'Kamala Harris children', 'Kamala Harris husband', 'Kamala Harris step-children -- were some of the other things Indians had searched for during the same period. Even the 'Kamala Harris nude' phrase witnessed a 300% spike in Google searches.
Harris is a step-mother to her attorney-husband Doug Emhoff's two children from his earlier marriage.
Harris has a deep connection with India, which she has often reflected on. Her mother, Shyamala Gopalan, was born in Thulasenthirapuram, barely 300 km from the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu's capital Chennai
Days before the US presidential election last year, Harris listed idli and "really good sambar" and "any kind of tikka" as her favourite Indian dishes. "So South Indian, it would be idli with... a really good sambar, and then North Indian -- probably any kind of tikka (meat ball)."
Idli, a savoury rice cake popular in southern India, is produced by steaming a batter consisting of fermented black lentils and rice. Sambhar is lentil soup.
On the US election day, Harris ancestral village in southern India prayed for her. Free idli and sambhar were also distributed to all residents of the village on that day.
On August 11, 2020, the 56-year-old US senator from California became the first woman of colour and the first person of Indian origin to be nominated as the Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden's running for the elections later that year.