PROUD MOMENT! Donald Trump picks Indian-American Nikki Haley as US ambassador to UN - 5 things you may not know about her

It's a proud moment for all Indians and Indian-Americans as well!

Updated: Nov 23, 2016, 18:50 PM IST
PROUD MOMENT! Donald Trump picks Indian-American Nikki Haley as US ambassador to UN - 5 things you may not know about her

Washington: It's a proud moment for all Indians and Indian-Americans as well!

Indian-American Nikki Haley has been picked by President-elect Donald Trump as US Ambassador to the United Nations, PTI has reported quoting CNN.

Here are five key things that you may not know about her:-

1- The daughter of Sikh immigrants from Amritsar, her full name is Nimrata Nikki Randhwa Haley

2- She converted to Christianity when she married Michael Haley, but both she and her husband have attended gurdwara services. In 2014 both of them visited the Golden Temple in Amritsar.

3- Haley was a trenchant critic of fellow-Republican Trump during the election campaign; she is governor of South Carolina 

4- She is considered as a rising star in the Republican Party; 44-year-old Haley was elected earlier on Wednesday as the vice chair of the Republican Governor's Association.

5 - She is the first ever Indian-American Cabinet rank official in any administration in the US. Haley was elected Governor in 2010 and re-elected in 2014 and her current term ends in 2018.