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Rahul Gandhi Biography, Age, Caste, Wife, Girlfriend, Family & More

Rahul Gandhi is an Indian politician and a member of the Indian Parliament, representing the constituency of Wayanad, Kerala in the 17th Lok Sabha. A member of the Indian National Congress, he served as the President of the Indian National Congress from 16 December 2017 to 3 July 2019

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Caste: Kashmiri Brahmin
Nickname: Raga
Age: 50 Years
Rahul Gandhi Biography
Rahul Gandhi Biography
Rahul Gandhi Biography
Nickname RaGa
Profession Politician
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) centimeters– 170 cm
meters– 1.70 m
feet inches– 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 70 kg
in pounds– 154 lbs
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Dark Brown
Politics
Political Party Indian National Congress (INC)

Indian National Congress

Political Journey • In 2004, he was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time from Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
• On 24 September 2007, he was appointed General Secretary of All India Congress Committee.
• He was also given charge of the National Student Union of India and Indian Youth Congress.
• In the 2009 General Elections, he retained his Lok Sabha seat from the Amethi constituency.
• In January 2013, he was elevated to the position of vice-president of the Indian National Congress.
• He retained his Lok Sabha seat from the Amethi constituency in the 2014 General Elections.
• On 11 December 2017, he was elected President of the Indian National Congress.
• In the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, he registered a massive win from the Waynaad Constituency; however, he lost the Amethi seat to BJP’s Smriti Irani
• On 3 July 2019, he quit as Congress chief. Mr. Gandhi made the resignation letter public, in which he held himself accountable for the 2019 Lok Sabha loss.
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Biggest Rival Narendra Modi
Personal Life
Date of Birth 19 June 1970
Age (as in 2020) 50 Years
Birthplace New Delhi, India
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Gemini
Signature Signature_of_Rahul_Gandhi
Nationality Indian
Hometown New Delhi, India (Ancestral origin – Lusiana, Italy)
School(s) • St. Columba’s School, Delhi, India
• The Doon School, The Mall Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
College/University • St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, India
• Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
• Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, U.S.
• Trinity College, Cambridge, England
Educational Qualification(s) • Bachelor of Arts from Rollins College, Florida, United States
• M.Phil from Trinity College, Cambridge, England
Religion Hinduism
Caste Kashmiri Brahmin (Dattatreya)
Ethnicity Indian, Italian
Blood Group B (-ve)
Food Habit Non-Vegetarian
Address 12, Tughlak Lane, New Delhi
Hobbies Reading, Travelling
Controversies • In December 2010, he was criticized for his comment that Hindu extremism is more dangerous than Islamic militancy.
• In February 2014, he was criticized when his college certificate name and date did not match with what he had claimed.
• In October 2012, he faced allegations for raping a girl in Uttar Pradesh along with his friends. Later, the charge was however dropped by the Supreme Court.
• In August 2013, he was criticized for his statement that poverty is only a “state of mind.”
• In May 2011, Uttar Pradesh Police arrested him for protesting against a highway project along with farmers at Bhatta Parsaul village.
• He was also charged for corruption in the National Herald Case.

Rahul charged for the corruptions in the National Herald Case
• During the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, he had to regret his comment about Prime Minister Narendra Modi that “even the Supreme Court has accepted that Chowkidar Chor Hai.”

Girls, Affairs, and More
Marital Status Unmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends • Veronique Cartelli (a Spanish architect) from Venezuela

Veronique Cartelli
• Noal Zaher (Afghan Princess)

Noal Zaher

Family
Wife/Spouse N/A
Parents Father– Rajiv Gandhi (Former Indian Prime Minister)

Rajiv Gandhi
Mother– Sonia Gandhi (Former UPA President)

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Siblings Brother– None
Sister– Priyanka Gandhi

Priyanka Gandhi

Relatives Brother-in-Law– Robert Vadra (Businessman)

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Uncle– Late Sanjay Gandhi (Politician)

Late Sanjay Gandhi
Aunty– Maneka Gandhi (Politician)

Maneka Gandhi
Cousin– Varun Gandhi (Politician)

Family Tree Gandhi's Family Tree
Favorite Things
Favorite Food(s) Noodles, Cold Drinks, Coastal Indian Dishes
Favorite Politician(s) Rajiv Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru
Money Factor
Salary (approx.) Rs. 1 Lakh + other allowances (As an MP)
Assets/Properties (as in 2019) Immovable Assets

• A piece of farmland in Delhi’s Sultanpur Village and two office premises in Gurgaon worth Rs. 10.08 Crore

Movable Assets

• 333.3 gm of gold jewelry worth Rs. 5.80 Crore
• Bonds debentures and shares worth Rs. 5.19 Crore
• Bank balance worth Rs. 17.93 lakh
• Rs. 4o thousand Cash in hand

Note: In his affidavit in 2019, he mentioned that he did not own a car to his name

Net Worth (approx.) Rs. 15.88 Crore (As in 2019)
Rahul Gandhi Biography
Rahul Gandhi Biography

Some Lesser Known Facts About Rahul Gandhi Biography

  • Does Rahul Gandhi smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Rahul Gandhi drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Rahul was born as the 1st of the 2 children of Rajiv Gandhi and Italy-born Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi, India.
  • He is the grandson of late Indira Gandhi (Former Prime Minister of India) and Feroze Gandhi.
    Rahul Gandhi sitting beside his grandmother Indira Gandhi and mother Sonia Gandhi (little sister Priyanka Gandhi in her lap)
    Rahul Gandhi sitting beside his grandmother Indira Gandhi and mother Sonia Gandhi (little sister Priyanka Gandhi in her lap)
  • He is the great-grandson of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.
  • Because of the Sikh extremism after Indira Gandhi’s assassination, Rahul was mostly home-schooled along with his sister.
  • After his father’s assassination in 1991, he shifted to Rollins College from Harvard University due to security reasons.
    Rahul Gandhi burning the pyre of his father
    Rahul Gandhi burning the pyre of his father
  • He used the name- “Raul Vinci” in his college days in order to keep his identity secret.
    Rahul Gandhi during his college days
    Rahul Gandhi during his college days
  • After graduation, Rahul Gandhi worked at a management consulting firm in London- Monitor Group.
  • He became one of the directors of Backops Services Private Ltd (a Mumbai-based technology outsourcing firm).
  • In 2004, he announced to take part in active politics and contested his first Lok Sabha election from Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh and won with a victory margin of over 1 lakh.
  • Rahul Gandhi didn’t hold any position in the Indian National Congress until 2006.
  • He is often mocked as ‘Pappu’ on social media. Once, former cabinet minister Venkaiah Naidu called him ‘Pappu Ji’ in the Lok Sabha. Since then social media has made many trolls of his name.
  • In December 2017, Rahul Gandhi was elected the President of the Indian National Congress. He was elected unopposed as no other candidate filed his nomination.
  • When Rahul Gandhi visited Singapore in 2018, his government’s development (in Congress Regimes) was questioned by a journalist.

  • On 21 July 2018, during his speech in parliament, he unexpectedly hugged PM Narendra Modi and winked towards party colleagues.

 

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