Nikhil Kamath Age, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, Wikipedia, Biography & More

Birthplace : Shimoga, KarnatakaWife: DivorcedAge: 37

Who is Nikhil Kamath ?

Nikhil Kamath is an Indian entrepreneur, trader, and investor. Nikhil Kamath was born on Friday, 5 September 1986 in Shimoga, Karnataka. He is famous for being the co-founder of ‘Zerodha,’ a financial services company.

He also works as the CIO of True Beacon. Kamath has invested in several global corporations as an investor. He was also named to Forbes’ 30 under 30 financial rankings in 2016, according to reports.

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Nikhil Kamath is a famous Indian Entrepreneur, Trader, and Investor. Nikhil Kamath is a co-founder of several firms such as Kamath and Associates, Zerodha, True Beacon, and Gruhas. He is famous in share market and real estate. He is a social worker.

Wikipedia | Biography

Real NameNikhil Kamath
NicknameNikhil Kamath
ProfessionEntrepreneur, Trader, Investor
BirthplaceShimoga, Karnataka
Date of Birth)5 September 1986
Age [as on 2023]37
HometownShimoga, Karnataka
Known ForBeing the co-founder of the Indian financial services company Zerodha
Educational qualificationHigh School drop out
Marital StatusDivorced
HobbiesPainting, Playing Guitar
ControversyOn 13 June 2021, he faced allegations of cheating during an online chess game conducted by for COVID-19 relief. It was Viswanathan Anand’s simultaneous online chess games against celebrities including actor Aamir Khan, cricketer Yuzvendra Chahal, and singer Arijit Singh in which Kamath was the only one who defeated Anand. Later, after it was found that Kamath had used computer aid to defeat Anand, Kamath apologized through a post on Twitter.
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MotherRevathi Kamath (Environmentalist and Veena player)
FatherRaghuram Kamath (Retired from Canara Bank)
BrotherNithin Kamath (Elder; Co-founder of Zerodha)
SisterNot Available
OthersNot Available

Nikhil Kamath Age & Physical Stats

Age [as on 2023]37
Height(approx)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx)in Kg – 72kg
Body ShapeChest: 42 inches
Waist: 32 inches
Biceps: 14 inches
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack


Educational QualificationHigh School drop out
SchoolOxford Senior Secondary School in JP Nagar, Bangalore
College/UniversityNot Available


  • At the age of 14, he started selling old phones, but his mother asked him to shut down the business.
  • When he was 17 years old, he started working at a call centre for a salary of Rs. 8000. As per some sources, he even made a fake birth certificate as the minimum age requirement for the job was 18 years.
  • He used to work in the call centre from 4 pm to 1 am, and he worked as a stock trader in the morning.
  • Soon, he learnt the skills of stock trading and started managing his father’s savings. He then convinced his manager at the call centre to allow him manage his money, and in return, his manager marked him present with extra incentives.
  • In 2004, he quit the job at the call centre, and along with his brother, he started a stock trading firm Kamath Associates.
  • After almost four years, both the brothers started ‘Zerodha,’ which is a trading platform and is made with a combo of two words ‘Zero’ and ‘Rodha’ (Rodha is a Sanskrit word for barrier).
  • During the COVID-19 lockdown, Zerodha became India’s biggest trading platform as its user base increased by 100% every month. The USP of Zerodha is that for every intra day trade (irrespective of its size) a nominal fee of Rs. 20 is charged.
  • According to 2021 stats, Zerodha makes over 5 million orders (worth more than $1 billion) daily which is around 15% of India’s daily equity volume.
  • In 2014, Nikhil and his brother started the hedge fund ‘Rainmatter’ with a capital of Rs. 50 crores to aid funds for the tech start-ups. They worked with a policy that every investment they deal with must be less than 1 million dollars. Some of such investments are Digio, Learnapp, Finception, Smallcase, Sensibull, and Quicko.
  • The Kamath brothers started an asset management company ‘True Beacon’ in 2019 to invest in the Alternative Investment Fund (AIF) space.
  • As of 2020, Zerodha will be setting up a mutual fund based AMC.

Award & Achievements :

Emerging Entrepreneur Award2014
The Emerging Brokerage Firm of the Year Award2014
The Emerging Brokerage Firm of the Year Award2015
Top 10 Businessman to Watch out2016
Ranked in the List of Forbes India 30 Under 302016
The Bootstrap Startup of the Year Awards2016
Startup Category Award2017
Economic Time Under 40 Award2017
Young Entrepreneur Award2018
The Retail Brokerage Firm of the Year2019
Zerodha Topped the IIFL Wealth Hurnan India 40 & Under Self-made Rich List2020
Rainmatter Got the Best Fin Tech Ecosystem Partner Award2022

Nikhil Kamath Net Worth

Net Worth$1.1 billion (as of 2023)
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Relationships & Affair

Marital StatusDivorced
Affair/GirlfriendManushi Chhillar (2021-2023)

Rhea Chakraborty (actor; rumoured) (2023)
WifeAmanda Puravankara (ex-wife) (Director at Provident Housing Ltd, Bangalore)
ChildrenNot Available
Marriage Date18 April 2019


Car CollectionAudi A6
Porsche Boxter S Convertible
Bike Collection
Watch CollectionLeCoultre watch model
Octa Lune model by F.P. Journe
1990 rose gold Rolex Day-Date model
Franck Muller Cintrée Curvex model from 1998
2015 Rolex Submariner
2017 IWC Big Pilot watch
2018 Blancpain Villeret dress watch
DBS model by the independent Swiss watchmaker De Bethune

Some Facts About Nikhil Kamath:

  • Smoking : Yes
  • Drinking : Yes
  • Nikhil Kamath is a Bengaluru-based entrepreneur best known for co-founding Zerodha, a trading platform and institutional brokerage firm in India.
  • While he was in school, he used to participate in chess competitions at the state and national level.
  • Nikhil was always more interested in business than in his studies. His first business model was selling used phones, which he began when he was 14 years old.
  • In 2020, Nikhil became one of India’s youngest billionaire at the age of 34.
  • The Russian grandmaster Garry Kasparov is his idol.
  • He has been featured on the cover page of seversl well known business magazines.
  • His interviews have appeared in a number of business magazines and newspapers.
  • Nikhil is a book lover and has more than 500 books in his collection.
  • He is very active on social media and has more than thousands of followers on Instagram.
  • He has 23k followers on his official Instagram handle.

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