Shantanu Naidu Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography, Family

Shantanu Naidu Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography, Family
Shantanu Naidu Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 63 kg
Year of Birth 1993
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black

Shantanu Naidu is an Indian author and entrepreneur who made headlines in 2021 for striking an unlikely friendship and being the ‘millennial friend’ of the veteran businessman and philanthropist, Ratan Tata.

Born Name

Shantanu Naidu

Nick Name

Shantanu

Shantanu Naidu as seen in an Instagram picture from 2022
Shantanu Naidu as seen in an Instagram picture from 2022 (Shantaa_nu / Instagram)

Born Place

India

Nationality

Indian

Education

He studied at Savitribai Phule Pune University and graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineer) degree in 2014.

From 2016 to 2018, he attended Cornell University, which is also the alma mater of Ratan Tata, and earned his MBA degree.

Occupation

Author, Entrepreneur

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

63 kg or 139 lbs

Shantanu Naidu seen posing for a picture with a stray dog
Shantanu Naidu seen posing for a picture with a stray dog (Shantanu_naidu_f_p / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Curly hair

Religion

Hinduism

Shantanu Naidu seen posing with his mentor Ratan Tata
Shantanu Naidu seen posing with his mentor, Ratan Tata (Shantanu_naidu_f_p / Instagram)

Shantanu Naidu Facts

  1. He is an avid animal lover.
  2. Shantanu is the 5th generation in his family to work for the Tata Group of companies.
  3. In 2015, he founded a stray dog startup called MotoPaws which manufactures glow-in-the-dark collars for street dogs to prevent them from being hit by speeding cars. As of 2022, MotoPaws is active in more than 20 Indian cities and over 4 countries.
  4. Ratan Tata surprised Shantanu by flying in to attend his graduation ceremony at Cornell University in 2018.
  5. In January 2021, he published his memoir titled I Came Upon a Lighthouse: A Short Memoir of Life with Ratan Tata.
  6. In 2022, Shantanu spoke out against the contentious 18 hour work day debate by stating that ‘work is something that we do not who we are’. Furthermore, he denounced the hustle culture and advocated for a work-life balance.
  7. He launched the startup Goodfellows in 2022, with funding from Ratan Tata, to help establish intergenerational friendships between lonely senior citizens and youngsters in the age group of 18 to 30.
  8. During the COVID-19 lockdown, Shantanu started a weekly webinar titled On Your Sparks on his Instagram handle to share his entrepreneurial insights with aspiring millennials.
  9. He refers to Mr. Tata as the ‘Millennial Dumbledore’.
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