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Nikhil Nanda is an Indian businessman. A member of the Kapoor family, he is the Chairman & Managing Director of Escorts Limited, an engineering company founded in 1948 by his paternal grandfather, Har Prasad Nanda.[1]

Nikhil Nanda
Born (1974-03-18) 18 March 1974 (age 45)
New Delhi, India
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
Spouse(s)Shweta Bachchan Nanda (m. 1997)
Parent(s)Ritu Nanda
RelativesSee Kapoor family and Bachchan family

Early life and backgroundEdit

Nikhil Nanda was born on 18 March 1974[2] in New Delhi, India. His father, Rajan Nanda from Fazilka, was an industrialist and the Chairman and Managing Director of Escorts Group, while his mother, Ritu Nanda, worked as an insurance agent for Life Insurance Corporation of India. He is the maternal grandson of actor-director Raj Kapoor, and paternal grandson of industrialist Har Prasad Nanda. His great-grandfather, Prithviraj Kapoor, was an actor. Actors Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor and Rajiv Kapoor are his maternal uncles, while actresses Neetu Singh and Babita Kapoor are his aunts by marriage. Actors Karisma Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor and Ranbir Kapoor are his first cousins.[3][4]

Nanda attended Doon School, Dehradun, and went on to study business management at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he majored in Finance and Marketing.[5][6]


Nanda served as Chief Operating Officer from October 2005, then as Joint Managing Director of Escorts Ltd. from September 2007 when he became Managing Director of Escorts Limited in September 2013[7]. He was appointed Chairman on 7 August 2018 after the death of his father.[8]

He was one of five Indians selected as the Global Leaders of Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum in Geneva, in 2001.[9]

Personal lifeEdit

Nanda married Shweta Bachchan, daughter of film actors Amitabh Bachchan and Jaya Bachchan, on 16 February 1997. They have two children named Navya Naveli and Agastya Nanda.[3]


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  3. ^ a b "After funeral, Bachchans, Kapoors express solidarity with Nanda family". Deccan Chronicle. 8 August 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Abhishek Bachchan, brother-in-law Nikhil Nanda immerse Rajan Nanda's ashes in Haridwar". Hindustan Times. 9 August 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  5. ^ Singh, Sanghita (18 May 2002). "Nikhil Nanda: The business of life". The Times of India.
  6. ^ "Nikhil Nanda appointed as chairman and MD of Escorts". livemint. 7 August 2018. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  7. ^ "Executive Profile Nikhil Nanda". Bloomberg. Retrieved 20 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Nikhil Nanda appointed as Chairman and MD of Escorts". The Hindu. PTI. 8 August 2018. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 20 August 2018.CS1 maint: others (link)
  9. ^ "5 Indians Among Wefs 100 Global Leaders Of Tomorrow". Business Standard. 27 January 2013. Retrieved 20 August 2018.