Richest Indian woman: Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Falguni Nayar, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw top the list

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Richest Indian woman: Roshni Nadar Malhotra, Falguni Nayar, Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw top the list


Roshni Nadar Malhotra, the chairperson of HCL Technologies has topped the "leading wealthy women 2021", published by Hurun Report India in collaboration with Kotak Private Banking.


According to the list, Malhotra's wealth increased by 54 percent over the last year to Rs 84,330 crore. Following her is Nykaa founder Falguni Nayar, who has overtaken Biocon's Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw for the second position. 

Nayar is "India’s richest self-made woman" and "the world’s tenth richest self-made woman", the release stated. Falguni Nayar's wealth has been stated as 57520 crore and that of Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw as 29030 crore.

Hurun India's MD & Chief Researcher, Anas Rahman Junaid, said, “Women-led wealth creation directly improves women’s employment, corresponding families, and society. Inclusion of women, who represent 50% of India’s population in the workforce or wealth creation, cuts across societal barriers.”

Nilima Motaparti of Divi's Laboratories and Radha Vembu, sister of Zoho founder Sridhar Vembu, remained at the fourth and fifth positions, respectively. Motaparti's wealth was stated as Rs 28,180 crore, whereas Vembu's was Rs 26,260 crore.

With a wealth of Rs 24,280 crore, USV's Leena Gandhi Tewari ranks sixth, while Thermax's Anu Aga and Meher Pudumjee rank seventh with a wealth of 14530 crore.

There are eight start-up founders on the list. The richest woman startup entrepreneur is Divya Gokulnath of BYJU’s, followed by Ruchi Kalra of OfBusiness, Lenskart's Neha Bansal, LEAD School's Smita Deorah, and WinZO's Saumya Singh Rathore.

Three professional Managers made it to the list including Indra Nooyi, who featured as the richest professional manager with a wealth of 5040 crore.