October 25, 2020

Shashi Tharoor Biography, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 20, 2020

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Short Biography

Shashi Tharoor was born on 09-03-1956 in London in the state of England, United Kingdom. He is an Indian Politician, Novelist, Diplomat, Writer, Author, Spokesperson & Chairperson of ParliamentaryStandingCommitteeOnInformationTechnology & All-IndiaProfessionalsCongress. who served as an Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations (Communications and Public Information), Minister of State (External Affairs), Minister of State (Human Resource Development).


Shashi Tharoor Complete Bio & Career

He finished his schooling at Montfort School in a hill station in Tamil Nadu called Yercaud and after Campion School in Mumbai and the famous St. Xavier’s School in Kolkata. He obtained his BA degree from St. Stephen’s College in Delhi and MA degree from the Tufts University. Thereafter, he also completed his Ph.D.
 
He began his career as a member of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in 1978 in Geneva. After serving at various posts in the UN, he was nominated as the United Nations Secretary-General in 2006 by the Government of India. He resigned from his post in the UN and returned back to India. 
 
Post his career at UN, he started his political career in India by contesting in the Lok Sabha elections in 2009. He contested from Thiruvananthapuram constituency from Indian National Congress ticke3d and got elected to Lok Sabha as an MP. He held the post of Minister of State of External Affairs in Manmohan Singh’s cabinet.
 
He was charged for using his power to buy an IPL franchise; he immediately resigned from his post in 2010. He was then made the Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs. 
 
He simultaneously penned down several books and is one of the most decorated writers. Some of his famous books include The Five Dollar Smile and Other Stories, Reasons of State, Bookies in Baghdad, The Great Indian Novel and Kerala: God’s own country among several others. 
 
In addition to that, he has also written columns in several prestigious domestic and international News Papers such as Deccan Chronicle, The Hindu, Times of India, Los Angeles Times, New York Times and Washington Post. 

Shashi Tharoor Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Chandran Tharoor & Lily Tharoor. He has two sisters named Smita Tharoor & Shobha Tharoor-Srinivasan. In 1984, he married Tilottama Mukherji and with whom he has two sons named Ishaan Tharoor and Kanishk Tharoor. He divorced her and married Christa Giles of Canada in 2007. This marriage was short-lived and after divorcing her, he married for the third time to Sunanda Pushkar in 2010. They were married until Sunanda’s death in 2014.  

Life's Important Dates Of Shashi Tharoor

Body Measurements

Chest Size 42
Biceps Size 15
Waist Size 34
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Hazel Green
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town London, England, U.K.
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Kerala, India
School Montfort School, Yercaud
Campion School, Mumbai
St. Xavier's Collegiate School, Kolkata
College St Stephen's College, New Delhi
The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University) Medford
Qualification Ph.D.
Hobbies Travelling, Reading, Writing, Listening Music
Marital Status Widower
Debut 1978 - Became the staff member of UNHCR in Geneva
1989 - Special Assistant to Under-Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs in New York
1996 - Executive Assistant to Secretary-General Kofi Annan
2001 - Interim Head of the Department of Public Information
2006 - UN Secretary-General in India
2009 - Minister of State for External Affairs
2012 - Minister of State for Human Resource Development
Salary INR 1 Lac + Allowances
Net Worth $4.8 Million
Official Website http://www.shashitharoor.in

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Favorite Color Black, White
Favorite Politician Manmohan Singh
Favorite Actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan , Jaya Bhaduri Bachchan
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan , Pran , Iftekhar
Favorite Place Paris, Rome, Bali & Singapore
Favorite Food Idli
Favorite Restaurant The Spice Route, The Imperial, New Delhi
Indian Accent, The Manor, New Delhi
San Gimignano Restaurant, New Delhi
Favorite Hotel The Leela, Kovalam, Kerala
Taj Bengal, Kolkata, West Bengal

Shashi Tharoor Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

64 years, 7 months, 16 days old age Shashi Tharoor will turn 65 on 09 March, 2021. Only 4 months, 11 days, 1 hours, 36 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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