HCL Technologies chairman Roshni Nadar Malhotra leads the Kotak Wealth Hurun list of India’s wealthiest women, with a net worth of $7.2 Billion (Rupees – 54,850 crores).
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw of Biocon comes in second with a net worth of $4.8 Billion (Rupees – 36,600 crores).
With a net worth of 2.8 Billion (Rupees – 21,340 crores), Leena Gandhi Tewari of the Mumbai-based pharmaceuticals business USV comes in third.
The 10 wealthiest women in India are ranked according to their estimated net worth as of 2021.
#1 | Roshni Nadar Malhotra
NET WORTH: $7.2 BILLION (RUPEES – 54,850 CRORE)
IDENTIFIED AS: CEO AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HCL CORPORATION
RESIDENCE: NEW DELHI, INDIA
Roshni Nadar Malhotra is an Indian entrepreneur and the first woman to manage a publicly-traded IT firm in India.
She is the chairman of HCL Technologies. Shiv Nadar, the founder of HCL, is her only child.
Nadar is the richest woman in India, according to the IIFL Wealth Hurun India Rich List (2019).
#2 | Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw
NET WORTH: 4.8 BILLION (RUPEES – 36,600 CRORE)
IDENTIFIED AS: FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR OF BIOPHARMACEUTICAL FIRM BIOCON
RESIDENCE: BENGALURU, KARNATAKA
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is a wealthy Indian businessman.
She is the former chairwoman of the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, and the executive chairperson and founder of Biocon Limited and Biocon Biologics Limited, a biotechnology business located in Bangalore, India.
She is one of the top 50 women in business, according to the Financial Times.
#3 | Leena Gandhi Tewari
NET WORTH: 2.8 BILLION (RUPEES – 21,340 CRORE)
IDENTIFIED AS: CHAIRPERSON OF USV
RESIDENCE: MUMBAI, INDIA
Leena Gandhi Tiwari is an author and businesswoman from India.
She is the chairman of USV Private Limited, a Mumbai-based global pharmaceutical, and biotechnology firm.
Her grandfather, Vithal Balkrishna Gandhi, founded USV in 1961.
Tewari is one of the wealthiest Indians, with a net worth of US$2.6 billion and a regular appearance on Forbes magazine’s list.
Diabetes and cardiovascular medicines, as well as biosimilars, injectables, and active pharmaceutical components, are among the company’s specialties.
#4 | Nilima Motaparti
NET WORTH: 2.4 BILLION (RUPEES – 18,620 CRORE)
IDENTIFIED AS: DIRECTOR OF DIVI’S LABORATORIES
RESIDENCE: HYDERABAD, INDIA
Divi’s Laboratories Ltd, a pharmaceutical business based in Hyderabad, employs Nilima Motaparti as the director onboard – commercial.
Material Sourcing and Procurement, Corporate Finance, and Investor Relations are all managed by Motaparti.
#5 | Radha Vembu
NET WORTH: 1.5 BILLION (RUPEES – 11,590 CRORE)
IDENTIFIED AS: SISTER OF ZOHO FOUNDER SRIDHAR VEMBU AND OWNS A MAJORITY STAKE IN THE CHENNAI-HEADQUARTERED ZOHO CORPORATION
RESIDENCE: CHENNAI, INDIA
Radha Vembu is an Indian entrepreneur who has a controlling share in Zoho Corporation, a software development firm based in India.
Sridhar Vembu, her brother, co-founded Zoho Corporation in 1996 when it was known as AdventNet.
She is a product manager for Zoho Mail’s email service and the director of Corpus Foundation, and she holds a majority share in the firm.
#6 | Jayshree Ullal
NET WORTH: 1.3 BILLION (RUPEES – 10,220 CRORE)
IDENTIFIED AS: CEO OF CLOUD-NETWORKING COMPANY ARISTA NETWORKS
RESIDENCE: SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES
Jayshree V. Ullal is the president and CEO of Arista Networks, a cloud networking firm that is responsible for the implementation of Gigabit Ethernet networking in data centers.
#7 | Renu Munjal
NET WORTH: 1.1 BILLION (RUPEES – 8,690 CRORE)
IDENTIFIED AS: FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF HERO MOTOCORP AND CURRENT MANAGING DIRECTOR OF HERO FINCORP
RESIDENCE: NEW DELHI, INDIA
Hero FinCorp’s Managing Director is Renu Munjal. She is also a member of the Easy Bill Board of Directors.
She was Hero MotoCorp’s previous Executive Director.
She is active in a number of CSR initiatives, including the establishment and management of a K12 school and a vocational training center.
Renu Munjal is one of BMU’s original members.
#8 | Malika Chirayu Amin
NET WORTH: 1.0 BILLION (RUPEES – 7,570 CRORE)
IDENTIFIED AS: MANAGING DIRECTOR & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF VADODARA-BASED ALEMBIC PHARMACEUTICALS
RESIDENCE: VADODARA, INDIA
Malika Chirayu Amin is the CEO, Executive Director, and MD of Alembic Ltd. at the moment.
Sierra Investments Ltd., Aavaran Textiles Ltd., Shreno Ltd., and Sierra Healthcare Ltd. are among the other companies on which she serves on the board.
#9 | Anu Aga & Meher Pudumjee
NET WORTH: 775 MILLION (RUPEES – 5,850 CRORE)
IDENTIFIED AS: FORMER CHAIRPERSON OF PUNE-BASED ENGINEERING FIRM THERMAX
RESIDENCE: PUNE, INDIA
Anu Aga is an Indian millionaire entrepreneur and social activist who served as the chairman of Thermax, an energy and environmental engineering firm, from 1996 until 2004.
She was one of the eight wealthiest Indian women, and Forbes magazine listed her as one of the 40 wealthiest Indians in 2007.
#10 | Falguni Nayar & family
NET WORTH: 716 MILLION (RUPEES – 5,410 CRORE)
IDENTIFIED AS: FOUNDER AND CEO OF NYKAA
RESIDENCE: MUMBAI, INDIA
Falguni Nayar is an Indian businesswoman who worked with Kotak Mahindra for 19 years as an investment banker.
She is currently the founder and CEO of Nykaa, a cosmetics and lifestyle retail firm.