Sanjay Gupta Biography

(Neurosurgeon, senior medical correspondent)

Sanjay Gupta is an Emmy-winning Sanjay Gupta and a neurosurgeon. Sanjay is married to his wife Rebecca Olson Gupta and has 3 kids.

Sanjay's wife Rebecca!

Sanjay Gupta is a married man. He tied the knot with Rebecca Olson Gupta on 15th May 2004.

Together, they also welcomed three children Soleil Asha Gupta, Sky Anjahi Gupta, and Sage Ayla Gupta. Since their marriage, they have maintained a perfect relationship between them.

Relationship Facts of Sanjay Gupta

  • Sanjay Gupta is married to Rebecca Olson Gupta {Compare Couple}.
  • Sanjay Gupta married on May 15, 2004.
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  • He is father of Three (Soleil Asha Gupta, Sky Anjahi Gupta, Sage Ayla Gupta).
  • Sanjay Gupta is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who is Sanjay Gupta?

Sanjay Gupta is an American neurosurgeon and senior medical correspondent at CNN. Furthermore, he also works as associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital.

In addition, he is also an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the Emory University School of Medicine.

Sanjay Gupta: Age, Parents, Ethnicity

Sanjay was born on October 23, 1969, in Novi, Michigan, United States. As of 2021, he is 52 years old. He is the son of Subhash Gupta(father) and Damyanti Gupta(mother).

Talking about his nationality, he is American and his ethnicity is Sindhi Indian. He has two brothers Suneel Gupta and Yogesh Gupta.

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Caption: Sanjay Gupta Smile (Source: AARP)


Concerning his education, he attended Novi High School. Later, he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in biomedical sciences at the University of Michigan. In 2010, he completed his residency in neurological surgery at the University of Michigan Health System.

Sanjay Gupta: Career, Professional Life

Sanjay Gupta began his career as a neurosurgeon after he completed his residency in neurological surgery at the University of Michigan Health System in 2000. Initially, he also used to go and cover the problems and aspects of the medical field.

During his coverage of the Haiti earthquake in 2010, he completed surgery of a 12-year-old girl earthquake victim along with Henri Ford and two U.S. Navy doctors.

Previously, he also reported the medical aspects of the invasion of Iraq in 2003. In the same year, he was also ranked as one of the sexiest men of 2003 by People magazine. In 2007, he guest-hosted a health episode of CBS News Sunday Morning.

Furthermore, he has also made an appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson. In addition, he was also on Oprah Winfrey‘s famous show the Oprah Winfrey Show followed by Bill Maher‘s Real Time with Bill Maher.

Besides this, this veteran surgeon was selected for the position of Surgeon General by President Barack Obama on January 6, 2009. Currently, he works as associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital. Additionally, he is also an assistant professor of neurosurgery at the Emory University School of Medicine.

Apart from that, Sanjay has also written a couple of books including Chasing Life: New Discoveries in the Search for Immortality to Help You Age Less Today and Monday Mornings: A Novel.

Sanjay Gupta: Net Worth, Salary

Being a successful surgeon and journalist, he earns a massive amount of money from his profession. Currently, he has a net worth of $12 million as per 2022’s data.


As of now, he has won a couple of awards including a 2006 Emmy Award for Outstanding Feature Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast followed by an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree.

Sanjay Gupta: Rumors, Controversy/Scandal

Sanjay has received many criticisms on his reporting. Many journalists have criticized him saying his reporting “gives a gross oversimplification.” His reporting has been also criticized by professor Gary Schwitzer as well as Peter Aldhous.

Back in 2007, after Sanjay stated Michael Moore’s 2007 film Sicko that  Moore had “fudged facts”. Soon after that, Moore replied to him stating his reports was inaccurate and biased.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Sanjay Gupta has a height of 5 feet 8 inches and his weight is unknown. Moreover, he has a pair of brown eyes and black hair.

Social Media

Sanjay is pretty active on social media.

Currently, he has almost 20k followers on Instagram, more than 2.5 million followers on Twitter, and around 88k followers on Facebook.


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