K Sivan Bio, Height, Age, Wife, Wiki, Facts & Net Worth

Kailasavadivoo Sivan

Kailasavadivoo Sivan is a popular and well-known Indian space scientist and current chairperson of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). He draws huge media attention when India fails to reach lunar space on September 8, 2019, only 2.1 kilometers away from the soil of the moon.

Sivan broke down after Vikram contact lost to the ground station and Prime Minister Modi consoles him over the matter.  He is known as the Indian Rocket Man for designing cryogenic engines.

Kailasavadivoo Sivan Early Life:

Born in Mela Sarakkalvilai, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu state of India, Kailasavadivoo Sivan was welcomed to mother earth on April 14, 1957. His father Kailasavadivoo is a farmer and mother Chellam is a housewife.

Being a son of farmer father he is the first graduate in his family. He studied at Government school in Mela Sarakkalvilai Village. Later he received a bachelor degree in engineering from Madras Institute of Technology in 1980.

Two years later in 1982, he achieved a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. Then Sivan earned a doctoral degree in the same subject from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.  Now he is Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering and working in ISRO since 1982.

Kailasavadivoo Sivan Career:

Kailasavadivoo Sivan was appointed in the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for developing of launch vehicles in 1982. He worked on the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) Project. On July 2, 2014, he was chosen as the Director of ISRO’s Liquid Propulsion Systems Center.

Following a year he became the director of VSSC. Finally, he was appointed as the chief of ISRO in January 2018. Sivan is widely notable for the development of cryogenic engines, for India’s space program. On July 22, 2019, ISRO launched Chandrayaan 2, as their part of the second mission to moon under the guidance of Sivan.

Personal Life:

Kailasavadivoo Sivan married Malathi Sivan. Together the couple has two children named Siddharth and Sushanth. He published a book named Integrated Design for Space Transportation System.

Quick Facts  
Full Birth NameKailasavadivoo Sivan
Nick NameSivan
Age (As of 2019)62 years old
Date of Birth (DOB), BirthdayApril 14, 1957
Birth Place/HometownMela Sarakkalvilai, Nagercoil, Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu state of India
Famous ForCryogenic rocket engine.
Zodiac SignAries
Net Worth & Salary 
Net Worth$1 Million
SalaryNot Known
Income SourceResearching
Physical Statistics 
Height (Tall)5 feet 5 inches
167 Centimeters
1.67 Meters
Weight67 kg
Chest Size38 inches
Waist Size34 inches
Biceps14 inches
Dress Size5 US
Shoes Size8 US
Tattoo DetailsNone.
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
Father NameKailasavadivoo
Mother NameChellam
BrotherUpdate soon.
SisterUpdate soon.
Dating HistoryNone.
Sexual Orientation (Gay or Lesbian)Straight
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateNot Known
Wife/Spouse NameMalathi Sivan
SonSiddharth, Sushanth
Highest DegreePh. D
University1. Madras Institute of Technology (BE)
2. Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (ME)
3. Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (PhD)
CollegeSouth Travancore Hindu College
SchoolTamil medium Government school
Favorite FoodIndian Food, Pizza, Pasta, Vegetable, Fish
Favorite ActorAmitabh Bachchan
Favorite ActressAishwarya Rai
Favorite MovieLagaan
Favourite DrinkFresh Mango Juice
Favourite SubjectScience
Favourite Animal/PetCat
Favourite WebsiteYouTube
Favourite ColorRed, Black, Green
Car collections/Fav CarBMW, Ferrari, Mercedes-Benz
Holiday DestinationGoa, Mumbai
HobbiesTraveling, Researching
Social Media Profile 
No Verified Profile
No Verified Profile
No Verified Profile
Contact Details 
Present ResidenceBengaluru, India
Phone Number+9180 22178302
Office AddressANTRIX Corporation Ltd.
Antariksh Bhavan, New BEL Road
Bengaluru-560 231
Email Address[email protected]
Official Websitehttps://www.isro.gov.in


  • ISRO merit award (2007)
  • Dr. Biren Roy Space Science award (2011)
  • He was conferred Doctor of Science from Sathyabama University, Chennai in April 2014.
  • Tamil Nadu government’s Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award. (2019)

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