Nimrata Kaur Randhawa aka Nikki Haley was born in US on January 20, 1972 to an Indian American Sikh family. She had always been called “Nikki” by her family.
Her father Ajit Singh Randhawa, and mother Raj Kaur Randhawa, are emigrants from Amritsar District, Punjab, India. Her father was formerly a professor at Punjab Agricultural University, and her mother had received her law degree from the University of Delhi.
Haley’s parents immigrated to Canada after her father received a scholarship offer from the University of British Columbia. When her father received his PhD degree in 1969, he moved his family to South Carolina, where he accepted a position as a professor at Voorhees College. Her mother Raj Randhawa earned a master’s degree in education and taught for seven years in the Bamberg public schools before founding a clothing shop, Exotica International, in 1976.
Haley has two brothers, Mitti, a retired member of the United States Army Chemical Corps who served in Desert Storm, and Charan, a web designer. She has one sister, Simran, a radio host. In 1989, Haley graduated from Orangeburg Preparatory Schools. She graduated from Clemson University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting.
Nimrata Kaur Randhawa aka Nikki Haley is the 29th and current United States Ambassador to the United Nations. She served as the 116th governor of South Carolina and is a former member of the South Carolina House of Representatives. Haley was the first female governor of South Carolina and the second Indian American, after fellow Republican Bobby Jindal, to serve as a governor in the United States.
It is rumored that she might be give the post of US Secretary of State in place of Tillerson.