Nirmala Sitharaman Wiki, Age, Husband, Family, Education & Biography

Nirmala Sitharaman is an Indian politician and member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Currently, she is serving as the Finance Minister of India.

nirmala sitharaman

Since 2006, she is an active member of the BJP.

Nirmala Sitharaman Wikipedia

NameNirmala Sitharaman
ProfessionPolitician (Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, since 2014)
Debut movieNone
Height (approx)5-ft 4-inch
Centimeters-163 cms
Weight (approx)55-kg
Eye colorBlack
Hair colorBlack
Body measurement 
Chest sizeNot Known
Waist sizeNot Known
Hip sizeNot Known
Personal life 
Date of Birth18th August 1959
Birth palace Madurai
Age63 in 2023
Hobbies Cooking, Reading, Writing, and Music
Educational & qualification  
College Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College
QualificationM Phil
Marital statusMarried
Husband/ affairs (Boyfriend)‎Parakala Prabhakar
Favorite Things 
Favorite actorAmithab Bachan
Favorite foodAloo Halwa
Source of income & net worth  
Net worth263 Crores as on 2019
Income sourceSalary
Car collectionNone

Nirmala Sitharaman Wiki/Biography

She was born on August 18, 1959, in Madurai, Tamil Nadu. Nirmala Sitharaman spent her childhood in various parts of the state due to her father’s transferable job in the Indian Railways.

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Nirmala Sitharaman Childhood pics

She completed her schooling in Chennai and Trichy. She completed her BA in Economics from Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College, Trichy. Nirmala did her MA and M Phil from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Delhi.

At this same university, she enrolled for P.hD. and was unable to complete it due to her husband going to England where she accompanied him. 

Physical Appearance

Nirmala Sitharaman stands at approximately 5’4″. She maintains a healthy weight of around 55 kg. 

Family, Caste & Husband

Sitharaman hails from a Tamil Iyengar Brahmin family. Her parent’s roots were in Tamil Nadu. They are from a middle-class family.

Her father, Narayanan Sitaraman, was an employee of the Indian Railways, while her mother, K. Savitri, dedicated her time to being a homemaker. 

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Nirmala Sitharaman Parents

She shares a close bond with her parents and has a sister.

In 1986, Sitharaman married Parakala Prabhakar, a political commentator and Communications advisor.

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Nirmala with husband Parakala Prabhakar

The couple has a daughter named Vangmayi.

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Nirmala Sitharaman started her career in the United Kingdom, initially working as an assistant to an economist in the Agricultural Engineers Association.

Later, she joined the Research department of PricewaterhouseCoopers in London as a Senior Manager. Her expertise also led her to work at the BBC World Service.

In 1991, Sitharaman returned to India and became the Deputy Director of the Centre for Public Policy Studies in Hyderabad.

Joining the BJP in 2008, Sitharaman swiftly climbed the political ladder. In 2014, she assumed the role of Commerce Minister with independent charge in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet.

nirmala sitharaman with modi

Her impressive leadership and dedication led to her promotion to the Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs.

nirmala sitharaman career

On September 3, 2017, Sitharaman made history by becoming the first full-time woman Defense Minister of India, succeeding Arun Jaitley.

nirmala sitharaman oath

She continued to break barriers and became India’s first full-time Woman Finance Minister on May 30, 2019.

In 2019, JNU gave her the Distinguished Alumni Award. In the same year, Forbes Magazine ranked her in the list of 35 powerful women in the world among the list of 100 women. 


  • Food: Aloo Halwa
  • Restaurant: Govinda, a restaurant at the Iskcon temple East of Kailash, Delhi

Net Worth

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Nirmala Sitharaman as finance minister

Nirmala Sitharaman’s net worth was estimated to be Rs. 10 Crore. In addition to her salary as a Member of Parliament, Sitharaman receives various allowances.


  • Nirmala Sitharaman’s hobbies include reading, writing, listening to classical music, and cooking.
  • She is an avid reader and prefers writing her own press releases.
  • Sitharaman is a follower of Lord Krishna.
  • Her love for sarees is evident through her collection of vintage silk and cotton Kanjeevarams.
  • Despite being married into a Congress-oriented family, Sitharaman pursued her political career with the BJP.
  • She was an active participant in debates, discussions, and quiz competitions during her college days.


Nirmala Sitharaman’s journey from an economist to a prominent political figure in India is truly inspiring. Her resilience, expertise, and commitment to public service have earned her numerous achievements. As the Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, she continues to shape the economic landscape of the country.

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