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She was born as Indra Krishnamurthy on 28 October 1955, in Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu, India, into a conservative middle-class family. Her father was a bank official.
She was educated at Holy Angels Anglo Indian Higher Secondary School. She studied physics, chemistry and mathematics from Madras Christian College from where she graduated in
1974.She possessed a rebellious streak as a young girl, and was known to be “wild”. She played guitar in a band and was also a member of an all-girls’ cricket team—activities girls in
her social strata rarely participated in.A brilliant student, she earned a seat in one of India’s premier institutions, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, from where she completed
a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA), in 1976.Her first job was with Tootal, a British textile company which had extensive holdings in India. Eventually she moved on to work
with Johnson & Johnson as a product manager.Her job with Johnson & Johnson was quite a challenging one as she was made responsible for managing the introduction of Stayfree
sanitary napkins to India. At that time advertising for feminine hygiene products was banned in the country and Stayfree was struggling to gain a foothold. Nooyi managed to introduce
the products to young women by directly marketing to female students at schools and colleges.Her experience at Johnson & Johnson made her realize that she was still unprepared for
the business world, and thus she decided to pursue further education.
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