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Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman serves as the Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs of India since 2019.


Nirmala Sitaraman forayed into politics in 2008 as a member of BJP and spent the remnants of her time as a spokesperson of the party until she was inducted into Narendra Modi's cabinet in 2014. She was elected to Rajya Sabha in 2014 and subsequently in 2016. She currently serves as the Minister of Defense, the second woman to hold the post since Indira Gandhi.

Personal Life

Full Name Nirmala Sitharaman
Date of Birth 18 Aug 1959 (Age 63)
Place of Birth Madurai (Tamil Nadu)
Party name Bharatiya Janta Party
Education M. Phil
Profession Economist and Political and Social Worker
Father's Name Shri Narayanan Sitharaman
Mother's Name Shrimati Savitri
Spouse's Name Dr. Parakala Prabhakar
Spouse's Profession Business
Children 1 Daughter(s)
Religion Hindu
Caste Brahmin


Permanent address C/o, K. LAKSHMI NARAYAN, 911, 21st Main, 38th Cross, 4th T-Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka560041
Present address 15, Safdarjung Road, New Delhi.
Contact number 23793791, 23793792
Email NA
Website finmin.nic.in
Social Handles

Education Qualification of Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman did school from Madras and Tiruchirappalli. Then she completed B.A degree in economics at the Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College. Thereafter, she pursued M.A. degree in economics and M.Phil. from Jawaharlal Nehru University. Subsequently, Sitharaman went for a Ph.D. program in Economics but could not complete the course.

Interesting Facts about Nirmala Sitharaman

While Nirmala is a member of BJP, her husband is from a pro-Congress family.

Political Timeline of Nirmala Sitharaman

  • 2022
    BJP candidate Nirmala Sitharaman elected to Rajya Sabha from Karnataka.
  • 2019
    She was Inducted into Modi's cabinet as Minister of Finance.
  • 2017
    Appointed as Minister of Defense.
  • 2016
    Elected to Rajya Sabha for a second term from Karnataka.
  • 2014
    Elected to Rajya Sabha (resigned w.e.f. 17 June 2016).
  • 2014
    Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • 2014
    Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
  • 2008
    She joined BJP.
  • 2003
    Member, National Commission for Women.

Nirmala Sitharaman Early Life

  • 1986
    She worked at Pricewaterhouse Cooper as a Senior Manager and briefly worked for BBC World Service.
Net Worth1.91 CRORE
Liabilities73.07 LAKHS

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.

Nirmala Sitharaman Latest News & Updates

Nirmala Sitharaman meets State Finance Ministers ahead of 2023-2024 budget

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today had a pre-Budget conversation with all state Finance Ministers and Union Territories.
The meeting was placed at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi to get inputs of the state finance ministers for the upcoming 2023-2024 Budget.


Nov 25, 2022
Union Finance Minister inaugurated the IIFT Kakinada campus today

Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurated the IIFT Kakinada's temporary campus on October 28, 2022, at Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University.
The Ministry of Commerce and Industry permitted over 230 crores for the third branch of IIFT. Rest two IIFT branches are situated in Kolkata and Delhi respectively.

Oct 28, 2022
Finance Minister to host breakfast for G20 counterparts

Nirmala Sitharaman is all set to host a breakfast for her counterparts from G-20 countries.
G-20 is a group of 19 major world economies including the European Union, which was founded in 1999.
Finance Minister aims to set the pace and scope for India's presidency for the upcoming year. Moreover, she tries to build a bond with her counterparts from the G20 countries.

Oct 13, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs on Nirmala Sitharaman)

What is Nirmala Sitharaman's date of birth?

Nirmala Sitharaman's date of birth is 18th August 1959.

How old is Nirmala Sitharaman?

Nirmala Sitharaman is 63 years old (As of 2022).

Does Nirmala Sitharaman have criminal cases?

No, Nirmala Sitharaman does not have any criminal case.

What is Nirmala Sitharaman's caste?

Nirmala Sitharaman belongs to Hindu, Brahmin family.

Who is Nirmala Sitharaman's husband?

Dr. Parakala Prabhakar is the husband of Nirmala Sitharaman.

What is Nirmala Sitharaman's qualification?

Nirmala Sitharaman completed M.Phil. in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

From which party does Nirmala Sitharaman belong to?

Nirmala Sitharaman belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Who is the current Finance Minister of India?

Nirmala Sitharaman is the current Finance Minister of India.

Who is Nirmala Sitharaman?

Nirmala Sitharaman is the current Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs of India.

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