Kumi Naidoo Age, Ethnicity, Wife, Children, Family, Biography, Facts & More

Kumi Naidoo

Real NameKumi Naidoo
ProfessionHuman Rights Activist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters - 183 cm
in meters - 1.83 m
in feet inches - 6’
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms - 75 kg
in Pounds - 165 lbs
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Personal Life
Date of BirthYear, 1965
Age (as in 2017)52 Years
Birth PlaceDurban, South Africa
NationalitySouth African
HometownDurban, South Africa
SchoolNot Known
College/UniversityThe University of Oxford
Educational QualificationA PhD in Political Sociology from the University of Oxford
FamilyFather- Name Not Known (a bookkeeper)
Mother- Name Not Known
Siblings- 3
ReligionNot Known
HobbiesReading, Travelling
Favorite Things
Favorite LeaderNelson Mandela
Girlfriends, Affairs and More
Sexual OrientationStraight
Marital StatusNot Known
Girlfriends/AffairsNot Known
Wife/SpouseName Not Known
ChildrenSon- Not Known
Daughter- Naomi
Kumi Naidoo With His Daughter Naomi

Kumi Naidoo

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kumi Naidoo

  • Does Kumi Naidoo smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Kumi Naidoo drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Naidoo was born into a modest family in Durban, South Africa.
  • When he was 15, his mother committed suicide.
  • After his mother’s demise, his father took care of Naidoo and his 3 siblings.
  • In his early teen, Naidoo was drawn to anti-apartheid protests, and for these protests, his school expelled him, reinstated and expelled again.
  • By the time Naidoo was 18, he had been arrested and beaten on the pretext of apartheid.
  • In 1985, at the age of 19, Naidoo came to know about a local group home for boys (from broken families) was on the verge to close as they couldn’t afford to pay a social worker. On his father’s advice, he volunteered to be a live-in counselor to the dozen or so boys. Kumi Naidoo
  • On the recommendation of a professor at a local university, he interviewed to be a Rhodes Scholar. Naidoo was awarded the spot and went to Oxford, England. He was the only black South African candidate on the region’s short list of 12.
  • He returned to South Africa in 1990 and plunged into two decades of human rights works.
  • When he became the Executive Director of international environmentalist group Greenpeace, he was the first African to head the organization. Kumi Naidoo Greenpeace
  • In December 2017, he became the Secretary General of Amnesty International- largest human rights movement globally.

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