Dalai Lama (Tenzin Gyatso) Age, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 88 Years
Marital Status: Celibate
Nationality: Tibetian

Dalai Lama

Full NameJetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso
NicknameTenzin Gyatso
Profession(s)Tibetan Spiritual Leader, Former Political Leader Of Tibetans, Author
Famous ForBeing Dalai Lama
Personal Life
Date of Birth6 July 1935 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2023) 88 Years
BirthplaceTaktser, Amdo, Tibet
Zodiac signCancer
SignatureDalai Lama's Signature
HometownPotala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Political InclinationFormer Political Leader Of Tibet
AddressTemple Road, McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh, 176219
HobbiesMeditating, Gardening, Reading, Writing Books and Quotes, Photography
Awards, Honours, Achievements • Ramon Magsaysay Award in 1959 (He received the award in person after 64 years on 26 April 2023.) [1]The Times of India
Dalai Lama received the Ramon Magsaysay Award on 26 April 2023
• Nobel Peace Prize in 1989
• Four Freedoms Award in 1994
• World Security Annual Peace Award in 1994
• Life Achievement Award in 1999
• Congressional Gold Medal in 2007
• German Media Prize Berlin in 2009
• Lanton Human Rights Prize in 2009
• Human Rights Award in 2009
• International Freedom Conductor Award in 2010
• Templeton Prize in 2012
Controversies• In 2015, in a BBC's interview he said, "if a female Dalai Lama comes in existence, she must be attractive otherwise, she is not much use." For this comment he was critisized by the public and media.
Dalai Lama At An Interview With BBC
• He faced a strong protest from the Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) when he was invited at the University of California to speak at the commencement ceremony in 2017.
CSSA's Protest Against Dalai Lama
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried (Celibate)
ParentsFather- Choekyong Tsering (A Farmer)
Mother- Diki Tsering
Dalai Lama With His Family
SiblingsBrothers- Gyalo Thondup, Thubten Jigme Norbu, Tenzin Choegyal, Lobsang Samden
Sisters- Jetsun Pema, Tsering Dolma
Dalai Lama With His Siblings
FoodMushrooms, Cheese, Bread, Tofu, Dessert, Gnocchi
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$150 Million

Dalai Lama

                    Some Lesser Known Facts About Dalai Lama

  • He was born as Lhamo Thondup into an agriculture family on 6 July 1935. Dalai Lama's Childhood
  • When he was only 2 years old, he was believed to be the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, by the Tibetans. Dalai Lama's Childhood
  • To prove the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama, he had to pass some specific tests where he had to identify the articles of the 13th Dalai Lama’s clothes. He passed it and crowned as the 14th Dalai Lama. Dalai Lama At The Time Of Passing The Test
  • His full name is “Jetsun Jamphel Ngawang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso” and it expresses the Dalai Lama’s Persona; as it means Holy Lord, Gentle Glory, Compassionate, Defender of the Faith, Ocean of Wisdom. The name was given to him when his identity was recognised as the reincarnation of the 13th Dalai Lama.
  • He has always been interested in science and engineering since his childhood. When he was young he used to repair watches, clocks, and cars. Dalai Lama Repairing watches
  • He was given the responsibilities of Tibetans at the age of 15 and he became the political and spiritual leader of the people in Tibet. Dalai Lama At The Age Of 15
  • He moved to India with lakhs of Tibetan refugees when China invaded Tibet in 1959.
  • He is a Tibetan refugee who lives in McLeod Ganj, Dharamshala in India. Dalai Lama's Abode At Dharamshala
  • He supports Non-Violence, Women Rights, Social Justice, Secular Ethics, and Interfaith Harmony all over the world. He is also an accomplished spiritual speaker who speaks on a variety of topics throughout the world to promote the peace, harmony and humanity. Dalai Lama Supporting Harmony, Peace And Love Throughout The World
  • He was featured in the Heinrich Harrer’s (An Austrian) book, Seven Years In Tibet. Dalai Lama Was Featured In Seven Years In Tibet Book
  • He is the 14th Dalai Lama who is the longest crowning and living Dalai Lama of all his predecessors. Dalai Lama, The Longest Crowning Of All The Time
  • He is one of the most popular personalities in the world. He has 18.5 million followers on Twitter who all continuously tweets about peace, non-violence, compassion, Harmony, and more. Dalai Lama Greeting His Followers
  • He wrote 40 plus books which covers the topics such as Happiness, Love & Peace, Humanity, Religion, Buddhism, Meditation, Wisdom, and Compassion & Kindness. The Art Of Happiness Written By Dalai Lama
  • He was ranked 39 in the list of most powerful people in the world by Forbes in 2010.
  • Although Dalai Lama is an idol for Tibetans, he is a demon for China. His photos and images can not be used in the China-occupied territory of Tibet.