Govind Dandekar Wiki: Meet The New Jeopardy Contestant

Govind Dandekar is a solutions architect from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is a new contestant on Jeopardy, the top-rated quiz show in the United States.

On the new Jeopardy episode, he will face the previous episode champion, Stephen Webb, and Gwen Lockman, a Ph.D. Candidate at the University of Texas at Austin.

Stephen is enjoying his six days winning streak on the show with a total score of $155,281. He became Tuesday’s episode champ with a score of $16,000.

Dandekar is eager to book his first victory on Jeopardy. The new episode with air on Wednesday, 15 March 2023.

Get to know Jeopardy contestant Govind Dandekar’s age, education, family background, ethnicity, job, and wiki here.

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Govind Dandekar Age, Wiki & Education

Dandekar is 45 years old now. He was born in March 1978 in Marion, Iowa, United States, and has American nationality. 

Govind attended Linn-Mar High School in his hometown. After high school, he attended Stanford University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. (Valium)

Moreover, he earned a degree in Computer Science from the University of British Columbia in 2014.

Govind Dandekar Family Background & Ethnicity

Dandekar comes from a prominent family in the United States. His parents are Swati Dandekar and Arvind Dandekar.

Swati is a former Iowa state legislator and former U.S. Executive Director at the Asian Development Bank. She now runs Thirty Ninth Street Strategies, LLC. Similarly, his father Arvind serves as the CEO/president of Fastek, a technology company in Hiawatha, Iowa.

Govind belongs to the Asian ethnicity as his parents are from India. His mother hails from Nagpur, India, and has been residing in the United States for over four decades.

The youngest of two sons, he has a brother named Ajay Dandekar. Ajay is an Associate Professor at the University of Washington.

Govind Dandekar Job & Professional Details

Dandekar is a solutions architect by profession and has worked for renowned companies in the United States and Canada. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, he now works at a financial services company named Stripe.

Prior to that, he works in applications development at Mojio, a software company in Vancouver, Canada. Moreover, he worked for more than seven years in financial analysis and sales management at Google.

From 2000 to 2003,  he worked in Corporate Strategic Planning at The Walt Disney Company.