K. Sivan (ISRO Chief) Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

K. Sivan (ISRO Chief) Age, Wife, Family, Biography & More

K. Sivan was born in Sarakkalvilai, located near Nagercoil in the Kanyakumari district. He entered the world into a humble family where financial resources were scarce. His father, Kailasavadivoonadar, earned a livelihood as a cultivator of paddy and mangoes. Sivan actively assisted his father in tending to the farmlands and also engaged in the sale of mangoes within the local market.

Due to the constrained economic circumstances faced by his family, his siblings were unable to pursue higher education. In a noteworthy accomplishment, Sivan emerged as the first individual in his family to attain a graduate degree. Subsequently, he pursued his academic journey further and obtained a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from the esteemed Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore in the year 1982.

Embarking on his professional path, Sivan initiated his career within the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). His dedication and expertise propelled him to assume the position of Chief of ISRO in January of 2018. During his tenure, ISRO achieved a significant milestone with the launch of Chandrayaan 2, a mission to explore the moon.

Sivan’s remarkable contributions did not go unnoticed. In recognition of his outstanding achievements, he was honored with the prestigious Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award in the year 2019.

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K. Sivan Wiki/Biography

Full Name Kailasavadivoo Sivan
Born 14 April 1957 (Sunday)
Born Place Sarakkalvilai, located near Nagercoil in the Kanyakumari
Other names Rocket Man
University Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (A Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1982)
Occupation Scientist, Chairman of ISRO

K. Sivan Age, Height, Weight

Age 66 Years as of 2023
Height 170 cm
Weight 65 kg

Personal & Professional Details

Zodiac Sign Aries
Nick Name Rocket Man
School Tamil-medium school in Mela Sarakkalvilai
  • South Travancore Hindu College, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India (Bachelor of Science)
  • Madras Institute of Technology, Chennai, India (A Bachelor Degree in Engineering in 1980)
  • Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India (A Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering in 1982)
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, India (PhD in Aerospace Engineering in 2007)
Education • Masters in Aerospace Engineering
• Doctorate in Aerospace Engineering
Nationality Indian
Salary Not Known
Net Worth Not Known
Role in ISRO Chairman

K. Sivan Family & Caste

Father Kailasavadivoonadar (Farmer)
Mother Chellamall
Brother He has 1 brother
Sister He has 2 sister
Religion Hinduism
Caste Not Known

K. Sivan Favorite Things

Favorite Destination: Kerala
Favorite Actress: Madhuri Dixit
Favorite Actor: Rajnikant
Favorite Singer: Not known
Favorite Film: Not Known
Favorite Food: Dal-Chawal, South Indian Cuisines
Favorite Restaurant: Not Known
Favorite Colour: White
Favorite Restaurant: Not Known

K. Sivan Hobbies

  • Reading
  • Travelling
  • Gardening
  • Listening to Tamil Classical Songs

Marital Status, Wife & More

Wife Name Malathi Sivan (Homemaker)
Marital Status Married
Daughter N/A
  • Sushanth (Engineer)
  • Siddharth

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