Early Life and Family History:

  • Birth and Childhood: Born to King Jigme Singye Wangchuck and Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Yangdon, King Jigme Khesar was educated in Bhutan and later attended schools in the United States and the United Kingdom.
  • Family Background: He comes from the Wangchuck dynasty, which has ruled Bhutan since 1907.

Education and Career:

  • Education: King Jigme Khesar studied at Phillips Academy Andover in the United States and later at Magdalen College, Oxford, and the University of Oxford.
  • Role in Governance: He officially ascended to the throne on December 9, 2006, after his father abdicated the throne in his favor. Since then, he has played a key role in Bhutan’s governance and international relations.

Ups and Downs:

  • Challenges and Successes: Throughout his reign, King Jigme Khesar has navigated challenges such as modernizing Bhutan while preserving its cultural heritage and managing the transition to democracy.
  • International Relations: He has been active in promoting Bhutan on the global stage while maintaining its policy of Gross National Happiness.

Stardom and Public Image:

  • Public Perception: King Jigme Khesar is widely revered in Bhutan for his humility, accessibility to the people, and progressive policies.
  • Cultural Icon: He and Queen Jetsun Pema are seen as symbols of modernity and tradition in Bhutanese society.

Real Name: Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck

Date of Birth: February 21, 1980

Birth Place: Dechencholing Palace, Thimphu, Bhutan

Residence: Lingkana Palace, Thimphu, Bhutan

Profession: Monarch

Nationality: Bhutanese

Religion: Tibetan Buddhism

Partner: Queen Jetsun Pema

Father: King Jigme Singye Wangchuck

Mother: Queen Mother Ashi Tshering Yangdon

Horoscope: Pisces

Age: 44 (as of 2024)