Nikhil Nanda Biography
Nikhil Nanda was born on 12th March 1965. He is the son of Indian industrialist Ramesh Nanda and grandson of Lala Shri Ram of Delhi Cloth Mills, New Delhi which is now known as DCM Limited. Under the careful guidance of his father, he had done B.A.(Economics) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University in 1984.
He is also the grandson of Ram Niwas Mirdha. His elder brother Sanjay Nanda was married to Late Mrs. Priya Dutt, sister of late Mr. Ajit Dutt and Mr. Sunil Dutt (Film actors).
Childhood & Early Career
Nikhil Nanda has spent his childhood & adolescence in the world of luxury hotels. His father, Mr. Ramesh Nanda was the majority shareholder of The Claridges New Delhi, Palace Hotel Bombay, and many other Luxury Hotels.
Nikhil Nanda’s early education was done at Welham Boys School Dehradun, St.Xavier’s High school, Patna, and St. Stephen’s College Delhi University. He was also sent to Welham Girls School Dehradun for one year for his higher secondary education. Nikhil Nanda completed his Bachelors in Economics from St.Stephen’s College, Delhi University in 1984.
After completing his graduation he worked with Hotel Taj Palace New Delhi as a Trainee Manager. He had also done his Culinary course at the Institute of Hotel Management, Catering, and Nutrition, New Delhi.
He later joined the family business of his father in 1985-86 as he wanted to continue his legacy and not just sit idle on the family heritage.
His stint with the family business started off well but soon there were reports of financial losses and the suggested solutions did not go down well with Nikhil Nanda.
He soon realized that his father’s strategies for the company were failing and there was no improvement in sight as he felt that his suggestions fell on deaf ears as he wasn’t an executive member of the board just a part-owner.
In 1988, at the age of 24, Nikhil Nanda started his own company under the name of Haldyn Glass Ltd. The company catered to the import and distribution of all types of glass products including mirrors, tabletop items, etc. Later he became one of India’s youngest exporters.
During 1991-92 Nikhil Nanda diversified into real estate, acquiring prime properties in Delhi and the NCR at throw-away prices due to recession.
Nikhil Nanda Wife/Spouse
Nikhil Nanda was married to Priya Dutt (Sunny Deol’s sister) who is also a politician with Congress Party. They have two children Mishaal(born 1991) and Janhvi(1994). Nikhil Nanda is also the son-in-law of Sunil Dutt, a veteran actor from Bollywood.
In 1996, after a whirlwind courtship, Nikhil Nanda divorced Priya Dutt as his career graph was on the decline and he had to focus on setting up several business ventures which required maximum attention.
After the divorce, he married Jyoti Dogra in 2000, who is also a socialite. Nikhil Nanda’s present wife Jyoti Dogra is the granddaughter of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Late Shri Ganeshi Lal.
Nikhil Nanda today is the Chairman of the India operations for world-renowned hotel brand ‘Four Seasons’ and Eros International. He is also the CEO of Eros International Media Ltd, a company listed in the Indian stock exchanges [BSE & NSE].
Eros today has diversified into many other ventures like Real Estate, Education, etc. He is also actively involved in politics and much-publicized for being the owner.
Nikhil Nanda Net Worth
Nikhil Nanda net worth is estimated to be around $5 million in 2022.
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