B.V. Nagarathna

B.V. Nagarathna

Sitting Judge of the Supreme Court of India

Assumed Office31st Aug, 2021

Retired On30th Oct, 2027


Judge of the Karnataka High Court2008-2021

EnrollmentOctober 28th 1987

Age: 59

Tracked Cases: 1


L.L.B. Faculty of Law, Delhi University


Justice Bangalore Venkataramiah Nagarathna enrolled as an advocate on October 28th 1987. She practiced at various courts in Bangalore, Karnataka. While she was practicing as a lawyer, she took up cases in constitutional law, commercial and insurance law, service law, administrative and public law, land and rent laws, family law, arbitration and conciliation. She is the daughter of former Chief Justice of India, ES Venkataramiah


Thirty years into her career, Nagarathna J was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Karnataka High Court in 2008. Two years later, she was confirmed as a permanent Judge in 2010. Nagarathna J occupied this position for 11 years. She was elevated to the Supreme Court in 2021.


She is projected  to become the 54th Chief Justice of India on September 25th, 2027. She will occupy this position for 36 days.