for non-profit efforts in water infrastructure, micro-credit, and social research. He also invested in education and healthcare by donating big amount of money.  He also co-founded NASSCOM and Bangalore Chapter of The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE).  In 2009, he stepped down from the position of the co-Chairman of Infosys to serve as the chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) or Aadhaar, a cabinet-ranking position, at the invitation of then Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.  In 1978, he was interviewed by N.R. Narayana Murthy for his first job after which he got selected at the Mumbai-based 'Patni Computer Systems.'  During his early years, his father had frequent job transfers at different locations, therefore, at age 12, he decided to move to Dharwad district in Karnataka to live with his uncle so that his studied would not get affected.  In 2006 and 2009, he was was listed by TIME magazine as one of the 100 most influential people  He was named 'Businessman of the Year' by Forbes Asia in 2006.  In 1981, he co-founded Infosys with 6 others under the leadership of Narayana Murthy, which later proved to be India's biggest IT giant.  In 2015, Nandan, his wife Rohini Nilekani and Shankar Maruwada co-founded 'EkStep', a not-for-profit initiative that aims to extend learning opportunities to Indian children through a collaborative, universal platform that facilitates creation and consumption of educational content.  In 2008, he wrote 'Imagining India: The Idea of a Renewed Nation' which was one of the finalists for the FT-Goldman Sachs Book Award for the year 2009.Nandan Nilekani - Imagining India... The Idea of a Renewed Nation 


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