As the US heads to the polls this November, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has picked senator Kamala Devi Harris, who is half-Indian, as the vice presidential candidate.

In making the announcement on Wednesay, Biden said Harris was an inspiring woman who would help him "rebuild the country" which has been messed up by president Donald Trump and his vice president Mike Pence, especially in the handling of the coronavirus crisis.

Here are some facts that you ought to know about 55-year-old Californian senator.She is married to Doug Emhoff, a corporate lawyer in Los Angeles.

It is impressive that Harris has come this far in the US presidential race. Whether or not she ends up winning the vice presidency, she has certainly made Indians around the world proud.

With her achievement, she has joined the likes of Bobby Jindal (55th Louisiana governor), Nikki Haley (former US ambassador to the United Nations), and business leaders like Sundar Pichai (Google CEO), Indar Nooyi (former Pepsi CEO), and Satya Nadella (Microsoft CEO), as Indians who have shattered the glass ceiling in various fields.

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