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Sanjay Gupta

Facts About Sanjay Gupta

Celebrated Name Sanjay Gupta
Age 52 Years
Nick Name Sanjay Gupta
Birth Name Sanjay Gupta
Birth Date 1969-10-23
Gender Male
Profession Business Celebrity
Birth Nation USA
Place Of Birth Novi, Michigan
Nationality American
Father Subash Gupta
Mother Damyani Gupta
Siblings 2
Brothers Suneel Gupta (brother) and Yogesh Gupta (brother)
Ethnicity Mixed
Horoscope Libra
High School Novi High School
University University of Michigan
Awards Emmy Award and more
Marital Status Married
Wife Rebecca Olson
Children 3
Sexual Orientation Straight
Net Worth $12 Million
Source of Wealth Medical career
Height 5 feet 8 inches
Weight 145 lbs or 66 KG
Body Measurement 40-38-41 inches
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Links Wikipedia Instagram

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Sanjay Gupta is an American neurosurgeon, medical reporter, as well as writer who serves as associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, associate professor of neurosurgery at the Emory University School of Medicine, and chief medical correspondent for CNN. He is famous for his many TV appearances on health-related issues. During the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, he has been a frequent contributor to numerous CNN shows covering the crisis, as well as hosting a weekly town hall with Anderson Cooper. Further, he was the host of the CNN show Sanjay Gupta MD for which he has won multiple Emmy Awards. He is a frequent contributor to other CNN programs such as American Morning, Larry King Live, CNN Tonight, and Anderson Cooper 360°. He published a column in Time magazine and has written four books: Chasing Life, Cheating Death, Monday Mornings: A Novel, and Keep Sharp (Jan 2021). 

What makes Sanjay Gupta so famous?

  • Being an American neurosurgeon, medical reporter, and writer. 
  • For working as associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital. 

Sanjay Gupta, American neurosurgeon, medical reporter and wirter

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Who are the Parents of Sanjay Gupta?

Sanjay Gupta was brought into this world by his parents on 23rd October 1969. His birthplace is in Novi, Michigan, the USA. As of 2021, he celebrated his 52nd birthday. He is the son of his father, Subhash Gupta, and his mother, Damyanti Gupta. In the 1960s, Gupta's parents, Subhash and Damyanti Gupta moved from India prior to their marriage and met in Livonia, Michigan, where they worked as engineers for Ford Motor Company. His mother was born in the village of Tharushah in Sindh (now Pakistan), but at age 5 fled to India as a Hindu refugee during the Partition of India. He also has two siblings with whom he grew up namely Suneel Gupta (brother) and Yogesh Gupta (brother). He is American by nationality and his ethnicity is Mixed of American-Sindhi-Indian. Libra is his Zodiac sign and he follows the Christianity religion. 

About his education, Sanjay Gupta attended and graduated from Novi High School with his brother, Suneel. He then went on to receive his Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical sciences at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, and his M.D. degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in 1993. As an undergraduate, he started working as an orientation leader for the freshman orientation program and was a member of the Men's Glee Club. He also served as president of the Indian American Students Association (IASA), which is now the second-largest student organization at the university. In 2000, he finished his residency in neurological surgery within the University of Michigan Health System which was then followed by a fellowship at the Semmes Murphy Clinic, in Memphis, Tennessee. 

