Natasha Poonawalla

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Natasha Poonawalla
Natasha Poonawalla
Born (1981-11-26) 26 November 1981 (age 37)[1]
ResidenceAdar Abad Poonawalla Pune, India
Alma materSt. Mary's School, Pune , Pune University , London School of Economics
OrganizationVilloo Poonawalla Foundation, Serum Institute of India
Known forChairperson of Villoo Poonawalla Foundation, Executive Director of Serum Institute of India, Horse Racing, Fashion Enthusiast
Spouse(s)Adar Poonawalla[2]
ChildrenCyrus (Son) , Darius (Son)

Natasha Poonawalla is an Indian philanthropist, chairperson of the Villoo Poonawalla Foundation, Executive Director of Serum Institute of India, one of the largest vaccine manufacturing company in the world by number of doses produced, Director of the Poonawalla Science Park in the Netherlands and Director of Villoo Poonawalla Racing and Breeding Pvt Ltd.[3] She is a known fashion enthusiast.[4][5]

Early life and education[edit]

She was born on 26 November 1981 to Pramesh Aurora and his wife Minnie Aurora. She grew up in Pune, India.[1] She did her basic schooling at St. Mary's School, Pune and then went on to pursue a bachelor's degree from Pune University. During these years, she attended summer courses in the United States at Cornell, Stanford and Harvard University. In 2004, she received a Masters of Science degree from the London School of Economics.

Personal life[edit]

Natasha married Adar Poonawalla in 2006.[6][7] She had met him at a new year's party in Goa hosted by Vijay Mallya. They have two sons, Cyrus (born in 2009) and Darius (born in 2015).


  1. ^ a b "Natasha Poonawala: The rich, glamorous life of the 37-year-old fashionista". mid-day. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  2. ^ "Inside the plush Swiss hotel that Natasha Poonawalla vacationed at". Architectural Design. 2018-02-22. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  3. ^ Team, ELLE India. "Natasha Poonawalla is India's first lady of fabulousness". Elle India. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  4. ^ "Natasha Poonawalla: "Adar and I are very motivated to make a difference"". VOGUE India. 2017-11-09. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  5. ^ "Best Dressed 2015: Natasha Poonawalla". Verve Magazine. 2015-12-24. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  6. ^ "Farm fatale: When billionaire Adar Poonawala's glamourouswife Natasha posed with a horse!". The Economic Times. 2016-10-28. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  7. ^ Denise (2013-07-18). "Indian Billionaire Wives Who Are Famous". Retrieved 2018-12-13.

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