Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman

Father's Name Late Shri Narayanan Sitharaman
Mother's Name Late Shrimati Savitri
Date of Birth 18 August 1959
Place of Birth Madurai (Tamil Nadu)
Marital Status Married
Date Of Marriage 12 September 1986
Spouse's Name Dr. Parakala Prabhakar
Children One daughter
Educational Qualifications M.A. (Economics), M.Phil, Educated at Seethalakshmi Ramaswamy College, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Profession Economist and Political and Social Worker
Permanent Address C/o, K. LAKSHMI NARAYAN, 911, 21st Main, 38th Cross, 4th T-Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560041
Present Address 15, Safdarjung Road, New Delhi. Tel. - 23793791, 23793792
Positions Held 2003-2005 Member, National Commission for Women 26 May 2014 - 9 Nov. 2014
Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate
Affairs 26 May 2014 onwards Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of
Commerce and Industry June 2014 Elected to Rajya Sabha (resigned w.e.f. 17 June 2016)
July 2016Re-elected to Rajya Sabha
Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation : Travel, trekking, music and cooking
Countries Visited Thailand ,ASEAN – India Expo August 2017; Switzerland Meeting with DG,WTC China,
BRICS Trade ministers meeting July 2017; Russia St Petersburg International Economic
Forum France, Informal Gathering of WTO members on the sidelines of OECD HCH June
2017; Vietnam, 3rd Intersessional RCEP negotiations Morocco, 5th Session of India –
Morocco JCH Germany, 4th Inter Governmental Consultation May 2017; Italy for Joint
Commission meeting in May 2017; Bilateral visit to Japan in April 2017; Bilateral visit
to Cyprus in February 2017; Davos to represent India in World Economic Forum in
January 2017; Philippines to participate in the 2nd Intersessional Regional Comprehensive
Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting in November, 2016; Bhutan for
signing of the agreement on Trade, Commerce &Transit between India & Bhutan in
November, 2016; Srilanka to attend Bilateral Meeting in September, 2016; Canada to
attend annual ministerial dialogue in September, 2016; Norway to attend WTO
Trade Ministers Meeting in October, 2016; Russia to attend the INNOPROM-2016 in July,
2016; Myanmar for the India-Myanmar Business conclave in May 2016; Paris (France)
to attend Informal Gathering of the WTO Ministers in June, 2016; Brussels and London to
participate in India EU Summit and Bilateral meeting with EU in March-April, 2016; San
Francisco to attend Fortune Global Forum - 2015 in November, 2015; Nairobi (Kenya) to
attend WTO Ministerial Conference 2015 in December, 2015; Minsk (Belarus) to
participate in the seventh Session of India-Belarus Inter-Governmental Commission
for Economic, Trade, Industrial, Scientific & Cultural Cooperation and bilateral meeting
in Sept. 2015; New York and San Jose(USA) to participate in meetings as part of
delegation being led by Prime Minister of India in September 2015; Kualalumpur
(Malaysia) to participate in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
Inter-sessional Ministerial and Bilateral Meeting in July and August 2015; Algeria,
India Algeria JCM in May 2015; Australia to attend the Trade Ministers Meeting of G-20
held in Sydney in July, 2014, and to attend the Finance Ministers and Central Bank
Governors Meeting of G-20 held in Cairns in September,
2014; Brazil, as a Member of the Prime Minister's Delegation to the 6th BRICS Summit held
in Fortaleza in July, 2014; China, as a Member of the Vice-President of India's Delegation in
June, 2014; Taiwan and U.S.A., as a Member of Party Delegation in March, 2009 and July,
2012 respectively; U.K., as a Member of International Jury in March, 2007
OTHER INFORMATION Member, National Executive, B.J.P., since 2008; National Spokesperson, B.J.P., 2010-2014