Nandan Nilekani was born 2 June 1955 in Bangalore is an Indian entrepreneur. Nilekani is the CEO and managing director of the Infosys. Along with Narayan Murthy, he was one of the co-founders of Infosys. He currently serves as the Chairman of the new Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI).
He studied at St. Joseph's High School Dharwad,studied at the Bishop Cotton Boys' School, Bangalore and later in Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai where he graduated with a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering in 1978. after graduating from IIT Bombay in 1978, joined Mumbai-based Patni Computer Systems where he was interviewed by N.R. Narayana Murthy. Three years later, in 1981. The defectors decided to start their own company, Infosys. Nilekani became the Chief Executive Officer of Infosys in March 2002. Nilekani served as CEO of the company from March 2002 to April 2007. He left Infosys on 9 July 2009 to serve as the chairperson of the Unique Identification Authority of India.
Nandan Nilekani is recipient of several honors and awards. In January 2006, Nandan became one of the youngest entrepreneurs to join 20 global leaders on the prestigious World Economic Forum (WEF) Foundation Board. He figures among one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time Magazine, 2006. In 2006, Nandan Nilekani was conferred the Padma Bhushan, one of the highest civilian honors of India.
He is married to Rohini, whom he met at a quizzing event at IIT.