Raghuram Rajan (Economist) Biography, Personal Life, Physical Statistics, Education, Luxuries, Income & More

raghuram rajan biography

Raghuram Rajan (Economist) Biography, Personal Life, Physical Statistics, Education, Luxuries, Income & More

Raghuram Rajan is an Indian economist and an international academic who was the 23rd Governor of the Reserve Bank of India between 2013 and 2016, and Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He was also the Chief Economist and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund. He became Vice-Chairman of the Bank for International Settlements.

raghuram rajan

Personal Life

Name: Raghuram Govind Rajan
Raghu, Rajan
Economist, RBI Governor, Economic Counsellor and Director of Research at the International Monetary Fund
February 3, 1963
Birth Place:
Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
Home Town:
Chennai, India
Home Address:
Carmichael Road, Mumbai
Best Friends:
Not Known
Writing, Sports, Quiz, Puzzles, Sudoku, Exercise, Playing Video Games


Debut Work: Not Known

Physical Statistics

Height: 185 centimetres
82 kilograms
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Hair Color:


Marital Status: Married
Radhika Puri (Teacher at the University of Chicago Law School)
GF: Not Known
2 kids
R Govindarajan (IPS officer)
Not Known
Brother/Sister: Srinivas Rajan, Mukund Rajan, Jayashree Rajan


School: Delhi Public School (DPS), R. K. Puram, New Delhi
College (Graduation): Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
College (Post-Graduation):
MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Educational Qualification:
Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration, PhD course in the theory of financial decisions


Cars: Npt Known
Bikes: Not Known
a colonial bungalow in a posh Mumbai area


Net Income: Rs 1,98,700 (monthly)

Likes/ Dislikes

Film: Not Known
Actor: Not Known
Actress: Not Known
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More Information and Facts about Raghuram Rajan

  • Rajan was comprehensively conversed with for the Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job (2010).
  • Rajan received the inaugural Fischer Black Prize in 2003 given by the American Finance Association.
  • Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy authored by him won the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year award in 2010.
  • In 2016, he was named by Time magazine in its list of the ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’
  • His father was assigned to the Intelligence Bureau and was posted to Indonesia in 1966 where he joined the external intelligence unit of the Intelligence Bureau, the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW).
  • In the final year of his four-year bachelor’s degree, he headed the Student Affairs Council.
  • He graduated in 1985 and was bestowed the Director’s Gold Medal as the best all-round student.
  • In 1987, he earned a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.
  • He then joined Tata Administrative Services as a management trainee but left after a few months to join the doctoral program in management at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
  • In 1991, he received a PhD for his thesis titled Essays on Banking.
  • Rajan’s research interests were in banking, corporate finance, and economic development, especially the role finance plays in it.
  • In 2012, he was awarded honorary doctorate degree by London Business School and in 2015, was again awarded honorary doctorate degree by Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
  • In February 2010 NASSCOM called him Global Indian at its 7th annual global leadership awards.
  • In November 2011 he received the Infosys Prize for Social Sciences – Economics for his work in investigating the impact of financial development to economic growth, as well as the possibly harmful effects of dysfunctional enticements that lead to unwarranted risk-taking.
  • In 2014, he was awarded the Best Central Bank Governor award by Euromoney Magazine.
  • In 2014 He was awarded with the Governor of the Year Award 2014 from London-based financial journal Central Banking.

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