Jaya Nair is an Indian scientist and computer engineer who worked for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). She is the wife of S. Unnikrishnan Nair, Director of Vikram Sarabhai Space Center (VSSC). He was part of the team of scientists involved in Chandrayaan-3, India’s third lunar probe mission, which will successfully land on the moon in August 2023.
Jaya G. Nair was born on September 24 in Kerala, India. Her zodiac sign is Libra. She attended the Government Model School, Trivandrum, Kerala, and Cotton Hill Girls High School, Trivandrum, Kerala. While in school, she participated in many debate competitions and won many honors for the school.
After completing her studies, Jaya attended the Government Women’s College in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, where she completed her graduation in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. There she took Malayalam as an elective subject. She later pursued several engineering courses at the College of Engineering, Trivandrum (CET) and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, Karnataka.
Height (approximately): 5′ 5″
Hair Color: Black
Eye color: dark brown
Jaya Nair belongs to a Malayali family from Kerala.
Parents and siblings
Her parents are officials of the Kerala state government and work in the secretariat.
husband and children
Her husband, S. Unnikrishnan Nair, is a scientist with the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). He is best known for leading India’s first Human Spaceflight Program (HSP) and played a vital role in conducting numerous experiments aimed at developing Gaganyaan, a rocket system aimed at sending Indian astronauts into space by 2025. Spacecraft. Participate in the Chandrayaan-3 mission. Unnikrishnan was instrumental in the design and development of the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV), Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV) and Mark-III Launch Vehicle (LVM3).
The couple have two daughters, Aishwarya Nair, who is an architect, and Chaithanya Nair, who has a degree in psychology. Chaithanya is a model and actress who played a small role in the 2022 Malayalam film Jana Gana Mana.
In 1988, Jaya G. Nair joined the National Center for Software Technology (NCST) as an engineer; she worked there until 1989. She joined Vikram Sarabhai Space Center in August 1989 as a scientist. She worked on many projects there. After working there for many years, she left ISRO and moved to Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.
Facts / Trivia
- Jaya Nair is passionate about her hobby of reading and writing poetry.
- In addition to publishing in numerous scientific journals, Jaya has written many articles for numerous Malayan newspapers and magazines.
- She is an environmentalist and has undertaken many projects to protect nature and forests.