Nithin Kamath Biography

Nithin Kamath Biography, Nithin Kamath hailing from Udupi, Karnataka, was born on September 5, 1986. He is renowned as an Indian entrepreneur, notably recognized as the co-founder of Zerodha, a prominent retail stockbroker, and True Beacon, an esteemed asset management company. Kamath’s entrepreneurial prowess has garnered him a spot on the prestigious 2023 Forbes billionaires list.

Nithin Kamath

Nithin Kamath Biography

Profession(s) Entrepreneur, Trader, Investor
Known For Being the co-founder and CEO of ‘Zerodha,’ a financial services company in India
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 180 cm
in meters– 1.80 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 11”
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Emerging Entrepreneur Award (2014) by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
• The emerging brokerage firm of the year (2014) by BSE and Dun & Bradstreet
• The emerging brokerage firm of the year (2015) by BSE and Dun & Bradstreet
• Top 10 Indian businessmen to watch out for in 2016
• Ranked in the list of Forbes India 30 under 30, Finance in 2016
• The Economics Times awarded him with Startup of the year (Bootstrap) 2016 by Economic Times
• The retail brokerage firm of the year 2019
• Zerodha topped the IIFL Wealth Hurun India 40 & under Self- Made Rich List 2020
Personal Life
Date of Birth 5 October 1979
Age (as of 2023) 44 Years
Birthplace Shimoga, Karnataka
Zodiac sign Libra
Nationality Indian
Hometown Shimoga, Karnataka
School Dayal Singh Public School, Shimoga, Karnataka
College/University Bangalore Institute of Technology, Bengaluru, Karnataka
Educational Qualification Graduation in engineering
Religion Hinduism 
Caste Gaud Saraswat Brahmin 
Hobbies Playing Basketball, Cycling, Swimming, and Playing Guitar
Tattoo(s) • On the left shoulder- A Samoan tribal
• On the right wrist- Star• On the right bicep- A tribal tattoo
Relationships & More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Seema Patil
Marriage Date 2008
Wife/Spouse Seema Patil
Children Son– Kiaan Kamath
Parents Father– Raghuram Kamath
Mother– Revathi Kamath
Siblings Brother– Nikhil Kamath
Music Band Pink Floyd
Song ‘Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli’ from Anand
Book Market Wizards by Jack Schwager
Dream Destination Belize
Style Quotient
Car Collection Audi A7
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.) • $2.7 billion (as of 2023) 

Note: Nithin Kamath and Nikhil Kamath officially joined the Forbes World’s Billionaires List for 2023. Nithin Kamath was ranked 1104 with an estimated net worth of $2.7 billion.


Nithin Kamath Early life & Education

Nithin Kamath With PM

Nithin Kamath Born on September 5, 1986, in Udupi, Karnataka, India. Kamath’s educational journey took a unique turn as he decided to discontinue schooling after completing the 10th grade. Consequently, he lacks a formal degree.

Nithin Kamath career 

Kamath embarked on his career by working at a call center while simultaneously delving into equity trading on the side. In 2006, he took a significant step by becoming a sub-broker and establishing his own brokerage firm, Kamath & Associates, alongside his brother Nithin Kamath. Their firm specialized in managing high net worth individual portfolios within the public markets.


In 2010, Kamath collaborated with his brother Nithin Kamath to launch Zerodha. This brokerage platform offers services for trading stocks, currencies, and commodities. Kamath introduced a pioneering discount brokerage model through Zerodha, significantly reducing transaction commissions and thereby democratizing investment opportunities for the masses.

Nithin Kamath Some Lesser Known Facts About 

  • Is Nithin Kamath a consumer of alcohol? Yes, he is.
  • Nithin Kamath is a prominent figure in the Indian investment, stockbroking, and entrepreneurial spheres.
  • During his school years, he actively engaged in diverse extracurricular pursuits.
  • Commencing in January 1997, while pursuing his undergraduate studies, he initiated his career as a freelance proprietary trader based in Bangalore.
  • In an interview, he recounted his initial breakthrough as an investor, reminiscing about the experience.

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