Sangita Jindal is an Indian chairperson and businesswoman. Sangita is the chairperson of the JSW (Jindal South West) Foundation. Sangita set up the Hampi Foundation and the Jindal Arts Centre. Sangita was conferred with an Eisenhower Fellowship in 2004.
Sangita Jindal was born on Thursday, 30 August 1962 (age 61 years; as of 2023) in Kolkata (formerly known as Calcutta), West Bengal, India. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. Sangita Jindal did her schooling at Modern High School for Girls, Kolkata. She then attended St. Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad in Gujarat.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
Sangita Jindal comes from a Marwari family from Calcutta (now Kolkata).
Parents & Siblings
Sangita Jindal’s father’s name is Kailash Kumar Kanoria. He is an entrepreneur. Kailash Kumar is the founder and executive chairman of TCPL Packaging Limited. Sangita’s mother’s name is Urmila Kanoria. Urmila Kanoria established and is the chairperson of the Kanoria Centre for Arts. Kailash Kumar and Urmila are art enthusiasts and philanthropists as well. Sangita has a brother named Saket Kanoria. Saket is the managing director and executive director at TCPL Packaging Limited.
Sangita Jindal with her father, Kailash Kumar Kanoria
Sangita Jindal (right) with her mother, Urmila Kanoria
Sangita Jindal with her brother, Saket Kanoria
Husband & Children
Sangita Jindal is married to Sajjan Jindal who is an industrialist. Sajjan is the chairman and managing director of JSW Group. The couple got married in 1984. They have three children together, Parth, Tarini, and Tanvi. Parth Jindal
is a businessman and works for the JSW Group. Tarini Jindal Hunda is the managing director of JSW Realty and has run Muse Boutique which is a designer fashion store. Tanvi Jindal Shete has worked as the director of the JSW Foundation and the managing trustee of the Jindal Education Trust among other roles.
Sangita Jindal with Sajjan Jindal
A picture of Sangita Jindal’s children, Parth Jindal (centre), Tarini Jindal Handa (left) and Tanvi Jindal Shete (right)
Sangita Jindal is the chairperson of JSW (Jindal South West) Foundation which is a part of the JSW Group. At the JSW Foundation, her primary focus lies in enhancing the quality of life for individuals through empowerment initiatives and support. As part of the JSW Foundation, Sangita engages in philanthropic deeds and involves herself in various projects such as vocational training, forging partnerships and alliances with institutions, facilitating holistic development programs for the mentally challenged, and empowering women through rural Business Process Outsourcing (BPO). Under the JSW Foundation, Sangita also focuses on conservation efforts at the Sir J. J. School of Arts, Mumbai. Sajjan Jindal’s suggestion to restore an existing school rather than opening a new one resonated with Sangita, leading to the restoration of the J. J. School of Art.
The Sir J. J. School of Arts in Mumbai that Sangita Jindal has helped restore through the JSW Foundation
Under Sangita’s leadership, JSW received the Golden Peacock Award for CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) work in 2009, for the initiatives and work done by her. Then in 2019, Jindal Steel & Power Limited, Gurugram won the Golden Peacock Award for CSR work.
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- Sangita Jindal was awarded the Best Citizen Award by the I Love Mumbai Committee in 2002.
- Sangita Jindal received the Marico Ricci-Metro Society Young Achievers Award in 2004.
- Sangita Jindal won the Eisenhower Fellowship in 2004.
- Sangita Jindal received the Women Philanthropist Award from the FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry) Ladies Organisation (FLO) at their 27th Annual Session in 2011.
- Sangita Jindal was awarded the Devi Award by The New Indian Express in 2017.
Sangita Jindal receiving the Devi Award from The New Indian Express in 2017
- Sangita Jindal won the Golden Peacock Award for Social and Cultural Leadership at the 13th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility in 2019.
Sangita Jindal (right) receiving the 2019 Golden Peacock Award
- Sangita Jindal was awarded the Heritage Keeper of the Year Award by Vogue India at the Vogue Women of the Year event in 2020.
Sangita Jindal drives a Mercedes EQS EV (electric vehicle).
In 2014 it was decided that Sangita Jindal would be paid a yearly sum of Rs. 125 crore a year (0.25 per cent of the net consolidated turnover of the company) as a license fee from JSW Steel. According to corporate shareholding disclosures as of 30 September 2023, the Sangita Jindal Family Trust holds 10 stocks with a combined value exceeding Rs. 34,496.1 Crore.
- In an interview, Sangita Jindal said she unwinds by going to the gym during the day, swimming in the evening, and listening to music.
A still of Sangita Jindal at the gym, where she spoke about the importance of staying healthy
- In an interview held in 2019, Sangita admitted to being afraid of growing old. She said,
But it’s not so much about sagging skin or greying hair as it is about the anxiety that I might run out of time before I accomplish all that I want to. I want to remain physically and mentally strong for as long as I live. I want to interact with as many creative minds as I can and take part in all the creative pursuits I wish to…till my last breath.”
- Sangita Jindal stated that reading books to children is a stress-buster.
Sangita Jindal (extreme right, sitting on the podium) during a reading session for children