|Kiran Nadar Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 3 in|
|Year of Birth||1951|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
Kiran Nadar is an Indian art collector and philanthropist who is best known as the founder of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art, a private modern and contemporary art museum with locations in New Delhi and Noida in the national capital region of India. Established in 2010, it is India’s first private museum and attracts more than 100,000 visitors annually. Kiran is also a trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation (established in 1994 by her husband Shiv Nadar), an organization that builds institutions and programs in underdeveloped disciplinary areas in India related to rural and urban education and art. Shiv is the founder and chairman emeritus of HCL Technologies (an Indian multinational information technology services and consulting company) and has been honored with the Padma Bhushan (India’s 3rd-highest civilian honor). In April 2023, Kiran was honored with the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour), France’s 5th-highest civilian award, in recognition of her contribution to the field of art, her philanthropic activities, and her role in fostering Indo-French cultural ties.
The Maharani (Empress) of the Indian Art World
Kiran Nadar was born in the year 1951.
New Delhi, India
Kiran had attained a degree in English literature from the University of Delhi, a collegiate central university located in Delhi, India.
Art Collector, Philanthropist
- Others – Shikhar Malhotra (Son-in-Law) (Business Executive, Vice-chairman of HCL Healthcare, one of India’s largest corporate health solutions firms), Sivasubramaniya Nadar (Father-in-Law), Vamasundari Devi (Mother-in-Law), S. N. Balakrishnan (Brother-in-Law) (Engineer, Scientist, Former Chancellor of Shiv Nadar University, a private research university located in Uttar Pradesh, India) (d. January 2021), S. P. Adithanar (Uncle-in-Law) (Lawyer, Politician, 4-time member of the Tamil Nadu (state in southern India) legislative assembly, Founder of Dina Thanthi newspaper) (d. May 1981), Sivanthi Adithanar (Grandfather-in-Law) (Lawyer), B. Ramachandran Adityan (Cousin-in-Law) (Founder of Devi Weekly magazine), B. Sivanthi Adityan (Cousin-in-Law) (Educationist, Industrialist, Media Baron, President of the Indian Olympic Association from 1987 to 1996, Padma Shri Awardee) (d. April 2013)
In 2019, Kiran Nadar had a net worth of approximately $3 billion according to the Hurun Rich List 2019.
5 ft 3 in or 160 cm
69 kg or 152 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Kiran has dated –
- Shiv Nadar – Kiran and Indian industrialist Shiv Nadar got married after first having met at an advertising agency where Kiran was employed. Through this long-term marriage, Kiran has a daughter named Roshni Nadar Malhotra. Roshni has served as the chairperson of HCL Technologies (the Indian multinational IT services and consulting company founded by Shiv) and has often been ranked as the richest woman in India. Through Roshni, Kiran has 2 grandsons named Armaan (b. 2013) and Jahaan (b. 2017).
Race / Ethnicity
- Stocky frame
- Center-parted, shoulder-length, straight hair
- Radiant face
- Cheerful smile
Kiran Nadar Facts
- Kiran began her career in the advertising sphere, as a communications and brands professional. She later joined NIIT, an Indian multinational skills and talent development corporation, and is credited with playing a key role in shaping the brand’s image.
- In the late 1980s, she began developing an interest in art collection – while she was purchasing art pieces for her home. By 2005, Kiran had decided that she would establish a museum to exhibit her exhaustive collection.
- That dream was fulfilled in 2010 with the launch of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art in the national capital region of India. She is also an international council member of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), located in New York City.
- Besides her contribution to the field of art and her philanthropic activities, Kiran is one of the leading contract bridge (a trick-taking card game using a standard 52-card deck that is played by 4 players in 2 competing partnerships, with partners sitting opposite each other around a table) players in India.
- At the 2018 Asian Games, in the contract bridge mixed team event, Kiran won the ‘Bronze’ medal. In February 2018, she won the ‘Gold’ medal at the Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championship.
Featured Image by Kiran Nadar / Instagram