Shantanu Naidu

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Shantanu Naidu is an Indian businessman, engineer, junior assistant, author, entrepreneur, and social media influencer. Shantanu Naidu is best known as the deputy general manager of Tata Trusts.

Early Life

In 1993, Shantanu Naidu was born in Pune, Maharashtra, India. According to his date of birth, he is 30 years old and holds Indian nationality. He practices Hinduism religion and belongs to the Asian ethnicity and is Kapu by caste. However, his exact birth date is still unknown at the moment.

However, it is still unclear related to his parents and his siblings. Meanwhile, he is the fifth generation of his family who is working in the Tata Group. According to some rumors, he is the son of Ratan Tata’s security guard.

However, it is unclear whether the rumors are fake or not. It is also said that his father is an engineer by profession and his mother is a homemaker.

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Caption: Shantanu Naidu with Ratan Tata (Source: Business Today)

Shantanu Naidu – Education

Talking about his academic career, he went to a neighborhood school in his hometown for his elementary education. Later, he enrolled in the University of Pune in the year 2010 and graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from this university in 2014.

Meanwhile, he went to New York in 2016 and signed up for Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management. He obtained his MBA from Cornell University after two years.

Professional Career

After completing his graduation, Shantanu Naidu joined Tata Technologies as an Engineering Inter. From May 2009 to May 2010, he did a one-year internship at Tata Technologies. Later, he becomes the Design Engineer at Tata Elxsi in the year September 2014. Meanwhile, he worked for over a year there.

According to online sources, he got an opportunity to work as a Business Strategy Intern at Tata Trusts. Moreover, he did his internship for 4 years and 7 months there. Naidu was appointed as the Deputy General Manager, Chairman’s Office of Tata Trusts back in July 2018.

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Caption: Shantanu Naidu as an author (Source: Goodreads)

As of now, he is currently serving the position of a junior assistant of Ratan Tata. Besides as an engineer, he is a professional author. In January 2021, he published a book named “I Came Upon a Lighthouse: A Short Memoir of Life with Ratan Tata.”


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Caption: Shantanu Naidu dog lover (Source:

He is also the founder of a company called “Motopaws.” The company built collars for dogs that glow in the dark. And, this company was established back in June 2009. In an interview, he said that he used to come home late-night due to his engineering internship. When he saw a car run over the street dog.

Being a dog lover, he invented a collar for dogs that glows in the dark. Meanwhile, he has a separate website for this company as well. According to an online source, Ratan Tata has also invested in his Motopaws business. Naidu has appeared on TEDx Talks in January 2021.


Naidu has received numerous awards during his time at Cornell University, including the Hemmeter Entrepreneurship Award and the Johnson Leadership Case Competition.

Additionally, at a such young age, he has made a huge success, and the following year, he might earn more recognition and awards.

Net Worth 2023

This young junior assistant, author, and entrepreneur makes a good sum of money in his career. Talking about his net worth is estimated at around Rs 5-6 crores Indian rupees and he earned around Rs 8.5 lakh annual salary according to online sources.

Relationship Status

Following his relationship status, Shantanu Naidu seems to be single and unmarried at the moment. There is no exact information available related to his marital and relationship status.

However, it seems that Naidu is fully focused on his career rather involving in any relationship or controversy. He is very careful and has made a clean image in public.

Body Measurements

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Caption: Shantanu Naidu posing for a photo (Source: LinkedIn)

He is a handsome and smart guy. Moreover, he stands 5 feet 9 inches tall (1.75m) and weighs around 65 kg (143 lbs). Moreover, he has black hair with black eyes color and his body measurement is measured 34-32-12 inches.

Shantanu Naidu – Social Media

On his Instagram page ‘@suitcase_full_of_sparks’ there are over 36.5k followers. Likewise, there are over 13k followers on his Facebook page and he is not active on Twitter.