Shailbala Martin Wiki, Age, Caste, Husband, Family, Biography and More

Shailbala Martin is a 2009 batch Indian Administrative Service officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre. In April 2022, she came into limelight when she got engaged at the age of fifty-six to an Indian journalist named Rakesh Pathak, who was a year older than her and the father of two daughters.


Shailbala Martin was born on Friday, 9 April 1965 (age 57 years; as in 2022) in Jahabua, Madhya Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Aries. In 1983, Shailbala completed her Master of Arts degree from Holkar Science College, Indore.

Physical Appearance

Hair Color: Black

Eye colour: black

Shailbala Martin


parents and siblings

His mother’s name is Lena Martin.

Shailbala Martin's parents

Shailbala Martin’s parents

Shailbala Martin has two brothers named Vinod Martin and Vinay Martin.

Vinod Martin, brother of Shailbala Martin

Vinod Martin, brother of Shailbala Martin

Vinay Martin, brother of Shailbala Martin

Vinay Martin, brother of Shailbala Martin


In April 2022, Shailbala got engaged to well-known Indian journalist Rakesh Pathak.

Shailbala Martin with Rakesh Pathak

Shailbala Martin with Rakesh Pathak


Shailbala Martin was in a relationship with Rakesh Pathak for two years before announcing her engagement with him in April 2022.


Shailbala Martin is a Christian.


Signature of Shailbala Martin

Signature of Shailbala Martin


Shailbala passed the IAS exam in 2009. In 2014, Shailbala was posted as Additional Director (Administration), Health Department, Madhya Pradesh. He was appointed as the CEO of MP Interstate Transport Authority and Deputy Secretary, Planning and Economic Statistics in 2017.

Shailbala Martin (in red suit) during one of her postings.

Shailbala Martin (in red suit) during one of her postings

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Shailbala Martin was appointed as the Collector of Niwari and Municipal Corporation Commissioner of Burhanpur, Madhya Pradesh in 2019. On 25 January 2022, Shailbala Martin was posted as Additional Secretary in the General Administration Department of the Government of Madhya Pradesh.

Love story of Shailbala Martin and Rakesh Pathak

In April 2022, Shailbala Martin got engaged to senior journalist Rakesh Pathak. She is a year younger than Rakesh Pathak, who is the father of two daughters. His first wife died of blood cancer in 2015. Shailbala and Rakesh fell in love during a news debate in 2020. She was very impressed by Rakesh’s intelligence. Soon after the news debate show, they started meeting each other frequently. In April 2022, they got engaged and decided to get married. In one of his Facebook posts, Rakesh Pathak announced his engagement with Shailbala Martin. He has written,

We have been friends for the last two years and during this time we realized that we both share similar thoughts. We often met during news debates. Now we have decided to live together and hence we are going to get married soon. Apart from serving as a senior IAS officer, Shailbala also writes occasionally.

In the same post, he further wrote that during a family get-together, his two daughters Soumya and Sachi introduced Shailbala to their family and their relationship was happily accepted by their family. He has written,

Miss Shailbala Martin, companion of happiness and sorrow. Shail is a resident of Indore. She is an IAS officer of MP cadre. Collector and Municipal Commissioner. She has held many important positions in the state government.

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At the same time, Shailbala Martin shared her love story on one of her social media platforms. She said that soon after a news debate show in 2020, Shailbala and Rakesh started dating each other, which eventually strengthened their friendship. Later they decided to marry each other.

Facts/General Knowledge

  • Her full name is Shail Bala Anjana Martin.

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