Sanjay Rath is an Indian astrologer. He comes from a traditional family of astrologers from Bira Balabhadrapur Sasan village in Puri, which trace their lineage back to Shri Achyuta Das. Sanjay Rath studied under his uncle, the late Pandit Kasinath Rath. His grandfather, the late Pandit Jagannath Rath, was the Jyotish Ratna of Odisha and authored many books on Jyotisha. Sanjay Rath became a graduate of mechanical engineering and joined the Government of India in July 1991. He was promoted to Under Secretary in the Ministry of Defence in October 1997. After the encouraging reception of his translation of Maharshi Jaimini's Upadesha Sutras and the growing number of students, Sanjay Rath resigned from government service in September 2000 to devote himself completely to Jyotisha.