Neera Tanden Height, Weight, Age, Husband, Children, Biography & More


Neera Tanden (born September 10, 1970) is an American-Indian Lawyer and Political Consultant from Bedford, Massachusetts. She is best known for being a former government official. On November 30, 2020, Neera was appointed as a director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

In fact, she is the first Indian descent woman in America who got an opportunity to represent a Democratic administration in this position.

Furthermore, Janet Yellen became the first woman ever to be appointed as a secretary of the treasury.

As per the source, Cecilia Rouse is the first Afro-American who will be on the chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. Tanden is also serving as a president of the Center for American Progress.


Real Full Birth Name Neera Tanden.
In the news for became the first Indian-American who was appointed to a federal cabinet in a Democratic administration in December 2020.
Profession Political Consultant.
Famous for being the new director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB).
Appointed on November 30, 2020.
Social Media Handles Instagram: neeratanden
Facebook: neera.tanden
Twitter: neeratanden
Age (as of 2020) 50 years old.
Date of Birth September 10, 1970.
Birthplace Bedford, Massachusetts, USA.
Current Residence Washington, D.C., USA.
Nationality American.

Personal Information

Gender Female.
Sexuality (Gay or Lesbian) Straight.
Marital Status Married.
Dating History? started dating Ben in 1988.
Husband Benjamin Edwards (artist).
Marriage Year 1999.
Kids one daughter and one son.
Religion Hinduism.
Ethnicity Indian.
Friend Regina.

Physical Statistics & More

Weight Kilograms: 65 Kg.
Pounds: 143 lbs.
Hair Color Dark Brown.
Eye Color Dark Brown.
Height Feet & Inches: 5′ 3″.
Centimeters: 162 cm.
Meters: 1.62 m.
Body Type Hourglass.
Body Measurements (Breast-waist-hips) 40-32-42.
Shoe Size (UK) 4.


Parents Father: Unknown.
Mother: Maya Tanden.
Siblings Brother: Raj Tanden.


Qualification 1. Bachelor of Arts (1992).
2. Juris Doctor (1996).
School Local High School.
Alma mater 1. The University of California, Los Angeles.
2. Yale Law School.


First Job The Yale Law & Policy Review (submissions editor).
First Campaign Volunteered on Michael Dukakis’s run for president (1988).
Job Profile 1. Policy Director (Hillary Clinton for President, 2007).

2. Senior Advisor for Health Reform.
3. Chief Operating Officer (Center for American Progress, 2010 – Present).
4. President (Center for American Progress, November 2011 – Present).


Net worth (approx.) $1 million USD, as of 2020.
Income Source Job.

Favorite Things

Actor Chris Evans.
Hobbies Reading.
Color(s) Blue.


Some Lesser Known Facts about Neera Tanden

  • At the age of five, her parents got separated from each other and she started to live with her mom along with her brother Raj.
  • Her family lived on welfare for almost two years and faced a lot of difficult times while growing up[1]Twitter.
  • Later, her mom became a travel agent and their life slowly came into place.
  • She stood with fellow patriots at the Capitol on December 18, 2019, in order to support the impeachment of a lawless president.

  • Her husband Benjamin Edwards aka Ben Edwards is a famous visual artist and writer who studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and obtained a Master’s degree in Fine Arts.
  • As per the source, the pair met each other while studying at the University of California, Los Angeles where they both were pursuing their bachelors’ degree.
  • It seems like she is a sports lover and often goes hiking with her partner whenever she gets time. Back in December 2019, she went to Runyon Canyon for hiking.
  • She first got recognization after Neera Tanden started to serve for Bill Clinton in his presidential run in 1992.
  • Later, she promoted to work as an associate director for domestic policy.
  • As an advisor, her first job was to work in the First Lady’s Office.
  • Tanden also accompanied Hillary Clinton by becoming her issues director and deputy campaign manager.
  • In fact, they both share a very good bond with each other and are good friends.
  • Baseball is one of her favorite sports to watch. Back in October 2019, she got a ticket to watch a baseball match for a world series.

  • For some time, Neera even worked with The New Republic and has a regular column online.
  • In 2012, she got the honor to have her name on the list of the 25 Most Influential Women in Washington by National Journal.

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