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For other uses, see Nanda (disambiguation).

Nanda is an Indian surname, and a given name. Nanda is a word used in Chinese pinyin.


Chinese pinyin[edit]

  • Nanda (南大), the nickname of Nanjing University[1]

Given name[edit]

  • Nanda (5th-century BC), half-brother of Buddha
  • Nanda (1939 – 2014), Bollywood actress


People with surname Nanda, primarily found in India in the states of Punjab and Odisha, also in the neighbouring region of West Bengal & Jharkhand. The Nanda from Odisha are of brahmin caste and those from Punjab are of khatri caste.


  1. ^ China Exclusive, Xinhua, July 9, 2015: "Nanda" has long been accepted nationwide as referring to Nanjing University
    Where to study: Nanda