Meet Nikhil Nanda, Amitabh Bachchan's, Son-In-law, Ranbir Kapoor's Cousin, Runs Rs 7000 Crore Firm

A look into the background of Amitabh Bachchan's son-in-law, Nikhil Nanda, who is also the managing director and chairman of Escorts Limited, which is worth more than Rs. 7000 crores.


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Meet Nikhil Nanda, Amitabh Bachchan's, Son-In-law, Ranbir Kapoor's Cousin, Runs Rs 7000 Crore Firm

Escorts Kubota Limited, commonly known as Escorts Limited, is one of the biggest conglomerates in India's agricultural sector. The company is currently headed by renowned businessman, Nikhil Nanda, whose grandfathers, Har Prasad Nanda and Yudi Nanda, founded the company back in 1944. As of now, Escorts Limited operates in more than 40 countries across the world and has a strong presence in the global market.

The automotive company is reportedly worth crores and is headed by its Chairman and Managing Director, Nikhil Nanda, who is often termed as India's one of the most visionary entrepreneurs, especially in the agricultural machinery industry.

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It was back in 2021 when Nikhil Nanda was awarded as the Best CEO Award in the automotive sector by Business Today. Not only this but in 2001, the World Economic Forum named him among the five Indians to be Global Leaders of Tomorrow, which once again made a mark on Nikhil's entrepreneurial brilliance on the big stage.

Nikhil Nanda

However, what's interesting about Nikhil Nanda is the fact that most of the general public know him as the son-in-law of legendary Bollywood actor, Amitabh Bachchan instead of being the MD and Chairman of Escorts Limited. Well, today, we are going to explore the hidden part of Nikhil's personal life and family background that will surely leave you astonished. So, without further ado, let's get started!

Nikhil Nanda's birthplace and educational qualifications

Nikhil Nanda

The innovative entrepreneur, Nikhil Nanda was born on March 18, 1974, in New Delhi to his parents, Rajan Nanda and Ritu Nanda. While his father was a businessman and worked in their family business, Escorts Limited, Nikhil's mother, Ritu, used to work at a life insurance company. Talking about the educational qualifications of Nikhil Nanda, he completed his schooling at Dehradun's The Doon School.

shweta nikhil

Soon after completing his schooling in Dehradun, Nikhil Nanda went to the USA and took admission in Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania, in order to complete his degree in Business Management in Finance and Marketing. After completing his graduation, Nikhil reportedly came back to India and worked in a series of companies before entering into his family business.

Nikhil Nanda joined his family business, Escorts Limited, as COO in 2005

Fresh from attaining his graduation degree from Wharton Business School, Nikhil Nanda worked as a trainee in England for some time. However, on his return to India, he joined Yamaha, where he reportedly spent six years, which made him learn a lot. However, it was in October 2005 that he started working at Escorts Limited in the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO) at the age of 31. Since then, Nikhil Nanda has been right at the heart of his family business, pulling all the strings and making an impactful contribution to take it to a whole new level. According to several reports, Nikhil Nanda's company, Escorts Limited, has a revenue of Rs. 7014 crores and provides employment to more than 10,000 people across the world.

Nikhil Nanda's mother, Ritu Nanda is the daughter of Raj Kapoor and Krishna Kapoor

For the unversed, Nikhil Nanda's mother, Ritu Nanda belongs to the first family of Indian cinema, The Kapoors. She was the daughter of legendary actor and Hindi cinema's showman, Raj Kapoor and Krishna Kapoor. Ritu was blessed with four siblings, Reema Kapoor, Rajiv Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor and Rishi Kapoor, who always adored her. Time and again, we have heard Nikhil recalling the precious moments he spent with his maternal grandfather, Raj Kapoor.

Nikhil Nanda's maternal first cousins include Ranbir Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Armaan Jain, and Aadar Jain

Since his wedding to Amitabh Bachchan's daughter, Shweta Bachchan back on February 16, 1997, Nikhil Nanda started being recognised as the son-in-law of Amitabh Bachchan. However, not many are aware of the fact that he comes from the bloodline of an even superior film family, The Kapoors. While Nikhil's great-grandfather was Prithviraj Kapoor, he is also the cousin of renowned celebrities like Ranbir Kapoor, Kareena Kapoor Khan, Karisma Kapoor, Armaan Jain, and Aadar Jain.

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Nikhil Nanda and Shweta Bachchan's daughter, Navya Naveli Nanda was born ten months after their marriage

Shweta Bachchan Nanda and Nikhil Nanda

Nikhil Nanda and Shweta Bachchan got married on February 16, 1997, and after almost 10 months, on December 6, 1997, the couple welcomed their first child. The couple was blessed with a baby girl and named her Navya Naveli Nanda.

Nikhil Nanda and Navya Naveli Nanda

Soon, the couple embraced parenthood for the second time, as Shweta gave birth to a baby boy on November 23, 2000, whom they named Agastya. Talking about their respective professions, while Navya is an entrepreneur, Agastya made his acting debut in Bollywood with Zoya Akhtar's The Archies.

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Shweta Bachchan Nanda, Nikhil Nanda, Navya Naveli Nanda and Agastya Nanda

Did Nikhil Nanda's bloodline in Hindi cinema leave you surprised? Let us know.

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