Jaya Nair (S. Unnikrishnan Nair’s Wife) Age, Family, Biography & More

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Hometown: Thiruvananthapuram
Profession: Scientist
Height: 5'5"

Jaya Nair

Full nameJaya G. Nair [1]Jaya G. Nair – Facebook
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth24 September
AgeNot known
BirthplaceKerala, India
Zodiac signLibra
HometownThiruvananthapuram, Kerala
School• Government Model School, Trivandrum, Kerala
• Cotton Hill Girls Higher Secondary School, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
College/University• The Government College for Women, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
• College of Engineering Trivandrum (CET)
• Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, Karnataka
Educational Qualification(s)• Graduation in Maths, Physics, and Chemistry at The Government College for Women
• Several Engineering courses at CET and IISc [2]Jaya G. Nair – Facebook

Note: She had Malayalam as an optional subject in graduation.
HobbiesReading, Writing Poetry
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Husband/SpouseS. Unnikrishnan Nair (ISRO scientist; leading the development of the Gaganyaan spacecraft under the Human Spaceflight Program, member of the team of scientists involved with the Chandrayaan-3 project)
A photo of S. Unnikrishnan Nair with Jaya G. Nair taken at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre

Note: Unnikrishnan Nair played a vital role in aiding the ISRO develop the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV), and Launch Vehicle Mark-III (LVM3).
ChildrenDaughter(s)- 2
• Aishwarya Nair (architect)
• Chaithanya Nair (holds a degree in psychology; actress, model)
Chaithanya Nair's photo

Note: Chaitanya appeared in a small role in Jana Gana Mana, a 2022 Malayalam film.
ParentsHer father and mother worked in the Secretariat of the Kerala government.

Jaya G. Nair

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jaya Nair

  • Jaya Nair is an Indian scientist who has served in the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) as a computer engineer. She is married to S. Unnikrishnan Nair, the head of the Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC). He was part of the scientific team that played a vital role in the successful moon landing of Chandrayaan-3, India’s third lunar exploration mission in August 2023.
  • During her time in school, she took part in multiple debate contests and received numerous awards for her achievements.

    A photo of Jaya G. Nair (right) taken while she was receiving an award in school for winning a competition

    A photo of Jaya G. Nair (right) taken while she was receiving an award in school for winning a competition

  • Jaya G. Nair became a part of the National Center for Software Technology (NCST) in 1988 in the role of an engineer, and she remained with the organization until 1989.
  • In August 1989, she became a scientist at the Vikram Sarabhai Space Center, where she engaged in multiple projects.
  • She moved to Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, after working in ISRO as a scientist for numerous years.
  • In addition to writing numerous scientific journals, Jaya has authored numerous articles for various Malayali newspapers and magazines.

    A snip of an article written by Jaya G. Nair for a Malayali magazine

    A snip of an article written by Jaya G. Nair for a Malayali magazine

  • She is dedicated to environmental causes and has initiated numerous initiatives aimed at conserving nature and forests.