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Sheikh Hasina Height, Weight, Age, Husband, Family

Sheikh Hasina Quick Info
Height 5 ft 4 in
Weight 65 kg
Date of Birth September 28, 1947
Zodiac Sign Libra
Eye Color Gray

Sheikh Hasina is a Bangladeshi politician who became the 10th Prime Minister of Bangladesh in January 2009. Her first term as the Prime Minister of Bangladesh was the first full five-year term for a Bangladeshi prime minister since it became an independent country.

Full Name

Sheikh Hasina Wazed

Nick Name

Hasu

Sheikh Hasina as seen during a bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, India on September 8, 2023
Sheikh Hasina as seen during a bilateral meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi, India on September 8, 2023 (Prime Minister’s Office / Press Information Bureau on behalf of Prime Minister’s Office, Government of India / Government Open Data License – India (GODL))

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Tungipara East Bengal, Pakistan (later: Tungipara, Gopalganj, Bangladesh)

Nationality

Bangladeshi

 

Education

Sheikh Hasina studied at Azimpur Girls School and then completed a bachelor’s degree at Eden College located in Azimpur, Dhaka. She then went on to study Bengali literature at Dhaka University and graduated in 1973.

Occupation

Politician

Family

  • Father – Sheikh Mujibur Rahman (March 17, 1920, – August 15, 1975; popularly known by the honorific prefix “Bangabandhu”) (Politician, Revolutionary, Statesman, Activist, Diarist, Served as the president of Bangladesh from 1971 to 1972 and briefly from 1975 until his death in 1975 and as prime minister of Bangladesh from 1972 to 1975)
  • Mother – Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib (August 8, 1930 – August 15, 1975; commonly known as Begum Mujib)
  • Siblings – Sheikh Kamal (Younger Brother; August 5, 1949 – August 15, 1975) (Served as the Aide-de-Camp (ADC) of General Osmani the Commander-in-Chief of the Mukti Bahini, during the Liberation War of Bangladesh), Sheikh Jamal (Younger Brother; April 28, 1954 – August 15, 1975), Sheikh Rehana Siddiq (Younger Sister) (Politician, Served as the adviser of Tungipara upazila unit Awami League in Gopalganj in 2017), Sheikh Russel (Younger Brother; October 18, 1964 – August 15, 1975)
  • Others – Sheikh Lutfar Rahman (Paternal Grandfather) (Served as a Bangladeshi serestadar i.e. an officer responsible for record-keeping at the Gopalganj civil court in British India), Sheikh Sayera Khatun (Paternal Grandmother) (Matriarch of Sheikh-Wazed Political Family), Sheikh Abdul Hamid (Paternal Great-Grandfather) (A direct descendant of Muslim preacher Sheikh Abdul Awal Darwish of Baghdad), Sheikh Zahurul Haque (Maternal Grandfather), Sheikh Husne Ara Begum (Maternal Grandmother), Sheikh Abu Naser (Paternal Uncle) (Politician), Sheikh Jinnatunnesa (Maternal Aunt), Tulip Rizwana Siddiq (Niece) (Politician, Member of Parliament for the Labour Party in the United Kingdom House of Commons for the Hampstead and Kilburn constituency), Radwan Mujib Siddiq Bobby (Nephew) (Has served as a councilor of Bangladesh Awami League), Azmina Siddiq Rupanti (Niece), Abdul Quader Miah (Father-In-Law), Moyzunnessa (Maijun Nesa Bibi) (Mother-In-Law), Kristine Ann Overmire (Daughter-In-Law), Sophia (Granddaughter)

Build

Average

Sheikh Hasina as seen while posing for the camera with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in January 2013
Sheikh Hasina as seen while posing for the camera with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in January 2013 (The Presidential Press and Information Office / Kremlin.ru / CC BY 3.0 DEED)

Height

5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm

Weight

65 kg or 143.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Sheikh Hasina has dated –

  1. M. A. Wazed Miah (1968-2009) – She married physicist, writer, and chairperson of the Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission M. A. Wazed Miah in 1968 and they were blessed with 2 children – a son named Sajeeb Wazed (b. July 27, 1971) and a daughter named Saima Wazed (December 9, 1972). The couple remained together until his death in 2009.

Race / Ethnicity

White

Sheikh Hasina is of Iraqi Arab descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Gray

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

Wears glasses

Religion

Islam

Sheikh Hasina as seen while posing for a picture with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal on August 30, 2018
Sheikh Hasina as seen while posing for a picture with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the sidelines of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit in Kathmandu, Nepal on August 30, 2018 (Prime Minister’s Office / Press Information Bureau on behalf of Prime Minister’s Office, Government of India / Government Open Data License – India (GODL))

Sheikh Hasina Facts

  1. In 2018, she was included in Time‘s list of the “100 most influential people in the world”. She has also been included in Forbes‘ list of the “100 most powerful women in the world” in 2015, 2018, and 2022.
  2. Sheikh Hasina has survived at least 19 assassination attempts on her life throughout her career.
  3. She has been the longest-serving prime minister in the history of Bangladesh as well as the world’s longest-serving female head of government as of January 10, 2024.
  4. Sheikh Hasina has been a recipient of several accolades such as the Félix Houphouët-Boigny Peace Prize for 1998 and the Indira Gandhi Prize for 2009.

Featured Image by Prime Minister’s Office / Press Information Bureau on behalf of Prime Minister’s Office, Government of India / Government Open Data License – India (GODL)

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