Dr. Gaurav Nilakantan

Personal Summary

Gaurav Nilakantan is a native of Bangalore, India, where he completed his studies till the undergraduate level. He then left to the US to pursue his graduate studies. He presently lives in Thousand Oaks, CA where he works full time in the industry. Gaurav spent part of his childhood in Glasgow, UK while his father was on an overseas posting.


Gaurav has one elder brother who currently works as a professor of economics at IIM Indore after completing his PhD from the University of Southern California. His father, an IIT Chennai / IIM Ahmedabad alumnus, is currently a self-employed supply chain and management consultant after working over two decades in the Indian industry. His mother is currently a writer and homemaker, and previously an aerobics instructor.


Gaurav is an avid sportsperson and enjoys playing badminton, basketball, and cricket which he continues to this day. In his childhood, he played competitive badminton in the state of Karnataka. He enjoys hiking, binge watching TV shows, cooking, and driving his muscle car.


Gauravís muscle car (2015, Thousand Oaks)


Gauravís parents (2016, Thousand Oaks)


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