Chanda Kochhar (ICICI Bank) Age, Biography, Husband, Children, Family, Facts & More

Chanda Kochhar

Real NameChanda Advani
Famous ForManaging Director & CEO; ICICI Bank
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet inches- 5’ 5”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth17 November 1961
Age (as in 2018)56 Years
BirthplaceJodhpur, Rajasthan, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signScorpio
HometownJaipur, Rajasthan, India
SchoolSt. Angela Sophia School, Jaipur
College/UniversityJai Hind College, University of Mumbai
Institute of Cost Accountants of India
Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
Educational QualificationsB.Com degree from Jai Hind College, University of Mumbai
Studied cost accountancy from Institute of Cost Accountants of India
MMS degree from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressTony CCI Chambers, opposite Cricket Club of India, South Mumbai
HobbiesShopping for Sarees and Jewellery, Watching Hindi Films
Awards/Honours2002-10: Featured in the list of ‘30 Most Powerful Woman Leaders’ for eight consecutive years
2005: Awarded ‘Business Woman of the Year’ by The Economic Times
2006: Received ‘Rising Star Award’ for Global Awards by Retail Banker International
2010: Ranked 10th in Fortune’s List of ‘Most Powerful Women in Business,’ was also ranked 92nd in the Forbes List of ‘Most Powerful Women’ in the world
2011: Conferred with Padma Bhushan award, the third highest civilian award in India
Chanda Kochhar With Padma Bhushan
2014: Carleton University, Canada honoured her with a doctorate degree
Chanda Kochhar Carleton University Canada
2015: Listed in Time magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’
Chanda Kochhar Time100 Woman
2016: Featured in Forbes list of 'The World's 100 Most Powerful Women'
2017: Featured in Business World magazine’s ‘BW’s Most Influential Women’ list as an Evergreen Woman Leader
ControversyIn April 2018, she had to face questions of conflict of interest in the Videocon loan controversy. The CBI registered a preliminary enquiry naming Videocon Group promoter Venugopal Dhoot, Chanda Kochhar's husband Deepak Kochhar and others, to investigate the alleged wrongdoing in the sanctioning of a ₹3,250 crore ICICI loan to the Videocon Group.
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known
Husband/SpouseDeepak Kochhar (a wind energy entrepreneur)
Chanda Kochhar With Her Husband Deepak Kochhar
ChildrenSon- Arjun (squash player)
Chanda Kochhar With Her Son Arjun (Center) and Husband Deepak Kochhar
Daughter- Aarti
Chanda Kochhar With Her Daughter Aarti
ParentsFather- Roopchand Advani
Mother- Name Not Known
SiblingsBrother- Mahesh Advani (businessman)
Sister- Not Known
Favourite Things
Favourite BankersNarayanan Vaghul, K. V. Kamath
Favourite ActorsShah Rukh Khan, Amitabh Bachchan
Favourite PoliticianNarendra Modi
Favourite AttireSaree
Favourite SportBasketball
Favourite FoodsThai Food- Red Curry, Sindhi delicacies (made by her mother), Gujia, Jalebis
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionAudi, Mercedes Benz, Ford
Assets/PropertiesA Residential Property in Mumbai (worth ₹1.1 crore)
Money Factor
Salary (as the Managing Director & CEO; ICICI Bank)₹2.66 crore (as in 2017)
Net Worth Not Known

Chanda Kochhar

Some Lesser Known Facts About Chanda Kochhar

  • Does Chanda Kochhar smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Chanda Kochhar drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • While growing up in Jaipur, she aspired to become an IAS officer. However, the commercial milieu in Mumbai turned her into a banker.
  • During her school days, she was a prolific basketball player.
  • In 1984, she began her career as a management trainee with the erstwhile ICICI Limited.
  • At the ICICI, she was interviewed by K. V. Kamath. Chanda Kochhar With K V Kamath
  • In 2001, she was elevated to the Board of Directors of ICICI Bank.
  • During the 1990s, Chanda Kochhar played an instrumental role in establishing ICICI Bank.
  • She went on to head the corporate banking business and infrastructure finance at the Bank.
  • Focussing on technology, re-engineering, scaling up of distribution, and innovation, Chanda Kochhar led the Bank to a leadership position in this business. Chanda Kochhar ICICI Bank
  • During 2006-2007, she headed the Bank’s corporate and international banking businesses.
  • From 2007 to 2009, Chanda Kochhar worked as the Joint Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer of the Bank.
  • In 2009, she was elevated as the Managing Director & CEO of ICICI Bank.
  • She also chairs the boards of principal subsidiaries of most of the Indian banks including India’s leading private sector life and general insurance companies.
  • In addition to the ICICI group, Chanda Kochhar has been a member of the US-India CEO Forum, the India-Japan Business Leaders Forum and the Board of trade.
  • She also worked as the Deputy Chairman of the Indian Banks Association.
  • In 2015-16, she worked as the President of the International Monetary Conference, an organization that annually brings together the chief executives of approximately 70 of the world’s largest financial institutions from 30 countries.
  • She has been a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Trade & Industry.
  • In 2017, she became the first Indian woman to receive the prestigious Woodrow Wilson Award for Global Citizenship, joining the ranks of Hillary Clinton and Condoleezza Rice. Chanda Kochhar With Woodrow Wilson Award
  • During an interview, she said that she doesn’t exercise at all and thanked God for her metabolism that keeps her slim and trim.
  • Chanda Kochhar accepts being a religious person but condemns the orthodox rituals.
  • Chanda Kochhar has been a harbinger of women empowerment. Here’s the message from Chanda Kochhar that she gave on the International Women Women’s Day 2018: