Irom Sharmila Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Secrets, Affairs, Images, Marriage, Phone number.

Irom Sharmila is an Indian social and political activist from Manipur.

Irom Sharmila Bio/Wiki

Name Irom Chanu Sharmila
Nick nameIron Lady of Manipur, Mengoubi (meaning: the fair one)
ProfessionsSocial & Political Activist, Poet
Famous For Her 16-year-long hunger strikes against “AFSPA” in Manipur
Date of Birth14 March 1972
Zodiac/Sun Sign Pisces
Birth PlaceKongpal, Imphal, Manipur, India
Home town Imphal, Manipur, India
Mother TongueNot Known
FatherLate Irom Nanda Singh (used to work as Grade IV worker in a veterinary hospital in Imphal)
Mother Irom Shakhi
BrotherNot Known
SisterNot Known

Personal Life

School Not Known
College/UniversityNot Known
Education QualificationHigh School Leaving Certificate Examination from Board of Education Manipur in 1991
Contact numberNot Known
Address Kongpal Kongkhamlekai, Porompa, Imphal East, Manipur-795005
Caste Meitei-Brahmins
CarNot Known
HobbiesDoing Yoga, Reading, Writing Poems
DebutNot Known

Marital Status/Affairs

Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsDesmond Coutinho
Marriage Date17 August 2017
Marriage PlaceKodaikanal, Tamil Nadu
Husband/Spouse Desmond Coutinho (a British citizen)
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter(s)- Nix Shakhi and Autumn Tara (twins)

Irom Sharmila Salary/Networth

SalaryNot Known
NetworthRs. 2.6 Lakh (as in 2017)

Physical Status

HeightIn Centimeters- 165 cm
In Meters- 1.65 m
In Feet inches- 5’ 5”
WeightIn Kilograms- 55 kg
In Pounds- 121 lbs
FigureNot Known
Shoe size6
Hair colorBlack
Eyes colorBlack
Skin colorFair

Social Media Accounts

InstagramNot Known
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Irom Sharmila Some Lesser-Known Facts

  • Irom Sharmila is best known for her 16-year-long hunger strike, which had begun on 2 November 2000 and ended on 9 August 2016, her strike was against the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in Manipur.
  • Sharmila spent most of her 16 years’ hunger strike in judicial custody in a hospital in Manipur’s capital, Imphal, where she was force-fed a cocktail of medicines and baby formula.
  • Irom is said to be the “world’s longest hunger striker.”
  • She was voted the “top woman icon of India by MSN Poll” on International Women’s Day of the year 2014.
  • She has been arrested many times under the charges of “attempt to suicide.”
  • She was an average student and was always interested in famous personalities like Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela, etc., since her childhood.
  • In the early 1990s, she joined a course in journalism and began writing articles and poetry.
  • She has also worked with social organizations like the BlindSchool for Children and Universal Youth Development Council.
  • In 1998, Sharmila attended a course in nature cure and yoga.
  • Sharmila is a voracious reader and after she reads a book, she donates it to the Imphal Public Library, which has gathered a shelf of her books over the last eleven years.
  • Her elder brother, Singhajit, had left his job to take care of her sister, Sharmila.
  • She met her mother only once since she had started her fast; as she felt meeting her mother might affect her resolution to fast, She said:
  • She ended her hunger strike on 9 August 2016 and announced her decision to enter politics.
  • She has been awarded many prestigious Human Rights Awards.
  • Her paternal grandmother Irom Tonsija Devi fought in the second Nupi Lan (also called Nupilan or Nupi Lal) or 1939 women’s war against the British Raj.
  • In 1989, her father died of cancer.
  • Author Deepti Priya Mehrotra has written a book on Sharmila’s life- Burning Bright: Irom Sharmila and the Struggle for Peace in Manipur.

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