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Smita Nair Jain

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Smita Nair Jain[1]
Smita Nair Jain at book launch
Smita Nair Jain at book launch
Born (1969-11-20) 20 November 1969 (age 50)
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Pen nameJain, Smita[2]
OccupationAuthor, Speaker, CXO
LanguageEnglish (Novels and Columns)
Alma materUniversity of Pune (MBA) (1994)
GenreFiction, Romance, Realistic Fiction, Non-fiction
Notable worksKkrishnaa's Konfessions, Piggies on the Railway
Years active1994–present
SpouseRajiv Jain
ChildrenAbigail Jain, Kimberly Jain

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Smita Nair Jain[3] (born November 20, 1969) is an Indian businesswoman[4], corporate leader[5], actress, TEDx Speaker,[6][7] Youtuber[8] and writer[9], was born in Pune and raised in Mumbai.

Early life[edit]

Smita[10] grew up in Pune and attended St. Joseph, Pashan Pune. She is an alumnus from the Savitribai Phule Pune University where she[11] completed her undergraduate degree and her Master of Business Administration in 1994[12]


Having worked with numerous global organisations such as Prudential, Accenture, Capita, Barclays and Sears[13], Ms. Smita Nair Jain has been in National and global leadership roles. She has worked with and managed large teams across UK, Continental Europe, North America and Asia and was also awarded the LinkedIn Power Profile for the years 2015[14] & 2017[15]. She is also a member of the Indian Institute of Directors and has significant board experience.[16] With her significant and broad corporate journey, she is also a popular speaker amongst leading business schools in India and at global academia related events and has something exceptional by way of skill to bring to a varied audience.[17] She is also a member of the Leaders Excellence at Harvard Square.[18]


Television shows[edit]

  • 2004: Remix (TV series)|Remix
  • 2005: India Calling
  • 2005: Bombay Talking
  • 2005: Mano Ya Na Mano (2006 TV series)|Mano Ya Na Mano
  • 2005: Kaajjal - Sabbki Aankhon My Basi
  • 2005: Darna Mana Hai
  • 2014: Bal Gopal Kare Dhamaal
  • 2016: 60 minutes

Feature Films[edit]

  • 2006: Zindaggi Rocks
  • 2006: L'intouchable
  • 2010: Hath Na Lagaye
  • 2013: Issaq
  • 2014: Happy Ending (2014 film)|Happy Ending
  • 2014: Kabhi Yun Bhi Toh Ho
  • 2017: Love Ni Bhavai



  • Kkrishnaa's Konfessions (2008)[19] ISBN: 978-81-89975-47-0
  • Piggies on The Railway:a Kasthuri Kumar Mystery (2010)[20] ISBN: 978-93-80283-74-6

Short Stories[edit]

  • My tryst with Hindi (2017)[21]


  • The Right Name Child Rights and You (2017)[22]
  • Sharing Dark Silences (2017)[23]

Awards and nominations[edit]

  • Society Young Achievers Award for Literature (2008)
  • Pratap Krishna Prize for fiction (2011)
  • GiMA Award for Best Music Debut (Nomination: 2014)


  1. "On a 'Piggy' ride". The Hindu. 2010-05-23. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  2. "Helena Lindblad: "Smita Jain är en fartig och kul bekantskap som berättar om livet i det urbana Indien"". Dagens Nyheter. Retrieved 2018-08-13.
  3. "Beyond the Postcolonial: World Englishes Literature - Emma Dawson Varughese". Palgrave Macmillan. Retrieved 2018-08-13.
  4. "Arcturus 2016 at SIBM, Pune". SIBM Blog. 2016-08-21. Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  5. "Venus at par with, or even better than Mars". IIM Raipur. 2014-08-30. Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  6. "Are You a Square in a World of Circle". TEDx Talks. 2018-06-07. Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  7. "Break The Shackles To Climb The Ladder". TEDx Talks. 2016-03-14. Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  8. "Smita Nair Jain Youtuber overview". youtubers.me. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  9. "Smita Nair Jain - GoodReads". Goodreads. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  10. "Smita Nair Jain Bio". academia.edu. Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  11. "Amazon: Smita Nair Jain: Books". Amazon. Retrieved 2018-07-10.
  12. "Smita Nair Jain - University of Pune". Pubfacts. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  13. "Buzz at IIM Raipur - Women Leadership Confluence - MBA Rendezvous". MBA Rendezvous. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  14. "Finance - LinkedIn Power Profiles in India 2015". LinkedIn. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  15. "Technology - LinkedIn Power Profiles in India 2017". LinkedIn. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  16. "Sears Holdings India". Sears Holdings India. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  17. "Smita Nair Jain - Publons". Publons. Retrieved 2018-07-02.
  18. "Making A Place For Themselves: Two Biz-Women Feature In LinkedIn's 'Most Viewed Tech Executives' List". indianwomenblog.org. 2017-09-09. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  19. "Woman, wine and melodrama". Hindustan Times. 2008-06-02. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  20. "The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum". Tribune India. 2010-03-28. Retrieved 2018-07-23.
  21. "My tryst with Hindi". SpeakingTree. 2017-06-14. Retrieved 2018-06-26.
  22. "The Right Name Child Rights and You". Boloji. 2006-04-16. Retrieved 2018-07-03.
  23. "Sharing Dark Silences". Boloji. 2006-02-05. Retrieved 2018-07-03.

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