Justice Bangalore Venkataramiah Nagarathna enrolled as an advocate on October 28th 1987. She practised at various courts in Bangalore, Karnataka. While she was practising 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.