Arun Nayar Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 24 May, 2017
Facts of Arun Nayar
Date of Birth: 1964 , December
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Name Arun Nayar
Father Vinod Nayar
Mother Gunnar Nayar
Nationality Indian
Birth Place/City Burmantofts
Profession Entrepreneur
Net Worth $200 million
Girlfriend Liz Hurley
Married Yes
Married to Elizabeth Hurley (m. 2007),Valentina Pedroni,Kim Johnson
Divorce Elizabeth Hurley (div.2011),Valentina Pedroni,
Education University of Oxford
Siblings Nikhil Nayar
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Arun Nayar is an Indian Businessman who serves as the Vice President and Global Head Resources at Software Paradigms International. He also conducts SPI’s Human Resources, Admin and Corporate Communications, Learning & Development activities worldwide.

Arun Nayar has over eighteen years of rich and assorted experience in HR, Training & Development Personnel Management, and employee relations.  

Early life and Education

Arun Nayar was born in December 1964, in Burmantofts, England, United Kingdom. He belongs to Indian nationality and regarding his ethnicity; he is an Indian and German by descent. He is the son of Vinod Nayar and Gunnar Nayar.

Arun Nayar spent his early years on a Leeds council estate. He then moved to India with his family shortly after the birth of his younger brother Nikhil Nayar. Following his parents divorced, Arun and his brother lived with their mother.

Arun Nayar’s mother also established an extremely successful textiles firm in Mumbai which reverberated in the 1970s. His naughty behavior in Mumbai resulted he sent back to England when he was 16 years old and attended to prestigious Millfield boarding school.

After completing his schooling, Arun Nayar moved to Imperial College, London and gained a Master’s degree in physics.

Career and Path

After completing his study, Arun enjoyed his youth working in Mumbai and is earning himself a jet-set reputation with holidays in Saint Tropez and Saint Moritz and houses in France, Germany, and London.

Arun Nayar is a successful entrepreneur and CEO of Direction Software Solutions. As it chairman, he is believed to have led the growth of the company which provides software solutions.

Personal life and Affair

Arun Nayar has married three times. He was married to his longtime girlfriend Italian model Valentina Pedroni, in 1997. The couple first met in St Moritz, and after marriage, they enjoyed a sweet relationship with a glamorous life among Mumbai’s glitterati.

However, the pair began to have conflicts and looked unhappy. After that, Pedroni spent most of her time abroad and her husband Arun was engaged to his computer business, Direction Software Solutions.

Consequently, the couple got divorced in 2002. Soon after Arun Nayar met and fell in love with Elizabeth Hurley, an English actress, and model who has been associated with the cosmetics company Estee Lauder. In the beginning of 2003, the couple was seen in public for the first time at a Christian Dior fashion show in Paris.

Finally, they got married in 2007 and they threw a traditional Anglican wedding in an English castle, followed by a week of celebrations and a Hindu ceremony in his hometown of Jodhpur, India. He spent $2.5 million for the marriage ceremony.

Arun and his wife Elizabeth lived in London and a country house in the Cotswolds, with her son Damian from a previous relationship. The couple separated in 2010, Following press reports linking her romantically with Australian cricketer Shane Warne on 12 December 2010. Furthermore, he then dated with Liz Hurley. The two often take holidays together.

Arun Nayar eventually married to girlfriend Kim Johnson on July 30, 2016, in the French Riviera after a dating of almost four years. The couple is currently living happily. He also speaks fluent German, English, and Italian.

Net worth

Arun Nayar has an estimated net worth of around $200 million which he has collected from a computer firm. 


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