Sundar Pichai Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Sundar Pichai Quick Info
Height5 ft 10 in
Weight68 kg
Date of BirthJuly 12, 1972
Zodiac SignCancer
SpouseAnjali Pichai née Haryani

Sundar Pichai who was born as Pichai Sundararajan is an Indian-American business executive. He joined Google in 2004 after clearing their interviews. After 11 years, in 2015, he got the opportunity to serve as the CEO of the tech giant, Google, for which he is best known for. During these, 11 years, he was rumored to have got the offer to be Microsoft’s third CEO. But, he rejected it.

Sundar has served as the board member of Magic Leap, CapitalG (formerly Google Capital), and Alphabet Inc.

Born Name

Pichai Sundararajan

Nick Name

Sundar, Rajesh

Sundar Pichai as clicked in 2014
Sundar Pichai as clicked in 2014 (Maurizio Pesce / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign

Cancer

Born Place

Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India

Residence

Los Altos Hills, Santa Clara County, Californa, United States

Nationality

Indian

Education

Till 10th grade, Sundar studied in Jawahar Vidyalaya in Ashok Nagar, Chennai.

He completed his remaining senior secondary education from Vana Vani School situated on the campus of Indian Institute of Technology Madras also in Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, West Bengal, India.

On the basis of his academic credentials and a professor’s recommendation, Sundar gained a scholarship to study Masters in Science in Material Sciences and Engineering from Stanford University in California, USA.

For a brief while, he was hired to work as a product manager and an engineer at Applied Materials, a Silicon Valley-based company.

Thereafter, he achieved an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Being a talented student who graduated in the top 5% of his class, Sundar was named a Siebel Scholar and a Palmer Scholar.

Occupation

Business Executive (Chief Executive Officer of Google since August 2015)

Family

  • Father – Regunatha Pichai (Electrical Engineer)
  • Mother – Lakshmi (Stenographer)
  • Siblings – One younger brother

Manager

Not Applicable

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

68 kg or 150 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

  1. Anjali Pichai née Haryani – Sundar met his wife-to-be while pursuing a college education at IIT Kharagpur. Anjali is from Rajasthan, India and studied chemical engineering in Sundar’s batch. They became good friends in the initial years of their study and started dating in the last year of their bachelor’s course. However, soon after, Sundar had to leave India for higher education in the USA and due to the scarcity of money, he could barely afford to talk to Anjali once in 6 months. Meanwhile, Anjali worked as a Business Analyst for Accenture for 3 years and later managed to get a job in USA to join Sundar. Once, the couple reunited, they got married soon thereafter. Together, they have a son named Kavya and a daughter named Kiran. Anjali works as a Business Operations Manager at Intuit based in the San Francisco Bay Area. It is widely stated that she is partly responsible for Sundar’s rise to CEO position at Google because she discouraged him from taking competing job offers.
Sundar Pichai at Hanoi, Vietnam in 2015 during a Vietnamese IT Community Meet
Sundar Pichai at Hanoi, Vietnam in 2015 during a Vietnamese IT Community Meet (Nguyen Hung Vu / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Race / Ethnicity

Asian

He has South Indian ancestry.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Thin and lanky build
  • Big and prominent front upper teeth
  • Mole on left cheek below the eye
Sundar Pichai at Google I/O 2017 Keynote
Sundar Pichai at Google I/O 2017 Keynote (Steven Zimmerman / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Brand Endorsements

Promotes all Google related products and services being the company’s CEO.

Religion

His religious beliefs are not confirmed.

But, Sundar’s family subscribes to Hinduism since he was born in a Tamil Brahmin family.

Best Known For

  • Being the former Product Chief turned Chief Executive Officer of Google which is now a subsidiary of a much larger company called Alphabet led by Larry Page.
  • Sundar was behind the launch of Google Chrome in 2008.
  • As a Product Chief, he was behind major decisions related to the development of popular software products such as Chrome OS, Google Drive, Gmail, Google Maps, Apps and Android among others.

