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Shashi Tharoor Height, Weight, Age, Facts, Biography

Shashi Tharoor Quick Info
Height 5 ft 9 in
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth March 9, 1956
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Hair Color Black

Shashi Tharoor is an Indian politician, diplomat, and writer who has attained widespread popularity by serving as a Member of Parliament for Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala since 2009. As of 2022, he belongs to the Indian National Congress political party.

Born Name

Shashi Tharoor

Nick Name


Shashi Tharoor as seen in 2009
Shashi Tharoor as seen in 2009 (World Economic Forum / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

London, England, United Kingdom





Shashi studied at the Montfort School in Yercaud for 1 year in 1962. After that, he attended the Campion School in Mumbai from 1963 until 1968 and St. Xavier’s Collegiate School in Kolkata between 1969 and 1971.

Shashi graduated from St Stephen’s College, University of Delhi with a Bachelor’s degree in history in 1975. He earned his Master’s degree in International Relations in 1976 from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts. He went on to receive a Master of Arts degree in Law and Diplomacy in 1977. Additionally, he also obtained his Ph.D. in International Relations and Affairs from the same school in 1978.


Politician, Diplomat, Writer




5 ft 9 in or 175 cm


74 kg or 163 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Shashi has dated –

  1. Tilottama Mukherji – In 1981, he got married to his college sweetheart Tilottama Mukherji. They welcomed twin sons in 1984 named Kanishk Tharoor and Ishaan Tharoor before getting divorced a few years later.
  2. Christa Giles (2007-2010) – He was briefly married to the Canadian diplomat, Christa Giles from 2007 to 2010.
  3. Sunanda Pushkar (2010-2014) – On August 22, 2010, he wed businesswoman Sunanda Pushkar. Their marriage lasted until Pushkar’s mysterious death on January 17, 2014. At that time, Tharoor was considered a prime suspect in his wife’s death, but he was cleared of all charges in 2021.
  4. Mehr Tarar – He was rumored to be having an affair with Pakistani journalist Mehr Tarar during his marriage to Sunanda.
Shashi Tharoor as seen in 2021
Shashi Tharoor as seen in 2021 (Kannan Shanmugam, Shanmugam Studio, Kollam / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Hair Color


However, his hair has turned salt-and-pepper due to his advancing age.

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Charismatic personality
  • Anglicized accent
  • Gives eloquent speeches
Shashi Tharoor as seen in 2007
Shashi Tharoor as seen in 2007 (MEDEF / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Shashi Tharoor Facts

  1. He is a vegetarian.
  2. Before he was overtaken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Shashi was the most-followed Indian politician on Twitter.
  3. He was one of the 9 people hand-picked by Modi to promote the Swachh Bharat Mission in 2014.
  4. Tharoor has authored numerous books including The Great Indian Novel (1989), Show Business (1992), Riot (2001), Why I Am a Hindu (2018), etc.
  5. Tharoor reads a lot and has an excellent vocabulary.
  6. In June 2023, Shashi received an Honorary Doctorate from the Geneva School Of Diplomacy and International Relations.
  7. In February 2024, he received France’s highest civilian honor – ‘Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur’.

Featured Image by World Economic Forum / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 2.0

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