Famous Indian IT & Software Entrepreneurs

In a country where almost 70% of population lived in villages and was dependent on agriculture, the foray of information and technology served as a boon for the educated middle class youth who suffered from unemployment. Post Globalization, India also saw a boom in the IT and Software sector like the rest of the world. Many Indian entrepreneurs like Ratan Tata, Azim Premji and N.R. Narayana Murthy saw the opportunity and delved into the sector. Now their companies TCS, Wipro and Infosys are identified among the top global companies. The advancement in the IT sector also coerced the traditional sectors as banking and insurance to modernize and adopt more tech-savvy techniques. As the plethora of avenues in the IT and Software industry is numerous, the youths of India are empowered to start their own business and the internet serves as the perfect launch pad for their venture. The story of Flipkart founders, Bansal brothers, bears testament to this fact. Here we present the biographies on some of the famous Indian IT and Software entrepreneurs. The biographies serve as an insight to the lives and timelines of these business giants. You will be intrigued with the interesting facts about the famous entrepreneurs, presented in the trivia section of the biography.

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 1 Sundar Pichai

Sundar Pichai.
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Famous As: CEO of Google Inc
Birthdate: July 12, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Sundar Pichai is the CEO of Google and its parent company Alphabet Inc. An alumnus of IIT, Stanford and Wharton, Pichai has come a long way, from innovating Google’s products such as Chrome, Google Drive and Google Apps to leading the software giant and being one of the most sought-after names in the tech industry.

 2 Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata.
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Famous As: Chairman Emeritus of Tata Sons
Birthdate: December 28, 1937
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Surat

Ratan Tata is a well-known Indian industrialist and the former charman of Indian multinational conglomerate Tata Sons. His reign as chairman was marked by acquisitions of iconic global brands, such as Tetley, Jaguar Land Rover and Corus by the Tata Group. Ratan Tata was instrumental in turning Tata Group from a largely India-centrist group into a global business.

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 3 Azim Premji

Azim Premji.
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Famous As: Business Tycoon
Birthdate: July 24, 1945
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Karachi

Business magnate Azim Premji revolutionized the Indian software industry with Wipro Limited. Twice listed to Time 100, he transformed his vegetable oil and soap manufacturing company to a leading IT solutions brand, through marked diversification. He owns a non-profit foundation and is the first Indian to join The Giving Pledge.

 4 N. R. Narayana Murthy

N. R. Narayana Murthy.
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Famous As: Founder of Infosys
Birthdate: August 20, 1946
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mysore

N. R. Narayana Murthy is an Indian businessman who is credited with co-founding one of the most popular and successful Indian multinational corporations, Infosys. While Fortune magazine named him as one of the 12 greatest entrepreneurs of our time, Time magazine called him the father of the Indian IT sector. Murthy serves as an inspiration to aspiring businessmen in India.

 5 Kumar Mangalam Birla

Kumar Mangalam Birla.
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Famous As: Chairman of Aditya Birla Group
Birthdate: June 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: India

 6 Shiv Nadar

Shiv Nadar.
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Famous As: Founder of HCL
Birthdate: July 14, 1945
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tiruchendur, Tamil Nadu

Padma Bhushan-winning Indian billionaire businessman Shiv Nadar is known as the founder and chairman of the IT company HCL and the Shiv Nadar Foundation. While he transformed HCL from an IT hardware company into an IT enterprise, by 2021, he also turned himself into the third-richest Indian.

 7 Nandan Nilekani

Nandan Nilekani.
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Famous As: Founder of Infosys
Birthdate: June 2, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bangalore
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 8 Apoorva Mehta

Apoorva Mehta.
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Famous As: Entrepreneur
Birthdate: 0000 AD

Apoorva Mehta is a serial entrepreneur and a former Amazon.com employee. He founded the grocery delivery and pick-up service Instacart in 2012. An engineer by qualification, he tried to start at least 20 other services, including an ad network for social gaming companies, before launching Instacart. He was included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2013.

 9 Rishad Premji

Rishad Premji.
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Famous As: Next Executive Chairman of Wipro
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Mumbai

 10 Sanjeev Bikhchandani

Sanjeev Bikhchandani
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Famous As: Indian businessman
Birthdate: 1963 AD
Birthplace: Delhi