Nirmala Sitharaman: Education qualification, family, cars and other details

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was born on August 18, 1959, and is a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament, since 2014.

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Sitharaman formerly served as the Defence Minister of India, thereby becoming India‘s second female defence minister and also the second female finance minister after Indira Gandhi and first full-time female Finance Minister.

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She 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 independent charge. Prior to that, she served as a national spokesperson for the Bharatiya Janata Party.

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Nirmala Sitharaman obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics at the Seethalakshmi Ramaswami College, Tiruchirapalli in 1980, Master of Arts degree in economics and M.Phil. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi in 1984. She then enrolled for a PhD program in Economics with a focus on Indo-Europe trade, but later left this program and moved to London (when her husband secured a scholarship in London School of Economics) because of which she was unable to complete her degree.