P. Chidambaram Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Secrets, Affairs, Images, Marriage, Phone number.

Palaniappan Chidambaram is a prominent Indian Politician. He was the Finance Minister in the Manmohan Singh Government from 2004 to 2014. He is a Rajya Sabha Member and an advocate of the Supreme Court of India.

Palaniappan Chidambaram Bio/Wiki

NamePalaniappan Chidambaram
Nick nameP. Chidambaram
Famous forFinance Minister of India from 2004-2014
Date of Birth 16 September 1945
Zodiac/Sun Sign Virgo
Birth Place Kanadukathan, Sivaganga District, Tamil Nadu
Home town Kanadukathan, Sivaganga District, Tamil Nadu
Mother TongueNot Known
Parents/ FatherPalaniappa Chettiar (Army Officer)
MotherLakshmi Achi (Homemaker)
Brother P. Lakshmanan (Elder; Industrialist)
SisterUma Narayanan (Businesswoman)

Palaniappan Chidambaram Politics

Political Party  Indian National Congress (INC) (1972-1996),              Tamil Maanila Congress (TMC) (1996-2001),
Congress Jananayaka Peravai (2001-2004),
Indian National Congress (INC) (2004-Present)
Awards, Honours, AchievementsBest Administrator in India Award by the K. Karunakaran Foundation in 2012
Business Reformer of the Year Award by ET Awards in September 2013
Political Journey1), Joined the Indian National Congress (INC) in 1972
2), Included as a member of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) in 1972
3), Appointed as the Youth Congress President of Tamil Nadu from 1973 to 1976
4), Appointed as the General Secretary of the Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) of Tamil Nadu from 1976 to 1977
5), Contested and won his first Lok Sabha Election from the Sivganga Constituency in 1984 and was elected to the 8th Lok Sabha
6), Appointed as the Joint Secretary of the AICC
7), Appointed as the Union Deputy Minister of Commerce by Rajiv Gandhi on 21 September 1985
8), After Chidambaram gave positive results, he was also given the charge of the Union Deputy Minister for Administrative Reforms, Personal & Public Grievances, and Pensions from 1985 to 1986
9), He was made the Union Minister of State for Personal & Public Grievances, Pension and Home Affairs (Internal Security)
10), In 1989, he was re-elected as an MP from the Sivganga Constituency
11), From 1989 to 1990, he was appointed as a member of many committees such as the Consultative Committee under the Punjab State Legislature Act, Committee to review Lok Sabha Secretariat Rules, Ministry of Finance Consultative Committee
12), Elected 2 the 10th Lok Sabha in 1991
13), Appointed as the Union Minister of State for Commerce (Independent Charge) from June 1991 to July 1992
14), Chidambaram was reappointed as the Minister of State for Commerce (Independent Charge) from February 1995 to April 1996
15), Quit Congress in 1996 to join the Tamil Manila Congress (TMC)
16), The TMC along with other regional and national parties formed a coalition government
1), Appointed as the Finance Minister in 1996
2), Elected to the Lok Sabha for the fifth time in 1998
3), Elected to the 14th Lok Sabha in 2004
4), Appointed as the Cabinet Minister for Finance by the Manmohan Singh Government
5), Appointed as the Union Minister of Home Affairs after the 2008 Mumbai Terror Attacks
6), Elected to the Lok Sabha for the seventh time in 2009
7), Appointed as the Union Minister of Finance after Pranab Mukherjee was made the President of India in 2012
8), Elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2016

Personal Life

School St. Thomas Convent, Chennai
High School In Chennai
Loyola College, Chennai
College / University Presidency College, Chennai
Madras Law College (renamed as Dr. Ambedkar Government Law College), Chennai
Harvard Business School, Massachusetts, USA
Education QualificationBSc in Statistics from the Presidency College Chennai in 1964
LL.B. from Madras Law College Chennai in 1966
MBA from Harvard Business School in Massachusetts, the USA in 1968
Contact numberNot Known
Address 87/1-54 Motilal Street, Kandanur, Sivaganga District, Tamil Nadu
CasteNagarathar (Also known as Chettiar)
Car(s)Honda City (2015 Model)
Skoda Octavia (2010 Model)
HobbiesNot Known
DebutNot Known

Marital Status/Affairs

Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/Grilfriends Nalini Kailasam
Marriage Date 11 December 1968
Wife/SpouseNalini Chidambaram
ChildrenDaughter- None
Son- Karti Chidambaram (Politician & Businessman)


SalaryINR 1 Lac per month + Additional Allowances
NetworthINR 95.66 Crores (as in 2016)

Physical Status

HeightIn Centimeters- 180 cm
In Meters- 1.80 m
In Feet inches- 5’ 11
WeightIn Kilograms- 90 kg
In Pounds- 198 lbs
FigureNot Known
Shoe size9
Hair colorWhite
Eyes colorBlack
Skin colorFair

Social Media Accounts

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Palaniappan Chidambaram Some Lesser-Known Facts

  • Does P. Chidambaram drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Does P. Chidambaram smoke?: Not Known
  • P. Chidambaram is an Indian politician popularly known for being India’s Finance Minister from 2004-2014. He is one of the senior Spokespersons of the Indian National Congress (INC).
  • Chidambaram is also a Supreme Court lawyer.
  • In 2004, he was inducted into the Manmohan Singh Government as the Finance Minister.
  • On 5 July 2016, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha.

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