Sanjay Gupta Biography

Updated On Jun 27, 2019 Published On Nov 26, 2015
Facts of Sanjay Gupta
Date of Birth: 1969 , October-23
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Sanjay Gupta
Father Subhash Gupta
Mother Damyanti Gupta
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Novi, Michigan
Religion Hindu
Ethnicity White Ethnicity
Profession Neurosurgery
Working For CNN
Net Worth $4 million dollars
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Face Color White
Famous for Journalist
Married Yes
Married to Rebecca Olson Gupta
Children Saga Alya Gupta,Sky Anjahai Gupta,Solieil Asha Gupta
Divorce Not Yet
Education University of Michigan
Awards Emmy Award
TV Show Planet in Peril
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Sanjay Gupta is one of the popular  American neurosurgeons and medical reporters. He is associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. His appearance as a medical reporter in various TV shows and movies also earned him huge fame. 

Early Life, Bio, And Education Of Sanjay Gupta

Sanjay Gupta was born on October 23, 1969, in Novi, Michigan, United States of America. He belongs to American and Indian nationality and his ethnicity is mixed. He is the son of Subhash and Damyanti Gupta. 

Sanjay Gupta's Professional Career And Wiki

After completing his M.D. from University of Michigan Medical School, he began working at Grady Memorial Hospital as a general neurosurgeon. He was also active in publishing several articles from that time on. In 2003, he began his broadcasting career by covering the invasion of Iraq. There he also underwent emergency surgery.

He got his rise in fame after he got a call from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to remove a piece of concrete from the girls' skull who was one of the victims of 2010 Haiti's earthquake.

Sanjay Gupta's Net Worth And Salary 

Sanjay Gupta's estimated net worth of around $8 million, according to celebrity net worth, in 2019. As a neurosurgeon and medical reporter, Gupta is paid a good amount of salary. 

Sanjay Gupta's Wife, Married, And Relationship 

On 15th of May 2004, Sanjay Gupta got married to family law attorney, Rebecca Olson. As a loving husband and wife, they have already welcomed three children together all of them are daughters. 

Gupta along with his spouse and three children currently reside in Atlanta. 

Sanjay Gupta's Age And Height

  • Sanjay Gupta's age as of 2019 is 49 years.
  • Height: He stands at 1.73 m (ft 6 inch).

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Sanjay Gupta facts on timeline

Born in Novi, Michigan

October 23 , 1969

Born as Sanjay Gupta on October 23, 1969, in Novi, Michigan, the United States of America to Subhash Priyanka and Damayanti Gupta, Sanjay was raised in Indian background along with his brother Suneel Gupta. He is an American and is of Indian descent.

Graduated from University of Michigan Medical School

1993

He is the graduate of Detroit Country Day School. He then joined University of Michigan and completed his Bachelor of Science degree from there and then he also joined University of Michigan Medical School to gain his M.D. 

Served in the White House

1997

After completing his M.D. from University of Michigan Medical School, he began working at Grady Memorial Hospital as a general neurosurgeon. Few years later in 1997, he was chosen as one of the fellow at the White House. He severed there as one of the advisor of the First Lady.

Covered the main part of invasion of Iraq

2003

He was also active in publishing several articles since his early days in 2003; he began his broadcasting career by covering the invasion of Iraq. There he also underwent emergency surgery. He also served in the Navy medical unit. 

Honored with Sexiest Men Alive

2003

In 2003, he received one of the prestigious titles in his life. That year, he was honored by the People magazine. They honored him by listing him in their lists of Sexiest Men Alive. That was his first honor.

Married to Rebecca Olson

May 15 , 2004

On 15th of May 2004, Sanjay got married to Rebecca Olson. Rebecca Olson is one of the famous family law attorneys in the United States. It is also said that they fell in love before they got married in 2004.

Signed a deal with CNN

2006

After covering the invasion of Iraq, he broadcasting career was also reaching in the peak level. At the end of 2006, CBS News president Sean McManus offered him a deal. The deal was he should file a minimum of ten reports for them. 

President Barack Obama considered him as his Surgeon General

January 6 , 2009

As he also had some experience by serving the First Lady for about a year and leading the emergency surgery team in the invasion of Iraq, President Barack Obama considered him as his Surgeon General. However, he was rather criticized by several others doctors his communication skills.

Underwent a neurosurgery for the 2010 Haiti's earthquake victim

2010

In 2010, Haiti suffered a tragic loss they underwent the massive earthquake that took 1000's of life and injured many. That time, he got a got a call from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson to remove a piece of concrete from the girls skull who was also one of the victim of 2010 Haiti's earthquake.

First child, Sage Ayla Gupta

2005

He became father for the first time in his life and that was in 2005. He and his wife, Rebecca Olson welcomed their first child together in June of that year and that time it was a baby girl and they named her Sage Ayla Gupta. 

Second child, Soleil Asha Gupta

2007

He also became father for the second time in his life in 2007. He and his sweet wife, Rebecca Olson welcomed their second child together with the start of 2007 and that time they also welcome a baby girl.

Won News & Documentary Emmy Awards

2006

Till now, he has been nominated in News & Documentary Emmy Awards for four different times and out of these four nominations he has been honored thrice. He won this award for the first time in 2006 for Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.

Honored by Doctor of Humane Letters degree

April 28 , 2012

American neurosurgeon and an assistant professor at Emory University School of Medicine, Sanjay Gupta has been honored several times for his contribution to the medical world. In 2012, he was also honored with the Doctor of Humane Letters degree at the University of Michigan Stadium.