If you exist in the 21st century, there is a strong chance that you are connected to the tech company, Google, in one form or the other. Although he did not found the company, Sundar Pichai has been the man maintaining and expanding the influence of the company on modern life and for a powerful man like him, it is viable to take a look at the life of the man who has such hold over our lives, starting with his wife, Anjali Pichai.
Anjali Pichai has been married to Sundar Pichai for several years in a love story that would make for a brilliant romantic comedy. In this article, we share that story and other important details about the wife of the Google CEO.
Anjali Pichai – Biography, Age
If you have never heard the name, Anjali Pichai, that’s because she does a good job of staying out of the press. Other than appearing along with her husband, Sundar, in public events, you are less likely to find her name in the press for one thing or the other.
This preference to remain behind the scenes means there are limited details available about the wife of the Google CEO. At the moment, we know she was born to parents Olaram Haryani and Madhuri Sharma in Kota, Rajasthan in India. While we know she does have siblings, there are no specifics regarding how many they are.
While she may not be the CEO of a tech giant, Anjali Pichai is a brilliant woman in her own right, studying at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering in 1993.
Much is unknown about her professional career, with the little information available suggesting that her early professional days involved working for Accenture as a Business Analyst in the late 90s before she relocated to the United States. Her entire career journey in the US remains out of the view of the press but she is believed to currently be in the service of Intuit, where she holds the position of the Business Operations Manager.
Her husband, Sundar Pichai, on the other hand, has a well-documented professional journey that began with a semiconductor company and led to working for one of the biggest tech companies in the world. He joined Google in 2004 and rose through the ranks, working as a significant contributor to some of the company’s signature services like its browser, Google Chrome, and its email service, Gmail.
Her husband, Sundar Pichai, who like her, was born in India in Tamil Nadu, was named CEO of the company on the 10th of August, 2015.
Family – Husband
When Anjali Pichai met her husband, Sundar Pichai, back in college when he wasn’t yet the head of a multinational company, things were simpler; their casual first meet at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur in 1993 began a friendship between the two.
They maintained their friendship for a while before the growing affection and love between them resulted in a romantic relationship that led Sundar Pichai to propose to Anjali during their last year in college.
But in every love story, the journey is never a smooth ride and the major bane of their relationship was technology. With the lack of phones or messaging applications, Anjali Pichai and Sundar were unable to maintain regular communication and it continued all the way past college when Sundar relocated to the United States in order to further his education.
With Anjali in India and Sundar in America, the expensive nature of the mode of communication available at the time meant the couple sometimes went months without speaking to each other, yet their affection for each other remained, and following a stroke of luck with saw Anjali secure a job in the United States, the couple got reunited and eventually got married.
We do not know the exact year they got married but they have been together ever since, raising two children together, Kavya and Kiran Pichai.
Other Facts About Sundar Pichai’s Wife
1. Her husband is worth an estimated $600 million with a yearly salary of approximately $200 million.
2. The couple currently lives in a penthouse villa that is believed to be worth $2.9 million.
3. According to several reports, Sundar Pichai took up the offer to become the CEO of Google despite interests from Twitter and Microsoft at the suggestion of Anjali.