Kanishak Kataria Wiki, Age, Biography (UPSC Topper) Family & Story


Kanishak Kataria (born in 1992) is an Indian IAS Topper from Jaipur, Rajasthan (India). Meanwhile, he belongs to the Schedule Caste (SC) Category. He successfully clears the UPSC Civil Services Examination 2018. Yesterday, the results for the final examination have announced.

Kataria’s elder sister Tanmaya shares the result to him. Kanishak drops his mobile phone out of excitement. He took Mathematics in Mains exam. In fact, he is alumina of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Bombay). He holds a first-class degree in Computer Engineering.

Then, he moves to Korea for working in Gyeonggi-do and Samsung. Kataria realizes the need for infrastructural development in India. Soon, he comes back to India. His father Sanwar Lal Verma is also an IAS. Actually, he has posted in Rajasthan in the Social and Empowerment Department.

His uncle is the Divisional Commissioner of Jaipur City. As a result, Kanishak’s family is contributing to India’s development on a large scale. There are around 759 candidates selected by the UPSC that includes 577 males and 182 females. Akshat Jain IIT Guhawati passes out secures the second rank.

The third position holder is Junaid Ahmed. Presently, the toppers’ mark sheet has not released. He even gives his success credit to his girlfriend Sonal Chauhan. Moreover, she is preparing for the Civil Services Examination. Another Engineering Graduate, Anudeep Durishetty tops IAS exam of 2017.


Profile, Parents & Early Life

This UPSC Topper was born in 1992 in Jaipur (Rajasthan, India). Now, Kanishak Kataria’s age is 26 years old in 2018. Additionally, he is the son of Sanvar Lal Verma (father). His mother is working as an IAS Officer and her name not found.

His elder sister Tanmaya. She is Master’s ENT from the SMS Medical College. Kataria lives in Kota too. In fact, He has studied in the St. Paul’s School, Kota. Then, Kanishak did his B.Tech in Computer Science from the IIT, Bombay.

He gets his minors in the Applied Science course. KC Verma is his uncle’s name. Additionally, Kanishak’s maternal grandfather SL Bunkar worked in the State Administrative Department.


IAS Topper 2018 trolls for using SC Caste to Qualify Exams

However, there are controversies revolving about the IAS topper. Some internet websites are trolling him for using his SC caste to qualify the exam. Kanishak is the second person after Tina Dabi (IAS officer, 2016) belongs to SC.

A person who secures a Data Scientist Job in the Korean MNC needs the reservation for a Government job. Now, there are certain voices coming out against the reservation policies in India.

As per the certain records, he did not prepare for the prelims exam. Mr. Kataria starts with the Mains exam preparation. On the other hand, he has not done any wrong actions. Though, it is not morally justified.


Full Real Birth Name Kanishak Kataria.
Nick name Kanishak.
Profession Software Developer, Data Scientist & UPSC (CSE) 2018 Topper.
Famous For Securing first rank in the IAS exam of 2018.
Age (As of 2019) 26 years old
Gender Male
Sexuality Straight (Heterosexuality).
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday 1992.
Birthplace/Hometown Jaipur, Rajasthan (India).
Nationality Indian.
Star Sign (Zodiac Sign) Will Update.
Caste Scheduled Caste (SC).
Religion Hinduism.
Current Residence Jaipur, Rajasthan (India).
Career Timeline
Work Experience 1. Assistant Teacher (Maths Department, IIT Bombay), 2014.
2. IIT Bombay Placement Department.
3. Internship in Microsoft.
4. Data Scientist in Gyeonggi-do and Samsung, Korea.
5. QPLUM, Bangalore (Data Scientist).
6. Software Developer at the Two Roads MNC.
Academic Achievements 1. 2nd Rank in the International Mathematics Olympiad.
2. 11th Position in the National Science Olympiad.
3. JEE Exam (44th Rank).
4. 3rd Rank in AIEEE.
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall) Feet & Inches: 5′ 9″.
Centimeters: 176 cm.
Meters: 1.76 m.
Weight Kilograms: 74 Kg.
Pounds: 163 lbs.
Biceps Size 15 inches.
Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips) 40-32-33.
Shoe Size (UK) 10.
Tattoos details? None.
Eye Color Brown.
Hair Color Black.
Parents Father: Sanwar Lal Verma (Working in the Social and Empowerment Department).
Mother: Name Not Known.
Siblings Brother: None.
Sister: Tanmaya (ENT Student).
Relatives Maternal Grandfather: SL Bunkar (State Adminstrative Department).
Uncle: KC Verma (Divisional Commissioner, Jaipur).
Personal Life Relationship
Marital Status Unmarried.
Dating History? __
Girlfriend Sonal Chauhan.
Wife/Spouse Name None.
Children None.
Highest Qualification Degree in Computer Science & Minor in Applied Science from IIT, Bombay.
School St. Paul’s School, Kota.
Alma Mater Indian Institute of Technology (IIT, Bombay).
Hobbies & Favorite Things
Favorite Celebrities Actor: Chris Evans.
Actress: Jennifer Lawrence.
Dream Holiday Destination Paris.
Favorite Color Black, Blue & Green.
Love to do Traveling & Watching Movies.
Favorite Dishes Indian Cuisine.
Net worth (Approx.) $74.5 Million US dollars (As of 2018).
Earnings per month Under review.
Contact Details
Office Address __
Home Details Not Known
Mobile or Phone Number Will Update.
Email Address NA.
Official Website __


Some Lesser Known Facts about Kanishak Kataria

  • He starts his JEE coaching from class 9.
  • Furthermore, he did his coaching from Resonance Coaching.
  • He secures 44th rank in the JEE entrance examination and 3rd rank in state AIEEE.
  • In fact, the 26-year-old has allotted the IIT Bombay.
  • During his college days, he contributes to the Placement Department.
  • UPSC Topper Kanishak Kataria’s girlfriend is Sonal Chauhan. Moreover, she is the big support for her partner. Ms. Chauhan is gearing up for the UPSC exam.
  • In fact, Kataria has worked for the US startup in Bengaluru City.
  • Additionally, he did the Data Scientist in the QPLUM, Bangalore.
  • Kanishak Linkedin’s account states that he is an enthusiastic person and loves challenges.
  • In 2014, he is in the IIT Bombay as an Assistant Teacher in the Mathematics Department.

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  • Particularly, Mr, Kataria is fond of Machine Learning and Data Analysis.
  • Actually, he did three months of internship Microsoft in the Windows RFX Team.
  • He is also a Software Developer at the Two Roads MNC.
  • His academic achievements include securing 11th rank in the National Science Olympiad and 2nd rank in the International Maths Olympiad.



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