Harris was born to Shyamala Gopalan, an Indian breast cancer researcher who immigrated to the US from Tamil Nadu.

On Monday, Vice President Kamala Harris experienced a minor car accident, which was initially, and inaccurately, attributed to "mechanical failure."

Indian-Origin Leaders Dominating World Politics: Rishi Sunak, Kamala Harris, and More Over 200 influential leaders of Indian heritage have risen to prominent positions in global politics, showcasing their prowess in public service across 15 countries. Notably, around 60 of these leaders currently hold prestigious Cabinet positions, demonstrating their significant impact on policymaking and governance. Among these prominent figures are Rishi Sunak and Kamala Harris, who exemplify the growing influence of Indian-origin individuals in shaping the world stage.

"During a 2009 interview with Aziz Haniffa, Kamala emphasized the significant impact of those conversations on her, shaping her sense of responsibility, honesty, and integrity."

She also held the position of California's Attorney General for two consecutive terms from 2010 to 2014.

In a 2009 interview with Aziz Haniffa, Kamala shared that her grandfather P.V. Gopalan was not only her mother but also one of the most impactful individuals in her life.

Kamala Harris: The First Indian-Origin Woman Vice President of the US  Kamala Harris, an Indian-origin individual, has achieved a significant milestone as the United States' first female and first person of color to hold the position of Vice President. Her background includes being born to parents of Indian and Jamaican descent.