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, diplomat, businessperson, and author. A Republican, she has been Governor of South Carolina, from January 12, 2011 to January 24, 2017, and U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., from January 25, 2017 to December 31, 2018, as well as a Member of the South Carolina House of Representatives, from January 11, 2005 to January 11, 2011.
She was born in Bamberg, South Carolina, the daughter of Ajit Singh Randhawa and Raj Kaur Randhawa. Her parents are Indian emigrants, from Amritsar District, Punjab. The name Nikki means “Little One” in Punjabi.
Nikki is married to Michael Haley, an officer in the South Carolina Army National Guard. The couple has two children. Nikki was born a Sikh, and is now a practicing Methodist (her husband’s religion).