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Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala Sitharaman


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
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)


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

Interesting Facts

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

Political Timeline

  • 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.

Early Life

  • 1986
    She worked at Pricewaterhouse Cooper as a Senior Manager and briefly worked for BBC World Service.
Net WorthN/A

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.


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