Satya Nadella Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Born Name

Bukkapuram Nadella Satyanarayana

Nick Name

Satya Nadella

Satya Nadella speaking at Microsoft Search Summit event in San Francisco, California, U.S. in December 2010
Satya Nadella speaking at Microsoft Search Summit event in San Francisco, California, U.S. in December 2010 (Johannes Marliem / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign

Leo

Born Place

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh (now Telangana), India

Residence

Nadella lives in the suburb of Seattle.

Nationality

Indian

Education

Satya Nadella went to the Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet.

After completion of school education, he got enrolled at the Manipal Institute of Technology from where he graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in electrical engineering.

He then got admission at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and graduated with a Master of Science in Computer Science in 1990. Later, he got admission at the University of Chicago and graduated with an MBA degree.

Occupation

Business executive

Family

  • Father – Bukkapuram Nadella Yugandher (Civil Servant with the Indian Administrative Service)
  • Mother – Prabhavati Yugandhar
  • Siblings – Unknown

Manager

Satya Nadella’s representation and management work are managed by his own management team.

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 9 in or 175 cm

Weight

64 kg or 141 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Satya Nadella has dated

  • Anupama (1992-Present) – In 1992, Satya Nadella got married to Anupama, who is the daughter of his father’s Indian Administrative Service (IAS) batchmate and friend, K.R. Venugopal. They had reportedly met in the 80s while studying in Hyderabad based public school. Over the course of their marriage, Anupama has given birth to three children – two daughters (Divya Nadella and Tara Nadella) and a son (Zain Nadella). Zain is severely disabled and he weighed just under three pounds at his birth. He had suffered asphyxiation in utero. He is quadriplegic, visually impaired, and has very limited communication.
Satya Nadella talking to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014
Satya Nadella talking to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2014 (Narendra Modi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity

Indian

He traces his ancestry back to Bukkapuram village in Rayalaseema (Andhra Pradesh).

Hair Color

Salt and pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Partially bald
  • Wears thick rimmed glasses
  • Slight body frame
  • Smile

Brand Endorsements

Satya Nadella hasn’t done endorsement work for any brand.

Satya Nadella while giving speech in 2014
Satya Nadella while giving a speech in 2014 (Bhupinder Nayyar / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Religion

His religious views aren’t known.

Best Known For

Being the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Microsoft. Since his appointment in 2014, he has been credited for ushering Microsoft into a new sphere of success and giving its stagnation progress a major boost. He is largely credited for leading Microsoft’s transition to computing giant.

First Film

Satya hasn’t been cast in any theatrical film till date.

First TV Show

In 2017, Satya Nadella made his first TV show appearance on the comedy talk show, The Daily Show.

Personal Trainer

Satya Nadella relies on his love for the game of cricket to keep himself in good shape. For him, cricket is much more than a hobby and has influenced the way he runs Microsoft.

Nadella is also a fitness enthusiast and he loves to head out for a run when he has some time on his hands.

Satya Nadella Favorite Things

  • Childhood Toy – Cricket bat
  • App – Microsoft Office
  • Thing to Cook – Hyderabadi Biryani
  • Sport – Cricket
  • Prized Possession – Cricket bat signed by Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar
  • NFL Team – Seattle Seahawks
  • Dessert – Pastries
SourceABC News, Wikipedia
Satya Nadella at Le Web Paris 2013 Conference
Satya Nadella at Le Web Paris 2013 Conference (OFFICIAL LEWEB PHOTOS / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Satya Nadella Facts

  1. Unlike many other Silicon Valley executives, he doesn’t skimp on sleep and makes sure to sleep for about 8 hours and wakes up at 7 in the morning.
  2. He is such a cricket aficionado that in his interview with ABC News, he revealed that he would love to be Australian legend Don Bradman for a week because, for him, Bradman was the personification of excellence.
  3. While studying in school, he used to participate in the junior cricket. He used to play as a right arm off spin bowler.
  4. His first professional job was as a member of the ‘technology staff’ of Sun Microsystems.
  5. He joined Microsoft in 1992 and by 2014, he was appointed as the chief executive officer of the company. He is only the third CEO in the history of the company after Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer.
  6. Some of the job positions he held in Microsoft before his appointment as CEO include Vice-President of the Business Division and Executive Vice-President of Cloud and Enterprise group.
  7. In October 2014, he was caught up in a controversy after he asked women to trust the system and not ask for a raise at Women in Computing event. He later apologized on Twitter as well as in an email to the Microsoft employees.
  8. Under his leadership, Microsoft has shown more inclination towards working with rival technologies and companies such as IBM, Apple, and Dropbox.
  9. In 2016, he led Microsoft’s admission to the Linux Foundation. The company had joined the foundation as a platinum member.
  10. His first acquisition after his appointment as CEO was of the famous freeform computer building game “Minecraft”. The game was acquired for $2.5 billion at the end of 2014.
  11. In his free time, he also loves to read Indian as well as American poetry.
  12. In 2017, he published his book Hit Refresh, which along with autobiographical accounts included his vision for Microsoft and the technology that will shape the future.
  13. It was announced that the profits from the sales of his book would be channeled to Microsoft Philanthropies and then distributed to various non-profit organizations.
  14. In 2016, he led Microsoft’s monster acquisition of the business and employee-oriented service, LinkedIn. For the acquisition, Microsoft had to dole out $26.2 billion.
  15. Under his guidance, Microsoft launched the sale of their first ever laptop, the “Surface Book”. The industry experts pointed out that it would battle Apple for a share in the crowded laptop market.
  16. Follow him on Twitter.

Featured Image by Johannes Marliem / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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