February 07, 2023

Raghuram Rajan Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : February 2, 2023

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Short Biography

Raghuram Rajan, the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, was born on 3 February 1963 in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. He is an Economist and presently part of Bank for International Settlements as it’s Vice-Chairman.

Other Name: Raghuram Govind Rajan, Raghuram G. Rajan
Other Professions: Chairperson Writer

Raghuram Rajan Complete Bio & Career

Raghuram Rajan is an Indian economist and the former Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, who is currently the Vice-Chairman of the Bank for International Settlements. He served as the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India and his three year tenure is known for bringing the bleeding rupee back to strength and for battering down the inflation fangs to 6 per cent from double-digit levels. After a glorious career as an academician at the Booth School of Business, he was hired by the International Monetary Fund as its Chief Economist. Always a high-achiever, Rajan completed his schooling from some of the best educational institutions in the country and abroad. An alumnus of IIT-Delhi and IIM-A, Rajan's thesis 'Essays on Banking' earned him a Ph.D. in management from MIT Sloan School of Management. 
He is always known to be a pragmatist, which is reflected in his various papers especially the controversial piece of writing ‘Has Financial Development Made the World Riskier?’. Though initially ridiculed, Raghuram was later commended for predicting the US economic crisis of 2008 beforehand. His straight forward and practical approach has been instrumental in battling the inflation which plagued the nation when he assumed the role of RBI Governor. A member of the Group of Thirty, Rajan is a crusader of the free market system. In his book ‘Saving Capitalism from the Capitalists’ he has suggested that capitalism serves as a handy tool to abate poverty and provides equal opportunities for all.

Raghuram Rajan Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to R. Govindrajan and Mythili. He has 2 brothers named Srinivas Rajan and Mukund Rajan and a sister named Jayshree Rajan. He is married to Radhika Puri and together the couple has a son and a daughter.

Life's Important Dates Of Raghuram Rajan

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Skin Colour Wheatish
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper

Personal Info

Home Town Chennai
Nationality American
Religion Hindu
Address Chicago, United States
School Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram
College IIT Delhi, Delhi
IIM Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad
MIT Solan School of Management, Cambridge, Masssachusetts
Qualification PhD
Hobbies Reading and Writing Books
Marital Status Married
Debut As an RBI Governor - 2013
Salary N/A
Net Worth N/A
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Player Rohit Sharma
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Actor Amitabh Bachchan
Favorite Place United States
Favorite Food South Indian Dishes

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Raghuram Rajan

  • His prowess as an economist was proved when he was appointed as the IMF Economic Counsellor and Director of Research during 2003-2006.
  • He is also a member of several prestigious organizations which include the ‘Group of Thirty’ and ‘American Academy of Arts and Sciences’.
  • He was one of the youngest ever to hold the position of RBI Governor, after Manmohan Singh.

Raghuram Rajan Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

60 years, 0month, 4 days old age Raghuram Rajan will turn 61 on 03 February, 2024. Only 11 months, 26 days, 5 hours,29 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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