Nirmala Sitharaman is an Indian politician who is also the current Finance Minister Of Government Of India who also serves as the Minister of Corporate Affairs of India.
Nirmala Sitharaman has been a Rajya Sabha MP since 2014. Prior to this, she has served as the Defence Minister of India, Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs (Ministry of Finance) and Minister of Commerce and Industry.
Sitharaman featured in the Forbes 2021 list of World’s 100 most powerful women and was ranked 37. Fortune ranked Nirmala Sitharaman as the most powerful woman in India.
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented her fourth Budget 2022 on 1 February 2022, making her the first woman finance minister to do so. She is the first full-time woman Finance Minister of India and the second woman after former PM Indira Gandhi to present the Union Budget.
Nirmala Sitaraman Biography & Wiki
|Nirmala Sitharaman Full Name||Nirmala Sitharaman|
|Political Party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Nirmala Sitharaman Height||In Centimeter- 163 cm|
In Meter- 1.63 m
In Feet- 5’4”
|Date Of Birth||18 August 1959|
|Nirmala Sitharaman Age (2022)||63 Years|
|Birthplace||Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign||Leo|
|Home town||Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India|
|School||Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College, Tiruchirappalli.|
|College/University||Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College, Tiruchirappalli. |
Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
|Educational Qualification||Masters In Economics|
PhD In Indo-European Textile trade
|Hobbies||Reading, Writing, Cooking, Listing to Classical Music|
|Nirmala Sitharaman Husband||Parakala Prabhakar|
Daughter- Parakala Vangmayi
|Parents||Father- Narayanan Sitharaman (Indian Railway Employee)|
Mother- K. Savitri (Homemaker)
|Sibling||Brother- Not Known|
Sister- 1 Name Not Known
|Nirmala Sitharaman Net Worth (2019)||Rs. 2.63 Crore|
|Salary ( As A Member Of Parliament)||Rs. 1 Lakh + Other Allowances|
Family, Early Life and Education
Nirmala was born on 18 August 1959 in Madurai to Savitri and Narayanan Sitharaman. Sitharaman’s father was from Musiri, Tiruchirappalli, and her mother’s family had its roots in Thiruvenkadu and Thanjavur and Salem districts of Tamil Nadu. Nirmala Sitharaman was born in a Tamil Iyengar Brahmin family and her father was an Indian Railway employee.
Nirmala Sitharaman completed her schooling from Madras and Tiruchirappalli. He completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Seethalakshmi Ramaswamy College, Tiruchirappalli. In 1984, she moved to Delhi to complete her Master of Arts and M.Phil in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU).
Nirmala Sitharaman met her husband Parakala Prabhakar while studying in JNU. Despite having different political ideologies, the couple got married in the year 1986 and have a daughter named Parakala Vangmayi.
Parakala Prabhakar was of Congress ideology while Sitharaman was inclined towards BJP. Her husband Parakala Prabhakar served as the communication advisor to the then CM of Andhra Pradesh, Chandrababu Naidu.
Nirmala Sitharaman’s Political Career
In 2006, Sitharaman joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and became the national spokesperson of the BJP in 2010. In 2014, after the BJP won the election, Nirmala Sitharaman was appointed as a junior minister in Narendra Modi’s cabinet. In June 2014, Sitharaman was elected as a Rajya Sabha MP from Andhra Pradesh. In May 2016, he contested and won the Rajya Sabha election from Karnataka seat.
First full time Defense Minister of India –
On September 3, 2017, Sitharaman was appointed as the Defense Minister. She is the second woman after Indira Gandhi to hold the position and the first to hold it full-time.
First full time Finance Minister of India –
On May 31, 2019, Sitharaman joined the office as the Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs and is India’s first full-time woman Finance Minister. On July 5, Sitharaman presented her first budget in Parliament. On February 1, 2020, he presented the Union Budget 2020-21.
India reached the mark of a $3.1 Trillion economy under her leadership.
Nirmala Sitharaman: Career before joining politics
Nirmala worked as a salesperson at Habitat (a home decor store in London). He also worked as an assistant to the Economist of the Association of Agricultural Engineers (UK).
He has also served as a Senior Manager (Research and Development Department) for PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) and the BBC World Service. She was also a member of the National Commission for Women.
Awards and Honors
- Sitharaman was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award by JNU in 2019.
- She was also ranked by Forbes magazine as the 34th most powerful woman in the world in 2019.
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Parakala Vangmayi (Daughter)