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Nirmala Sitharaman Age, Husband, Career, Family, Cast, Biography

Nirmala Sitharaman is a well-known Indian politician. She is the second female Indian Defense Minister serving since 2017. From political aspects, she is an active member of India’s largest Political Party Bharatiya Janata Party. Nirmala Sitharaman has served as a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament. Moreover, Sitharaman has served as the Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs under the Ministry of Finance and the Minister for Commerce and Industry with an independent charge. Also, She appeared as a spokesperson of the Bharatiya Janata Party from 2010 to 2014. She was questioned about Rafel Deal by Congress President and Media many times. Know more about Indian Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Age, Husband, Career, Family, Cast, Biography, Political Aspects & much more.

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Real Name:Nirmala Sitharaman
Known for:Second Indian Female Defense Minister
Profession:Indian Politician
Political Party:Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Date of Birth:18 August 1959
Age:59 years old (in 2019)
Birthplace:Madurai, Tamilnadu, India
Height (Approx):in centimeter: 163 cm
in meter: 1.63 m
in feet inches: 5' 4"
Weight (Approx):in kilograms: 55 Kg
in pounds: 121 lbs
Eye Colour:Black
Hair Colour:Black
Zodiac Sign:Leo
Education Qualification:Masters in Economics,
Ph.D in Indo-European textile trades
Marital Status:Married
Husband:Parakala Prabhakar (Political Commentator)
Children:Daughter: Vangmayi Parakala
Hobbies:Reading, Writing, Cooking
Hometown:Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India
Salary (as in 2017):₹ 50,000 + Extra Allowances

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Nirmala Sitharaman Biography

Nirmala Sitharaman was born into a middle-class family of Madurai, Tamilnadu, India. Her father was an employee of Indian Railways and hence she has spent her childhood in many different parts of the state. Nirmala did schooling from Madras and Tiruchirappalli. She did graduation in economics from the Seethalaxmi Ramaswamy College of Tiruchirappalli.

Nirmala Sitharaman Biography

She completed his college from Jawahar Lal Nehru College, Delhi. Moreover, her husband’s family is connected with Congress as Nirmala Sitharaman’s mother in law was former Congress MLA in Andhra Pradesh. She is active in Indian politics from 2006 with entering in India’s major political party, ‘Bharatiya Janata Party’.

From 2010 to 2014, Nirmala was a successful spoke person for Bharatiya Janata Party. She is also known for her instinctive communication skills. After becoming a ruler government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sitharaman became a Minister of Commerce and Industry. Also, Nirmala taken a charge of corporate affair ministry along with Arun Jaitley.

On 3 September 2017, Nirmala Sitharaman became the head of the Ministry of the Defense of the Government of India. Also, Nirmala Sitharaman, the current defense minister of India is the second women since Indira Gandhi to hold this post.

Nirmala Sitharaman Husband, Family, Children & Cast

Nirmala Sithraman was born on 18 August 1985 into Madurai, Madras State, India. Her father Narayana Sitharaman hailed from Tiruchirappalli and her mother Savitri Sithraman from Thanjavur and Salem district of Tamil Nadu. Moreover, Her father was an employee of Indian Railway and that’s why she spent her childhood in different parts of the state. Her mother was a homemaker. Nirmala’s family believes in Hinduism and by a cast, they are Tamil Brahmin.

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Nirmala Sitharaman with husband and Daughter

Sitharaman met her husband Parakala Prabhakar at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Prabhakar Parakala is a Telugu Brahman from Narsapuram, Andhra Pradesh. She married in 1986. Nirmala leaned towards BJP while her husband is from the pro-congress family. Prabhakar Parakala served as a communication adviser to the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister, Chandrababu Naidu. Both have one daughter child named Vangamayi Parakala.


Nirmala was born into a Tamil Nadu and did her schooling from Madras and Tiruchirappalli. After schooling, Sitharaman did a Bachelor of Arts in economics from the Seethalakshmi Ramaswamy College in Tiruchirappalli. Then she did a master degree from the Jawaharlal Nehru University of Delhi in 1984.

She did work as a salesgirl in the home decor store in London. Also, Nirmala has served as an assistant to Economist in the Agricultural Engineers Association in the UK. She also served as a member of the National Commission for Women and Senior Manager for Price Water House.

Political Career

Nirmala Sitharaman joined politics as a profession from the year 2006 to 2008. At that time his husband joined the Prajarajyam Party floated by filmstar Chiranjeevi in 2007. He leaned towards BJP while her husband is from pro-congress related family. She served as a spoke person for the Bharatiya Janata Party till it became a ruler government and Narendra Modi became a Prime Minister of India.

Nirnala Sitharaman BJP

In 2014, she inducted into the Narendra Modi’s cabinet as a junior minister. After it, she elected as a Rajya Sabha (Upper House of Indian Parliament) Member, Nirmala took a charge of corporate affair ministry along with Arun Jaitley.

On 3 September 2017, Nirmala Sitharaman has taken a charge of Ministry of Defense of the Government of India. She became a second lady defense minister of India after Indira Gandhi. Nirmala Sitharaman appointed as India’s first full-time defense minister. After taken a charge of the defense ministry, they got the everyday highlight in news and parliament.

Nirmala Sitharaman Controversy

Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman seen with an Indian Air Force lady in a photo and the photo went viral on social media as a lady the was her daughter.

Nirmala Sitharaman Daughter
Nirmala Sitharaman Daughter fake photo

Later, she clarified on tweeter that, the lady in the photo was not her daughter.

Some interesting things about Nirmala Sitharaman

Nirmala has established school named as a Pranava School.

Her favorite subject in her college days was globalization and its impact on the developing country.

When Nirmala returned to India, she served as a Dy. Director of the Center for Public Policy Studies in Hyderabad.

Sitharaman is a devotee of Lord Krishna and has a lots of collections of Bhajan of krishna.

Nirmala Sitharaman nominated to the National Commission for Women (NCW) during the NDA under Atal Bihari Vajpayee. But her term ended immediately because UPA came into a center in 2004. Moreover, Sushma Swaraj was very impressed with her work in NCW.

Nirmala Sitharaman NCW

She is sari enthusiastic and has very good collection of vintage silk, and cotton kanjeevarams.

Indian Politician Nirmala Sitharaman used to tweets on her official Twitter account. Her official Twitter name is ‘nsitharaman‘.

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