Birthday cheer

Jan 17, 2013, 00:25 IST | Special Features

As the First Lady of the US Michelle Obama turns 49 today, CS takes a quick peek at her life:

>> Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama was born on January 17, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois, to Fraser Robinson III, a city water plant employee and Democratic precinct captain, and Marian (née Shields), a secretary at Spiegel’s catalog store.

Michelle Obama

>> Michelle grew up in a two-story house on Euclid Street in Chicago’s South Shore community area.

>> Michelle is a lawyer by profession and worked at the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met Barack Obama first. She was assigned to mentor him.

>> Their relationship started with a business lunch and then a community meeting. 

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