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Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, Hon'ble Finance Minister
Hon'ble Finance Minister

Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman

Hon'ble Finance Minister

Title Details
Party Bharatiya Janata Party
Father's Name Shri Narayanan Sitharaman
Mother's Name 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, Karnataka560041 Tel. - 080-26548557
Present Address 15, Safdarjung Road, New Delhi. Tel. - 23793791, 23793792
Position Held
2003-2005 Member, National Commission for Women
26 May 2014 - 9 Nov. 2014 Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
26 May 2014 - 3 Sept. 2017 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 2016 Elected to Rajya Sabha
3 Sept. 2017 - 30 May 2019 Minister of Defence
31 May 2019 onwards Minister of Finance and Minister of Corporate Affairs

Social and Cultural Activities, Literary, Artistic and Scientific Accomplishments and Other Special Interests

Sports, Clubs, Favourite Pastimes and Recreation Travel, trekking, music and cooking

Countries Visited

  • (Paris) France, to attend Paris Summit on a New Global Financing Pact, 22-23 June 2023
  • (Niigata) Japan, to attend the G7 Dialogue with Partners at the G7 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting, 12-13 May 2023
  • (Incheon) Republic of Korea, to attend the Annual meeting of ADB, 3-4 May 2023
  • (New York) USA, to attend the Spring meetings of IMF & World Bank and G-20, 9-16 April 2023
  • (New York) USA, to attend the annual meetings of IMF & World Bank and G-20, 11-17October 2022
  • Indonesia, to attend the 3rd G-20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting and 3rd meeting of the G-20 Finance and Central bank Deputies, 14-16 July 2022
  • (Berlin) Germany, to assist Prime Minister at the engagements during 6th India-Germany Inter-Governmental Consultations held in Berlin on May 2 2022, 1-3 May 2022
  • USA, to attend Spring meetings of World Bank and IMF, FM’s meetings of G20, Bilateral and Investor meetings, 18-27 April, 2022
  • (Rome) Italy, to attend the Joint G20 Finance and Health Ministers’ meeting, 29th October 2021
  • USA, to attend the Annual meetings of World Bank and IMF, 11-18 October 2021
  • (Riyadh) Saudi Arabia, to attend G-20 meeting, 21-23 February 2020
  • USA, to attend Annual Meetings of the World Bank and IMF, 15-23 October 2019
  • Japan, to attend bilateral meeting, 6-10 June 2019
  • (Bishkek) Kyrgyzstan, to attend meeting with Defence Minister of Members of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation, 28-30 April 2019
  • Germany & Sweden, to attend bilateral meeting, 11-14 February 2019
  • USA, to attend bilateral meeting, 3-6 December 2018
  • Indonesia, to attend bilateral meeting with the Defence Minister of Indonesia, 21-24 Oct. 2018
  • Singapore, to attend 5th ADMMPlus meeting, 18-21 October 2018
  • France, as leader of a delegation for bilateral meeting, 11-12 October 2018
  • Kazakhstan, to attendbilateral meeting with the Defence Minister of Kazakhstan, 2-4 October 2018
  • Egypt, to attend bilateral meeting with the DefenceMinister of Egypt
  • Thailand, to enhance the bilateral relations with the defence establishment of the Kingdom of Thailand, 26-29August 2018
  • Vietnam, to attend bilateral meeting with the Defence Minister of Vietnam, 12-15 June 2018
  • Cambodia, to attendbilateral meeting with the Defence Minister of Cambodia, 10-12 June 2018
  • China, to attend the Shanghai CooperationOrganisation (SCO) Meeting, 23-25 April 2018
  • Russia, as leader of a delegation for bilateral meeting, 3-5 April 2018
  • Philippines,to attend 4th ASEAN Defence Ministers' Meeting-Plus (ADMM-Plus), 23-25 October 2017
  • Italy, to attend Joint Commission meeting inMay 2017
  • Bilateral visit to Japan in April 2017
  • Bilateral visit to Cyprus in February 2017
  • Davos (Switzerland), to represent India atthe World Economic Forum in January 2017
  • Philippines, to participate in the 2nd Intersessional Regional ComprehensiveEconomic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting in November 2016
  • Bhutan, for signing of the agreement on Trade, Commerceand Transit between India and Bhutan in November 2016
  • Norway, to attend the WTO Trade Ministers Meeting in October 2016
  • Sri Lanka, to attend bilateral meeting in September 2016
  • Canada, to attend the Annual ministerial dialogue in September 2016
  • Russia, to attend the INNOPROM-2016 in July 2016
  • Myanmar, for the India -Myanmar Business conclave in May 2016
  • Paris(France), to attend the Informal Gathering of the WTO Ministers in June 2016
  • Brussels (Belgium) and London (U.K.), to participatein India - EU Summit and bilateral meeting with EU in March - April 2016
  • Nairobi (Kenya),to attend the WTO MinisterialConference 2015 in December 2015
  • San Francisco (U.S.A), to attend Fortune Global Forum - 2015 in November 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 September 2015
  • New York and San Jose (U.S.A.), to participate in themeetings as part of delegation led by the Prime Minister of India in September 2015
  • Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), to participate in theRegional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Inter-sessional Ministerial and Bilateral Meeting in July and August 2015
  • Algeria, to attend the India - Algeria Joint Commission Meeting in May 2015
  • Australia, to attend the Trade Ministers Meeting of G20 held in Sydney in July 2014
  • Cairns (Australia), to attend the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting of G-20 inSeptember 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 the PartyDelegation in March 2009 and July 2012 respectively
  • U.K., as a Member of the International Jury in March 2007

Other Information

Member, National Executive, B.J.P., since 2008; National Spokesperson, B.J.P., 2010-2014