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Deputy Chief Whip of the Democratic Alliance
Sandy Kalyan hails from KwaZulu Natal and is married to Jitendra Kalyan and mother to Adhir and Kirthi. She attended high school at the Gandhi Desai High School and holds several degrees, including a Diploma in Education from the University of Durban Westville, a BA, B.Ed and M.Ed (Ed. Psych.) from Unisa, a Certificate in Sports Psychology from UKZN, a certificate in Migration from Wits, and is currently reading for a second Masters in Sexology.
Sandy has been an MP since 1999 and has served on the Health, Social Development and Home Affairs portfolio committees. She was the DA spokesperson HIV/AIDS from 2004 to 2009, and has also been a whip since 2000. She was elected Deputy Chief Whip in 2011..
She also serves on several other committees including the Chief Whips Forum, the NA Programme Committee, the NA and the Joint Rules committees, the Members Facilities Leadership Program, Quarterly Consultative Forum and the Africa Peer Review Mechanism.
She confesses to be very interested in alternative healing like Reiki and dream analysis, and enjoys yoga and Pilates.
Quote: "Affirm your worth in the universe everyday by giving yourself a pat on your shoulders and a nod at your image in the mirror because you are worth making a fuss over."
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