About Kiran Nadar

Kiran Nadar

Chairperson, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art
Trustee, Shiv Nadar Foundation

Kiran Nadar is the Chairperson of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (www.KNMA.in) and a trustee of the Shiv Nadar Foundation. Besides being an avid art collector and a sport’s enthusiast, she is an acclaimed international bridge player. She has been recently acknowledged as a ‘hero of philanthropy’ by Forbes Asia Magazine in 2010 for launching India’s first philanthropic private museum of modern and contemporary art.

The Shiv Nadar Foundation, working towards transformational educational initiatives has established the SSN College of Engineering in Chennai, today among the top private engineering colleges in India, Shiv Nadar University, VidyaGyan schools, Shiv Nadar School and the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. Drawing from her diverse and rich experience in advertising and communications, Kiran Nadar plays a very important role in defining the architecture and the aesthetics of the Foundation’s initiatives.

Kiran is also Member of the Rasaja Foundation, an educational, scientific and cultural institution created in 1984 by the late Jaya Appasamy, a renowned artist, art historian and art critic. As a representative of the Foundation, she has also been involved in a joint initiative with the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation to promote the education of the Dalit and Muslim girl child in some of the most backward districts in the State of Uttar Pradesh in India.

She is one of the top Indian players of competitive bridge and as a member of the “Formidables” team, has not only won many laurels at the National level but has also represented India several times in international competitive bridge events.

Kiran lives in Delhi, India with her husband Shiv Nadar, Founder, HCL and Chairman, Shiv Nadar Foundation.