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Sukanya Krishnan Parents: Madurai And Sashikala Krishnan

Sukanya Krishnan is the first Indian-American woman to break into the United States’ top news market. The former NYC morning news anchor sat down with the Sister Wives cast members One on One more recently in December 2022. Since her earliest stint as a general assignment reporter in 1997 and now, Sukanya has come a long way. This success of hers, she credits to her viewers, her teachers and professors, and most importantly her parents.

Having said that, let’s look at in-depth who Sukanya’s parents are and what was it like for her growing up with them.

Who Are Sukanya Krishnan Parents?

Sukanya Krishnan parents are Madurai and Sashikala Krishnan. She was born to them in Madras, India (now Chennai) on 2 August 1971. (She turned 51 in 2022.)

We have often seen/heard Sukanya tell her fans either on her show or on social media that she is blessed with an amazing pair of parents.

In 2019, Sukanya wrote these beautiful lengthy words upon realizing that her 80-year-old father and 79-year-old mom are no more these invincible adults the way they always seemed to be to her. This one day she said it was different. As Sukanya watched the two of them drive away, she said, it hit me really hard that her parents are growing old. Saying all this and more, she made a promise to herself that she will not take another moment with them for granted. She promised to express more love and make sure her folks feel appreciated.

Sukanya often expresses out loud that her parents have been the absolute rock and foundation for her life, that they have been her guides/anchors her entire life.

Meet Madurai Krishnan, Sukanya Krishnan Father

Sukanya Krishnan’s father is Madurai Krishnan.

One time during Father’s Day Sukanuya explained on a Facebook post that — one of the greatest gifts her dad gave her is “simply believing in me”. While it was her mother, she said, who gave her drive, it was her father who gave her dreams. To her dad, she then gushed that he is her heart and her everything. She also thanked him for always being her “North Star”.

  • Madurai Krishnan Age

On 20 April 2022, Madurai Krishnan turned 84 years old. He was born in Chennai in India in 1938.

  • Madurai Krishnan Job

Both Madurai Krishnan and his wife are doctors. He studied Medicine at Madras Medical College of Chennai. However, at this time around, we had no clue where he practiced this long-time professional of his.

  • Is Madurai Krishnan On Instagram?

Madurai Krishnan could not be found on Instagram. But, he was on Facebook as ‘Madurai Krishnan’ at the time of this writing. The most recent post here was from April 2022 where for his soon-coming birthday he was asking for donations to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Meet Sashikala Krishnan, Sukanya Krishnan Mother

Meet Sashikala Krishnan the life and soul of Sukanya Krishnan’s family.

  • Sashikala Krishnan Age

Sashikala Krishnan was born on 18 August 1971. So, she turned 51 years old in 2022.

  • Sashikala Krishnan Job

Sashikala Krishnan, AKA Dr. Krishnan, graduated from the Madras Medical College in 1964, likely in the same batch as her husband.

In 2022, she continued her job as a health care provider, primarily located in Staten Island. We also learned that she specializes in Pathology and has over 58 years of experience in the field.

  • Is Sashikala Krishnan On Facebook?

Sashikala Krishnan could not be found on Facebook or any other social media platforms.

Related FAQs

  • Where Do Sukanya Krishnan’s Parents Reside?

Sukanya Krishnan’s parents were residing in Staten Island, which is the southernmost of New York City’s 5 boroughs.

India-born and Tamil-fluent young Sukanya and her family immigrated to the United States. There, she attended New Dorp High School. Then, went to Dickinson College and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish in 1993.

  • Are Sukanya Krishnan’s Parents Still Married?

Indeed. Sukanya Krishnan’s parents were still together and married as of the time of this writing.

  • How Many Kids Do Sukanya Krishnan’s Parents Have?

Sukanya Krishnan is not the only child of her parents. There are two more and they are her brothers Prakash and Suresh.

It seems all of the Krishnan siblings are married now. Sukanya once said on live during her morning show that her kids and her brothers’ kids are her mom’s greatest joys. So, she revealed this time and again that her mom is not just a great mother but also incredible as a grandparent. The same thing applies to Sukanya’s dad.

Sukanya, AKA Suki, was believed to be living in Manhattan, New York with her husband Eric Schroeder and their two kids, son Kiran (b. July 2009) and daughter Shyla Alexy (b. May 2013).

Sukanya got married to Eric, a firefighter with the Fire Department of New York, sometime in 2007. They seemed to have had a very good marriage ever since.

A year before Sukanya walked the aisle, she won her first Emmy for “On-Camera Achievement (News Anchor/Host)” from the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Besides, she has also won Project Impact’s “Creating A Voice” Award, and a Distinguished Broadcast Journalist commendation from the Office of the Comptroller of the City of New York, for her stint covering the immediate aftermath of the September 11 attacks.

More recently, she hosted the TLC show Find Love Live and Discovery+’s 90 Day Fiancé: Love Games.

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