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Name Asha Rangappa

Age / How old / Birthday / Date of Birth / DOB November 15, 1974. As of 2024, she is around 50 years old.

Wedding & Marriage / Husband / Engaged / Spouse / Partner Divorced. Check the full bio for relationship details.

Wikipedia Biography / Profile Background

Introduction :

Asha Rangappa is an American lawyer, lecturer, analyst, editor, and former FBI special agent.

Personal Life, Parents and Family Details :

  • Renuka Asha Rangappa was born on November 15, 1974, in Hampton, Virginia.
  • Her parents, Jai Rangappa (father) and Vinaya Rangappa (mother) was born in Karnataka, India, but moved to the States after the Hart-Celler Act of 1965 allowed entry for immigrants with special skills – her father served as a doctor in the U.S. Army.
  • Asha has an older sister named Menaca, who has earned a Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering
  • After meeting at the FBI Training Academy, Asha married Special Agent, Andrew Dodd. The couple are now divorced.
  • Currently, she lives in Hamden, Connecticut, with her two children.

Education : Qualifications, High School & College Info

  • At Kecoughtan High School, Asha participated heavily in extracurricular activities.
  • She took part in the school’s Model United Nations and Model General Assembly, and was state champion for the Model Judiciary Program – for which she argued a mock trial in front of the Virginia Supreme Court. She was also co-captain of the cheerleading squad.
  • In 1996, Asha graduated cum-laude from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She finished with a minor in Latin American studies and was a member of the Princeton Triangle Club and the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.
  • Upon graduation, Asha was awarded the Fulbright Scholarship to study in Bogotá, Colombia, where she spent one year learning about constitutional reform and its impact on the U.S. drug policy.
  • After returning to the States, she attended Yale Law School, earning her Juris Doctorate in 2000. During her time there, she applied to the FBI, but the agency was on a hiring freeze. Instead, she moved to Puerto Rico upon graduation to serve as a law clerk for the Juan R. Torruella U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Career, Job, Salary and Net Worth :

  • While she was in Law School, Asha had applied to the FBI but didn’t hear from them. Following the 9/11 attacks in 2001, the FBI needed more agents, and Asha was called to begin training.
  • Fluent in English, Spanish and Kannada (Indian language), she specialized in areas like counterintelligence investigations, assessing threats to national security, and undercover work. She worked with the New York division for three years, before leaving in 2005.
  • After leaving the FBI, Asha became the associate dean at Yale Law School. She served in this position for 11 years before transitioning into her current role as a senior lecturer at Yale Jackson College of Global Affairs.
  • Additionally, she works as an analyst on CNN, and as an editor for the “Just Security” online forum.
  • A well-respected expert, she regularly contributes opinion pieces to publications like The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times.

Interesting Facts and Trivia :

  • Although her parents weren’t crazy about her joining the FBI as an agent, Asha’s mom occasionally worked for the bureau as a translator.
  • A fan of the creative arts, Asha has performed in several community theater productions and improv comedy nights. She is also a talented painter and was once part of a hip-hop dance group.
  • A car accident left Rangappa with severe rib contusions only a month before starting the physical component of FBI training. Determined, she woke up at 4 a.m. every morning to wrap her ribs.
  • Her parents had an arranged marriage – they had only met 30 minutes before they got married!
Body Figure / Physical Info

Asha Rangappa Measurements :

  • Eye Color : Brown
  • Haircut / Hair Color : Black
  • How tall / Height : No confirmed information is available.
  • Legs / Feet / Shoe Size : No confirmed information is available.
  • Pregnant? : Currently, she is not expecting a baby.
Personal / Home / Contact Details
  • Married? : Divorced
  • Children / No of Kids : 2
  • Ethnicity / Origin / Heritage / Race : Indian (South Asian)
  • Asha Rangappa Nationality : American

11 thoughts on “Asha Rangappa Age, Husband, Married, Bio, Height【 Wiki 】Birthplace”

  1. I am very impressed with Asha Rangappa and look forward to seeing her commentary and contributions. She is intelligent, always prepared and delivers with ease and composure. So proud of her.

    Dee Persaud,

  2. I’ll keep it short. Asha is BBB – brains, beauty & brawn. I love it when Ari Melber makes fun of Asha when she gets legally linguistic.

  3. Asha, you are too pretty to be so smart and talented!!! I have always thought that ” Indian women ” we’re amongst the most beautiful women in the world. Much respect. Also, people from India seem to always strive to excel at whatever they are passionate about, Whether it be in medicine, engineering, our owning a business. When I saw you on CNN, my first reaction was: Who is this woman? Where did she coma from? What is she about? And, she is so beautiful! Googled your name, discovering, how could she have done so much in a life full of accomplishments !? If I seem like an over enthused fan, well, yes, I am! May you be blessed Asha ( what a beautiful name ), in everything that you do. As a man of color myself, it is especially pleasing to learn about you and what you have accomplished so far. May you forever be guided righteously and your family and you stay ever blessed and protected.

  4. As a 20 year Navy Veteran I am so happy to see so much success after so much work.
    Even though the world seems to be out of control it’s great to see the younger people (Females) shout out their awesome ability in the face of so much misogyny.
    I Salute you.

  5. I am so proud of you Asha! I regularly watch you on CNN…
    You are role model to my grand daughter who is in Law school. May God bless you.

  6. Very impressed with your commentary on CNN discussing the whistle blower issue with Trump on 9/23/2019, Como Prime Time CNN.

  7. Asha, I watch CNN ever night you are beautiful and smart. And proud you are from the 757. Keep up the good work.

  8. Asha! From cheerleading & a Model UN program to Princeton and Yale Law by way of Bogata, to Yale Associate Dean (friends with Dean GC?) and then counterintelligemce work for the FBI and back to New Haven??? What a long strange trip that has been! I wish there was a movie about you. And you are still a youngster. Good for you!

  9. Hey Asha!
    I am so impressed when I watch you on CNN. My father was from Bangalore, and I feel so happy that you are doing Karnataka proud.
    All the best.

  10. Asha, I am so impressed by you in so many ways. Brava for making this life for yourself. Keep up the incredible work of inspiring other women to speak truth to power. You’re a smarty pants and I love it !

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