Sanjay Gupta Career Timeline

  • Sanjay Gupta completed surgery of a 12-year-old girl earthquake victim along with Henri Ford and two U.S. Navy doctors during his coverage of the Haiti earthquake in 2010.
  • From 1997 to 1998, he served as one of fifteen White House Fellows, primarily as an advisor to Hillary Clinton. 
  • In January 2009, it was reported that Gupta was offered the position of Surgeon General of the United States in the Obama Administration, but he withdrew his name from consideration.
  • He joined CNN in the summer of 2001. 
  • Further, he reported from New York following the attacks on the U.S. on September 11, 2001.
  • After a couple of years, he traveled to Iraq to cover the medical aspects of the invasion of Iraq. There, he performed emergency surgery on both US soldiers and Iraqi civilians. 
  • In December 2006, CBS News president Sean McManus negotiated a deal with CNN that would have Gupta file up to ten reports a year for the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric and 60 Minutes. 
  • He guest-hosted a health episode of CBS News Sunday Morning on 14th October 2007. 
  • he also hosted AC360 covering the White House Health Summit in February 2009. 
  • In October 2009, he guest-hosted "Larry King Live".
  • He has regularly appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Real Time with Bill Maher, and the Oprah Winfrey Show.
  • He portrayed himself in the movie "Contagion" in 2011. 
  • In April 2019, "Chasing Life" was adapted as a six-show TV miniseries on CNN that took him to Japan, India, Bolivia, Norway, Italy, and Turkey.
  • From June 28 to July 9, 2021, he served as a guest host on "Jeopardy!".
  • On 6th January 2009, CNN announced that he had been considered for the position of Surgeon General by President-elect Barack Obama. 
  • Currently, he works as associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital. Additionally, he is also an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the Emory University School of Medicine. 

Sanjay Gupta Books

  • Chasing Life: New Discoveries in the Search for Immortality to Help You Age Less Today (Warner Wellness, 2007)
  • Cheating Death: The Doctors and Medical Miracles that Are Saving Lives Against All Odds (Wellness Central, 2009)
  • Monday Mornings: A Novel (Grand Central Publishing, March 2012)
  • Keep Sharp: Build a Better Brain at Any Age (Simon & Schuster, 2021)
  • World War C: Lessons from the COVID-19 Pandemic and How to Prepare for the Next One (Simon & Schuster, 2021)

Awards and Achievements

  • 2006 Emmy Award for the category “Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast”
  • Emmy Award in 2010 for his coverage of the Haiti earthquake
  • Awarded Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree for his accomplishments in the medical field on 28th April 2012
  • Awarded Alfred. I. Du Pont Award for his work on a pair of documentaries on medical marijuana in 2015
  • Urbino press Award 2017
  • Elected to the National Academy of Medicine, to join its 2019 class consisting of 100 members, one of the highest honors in medicine in October 2019
  • Elected as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2021

Who is Sanjay Gupta married to?

Sanjay Gupta is a married man. He tied a knot to his beautiful wife, Rebecca Olson on 15th May 2004. By profession, Rebecca is a law attorney. They married in a Hindu wedding ceremony. Today, Sanjay and Rebecca live in Atlanta. From their marriage, the duo is blessed with three daughters namely Soleil Asha Gupta, Sky Anjahi Gupta, and Sage Ayla Gupta. He has a great relationship with his beautiful daughters. In an interview with CNN, Sanjay said: “I now remind my girls every day that there are no rules. There are no molds. Those are both made to be shattered. I tell my girls they can be whatever they want to be. No, nothing is really impossible. It is an audacious message, but achievable as well. And if they want proof, I just pick up the phone and call the women who changed my life.” Their bond is going stronger with the passage of time. His sexual orientation is straight and he is not gay.

Sanjay Gupta and his wife

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How much is Sanjay Gupta Net Worth?

Sanjay Gupta is a neurosurgeon, medical reporter, and writer who has accumulated a net worth of $12 Million as of 2022. He made this fortune from his practice as a neurosurgeon, his medical reporting and TV appearances, and teaching at the medical college. His main source of wealth comes from his profession i.e. surgeon and journalist career. Being authorship of several books, he has also made a decent amount of money. He is considered by many to be one of the most respected journalists on CNN. Today, he is living a lavish lifestyle.

How tall is Sanjay Gupta?

Sanjay Gupta is a handsome man with an average body type. He has a perfect standing height of 5 feet 8 inches and his weight is 145 lbs or 66 KG. He has a pair of brown eyes and his hair color is black. His body measurement is 40-38-41 inches (chest-waist-hip). Overall, he has got a healthy body at present. 

Did You Know?

  • In 2003, Gupta was also named one of the sexiest men of the year by People magazine.
  • He plays the accordion, having taken ten years of lessons, as he noted in an interview with David Hochman for Playboy.
  • Currently, he works as associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital.
  • From June 28 to July 9, 2021, he served as a guest host on "Jeopardy!".
  • He portrayed himself in the movie "Contagion" in 2011.