Falguni Nayar Success Story

There are several billionaires in India; one of them is  Falguni Nayar. She is the founder of Nykaa, one of India’s most significant online fashion and lifestyle portals.

She suddenly announced her departure to pursue her dream after 20 years as a venture investor and merchant with Kotak Mahinda Capital Company. She is the CEO of the lifestyle and beauty retail company titled Nykaa this is one of the best brands that all women and girls love.

She is on the list of two women who become a billionaire through her hard work and determination. Her company provides many skincare products online and in stores as well. Currently, only 35 stores are available in India, but her online business is running successfully.

So, in this article, you will read about the most famous woman Falungi Nayar’s early life, career, personal life, and net worth.

Early Life

Falguni Nayar was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, on February 19, 1963. Her full name is Falguni Sanjay Nayar. Her father is an owner of a bearing company and is assisted by her mother. Actually, all her family member’s migrated from Karachi, Pakistan, to a village in Gujrat during the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947.

After that, all her family members moved to Mumbai, and she started working as a Hindi teacher. She did her early education at the New Era School, and after that, she pursued a degree from the University of Mumbai and IIM Ahmedabad.

She did two courses are Bachelor in Commerce and Post-graduate Diploma in Management.

Personal Life

Falguni Nayar belonged to the Hindu religion and was brought up in Mumbai. She met Sanjay Nayar at IIM Ahmedabad and became very close to each other, and they did graduation in 1985. After that, they both married in May 1987. Now they have two beautiful children named Anchit Nayar (son) and Adwaita Nayar (daughter).


After graduating from IIM, Ahmedabad, in 1985, she joined A.F. Ferguson & Co and worked there as a manager until December 1933.

Afterward, she joined Kotak Securities and worked at a Hotel of International Business in London and Greater New York in 1994. Falguni Nayar has learned many things while working in London and New York, such as managing businesses.

This confidence later assisted her in the foundation of one of the best beauty product companies Nykaa. Then she moved to Mumbai in 2001, and she worked as a Director and Head of the Institutional Equities Business until 2007.

After that, Falguni Nayar worked for six years in Kotak Investment Banking as a Managing Director from 2007 to 2012.


In her entire life, she got two awards; in 2017, she was awarded the”  ‘Woman Ahead’ award at the Economic Times Startup Award” The second she got in 2019 was the ET Businesswoman of the Year 2019 Award.

Net Worth

Within a few years, her company Nykaa makes so many profits by selling beauty products online and offline stores. According to September 22, 2022, she has a net worth of around INR 62,620 Cr.

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