Sanjay Gupta Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 16 Feb, 2021
Facts of Sanjay Gupta
Date of Birth: 1969 , October-23
Age: 51 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
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 $4.5 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 a prominent American neurosurgeon and an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine. Sanjay is better known for being a Television personality on health-related issues as CNN’s multiple Emmy award-winning chief medical correspondents hosting Sanjay Gupta M.D. He is also associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital which is located in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Early Life, Bio, And Education Of Sanjay Gupta 

Sanjay Gupta was born on October 23, 1969, in Novi, Michigan. Sanjay’s parents Subhash Priyanka and Damayanti Gupta along with his older brother Yogesh Gupta emigrated from North India in the mid-sixties and landed in Michigan to work for the Ford Motor Company as engineers. He belongs to American nationality and as far as his ethnicity is concerned, he has a mixed ethnical background.  

Sanjay went on and joined Novi high school and went on to attend the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He received a bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences and received his Doctor of Medicine from the Medical School of the University of Michigan in late 1993.

While in the university Sanjay served as a president of the Indian American Students Association (IASA). Sanjay finished his residency in neurological surgery in 2000 at the University of Michigan Health System. He then became a fellow member at the Semmes Murphy Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee.

Sanjay has ever since begun working as a general neurosurgeon at Grady Memorial Hospital who has worked on spines, trauma, and 3D image guide operations. Gupta is properly licensed to perform medicine in New York, Michigan, Georgia, and South Carolina.

Career Highlights

Sanjay Gupta started to travel to places in order to understand medical aspects and his first stop was the 2003 incursion of Iraq. While in Iraq he went on to serve the soldiers. He performed various emergency surgeries on both Iraqi civilians and US soldiers which brought him to fame.  

He was embedded with a Navy medical unit at the time. In 2006 he covered the medical reports after the big Hurricane Katrina. His reports from Charity Hospital, New Orleans bagged him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast.

Sanjay became a chief medical correspondent in CNN’s Sanjay Gupta M.D. In December 2006 CBS news president negotiated a deal with CNN that stated that Gupta would file up to 10 reports in CBS’s two programs; CBS Evening News with Katie Couric and 60 minutes while still remaining Chief medical correspondent at CNN and associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital.

CAPTION: Sanjay Gupta is a prominent American neurosurgeon and an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine. SOURCE: CNN

Sanjay was offered a position of Surgeon General of the United States in the Obama administration on January 2009 but in March 2009 it was declared that Gupta had withdrawn his name due to his family and career he reported.

Gupta went on to with fellow correspondent Cooper for CNN’s coverage of the earthquake in Haiti. Gupta was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree on 28th April 2012 for his achievement in the medical field.

Sanjay Gupta is a Hindu with an Asian/Indian ethnicity and an American nationality. His two very famous books, Chasing Life and Cheating Death were both New York Times and national bestsellers making him very famous. Sanjay released in the third book titled Monday Mornings in March 2012 which also became a New York Times bestseller.

David E. Kelly and Sanjay are serving as executive producers in its television adaptation. Sanjay has appeared on many shows including Late Show with David Letterman, Real Time with Bill Maher, and also the Oprah Winfrey Show. Oprah even referred to Gupta as a CNN Hero in January 2010.  

Sanjay has come into view on numerous programs including The Oprah Winfrey Show, Larry King Life, and also American Morning which shows his popularity. Sanjay is also a special correspondent on CBS news after agreement with CNN.

To date, he has written 3 books all of which are either national bestsellers or New York Times bestsellers. His recently published novel entitled Monday Mornings is being adapted as a television show with David E. Kelley and Sanjay as the executive producers. Sanjay has also served as a White House Fellows and chiefly as Hillary Clinton’s advisor. He is one of the most distinguished personalities in the medical field as well as the entertainment arena.

Net Worth, Salary, And Major Source 

To express his success in monetary terms, Sanjay’s net worth results in a hefty $12 million. He has gathered much criticism for his various medical reports and for being nominated for the position of Surgeon General of the United States. He is an American neurosurgeon and is paid around  $4 million a year.  

Gupta owns a house in Atlanta where he currently resides along with his wife.  

Personal Life: Wife And Relationship  

Sanjay was named one of the 10 most influential celebrities by Forbes magazine in January 2011 not only that he has also been ranked as one of the sexiest men of 2003 by People magazine. Sanjay Gupta is married to Rebecca Olson who is a family law attorney.

CAPTION: Sanjay Gupta wife his lovely wife Rebecca Olson and his three daughters Soleil Asha Gupta, Sage Ayla Gupta, & Sky Anjahi Gupta SOURCE: P Interest

The two had a very traditional Hindu wedding at Ashley Hall in Charleston, South Carolina on 15th May 2004. The couple has three children together: Soleil Asha Gupta, Sage Ayla Gupta, & Sky Anjahi Gupta.

Most Asked Questions

1. What is Sanjay Gupta's annual salary?

Doctor Gupta is estimated to have a net worth of $12 million with a $4 million annual salary.

2. What nationality is Dr. Gupta?

Sanjay Gupta was born on October 23, 1969, in Novi, Michigan. Sanjay’s parents Subhash Priyanka and Damayanti Gupta along with his older brother Yogesh Gupta emigrated from North India in the mid-sixties and landed in Michigan to work for the Ford Motor Company as engineers.

3. Who is he married to?

Sanjay Gupta is married to Rebecca Olson who is a family law attorney and the couple has three children together: Soleil Asha Gupta, Sage Ayla Gupta, & Sky Anjahi Gupta. 

4. How old is Sanjay Gupta?

Gupta's age as of 2021 is 51 years.

5. How tall is Sanjay Gupta?

He stands at the height of 1.73 m (5ft 6inch).

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