Indu Malhotra Age, Biography, Husband, Children, Family, Facts & More

Indu Malhotra


Indu Malhotra is a judge of the Supreme Court of India. Before being elected judge, she was a senior lawyer in the same court for 30 years. She was the second woman to be appointed Principal Advisor by the Supreme Court in 2007.

She is the author of the third edition of a commentary entitled The Law and Practice of Arbitration and Conciliation (2014). He specialized in the arbitration law and participated in several national and international commercial arbitrations.

In December 2016, the Government of India appointed him a member of the High-Level Committee (HLC) of the Ministry of Justice and Justice to examine the institutionalization of the arbitration mechanism in India.

She had been recommended unanimously for an appointment to the Supreme Court. Her appointment was confirmed and ordered by the government on April 26, 2018. She is the first woman to be raised directly from the bar.

Real NameIndu Malhotra
ProfessionLaw personnel
Famous ForThe first woman lawyer to be elevated as a Supreme Court judge


Physical Stats & More

Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack


Personal Life

Indu Malhotra


Date Of Birth14 March 1956
Age (as in 2018)62 Years
Birth PlaceBangalore (now, Bengaluru), Karnataka
Zodiac SignPisces
Home TownNew Delhi, Indian
SchoolCarmel Convent School, New Delhi
CollegeFaculty of Law, Delhi University
Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University
Educational QualificationB.A. (Hons.) Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi
Masters in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi
Bachelor of Laws from the Faculty of Law, Delhi University (1979-1982)
HobbiesReading, Travelling


Boys, Affairs and More

Marital StatusNot Known



Husband/SpouseNot Known
ChildrenNot Known
ParentsFather– Om Prakash Malhotra (Senior Advocate in the Supreme Court)
Mother– Satya Malhotra
SiblingsBrother– 1 (Name Not Known; an advocate)
Sisters– 2 (one did her masters in Literature and another did her masters in law)


Money Factor

Salary (as a Supreme Court Judge)Rs.2.50 lakh/month (as in 2018)


Some less famous data about Indu Malhotra

Indu Malhotra

  • Indu Malhotra was born as a second generation lawyer in Bangalore.
  • Indu is the youngest son of the late Om Prakash Malhotra, who was a senior lawyer in the Supreme Court of India.
  • Her father was also a distinguished author who wrote a treaty on the law of labor disputes. At the end of his life, he wrote a commentary on the law and the practice of arbitration and conciliation.
  • When she was young, she moved to Delhi.
  • After graduating from Carmel Convent School, New Delhi, she made her B.A. (Hons.)
  • Political Science of Lady Shri Ram College.
  • While studying law at the University of Delhi, she was a professor at the University of Delhi in the morning and a law student at night.
  • As a teacher, Indu Malhotra also spent a short time at Miranda House College and Vivekananda College in Delhi.
  • In 1983, when Indu joined the legal profession, she was more than 20 years old.
  • He spent more than three decades of his career in lawsuits on the Supreme Court.
  • In 1988, during the examination of the Supreme Court’s lawyer, Indu Malhotra won first place. The exam is difficult to solve for most lawyers.
  • In 2007, when the Supreme Court appointed Indu Malhotra as top counselor, she became the second woman to achieve the feat after Judge Leila Seth, who received the honor in 1977. It was also a feat. It is rare to achieve it, since all the acting judges of the court of first instance must give their consent to the decision unanimously. Even if a single judge disagrees, the application is dismissed.Indu Malhotra
  • He has also represented several statutory bodies, such as the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), the Board of the Stock Exchange of India (SEBI) and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR).
  • Ms. Malhotra has also been named amicus for the restoration of Jaipur as a heritage city.
  • In 2012, she raised her voice against the sexual harassment of female lawyers in the judicial complexes and advocated the creation of judicial complaints committees to review incidents of sexual harassment in the courts.
  • To this, the Supreme Court formed a 10-member sexual harassment committee, of which Ms. Malhotra was a member.
    Like her father, she also wrote “The law and practice of arbitration in India.” The book was published in April 2014.
  • Ms. Indu is a member of the Board of Directors of SaveLIFE Foundation. She represented the NGO in the Supreme Court in a case after which the Supreme Court issued a series of guidelines to protect good Samaritans who save lives in traffic accidents.
  • She also waged a legal battle in the Supreme Court to prohibit packages/loads from being transported in trucks. After that, the Center banned vehicles carrying outstanding stems or outstanding cargoes since March 2014.
  • The role of Indu Malhotra was also decisive in the court’s historic verdict in July 2015 that single mothers could benefit from the legal guardianship of their children without the father’s consent.
  • She specialized in the law of arbitration.
  • In April 2018, the name of Indu Malhotra was engraved in the history of Indian justice, when she became the first woman lawyer to be elevated as judge of the Supreme Court.
  • With that, she also became the seventh female judge of the Supreme Court. The first six judges of the Supreme Court are: Fathima Beevi (1989-1992), Sujata V Manohar (1994-1999), Ruma Pal (2000-2005), Gyan Sudha Misra (2010-2014), Rajana P Desai (2011) – 2014). ) and sitting in the Supreme Court, Judge R Banumathi.
  • Here is a conversation with Indu Malhotra:



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