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The first Indian to fly into space, Rakesh Sharma was born on January 13, 1949 in Patiala, Punjab. He was a squadron leader with the Indian Air Force, when he flew into space in 1984 as part of a joint program between the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Soviet Intercosmos space program. He spent eight days in space on board the Salyut 7 space station. He joined two other Soviet cosmonauts aboard the Soyuz T-11 spacecraft which blasted off on April 2, 1984.

He was awarded the Hero of Soviet Union award on his return from space. The Government of India honored him with the Ashok Chakra. He retired with the rank of Wing Commander. He joined the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited in 1987 and served as Chief Test Pilot in the HAL Nashik Division until 1992, before moving on to Bangalore to work as the Chief Test Pilot of HAL. He retired from test flying in 2001

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Rakesh Sharma

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Rakesh Sharma Biography

The first Indian to fly into space, Rakesh Sharma was born on January 13, 1949 in Patiala, Punjab. He was a squadron leader with the Indian Air Force, when he flew into space in 1984 as part of a joint program between the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) and the Soviet Intercosmos space program. He spent eight days in space on board the Salyut 7 space station. He joined two other Soviet cosmonauts aboard the Soyuz T-11 spacecraft which blasted off on April 2, 1984.

He was awarded the Hero of Soviet Union award on his return from space. The Government of India honored him with the Ashok Chakra. He retired with the rank of Wing Commander. He joined the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited in 1987 and served as Chief Test Pilot in the HAL Nashik Division until 1992, before moving on to Bangalore to work as the Chief Test Pilot of HAL. He retired from test flying in 2001

Rakesh Sharma Videos

  • Competence Matters, Not Gender: Rakesh Sharma
    India’s first astronaut Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma (retd) speaks to SNI’s Associate Editor Amitabh P Revi on his unforgettable space flight in...
  • Rakesh Sharma - The First Indian Astronaut | Head Held High
    Rakesh Sharma was born on 13 January 1949 in Patiala, Punjab, India. He attended St. Georges Grammar School, Hyderabad. He graduated from Nizam...

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  • How to book Rakesh Sharma?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rakesh Sharma for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rakesh Sharma, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rakesh Sharma or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rakesh Sharma?

    Booking fees for Rakesh Sharma, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rakesh Sharma, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rakesh Sharma?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rakesh Sharma for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rakesh Sharma for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rakesh Sharma or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rakesh Sharma or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rakesh Sharma is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rakesh Sharma for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Rakesh Sharma generally travels from India and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Al Worden, Joseph Acaba, Ron Garan, Chris Hadfield and Jeffrey Ashby. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rakesh Sharma for an upcoming event.

Rakesh Sharma Speaker Videos

  • Competence Matters, Not Gender: Rakesh Sharma
    India’s first astronaut Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma (retd) speaks to SNI’s Associate Editor Amitabh P Revi on his unforgettable space flight in 1984. He talks about the next Indian to follow...
    Rakesh Sharma - The First Indian Astronaut | Head Held High
    Rakesh Sharma was born on 13 January 1949 in Patiala, Punjab, India. He attended St. Georges Grammar School, Hyderabad. He graduated from Nizam College. He joined the Air Force as a cadet in 1966 at...

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