Gursharan Kaur was born on 13 September 1937 (age 81 years) in Jalandhar, British India (now Jalandhar, Punjab, India). She did her elementary schooling from Singh Sabha school for girls and secondary schooling from Guru Nanak Kanya Pathshala, Amritsar. After her schooling, she went to Government College for Women, Patiala for graduation. After which, she enrolled herself at Khalsa College, Amritsar for Bachelor of Teaching (B.T.).
Gursharan Kaur is 5 feet tall and weighs around 64 kg. This elegant lady has black eyes and white hair.
Family, Caste & Husband
Gursharan hails from a middle-class trading business Sikh family with roots in Dhakam village in the Jhelum district. She is the daughter of Chattar Singh Gujral, former Engineer in Burmah-Shell. Her mother was Sardarni Bhagwanti Kaur, a homemaker. She has a younger brother and four sisters.
She got married to the 13th Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh on 14 September 1958. They have three daughters, Amrit Singh, Daman Singh, and Upinder Singh.
Amrit Singh is Human Rights lawyer by profession.
Daman Singh is a writer.
Upinder Singh is a historian.
Her net worth approximates to ₹11 crore (as in 2014).
- She is a vegetarian and Odia Cuisines are her all time favourite.
- She likes to sing Gurbani, travel, and read in her leisure time.
- She prefers purchasing eatables from Mother Dairy.
- Since her childhood, she had an inclination towards games and kirtans.
- She was intending to be a school teacher.
- She is devoted towards her religion and is quite famous for singing Gurbani verses.
- Her father had to relocate to Nowshera near Peshawar in Pakistan when she was just a few months old. In 1947, when she was 10 years old, her family was quite fortunate to have fled the massacres during the partition of India while shifting from Lahore to Amritsar.
- After tying the knot with Manmohan Singh, the couple started their life in a small villa in Sector 11, Chandigarh. She began singing kirtan and songs for All India Radio. In 1961, she along-with her daughter Upinder Singh and her husband went to England; as her husband had qualified for a doctorate scholarship from Nuffield College, Oxford, England.
- When her husband was appointed as the Prime Minister of India in 2004, she did not get to know it in person from him, but from a news channel broadcasting the breaking news.
- In 2014, a book titled ‘Strictly Personal: Manmohan and Gursharan’ was penned down by her daughter, Daman Singh.
- In the biographical political film ‘The Accidental Prime Minister (2019),’ the role of Gursharan Kaur was depicted by Divya Seth whereas Anupam Kher represented Manmohan Singh.