Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw Profile/ Biography, DOB, Age, Height, Bio, Family, Husband, Net worth

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Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Last Updated: 26 Jul, 2022 | Views: 49

Age: 69

Profession: Business Women

Other Profession(s): Writer, Author, Entrepreneur, Biologist & Scientist

Birth Date, Sign & Religion Details

Date of Birth
23 Mar, 1953
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About Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

About (Profile/Biography):

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, a first-generation entrepreneur, was born on March 23, 1953 in Bangalore, India. In 1968, she graduated from Bishop's Cotton Girls High School. She then enrolled at Mount Carmel College in Bangalore. She earned her bachelor's degree in Zoology in 1973. She is a worldwide business leader with over four decades of biotechnology expertise. She began her biotech expedition in 1978 from her garage in India.  Today, that journey is improving people's lives all over the world. She is regarded as an innovative thinker who has achieved numerous firsts. Biocon, under her leadership, fulfils the commitment to making medicines affordable and accessible to patients around the world.


In 1974: Mrs. Shaw started as a trainee at Carlton and United Breweries.

In 1978: Kiran left her previous position to work at Biocon Biochemicals Limited in Ireland.

In 1978: Mazumdar-Shaw was appointed managing director of Biocon India at the recommendation of Auchincloss.

In 1994: Kiran established a subsidiary of the company known as Syngene.

In 2004: Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw became India's wealthiest woman after Biocon went public.

From 2005 to 2010: Kiran closed over 2000 high-value R&D licencing deals.

In 2007: Mazumdar also founded a cancer treatment centre in Bangalore.

Achievements and Awards:

IIM presented her with her first award, Best Woman Entrepreneur Award.

Former Indian President, R Venkatraman, also awarded her the Padma Shri for her contributions to biotechnology in India.

Unknown Facts:

Kiran wanted to pursue medical college but was unable to get any scholarship in any medical college.  

Kiran is also fond of writing books and she loves reading novels. Kiran has published book ‘Ale and Arty’.

Physical Stats

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 161 cm
In Meters 1.61 m
In Feet & Inches 5'3"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 70 kg
In Pounds 154 Ibs
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Family Details

Father's Name
Rasendra Mazumdar
Mother's Name
Yamini Mazumdar
John Shaw
Ravi Mazumdar , Dev Mazumdar

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