Shaktikanta Das was born on 25-02-1957 in Bhubaneswar in the state of Odisha, India. He is an Indian IAS Officer who retired in 1980. Now, he is serving as 25th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).


Real Name Shaktikanta Das
Nick Name Shaktikanta
Profession Civil Servant IAS Officer
Famous for 25th Governor of the RBI
Date of Birth 26-Feb-57
Age(as in 2021) 64 years
Birth Place Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Nationality Indian
Home Town Bhubaneswar, Odisha
School Demonstration Multipurpose School, Bhubaneswar
College/University St. Stephen’s College, New Delhi
Educational Qualification M.A in History
Religion Hindu
Address Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Height  165 cm
Weight 68 kg
Eye Color Black
Hair Color White
Hobbies Reading Books
Smokes? Not Known
Drinks Alcohol? Not Known

Birth & Early Life

Shaktikanta Das was born and raised in Bhubaneshwar. He obtained his graduate and a post-graduate degree from St. Stephens college in New Delhi. He then cleared the civil service exams and became an IAS officer.


Shaktikanta Das

He was posted in Tamil Nadu and served at various prestigious posts for both the Government of Tamil Nadu and the Government of India. He served at various prestigious posts like Special Commissioner (Revenue), Principal Secretary (Industries), and Secretary (Commercial Taxes), among others. He has also worked at Mahindra Industrial Park Ltd as a project manager.

After Narendra Modi came in power in 2014, he was appointed as the Union Economic Affairs Secretary. He was highly praised for his work and was considered as one of the strongest brains among civil servants in India. He retired from IAS in 2017, and in 2018 was appointed as the RBI governor after succeeding Urjit Patel. His stint as an RBI governor was highly praised and it was during his term that repo rates came down significantly. His appointment as RBI governor was cheered by Indian financial markets as well and they closed over 2 percent in green after his appointment as RBI governor. He handled the situation very well during Covid-19 breakout and it was because of the policies issued by him that India didn’t had a much of an impact on economy as compared to the rest of the world.

Favorite things of Shaktikanta Das

Favorite Film Not Known
Favorite TV Show Not Known
Favorite Singer Not Known
Favorite Sport Cricket

Marital Status and More

Marital Status Married
Marriage Date
Controversies Not Known
Salary (Approx.) 90,000 + Other Allowances
Net Worth Not Known

Social Media Presence


Some Facts about Shaktikanta Das

  • He served as an IAS officer for over 3 decades.
  • He can fluently speak in Oriya, Hindi, English, and Tamil.
  • After his appointment as an IAS officer, he was heavily criticized by many regarding his education that he has done his education in History so then how does he qualify for the post of RBI governor.
  • He was the Economic Affairs Secretary when demonetization was announced and he along with then RBI governor Urjit Patel launched new 500 and 2000 Rs currency notes.