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Saira Rao Biography

Saira Rao is a famous American political activist, author, publisher, and former Wall Street lawyer and television producer. She is a Democratic candidate. Rao ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in Virginia’s 10th District in 2018. She placed third in the Democratic primary and did not run in the general election.

10 Quick Facts About Saira Rao

  • Name: Saira Rao
  • Age: 49 Years Old
  • Birthday: June 12
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Height: Average
  • Nationality: American
  • Occupation: Political Activist, Author, Publisher, and Former Lawyer and Television Producer
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Salary: Not Available
  • Net worth: $3 Million

Saira Rao Age

Rao is 49 years old, She was born on June 12, 1974, in Richmond, Virginia, United States. She celebrates her birthday on June 12 every year and her birth sign is Gemini.

Saira Rao Height

Rao stands at an average height. She appears to be quite tall in stature if her photos, relative to her surroundings, are anything to go by. However, details regarding her actual height and other body measurements are currently not publicly available. We will update this section when the information is available.

Saira Rao Weight

Rao has a moderate weight. Her weight is publicly not available. We will update this section once the information is available.

Early Life and Education

Rao was born on June 12, 1974, in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Both her parents are physicians from Southern India.

She attended and graduated from the University of Virginia in 1996 where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in history. She also went on to work as a journalist and television producer for CBS affiliate WUSA in Washington DC and Fox News affiliate WSVN in Miami.

In 2002 Rao obtained a J.D. from New York University School of Law and took up a clerkship under Third Circuit court judge Dolores Sloviter between 2002 and 2003 in Philadelphia. She was then an associate in corporate law at Cleary Gottlieb.

Saira Rao Family, Parents

Rao was born to her parents Dr. Sybil Philomena “Greenie” Rao and Dr. Jaikar Rao. Her parents are both physicians from Southern India. Her mother died of arthritis that depressed her so much in her lifetime.

Rao is the legal system exposed and skewered for what it is: haplessly human. Columbia Law School grad Sheila Raj accepts a clerkship from Judge Helga Friedman of the Federal Court of Appeals in Philadelphia, and the world appears to be at her feet.

Saira Rao Husband

Rao is currently married to her husband Shiv Govindan, a businessman. The couple is blessed with two children named Lila Govindan and Dar Govindan. The family lives together in Country Club, Denver, Colorado.

After her primary defeat, Rao said that she was ready to “give up” on white people, blaming them for her loss. Before her loss, Rao also wrote an open letter to the Democratic party in the Huffington Post, ripping them for not doing enough to combat racism.

Saira Rao Children

Rao and her husband Shiv Govindan have two children together, a daughter named Lila Govindan and a son named Dar Govindan.

Saira Rao Net Worth

Saira Rao has an estimated net worth of $3 million dollars. This includes her assets, money, and income. Her primary source of income is her career as a political activist, author, publisher, and former lawyer and television producer. Through her various sources of income, Saira has been able to accumulate good fortune but prefers to lead a modest lifestyle.

Here are some interesting facts and body measurements you should know about Saira.

Saira Rao Photo
Saira Rao Photo

Saira Rao Bio.

  • Full Names: Saira Sameera Rao
  • Popular As: Saira Rao
  • Gender: Female
  • Occupation / Profession: Political Activist, Author, Publisher, and Former Lawyer and Television Producer
  • Nationality: American
  • Race / Ethnicity: Indian
  • Religion: Not Available
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight


  • Age / How Old?: 49 Years Old
  • Zodiac Sign: Gemini
  • Date of Birth: June 12, 1974
  • Place of Birth: Richmond, Virginia, USA
  • Birthday: June 12

Body Measurements

  • Body Measurements: Not Available
  • Height / How Tall?: Average
  • Weight: Moderate
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Shoe Size: Not Available

Family and Relationship

  • Father (Dad): Dr. Sybil Philomena “Greenie” Rao
  • Mother: Dr. Jaikar Rao
  • Siblings (Brothers and Sisters): Not Available
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Husband/Spouse: Married to Shiv Govindan
  • Dating / Boyfriend: Not Applicable
  • Children: Sons (Dar Govindan) Daughter(s) (Lila Govindan)

Net Worth and Salary

  • Net Worth: $3 Million
  • Salary: Not Available
  • Source of Income: Political Activist, Author, Publisher, and Former Lawyer and Television Producer

Rao is highly active on social media, maintaining a strong presence across various platforms. Through these channels, she connects with fans, shares new content and updates, and cultivates a loyal community around her work. Stay connected with Saira by following her official accounts below.

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