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Shubhanshu Shukla Height, Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Wife: Kamna Shubha Shukla
Hometown: Lucknow
Age: 38 Years

Shubhanshu Shukla

Bio/Wiki
Other nameShubanshu Shukla [1]Bharat Rakshak
NicknameGunjan
Profession(s)• Wing Commander in Indian Air Force (IAF)
• Astronaut in Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO)
Famous forBeing one of the four astronauts of Gaganyaan, India's first Indian Human Spaceflight Program
Shubhanshu Shukla, Prashanth Balakrishnan Nair, Ajit Krishnan, and Angad Prathap (left to right), four astronauts of Gaganyaan
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Indian Air Force
Service number29014
BranchF(P)
Course177
Commissioning Date17 June 2006
Personal Life
Date of Birth10 October 1985 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2023)38 Years
BirthplaceLucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac signLibra
NationalityIndian
HometownLucknow
SchoolCity Montessori School, Aliganj, Lucknow
Educational Qualification12th standard (passed in 2001) [2]Instagram - City Montessori School
Religion/Religious ViewsAgnostic but believes in horoscopes
Hobbies• Reading books on space
• Learning new technology
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateYear: 2009
Family
Wife/SpouseKamna Shubha Shukla (Dentist)
A photo of wife of Shubhanshu Shukla

Note: She hails from Jankipuram, Lucknow. Her father's name is Braja Mohan Misra.
ChildrenSon- Kiyas (Born in 2020)
Shubhanshu Shukla with his parents, wife, and son (right to left)
ParentsFather- Shambhu Dayal Shukla (Retired secretary of Uttar Pradesh minister)
Mother- Asha Shukla (Homemaker)
A photo of Shubhanshu Shukla's parents
SiblingsSister- 2
• Nidhi Shukla (Holds an MBA degree)
• Shuchi Mishra (Teacher at Tender Hearts School, Lucknow)
Elder sister of Shubhanshu Shukla, Shuchi Mishra

Shubhanshu Shukla

Some Lesser Known Facts About Shubhanshu Shukla

  • In 1973, Shubhanshu’s father came from Sandila, Hardoi to Lucknow where they made their house in Triveni Nagar in 1980.
  • In 2002, he got an application form for the National Defence Academy (NDA) entrance exam from a friend who did not want to take the exam. He applied without informing anyone from his family and got selected.

    A photo showing details of Shubhanshu Shukla when he appeared for NDA exam

    A photo showing details of Shubhanshu Shukla when he appeared for the NDA exam

  • He was commissioned in the fighter pilot stream of the Indian Air Force (IAF) on 17 June 2006. He later became a fighter combat leader and a test pilot with approximately 2,000 hours of flying experience.
  • On 17 June 2019, he was promoted to the position of Wing Commander. He is skilled in flying different types of aircraft such as Su-30 MKI, MiG-21, MiG-29, Jaguar, Hawk, Dornier, and An-32. [3]Bharat Rakshak

    Shubhanshu Shukla (second from left) while working in the Indian Air Force

    Shubhanshu Shukla (second from left) while working in the Indian Air Force

  • The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) selected him in 2019 for training at Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City of Moscow Oblast, Russia.

    Shubhanshu Shukla (second from right) during the selection test for India's first human space program, Gaganyaan

    Shubhanshu Shukla (second from right) during the selection test for India’s first human space program, Gaganyaan

  • From February 2020 to March 2021, he trained in Russia where he learned spacecraft systems, space physiology, and emergency procedures. [4]The Indian Express

  • On 27 February 2024, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Shubhanshu Shukla’s name along with three other astronauts for Gaganyaan, India’s first manned space mission, scheduled to be launched in 2024-2025; he also gave wings to them.
    A photo of the wings given to Shubhanshu Shukla and other astronauts of Gaganyaan mission by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    A photo of the wings given to Shubhanshu Shukla and other astronauts of the Gaganyaan mission by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi

    Ajit Krishnan, Prashanth Balakrishnan Nair, S. Somanath, Angad Prathap, and Shubhanshu Shukla (left to right)

    Ajit Krishnan, Prashanth Balakrishnan Nair, S. Somanath, Angad Prathap, and Shubhanshu Shukla (left to right)

  • In an interview, his father said that Shubhanshu does not talk about his plans in advance and keeps them a secret. He was not in touch with his family for many days during the Balakot strike (Operation Bandar) in 2019.

    Shubhanshu Shukla with his parents

    Shubhanshu Shukla with his parents

  • His mother told him to not become an astronaut when he told her that he wanted to become an astronaut.

    Shubhanshu Shukla after becoming an astronaut

    Shubhanshu Shukla after becoming an astronaut