Raghuram Rajan Height, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Wife: Radhika Puri
Hometown: Chennai, India
Age: 57 Years

Raghuram Rajan

Full NameRaghuram Govind Rajan
Nickname(s)Raghu, Rajan
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 185 cm
in meters- 1.85 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 1”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth3 February 1963
Age (as in 2020)57 Years
BirthplaceBhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Zodiac signAquarius
HometownChennai, India
SchoolDelhi Public School (DPS), R. K. Puram, New Delhi
CollegeIndian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Educational QualificationsBachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, PhD course in the theory of financial decisions
FamilyFather- R Govindarajan (IPS officer)
Mother- Not Known
Brother- Srinivas Rajan, Mukund Rajan (left the Tatas in March 2018 to begin life as an entrepreneur)
Raghuram Rajan's Brother Mukund Rajan
Sister- Jayashree Rajan
HobbiesWriting, Sports, Quiz, Puzzles, Sudoku, Exercise, Playing Video Games
ControversiesIn 2005, he delivered a controversial paper at the US Federal Reserve. In the paper he doubted the financial development for the riskier world and was criticized by many economists at that time.
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodSouth Indian Dishes, Paneer Birbali, Coffee
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
WifeRadhika Puri (Teacher at the University of Chicago Law School)
Raghuram Rajan with his wife Radhika Puri
ChildrenDaughter- 1
Son- 1
Raghuram Rajan with his wife and son

Raghuram Rajan

Some Lesser Known Facts About Raghuram Rajan

  • Does Raghuram Rajan smoke?: No
  • Does Raghuram Rajan drink alcohol?: No
  • His father was an IPS officer who topped his 1953 batch.
  • Throughout his life, he thought his father was a diplomat.
  • While he was young, he dreamed of becoming the Prime Minister of India.
  • In his school, he was part of the orchestra.
  • In an interview, he said, “I didn’t own a blazer in my school days”.
  • In 1985, he was awarded Director’s Gold Medal as the best all-round student in IIT, Delhi.
  • In 1987, he was awarded Gold Medal in IIM Ahmedabad.
  • The title of his Ph.D. thesis was “Essays on Banking”.
  • Rajan won the inaugural Fischer Black Prize in 2003.
  • He predicted the financial crisis of 2008 very early, in the year 2005.
  • He served as Chief Economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from October 2003 to December 2006.
  • He was as an honorary Economic Adviser by the then Prime Minister of India Dr. Manmohan Singh in 2008.
  • For his book, ‘Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy,’ he was awarded the Financial Times-Goldman Sachs best business book of the year prize in 2010.
  • He was appointed as Chief Economic Adviser to India’s Finance Ministry on 10 August 2012.
  • On 5 September. 2013, he became the youngest Governor of the Reserve Bank of India.
  • In 2014, it was suggested by economists all over the world that he could replace Christine Lagarde as head of the IMF.
  • In 2014, Euromoney Magazine conferred the Best Bank Governor Award to Raghuram Rajan.
  • In 2016, Time magazine named him in the list of the ‘100 Most Influential People in the World.’
  • In September 2017, his book “I Do What I Do” was released. The book received massive media attention for being critical about government policies. Raghuram Rajan at his book launch I Do What I Do
  • In an interview, he said that “my son thinks I am from the Stone Age”.
  • Raghuram Rajan is an absolute vegetarian.
  • He is called a “Rockstar” and a “Financial Prophet” in the field of Economics.