Facts of Sadiq Khan
|Full Name:||Sadiq Khan|
|Age:||48 years 6 months|
|Birth Date:||October 08, 1970|
|Husband / Wife Name:||Saadiya Ahmed|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 6 inches (1.68m)|
|Net Worth:||$6 Million|
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Sadiq Khan is a British politician and current Mayor of London, UK. Before Mayor, he was the member of parliament for Tooting from 2005-2016. He became the first Muslim mayor in Europe.
Sadiq Khan Bio, Age
Sadiq was born on October 8, 1970, in Tooting, South London, England. He is the fifth son among eight children to Sunni Muslim parents, father Amanullah, and mother Sehrun who arrived in London from Pakistan in 1968. His father was a bus driver in London. He grew up in a three bedroom flat, a rented council-owned apartment.
Sadiq Khan’s Education
Khan attended Fircroft Primary School and then went to Ernest Bevin School which was a local comprehensive. Khan studied math and science at A-Level with a hope of being dentist. However, his teacher recommended choosing Law instead of dental.
He got admitted in University of North London and graduated in Law in 1991.
From his earliest years, Khan started to work to help his father. Khan said in an interview that,
“I was surrounded by my mum and dad working all the time, so as soon as I could get a job, I got a job. I got a paper round, a Saturday job—some summers I laboured on a building site.”
Being a Muslim in England, it was not a good environment to set home and family, Khan and his family often faced racism.
Sadiq Khan Career
In 1994 Khan practiced as a solicitor and became a trainee solicitor at a firm of solicitors called Christian Fisher. On his legal career, he acted in actions against employment and discrimination law, judicial reviews, inquests, the police, and crime, and was involved in other many cases.
Khan’s Career to the Parliament
From 1994 to 2006, Khan represented Tooting as a Counselor for the London Borough of Wands worth, before entering Parliament. Khan led the active opposition to Prime Minister Tony Blair’s proposed introduction of 90 days’ custody without charge for those suspected of terrorism violations.
Boris Johnson, the writer of The Spectator—a right-wing magazine—awarded him the “Newcomer of the Year Award” at the 2005 Parliamentarian of the Year Awards.
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In 2010, Khan was re-elected for the MP for Tooting but resigned as an MP on May 9, 2016. He is always on the list of Top 100 London Politicians in the London Evening Standard’s annual poll of the 1000 most potent Londoners.
Sadiq Khan hunted and won his party’s nomination as mayor of London in the capital’s 2016 election. In the drainage election of May 2016, after other, less-popular candidates had been eliminated, he easily defeated Goldsmith and graved the seat of London Mayor.
Sadiq Khan Wife, Children
Khan married Saadiya Ahmed in 1994 who is a fellow solicitor. They have two daughters, Anisah and Ammarah. More than that, there is no information about their personal life.
Sadiq Khan’s Net worth
Sadiq was the MP for Tooting and earned £10 million in income and in 2016, he became first Muslim Mayor in London. He is high tax payable Mayor and his estimated amount is £6 million in 2016.
Sadiq Khan Body Measurement
Sadiq Khan has greyscale hair and has black eyes in color. He is 5 ft 6 inches tall and his body weight, shoe size, etc are unknown in media.
Sadiq Khan on Social media
Sadiq Khan is active on social media sites. He uses Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Sadiq has almost 75.9 K followers on Instagram and has about 489 posts. On Twitter account, he has about 974 K followers and approx. 29.8 K tweets.
Reference: Wikipedia, Standard.co.uk, IMDb