Nirmala Sitharaman (born 18 August 1959) is an Indian politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), She is currently serving as the Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs. She is a member of the Rajya Sabha, upper house of the Indian Parliament, since 2014. Sitharaman formerly served as the Defence Minister of India.
Nirmala Sitharaman was born in Madurai, Tamil Nadu, to Savitri and Narayanan Sitharaman. Her father hailed from Musiri, Tiruchirappalli, though her mother’s family had its roots in Thiruvenkadu, and in the Thanjavur and Salem districts of Tamil Nadu. Her father was an employee of Indian Railways and hence she spent her childhood in various parts of the state. She had her schooling from Madras and Tiruchirappalli.
- She joined BJP in 2006 and was appointed as the national executive.
- Nirmala was the member of NCW from 2003 to 2005.
- In 2010, she was elected as the party’s spokesperson.
- Nirmala Sitharaman became the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Ministry of Commerce & Industry on May 26, 2014.
- Nirmala Sitharaman became the Minister of Defence on Sept 03, 2017.
Nirmala Sitharaman was born to a middle-class family in Tiruchirapalli in Tamil Nadu on August 18, 1959. Her father worked in the Railways while her mother was a homemaker and a great lover of books. She has her father’s disciplinary nature and her mother’s love for books. She spent her childhood in different parts of Tamil Nadu as her father’s job was transferable. Thus, travelling and being adaptive came naturally to her.
On 12-09-1986, she married political economist Parakala Prabhakar. The couple has a daughter named Parakala Vangmayi.
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|Seethalakshmi Ramasamy College, Tiruchirappalli
Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi
|INR 2 Crores (2014)