Sanjaya Baru – Biography, Facts & Life Story

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Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements 42-34-33. inches
Bodytype Fit
Height 5 feet 6 inches (1.70 m)
Weight 75 kg (165 lbs)
Hair Color Grey
Eye Color Light Brown
Gender Male
Full Name Sanjaya Baru
Profession Political Commentator, Policy Analyst, Writer, Journalist
Nationality Indian
Birthplace Hyderabad, India
Religion Hinduism

Sanjaya Baru is a renowned Indian policy analyst, political commentator, journalist and writer. He worked as an official spokesperson and a media advisor to earlier Indian Prime Minister named Manmohan Singh.

Sanjaya Baru was born in Hyderabad, India in the year 1954. He completed her schooling at St. George Grammar School as well as at Hyderabad public school. Sanjaya Baru earned his Master’s degree with a major in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Moreover, he earned his MPhil degree from centre for development studies, Thiruvananthapuram. Sanjaya Baru also holds a doctorate degree with a major in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Sanjaya initiated his professional career as an economics professor. He taught at University of Hyderabad, the Indian board for research on worldwide economic relations in New Delhi, and at Lee Kuan Yew School of civic policy in Singapore. He was an instructor for more than 10 years prior he took a dive into journalism.

In the year 1990, Sanjaya Baru was called by Doordarshan for an interview and afterwards by finance minister named Madhu Dandavate. He found journalism an exhilarating career to start with and soon he joined economic times. As a journalist, Baru served as an editor-in-chief of financial express, chief editor of business standard, and an assistant editor of times of India and economic times. He was a special friend to Manmohan Singh.

Sanjaya belongs to a Hindu family. His father named b. P. R. Vithal was the planning and finance secretary all through Manmohan Singh’s period as finance minister of India under P.V. Narsimha Rao’s administration. His Mom name is Seshu Vithal. Sanjaya Baru married to Rama v. Baru. The couple was blessed with a baby girl named Tanvika Baru.

From the years 2004 to 2008, Baru was elected as Chief Spokesman as well as Media Advisor of former Indian prime minister named Manmohan Singh; all through his first tenure in office. Since the year 2008, he worked as a senior official in global institute for tactical studies. In the year 2011, Sanjaya appointed as a director of strategy programs and geo-economics of the Insitute. He also worked as non-managerial independent executive of wockhardt limited. Moreover, in the year 2017, Sanjaya Baru was elected as secretary general of coalition of Indian chambers of commerce. He was also the supplementary independent director at Artemis Global Life Sciences limited.


Sanjaya Baru Education

Qualification: MPhil from the Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram, Ph.D. in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Masters Degree in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University

School: • St. George’s Grammar School, Hyderabad
• The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet

College: • Centre for Development Studies, Thiruvananthapuram
• Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi

Sanjaya Baru Career

Profession: Political Commentator, Policy Analyst, Writer, Journalist

Net Worth: Rs. 50 Crore

Family & Relatives

Father: B. P. R. Vithal

Mother: Seshu Vithal

Marital Status: Married

Wife: Rama V. Baru

Son: None

Daughter: Tanvika Baru

Facts You Never Knew About Sanjaya Baru

  • Is Sanjaya Baru addicted to smoking?: yes
  • Is Sanjaya Baru alcoholic?: No
  • From the years 1998 to 2001, he was an active member of India’s security advisory board.
  • Sanjaya has been the administrator at strategy and geo-economics at Global Institute of Strategic Studies.
  • His proclivity towards journalism initiated after he interviewed the afterwards finance minister named Madhu Dandavate, in the year 1990, and right after, he joined economic times.
  • After 8 years period at times of India, he spent certain time at a research institute in Delhi.
  • In the year 2010, Sanjaya Baru was bestowed with Gitam Foundation Annual Award at 30th foundation day merriments.
  • Sanjaya Baru has also worked with wockhardt limited as a non-executive self-governing director.


Who is Sanjaya Baru?

Sanjaya Baru is an Indian political commentator, policy analyst, writer, journalist.

How old is Sanjaya Baru?

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How tall is Sanjaya Baru?

Sanjaya Baru is 5 feet 6 inches (1.70 m).