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All About Nikki Haley— The Indo-American Who Will Be Running For US President In 2024

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Former South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley announced on Tuesday that she'd be running for US president in 2024. In a video message, Haley announced the need for a new generation of leadership. 

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Real nameBorn to Indian immigrants in the US, Nikki's real name is Nimrata Nikki Randhawa. The 51-year-old politico was born in Bamberg, South Carolina, and cited how grateful she is for the opportunities that came her way. 

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ParentsDaughter of professor Ajit Singh Randhawa and his homemaker wife Raj Kaur Randhawa, Nikki is reportedly the first Republican to challenge former President Donald Trump in his 2024 presidential bid.

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SiblingsHaley doesn't hail from a political background, and her siblings have pursued diverse vocations. One of her brothers Charan is a website designer, while the other,Mitti, served in the United States Army Chemical Corps. Her sister, Simran, is a radio host.

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EducationHaley completed her graduation from The Orangeburg Preparatory Schools in 1989. She went on to study accounting and is armed with a degree from Clemson University.

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MarriageNikki got married to Michael Haley in 1996. He is a military technician and soldier by profession. They met at  Clemson University and wedded in accordance with the traditional Sikh tradition, followed by a Christian wedding. 

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CareerHaley began her career at a waste management company, post which decided to give her family’s clothing business a shot. It was only in 2004 that she decided to switch lanes. The rest as they say, is history.