Urjit Patel Biography, Age, Wiki, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family & More

Urjit Patel

Biography / Wiki

Urjit Ravindra Patel (Urjit R Patel) is an Indian Economist, who is known for being the 24th governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). He was born in a Gujarati family in an Indian state.

Apart from being one of the prominent economists in India, he is also known for his economic policies, which have contradictory between the RBI and Central Government. He is the first governor who resigned from his post before the end of his tenure.

Height / Weight / Age

Born on 28 October 1963, Urjit Patel is 58 years old as of 2022.  Height is approximately 178 cm (1.78) and weight is around 75 kg. He has black colored eyes and the color of his hair is black as well.

Net Worth

Urjit R Patel is the former RBI Governor and his net worth is estimated to be USD 1 billion.

Education / Family

Urjit Patel’s father, Ravindra Patel, was a businessman who had owned a chemical factory named Rexo Products Ltd. in Nairobi. His mother, Manjula, is a homemaker. Currently, he lives in south Mumbai with his parents.

Mr. Patel got appreciation from the Patidar Community which is mainly confined in Gujarat. He has a sister but her name is not known. His sister lives in New Jersey, United States. She completed his schooling at Jamhuri High School and Visa Oswal Primary School in Nairobi.

Further, he completed his Bachelor’s degree in economics from the London School of Economics and in 1986 he got his M. Phil. Degree from Linacre College, Oxford University in Economics. Urjit did a doctorate in Economics from Yale University.


Urjit R Patel

Nickname Dr. Patel
Birth Place Not known
Date Of Birth 28 October 1963
Age 59 Years
Height In Centimetres – 178 cm

In Feet and Inches – 5′ 10″

Weight In Kilograms –75 Kg
In Pounds –165 lbs
Eye Color black
Hair Color Black
Profession Economist
Sexual Orientation Straight
School Jamhuri High School in Nairobi  and Gujarati community-run Visa Oswal Primary School in Nairobi
College Yale University, Connecticut, USA, London School of Economics, London and United Kingdom University of Oxford, England, United Kingdom
Religion Hinduism
Nationality Indian
Home Town Nairobi, Kenya
Debut None
Fathers Name Ravindra Patel
Mothers Name Manjula
Brothers Not known
Sister 1 name not known (lives in New Jersey, United States)

Career / Fashion And Style

After completing his doctorate in Economics from Yale University in 1990, Urjit Patel interned at the IMF India desk during the transition period 1991-94. From 1992-to 95, he posted on an IMF country mission in India.  In 1995 Mr. Patel stint with the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

He debuted from the IMF to the RBI, Where he played an advisory role in the banking sector reforms, debt market, targeting of the real exchange rate, pension fund reforms, etc. he was a consultant to the Government of India in the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs from 1998 to 2001.

Between 2000 and 2004, he was a part of several high-level committees at both the Central and State Government level. During the period 2006-07, Narendra Modi was a Chief Minister of Gujrat, he was appointed to the board of the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation.

He was appointed as the President of the Gujarat Economic Association (GEA) in 2010.  He was appointed as one of the Deputy Governors in RBI on 11 January 2013, where he verified several monetary and economic policies.

Mr. Patel was appointed as the 24th Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on 20 August 2016 but later, he resigned from the post of the governor on 10 December 2018.

Girlfriends, Affairs, Wife, and More

Urjit Patel is married to Kanan Patel but nothing is known about his children.

Girlfriend Not Known
Marital Status Unmarried
Wife Not Known
Children Not Known

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Favorite Holiday Destinations Not known
Favorite Food Not known
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Some Interesting Facts About Urjit Patel

  • After posting in India he learned Gujarati and Hindi.
  • He also worked with Reliance Industries
  • Mr. Patel lives in South Mumbai with his mother.
  • When Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat, he worked in close association
  • The Government of India demonetized Rs. 500 and 1000 notes in his tenure.
  • Mr. Patel had Kenyan citizenship.
  • Before moving to India, he was born in Kenya and studied in UK and US.
  • His grandfather moved to Kenya from central Gujarat during the early 20th century in British Raj
  • The Indian Express reported that he moved to a small house and gave company to his mother, stating that he has declined an offer to head the newly formed BRICS Bank in Shanghai.