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Who is the Richest Woman in India?

Roshni Nadar Malhotra

The country of India has its share of billionaires and in recent years there has been a surge of new startups in amongst the old money. We're seeing more women taking the lead in business in recent years with many of them achieving remarkable successes in business. The richest woman in all India is Roshni Nadar Malhotra, but how did she come by her fortune?

It runs in the family

Roshni Nadar Malhotra has an estimated net worth of $4.9 billion as of July of 2021. According to Business Insider, She is the new chairman of HCL Technologies IANS. She succeeds her father who founded HCL Tech. Shiv Nadar stepped down but continues to serve as chief strategy officer and managing director. His daughter is following in his footsteps.

Her early years

Wikipedia explains that Roshni Nadar was born somewhere between 1980 and 1981. She is 39 or 40 years old. She was raised in her native Delhi, India, and attended the Vasant Valley School. She attended college afterward. Roshni studied communication with a concentration in radio/tv/and film at Northwestern University. After earning her undergraduate degree, she continued her education at the Kellogg School of Management where she earned her master's of business administration.

Roshni's career

After completing her college education, Roshni worked at a variety of different jobs. Her main career focus was as a producer. After getting experience from other places, she went to work for HCL. It only took a year for Roshni to receive a promotion to the chief executive officer of the corporation. This was followed by an appointment as the chairperson of HCL Technologies. This position was one that she assumed directly after Shiv Nadar, her father stepped down from the post.

Roshni Nader made history

Roshni was the first female in the history of HCL Technologies to become the head of the corporation. She also inherited the company from her father Shiv Nadar, who is also the founder of the company. It has an estimated value of $8.9 billion. Several other businesses within the HCL Technologies Group include HCL Healthcare, HCL Infosystem, and HL Technologies. She is the only daughter of the magnate. She took over Shiv's position on July 17, 2020. She inherited her fortune from her father.

Roshni Nadar Malhotra is a versatile businesswoman and philanthropist

According to HCL Tech, Roshni Nadar Malhotra wears many hats. She's incredibly wealthy, but she is a hard worker who also cares about the welfare of others. She is a Trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation. Both she and her father are generous and give to those who are in need. The Foundation has made investments of more than $988 million for causes that build transformational leadership and nation-building institutions. She is a chairperson, CSR Board Committee Chair, ESG& Diversity member, and more. Roshni chairs and directs the VidyaGyan leadership academic to help students from rural areas who come from underprivileged backgrounds and are deserving of the assistant. She supports the cause of nurturing young people who will become rural India's future leaders to foster positive changes in the communities, villages, and also of the nation in the years to come.

She is a nature lover

Roshni also believes strongly in preserving nature and wildlife in her home country. She has poured funding into The Haitts Trust, which she established in 2018. The Foundation is about conservation and wildlife. She has led the fight to protect the indigenous species and natural habitats of India. She is heavily involved with creating ecosystems that are sustainable via collaborations and strategic partnership development with various stakeholders.

She is passionate about Education

Roshni is a member of the Executive Board for Asia for the Kellogg School of Management. She is also a member of the MIT's School of Engineering in the USA's Dean's Advisory Council. Ms. Nadar-Malhotra is also an independent director for the HFDC Asset Management Company's board of directors, and she serves on the US-Indi Strategic Partnership Forum's board of directors.

She has received numerous accolades

Roshni has performed outstanding work in philanthropy and business. For these, she has received numerous accolades and honors. She was voted Indian Business Leader of the Year by Horasis in 2019. She was named to the Forbes World's 100 Most Powerful Women in 2020 and remained on the list for four years straight. She also appeared on the 25 Most powerful Businesswomen in Asia list of Forbes. She has received several other distinctions for her service to others and her business success.

She also has a family

In addition to all of her business successes and her philanthropic work, Roshni also has a family. She is married to her husband Shikhar Malhotra. The couple has two sons.

Final thoughts

The richest woman in India is Roshni Nadar-Molhatra. She is a dynamic businesswoman and philanthropist. She has amassed a fortune of $4.9 billion through inheritance from her father. Although the bulk of her fortune is through inheritance, Roshni has not sat by idly. She has earned the respect that she is given by completing her education and working hard to earn a living. She worked as a producer before joining her father's company. She quickly advanced to a top leadership position and has done very well in executing her duties. Roshni is a hard worker, who also has a big heart for things that matter to her. She is concerned about the planet as well as the wildlife that is native to India. She has spearheaded programs to create sustainability and to preserve the ecosystems and wildlife of India. She also works to help those who are less fortunate to receive funding for their educations. Roshni Nadar Malhotra is the richest woman in all of India, who gives her all to her job, to worthy causes, and to her family.

Allen Lee

Written by Allen Lee

Allen Lee is a Toronto-based freelance writer who studied business in school but has since turned to other pursuits. He spends more time than is perhaps wise with his eyes fixed on a screen either reading history books, keeping up with international news, or playing the latest releases on the Steam platform, which serve as the subject matter for much of his writing output. Currently, Lee is practicing the smidgen of Chinese that he picked up while visiting the Chinese mainland in hopes of someday being able to read certain historical texts in their original language.

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