Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh Wiki, Age, Husband, Biography, Family & Facts

Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh

Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh (born in 1962) is an Indian famous personality and the Regional Director WHO  from India. She is well-known as the first woman, who becomes the regional director of the Worlds Health Organization (WHO) for South-East Asia.

She holds the position of RD on February 1st, 2014. Because of her work and experience, she became the regional director again for the second time in January 2019.

On 19 March 2020, Dr. Poonam warns people about staging the coronavirus. She also said that the virus has taken a terrible turn. You all have to face this virus. The doctor advised people to stay at home and keep some distance from each other and keep cleanliness.


Childhood, Parents, Siblings & Education

The lady took birth from her parents in the year 1957 in India. She belongs to a Sikh family. The names of her siblings and parents are not available. According to my research, her father (name not known) was a doctor and her mom was a homemaker.

Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh biography
Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh in 2020.

In an interview, she said that she decided to become a doctor from childhood. Poonam did her schooling from a local high school in her hometown. After that, she moved to the US and took admission to California State University.

From this university, she did her MBBS and other medical studies. After that, she returned to India and started working in the Health, Population and Nutrition Department.


Marriage, Spouse & Kids

The 63-years-old woman lives a happy married life with her husband “Didar Singh” in India. Her hubby is the general secretary of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).

Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh never mentioned his kids to the media. Because of her busy schedule, she is not active on social media. If I found any information regarding her family, I will update it shortly.


Some Hidden Facts About Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh

Quick Info & Wiki
Full Real NameDr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh.
ProfessionRegional Director WHO South-East Asia.
Year of Birth 1957.
Age (as of 2020)63 years old.
Place of BirthIndia.
ParentsFather: Name Not Known.
Mother: Homemaker.
SiblingsNot Known.
Physical Stats & More
Height (Tall)Feet & Inches: 5' 6".
Centimeters: 167 cm.
Meters: 1.67 m.
WeightKilograms: 60 Kg.
Pounds: 132 lbs.
Hair ColorDark Brown.
Eye ColorGrey.
Personal Life
Marital StatusMarried.
Husband NameDidar Singh.
KidsNot Known.
Highest QualificationMBBS.
SchoolLocal High School.
Alma MaterCalifornia State University.
Net worth (approx.)INR 10-15 crore (as in 2020).



The lady is a doctor by profession and is the first-ever Indian lady to work for WHO. She is the WHO’s regional director for the zone of the Southeast Asian region. First, she got appointed at this position in the year 2014 on 1st FebruaryBefore working for WHO she worked as an Indian civil servant.

Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh career and net worth

Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh stayed a civil servant for a period of 20 years. She has also served as the health secretary of Punjab (A state of India). In the year 2019, she again got appointed at the same post in WHO and became the first lady to hold this consecutive appointment.



  • She likes to read novels and literature in her spare time.
  • Dr. Poonam Khetrapal Singh loves to write motivational quotes.
  • She likes to spend time with family.
  • As the RD of WHO, Dr. Poonam cares for the health of the world.
  • She also organizes polio camps in rural areas.
  • Dr. Poonam’s Net worth is around INR 10-15 crore (as in 2020).
  • Poonam Khetrapal stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (in meters 1.67 m).
  • According to an estimate, her body weight is around 60 kilograms (in pounds 132 lbs).



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