Birth Name: Nimrata Nikki Randhawa
Place of Birth: Bamberg, South Carolina, U.S.
Date of Birth: January 20, 1972
Ethnicity: Punjabi Indian
Nikki Haley is an American politician. A Republican, she has been Governor of South Carolina, from January 12, 2011 to January 24, 2017, and United States Ambassador to the United Nations, from January 27, 2017 to December 31, 2018.
She was born in Bamberg, South Carolina, the daughter of Ajit Singh Randhawa and Raj Kaur Randhawa. Her parents are Indian Sikh immigrants, from Punjab. Nikki was born a Sikh, and is now a practicing Methodist (her husband’s religion). She is married to Michael Haley, an officer in the South Carolina Army National Guard. The couple has two children.
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