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K. Sivan (Kailasavadivoo) ISRO Chief Biography, Age, Career, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : September 13, 2019

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Short Biography

ISRO Chief K. Sivan was born on 14-04-1957 as Kailasavadivoo Sivan in Mela Sarakkalvilai, Kanyakumari in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. He is an Indian Scientist, Engineer, Chairperson & Chief of ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization).

Other Name: Dr. K. Sivan, Dr. Kailasavadivoo Sivan
Other Professions: Engineer Chairperson Chief

K. Sivan Complete Bio & Career

K. Sivan was born in a very humble family from Tami Nadu. He is also the first graduate in his family. For postgraduation, he joined  Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and obtained his post graduate degree in aerospace engineering. After that, he started working in ISRO. He worked on the development and designs of launch vehicles for Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). 
His first official project was Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Project. In 2014, he was made the director of ISRO's Liquid Propulsion Systems Centre. For his selfless service, he was made the chief of ISRO in January 2018. It was during his term that ISRO launched the coveted Chandrayaan 2 in July 2019. The mission failed but he was praised for the efforts that he put in. In his career, he has been felicitated with various awards such as ISRO merit award (2007), and Tamil Nadu government’s Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award in the year 2019 among others.

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K. Sivan Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Kailasavadivoonadar and Chellamall. He is married to Malathi Sivan and the couple together has 2 sons named Sushanth and Siddharth

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Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper (Half Bald)

Personal Info

Home Town Nagercoil
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address Bangalore, Karnataka, India
School N/A
College Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai
Indian National Academy of Engineering, Bangalore
Qualification Post Graduate
Hobbies Travelling
Marital Status Married
Debut ISRO - 1982
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Blue
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Politician Narendra Modi

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About K. Sivan

  • He has also authored a book titled Integrated Design for Space Transportation System.
  • He was awarded the honorary doctorate from the Satyabhama University.
  • Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai awarded him the Distinguished Alumnus Award twice. Once in 2013 and then n 2018.

K. Sivan Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

67 years, 2months, 8 days old age K. Sivan will turn 68 on 14 April, 2025. Only 9 months, 22 days, 17 hours,9 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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K. Sivan has celebrated the total number of 67 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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