First Film

Sundar has not been cast in a theatrical film till date.

First TV Show

From 2014 to 2015, Sundar was a part of 3 TV documentaries namely –

  • Click (Episode aired in June 2014)
  • His biography was captured and aired in The Android King: Sundar Pichai (2015).
  • The presenter during the 2016 Breakthrough Prize Ceremony in 2015.

Sundar’s first television appearance in India was featured on Star Plus channel. He was interviewed by the Indian Film Star Shahrukh Khan in January 2018 on Ted Talks India: Nayi Soch – Episode 4. The Google CEO made an appearance through Beam Pro Telepresence technology.

Personal Trainer

  • Sundar is not a morning person and wakes up latest by 7 am. He starts his day by reading the Wall Street Journal alongside a breakfast of eggs, toast, and tea.
  • He primarily consumes a vegetarian diet which additionally includes dairy and eggs.
  • He works in a bare, minimalist, and austerely clean office and loves to pace around while thinking.
  • Whenever Sundar needs to devote considerable thought to anything, he heads out for a walk.
  • If he has time to spare, Sundar makes time for exercise or visit the gym later in the evening.

Sundar Pichai Favorite Things

  • Food – Curd Rice
  • Sport – Cricket, Soccer
  • Cricketer – Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli
  • Soccer Player Lionel Messi
  • Sports Team – FC Barcelona (Soccer), Golden State Warriors (Basketball)
  • Bollywood ActressDeepika Padukone
  • TV ShowGame of Thrones
  • MovieStar Trek Franchise
  • Role Model – N.R. Narayana Murthy (Infosys co-founder)
Source – News Mobile, India Today, Man’s World India, Huffington Post, BeingGuru.com
Sundar Pichai while talking during Google conference in 2014
Sundar Pichai while talking during Google conference in 2014 (Sam Churchill / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sundar Pichai Facts

  1. One of Sundar’s childhood aspirations was to become a cricketer.
  2. His family was not very affluent. He slept in the living room with his younger brother in a two-room apartment.
  3. Sundar’s home had no television during his childhood. When he was 12, his family got a rotary telephone for the first time. After a few years, they got a refrigerator and his mother did not have to cook every day. The life-changing convenience of technology is what got him interested in this field.
  4. As a teenager, he developed the unique talent of memorizing every phone number he ever dialed on his rotary telephone and became a walking phone book for all his relatives.
  5. He wrote his first software program to create a chess game.
  6. Although he earned a complete scholarship to Stanford, his father had to withdraw $1000 from his savings which was more than his annual salary to cover the cost of Sundar’s plane tickets and other expenses to make it to USA.
  7. He took up a job as a management consultant in Mckinsey & Company in 2002 before he joined Google in 2004.
  8. Sundar’s job interview at Google was on April 1, 2004, which was also the day, they launched Gmail. He presumed the email service was just another April fool’s prank by the company.
  9. In 2006, Microsoft made Bing the default search engine on Internet Explorer instead of Google. Sundar reached out to computer manufacturers and convinced them to preinstall the Google toolbar to retain Google’s popularity with its users.
  10. He also persuaded Google founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, to create their own browser which led to the formation of Google Chrome which is now the most used Internet browser.
  11. In 2011, Sundar was considered for the role of Vice President Product at Twitter and in 2014, he was rumored to be in the middle of negotiations to become Microsoft’s third CEO. However, he turned down both the offers.
  12. Sundar is responsible for the integration of Android to Google applications when he took over Andy Rubin’s role in 2013.
  13. He believes small companies can achieve a lot more than large companies and hence, likes to form small teams assigned with specific goals to maintain nimble productivity in the company.
  14. Google+ is the only social media platform where Sundar Pichai posts regularly.
  15. To find out more about the Google CEO, follow him on Twitter, Instagram, and Google+.

Featured Image by Steven Zimmerman / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

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