Siddhesh Joshi (Editor)

Nirmala Sitharaman

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Prime Minister
Narendra Modi


Preceded by
Jayant Sinha

Bharatiya Janata Party

Prime Minister
Narendra Modi

Nirmala Sitharaman

Preceded by
Anand Sharma


Nirmala Sitharaman Sitharaman Govt working on new policy on intellectual

18 August 1959 (age 64) Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India (

Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Parakala Prabhakar (m. 1986)

Ministry of Commerce and Industry since 2014

Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College (1980), Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi

Similar People
Parakala Prabhakar, Piyush Goyal, Arun Jaitley, Meenakshi Lekhi, Smriti Irani


Political party
Bharatiya Janata Party

Nirmala Sitharaman Is India's New Defence Minister

Nirmala Sitharaman is an Indian politician currently serving as the Defence Minister of India. She is also a member of the Rajya Sabha for Karnataka.


Nirmala Sitharaman httpslh3googleusercontentcomLuCSqqeHlSYAAA

Sitharaman has formerly served as the Minister of State for Finance and Corporate Affairs under the Ministry of Finance and the Minister for Commerce and Industry with independent charge. Prior to that she has served as a national spokesperson for the Bharatiya Janata Party.

Nirmala Sitharaman India to fast track mining lease applications of

Nirmala sitharaman vs anand sharma make in india debate

Personal life

Nirmala Sitharaman Nirmala Sitaraman360x270stryjpg

Sitaraman was born in Tamil brahmin family in Madurai, Tamil Nadu to her parents Narayanan and Savitri.

Her father, Narayanan Sitaraman, hailed from Musiri, Tiruchirappalli district in Tamil Nadu. Her mother's family had its roots in Thiruvenkadu and Salem district. Her father was an employee of Indian Railways and hence she spent her childhood in various parts of the state. She was schooled in Madras and Tiruchirappalli. She obtained a BA in economics at the Seethalakshmi Ramaswamy College in Tiruchirapalli. And her Master's degree in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi.

She met her husband Parakala Prabhakar, a Telugu speaker from Narsapuram Andhra Pradesh, while studying in the Jawaharlal Nehru University. While Nirmala leaned towards the BJP, her husband was from a pro-Congress family. He is currently a communications advisor to the Andra Pradesh Chief Minister, Chandrababu Naidu.

Political career

Nirmala Sitharaman joined the BJP in 2008 and has served as a spokesperson for the party. In 2014, she was inducted in Narendra Modi's cabinet as a junior minister.

In May 2016, she was one of the 12 candidates nominated by the BJP to contest the Rajya Sabha elections due on 11 June 2016. She successfully contested her seat from Karnataka. On 3 September 2017 she was elevated to second female Defence Minister of India.

Non-Political Career

Outside the political sphere, Sitharaman has served as an assistant to Economist in the Agricultural Engineers Association in the UK. During her stay in the UK, she has also served as a Senior Manager (R&D) for Price Waterhouse and briefly at the BBC World Service. She has also served as a member of the National Commission for Women. As of 2017, she is one of the founding directors of Pranava school in Hyderabad.


Nirmala Sitharaman Wikipedia

Similar Topics