Who is Kshama Sawant? Seattle socialist politician’s Age, Husband, Bio

Who is Kshama Sawant? Kshama Sawant is an Indian-American politician and economist who was born on October 17, 1973. Kshama Sawant has served on the Seattle City Council since 2014 and she is a member of Socialist Alternative, the first and only member of the party to date to be elected to public office.

Sawant is a former software engineer who became an economics instructor in Seattle after immigrating to the United States from her native India.

In 2012, She ran unsuccessfully for the Washington House of Representatives before winning her seat on the Seattle City Council in 2013. She was the first socialist to win a citywide election in Seattle since Anna Louise Strong was elected to the school board in 1916.


Kshama Sawant Early Life

She was Born to H. T. and Vasundhara Ramanujam into a middle-class Tamil Brahmin family in the city of Pune, India. Sawant was raised mostly in Mumbai.

Her mother is a retired principal and her father, a civil engineer, was killed by a drunk driver when she was 13 years old. She describes her family as “full of doctors and engineers and mathematicians” but says that “I wasn’t exposed to any particular ideology growing up.”

Sawant graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Mumbai in 1994. After moving to the United States with her husband Vivek Sawant, a Microsoft software engineer, she decided to turn her attention to economics following a year and a half stint as a programmer. She received her PhD in economics from North Carolina State University in 2003. Her dissertation was titled Elderly Labor Supply in a Rural, Less Developed Economy.


After moving to Seattle, she taught at Seattle University and University of Washington Tacoma and was an adjunct professor at Seattle Central College. She was also a visiting assistant professor at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.

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Kshama Sawant Age, Husband, Biography, family, Networth, and more

Real NameKshama Sawant
Age48 years old (as of 2021)
Date of BirthOctober 17, 1973
Birth PlacePune, India
ProfessionPolitician and Economist
Zodiac sign/Sun signN/A
CollegeUniversity of Mumbai (BS),
North Carolina State University (MA, PhD)
Education QualificationBS, MA, PhD
Father Name H. T
Mother NameVasundhara Ramanujam
Martial StatusMarried
EX-HusbandVivek Sawant(Divorced)
Current – HusbandCalvin Priest
Date of Marriage2016
ChildrenSoon Update
Networth$1 Million – $5 Million

Frequently Asked Questions

Where is Kshama Sawant from?

Kshama Sawant is a Indian-American who was born in Pune, Maharastra, India.


Who is Kshama Sawant’s husband?

Before moving to USA, Kshama Sawant was married to Vivek Sawant(Ex-Husand) later she divorced him and married Calvin Priest in the year 2016.

What is Kshama Sawant net worth?

According to Multiple sources, her estimated Networth is around $1 Million – $5 Million.


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