Kamala Harris Biography: Facts, Parents, Age, Education, and More.

Kamala Harris

Who is Kamala Harris?

Kamala Devi Harris is an American writer, lawyer, and politician. Kamala Harris is currently the 49th Vice President of the United States of America. Kamala Harris became the first female Vice President of the United States. She is also the first Asian American and the first African American to reach such a high position.

Kamala Harris

Political Information

Democratic Party 
Title49th Vice President
of USA
Tenure From 2021 to 2025
Also, Serve asAttorney General of California
and US Senate California

Personal Information

Kamala Devi Harris
Born 20 October 1964
Age 56 ( in 2021 )
Place of
Oakland, California, US
OccupationLawyer, Politician and Author
FatherDonald J. Harris
MotherShyamala Gopalan
Children  2 Children’s
HusbandDoug Emhoff
CitizenshipUnited States of America
EducationHoward University (BA), University of California,
Hastings (JD)
Net WorthEstimated Net Worth Of Harris and
her husband – $5.8 million ( in 2021 )

Kamala Harris Biography

Kamala Harris’s Early Life ( 1964 – 1990 )

Kamala Harris was born on October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California, USA. His father’s name is Donald J. Harris, a professor of economics at Stanford University, who came to the United States from British Jamaica to study in 1961, and in 1966 he also received a Ph.D. in economics.

Kamala Harris’s mother’s name is Shyamala Gopalan is a biologist, his work on progesterone receptor gene stimulated advances in breast cancer research. She came to the USA from India in 1958 and also received her Ph.D. in 1964 from the University of California. Kamala Harris lived in Berkeley California with her sister Maya. His mother introduced him to Hinduism.

When she was younger, she came to Chennai, India, several times to meet her maternal grandfather with her mother and sister. Kamala Harris states that she was deeply influenced by her maternal grandfather P. V. Gopalan’s progressive views on democracy and women’s rights. His maternal grandfather was a retired, Indian Civil Servant officer. Harris has also visited his father’s family in Jamaica.

When Kamala Harris was 7 years old, her parents divorced. Harris has said that when she used to go to Palo Alto with her sister on the weekend to meet her father, the neighbors’ children were not allowed to play with them because she was black.

When Kamala Harris was twelve years old, she moved with her mother and sister to Montreal, Quebec, where her mother accepted a research and teaching position at the Jewish General Hospital. There, Harris attended French Speaking Primary School, then F.A.C.E School, and then Harris passed High School from Westmount High School.

After high school in 1982, Kamala Harris attended Howard University and graduated in 1986 from Howard University in Political Science and Economics. After graduation, Harris came to California to attend Law Colleges University of California and Hastings College of the law. In 1989, he graduated with a Dr. Juris and was admitted to the California Bar in June 1990.


Between 1990 and 2021

  • In 1990, Harris was appointed as deputy district attorney in Alameda County, California.
  • In 1998, the San Francisco District Attorney appointed Kamala Harris as an assistant.
  • Between 2004 and 2011, Harris served as the District Attorney of San Francisco.
  • Between 2011 and 2017, Harris served as Attorney General of California.
  • She also served as the United States Senator from California from 2017 to 2021.

Vice President ( In 2021 )

  • Kamala Harris became the first female president in US history and is the first Indian American and African American to reach this position.

Personal Life

In 2013, Harris met her future husband attorney Doug Emhoff on a blind date. On August 22, 2014, Harris and Emhoff married in Santa Barbara California. Harris is the stepmother of Cole and Ella.

Awards and Honors

In 2005, Harris was awarded the Thurgood Marshall Award by the Black Prosecutors Association and featured her as a fighter woman in a 2008 New York Post article, this article about her Potential to become president of the US.

In 2013, Time magazine included Harris as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.

Joe Biden and Harris were jointly named Time Person of the Year for 2020.

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