Rahul Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi

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Name: Rahul Gandhi
Nick Name: RaGa
Occupation: Politician
Gender: Male
Height: 171 cm (5' 8'')
Birth Day: June 19, 1970
Age: 50
Birth Place: New Delhi, India
Zodiac Sign: Gemini

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Height: 171 cm (5' 8'')
Weight: 70 kg
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Blood Type N/A
Tattoo(s) N/A

Family

Wife/Spouse N/A
Affairs / Girlfriends • Veronique Cartelli (a Spanish architect) from Venezuela
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• Noal Zaher (Afghan Princess)
Rahul Gandhi had love affair with Noal Zaher
ParentsThe Gandhi Family Tree
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Priyanka Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi with his sister Priyanka Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi, nickname: RaGa, was born on June 19, 1970 in New Delhi, India (50 years old). Rahul Gandhi is a Politician, zodiac sign: Gemini. Find out Rahul Gandhinet worth 2020, salary 2020 detail bellow.

Brief Info

Indian politician and Member of Parliament representing Amethi who became the Vice President of the Indian National Congress in 2013. He is a member of the Nehru-Gandhi family, the most influential political family in India.

Trivia

He is considered a youth icon and was the leader of the Indian Youth Congress and the National Students Union of India.

Net Worth

Net Worth 2020

$3 Million

Salary 2020

Not known

Before Fame

He received degrees in international relations and philosophy at the universities of Rollins and Cambridge before working at the Monitor Group, a management consulting firm in London.

Biography Timeline

1970

Rahul Gandhi was born in Delhi on 19 June 1970, as the first of the two children of Rajiv Gandhi, who later became the Prime Minister of India, and Italian-born Sonia Gandhi, who later became President of Indian National Congress, and as the grandson of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. His paternal grandfather Feroze Gandhi was a Parsi from Gujarat. He is also the great-grandson of India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. Priyanka Vadra is his younger sister and Robert Vadra is his brother-in-law. He identifies himself as a Hindu Brahmin.

1984

Rahul Gandhi attended St. Columba's School, Delhi before entering The Doon School in Dehradun, Uttarakhand from 1981 to 1983. Meanwhile, his father had joined politics and became the Prime Minister on 31 October 1984 when Indira Gandhi was assassinated. Due to the security threats faced by Indira Gandhi's family from Sikh extremists, Gandhi and his sister, Priyanka were home-schooled thereafter.

1989

Rahul Gandhi joined St. Stephen's College, Delhi in 1989 for his undergraduate education but moved to Harvard University after he completed the first year examinations. In 1991, after Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by the Tamil Tigers (LTTE) during an election rally, he shifted to Rollins College in Florida, USA, due to security concerns and obtained his B.A. in 1994. During his time at Rollins, he assumed the pseudonym Raul Vinci and his identity was known only to the university officials and security agencies. He further went on to obtain an M.Phil. from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1995.

2002

After graduation, Rahul Gandhi worked at the Monitor Group, a management consulting firm, in London for three years. In 2002, he was one of the directors of Mumbai-based technology outsourcing firm Backops Services Private Ltd.

2004

In March 2004, Rahul Gandhi announced his entry into politics by announcing that he would contest the May 2004 elections, standing for his father's former constituency of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha, India's lower house of Parliament. His mother had held the seat until she transferred to the neighbouring seat of Rae Bareilly. The Congress had been doing poorly in Uttar Pradesh, holding only 10 of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state at the time. At the time, this move generated surprise among political commentators, who had regarded his sister Priyanka as being the more charismatic and likely to succeed. It generated speculation that the presence of a young member of India's most famous political family would reinvigorate the Congress party's political fortunes among India's youthful population In his first interview with foreign media, Rahul Gandhi portrayed himself as a uniter of the country and condemned "divisive" politics in India, saying that he would try to reduce caste and religious tensions. Rahul Gandhi won, retaining the family stronghold with a victory margin of over 100,000. Until 2006 he held no other office.

2006

Rahul Gandhi and his sister, Priyanka managed their mother's campaign for re-election to Rae Bareilly in 2006, which was won with a victory margin of over 400,000 votes. He was a prominent figure in the Congress campaign for the 2007 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections; Congress, however, won only 22 seats of the 403 seats with 8.53% of votes.

2007

Rahul Gandhi was appointed General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee on 24 September 2007 in a reshuffle of the party secretariat. In the same reshuffle, he was also given charge of the Indian Youth Congress and the National Students Union of India. In 2008, senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily mentioned "Rahul-as-PM" idea when the PM of India Manmohan Singh was still abroad. He was elevated to the position of the vice-president of the party in January 2013.

In September 2007 when he was appointed general secretary in charge of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC) and the National Students Union of India (NSUI), Gandhi promised to reform youth politics. In his attempt to prove himself thus, in November 2008 Gandhi held interviews at his 12 Tughlak Lane residence in New Delhi to handpick at least 40 people who will make up the think-tank of the Indian Youth Congress (IYC), an organisation that he has been keen to transform since he was appointed general secretary in September 2007.

In the Gujarat assembly elections held later in the year, Gandhi was not made the head of the election campaign. This was seen and regarded by opponents as an admission of defeat and was termed as a tactic to avoid blame of defeat. Congress won 57 seats in the assembly of 182, which was 2 less than the previous elections in 2007. Later in bypolls, Congress lost 4 more seats to BJP.

2009

In the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, Gandhi retained his Amethi seat by defeating his nearest rival by a margin of over 370,000 votes. Gandhi was credited with the Congress revival in Uttar Pradesh where they won 21 out of the total 80 Lok Sabha seats. He spoke at 125 rallies across the country in six weeks. The nationwide elections defied the predictions made by pre-poll predictions and exit polls and gave a clear mandate to the incumbent Congress-led UPA government.

Congress activists defended the result in Uttar Pradesh, saying "there's a big difference between state elections and national polls and in the end there is only the first family, a hope and a prayer", and pointing out the turn around attributed to Gandhi in the 2009 Lok Sabha national elections in the state. However, Rahul Gandhi publicly accepted responsibility for the result in an interview after the result was declared.

Gandhi contested the 2014 Indian general election from his constituency, Amethi. and led the election campaign of the Indian National Congress. Gandhi held the Amethi seat by defeating his nearest rival, BJP's Smriti Irani, by a reduced margin of 107,000 votes. Under his leadership, the Indian National Congress suffered its worst ever performance in elections and won only 44 seats compared to 206 seats won previously in the 2009 general election. The Congress-led electoral alliance, the UPA also had its worst ever performance in elections and won only 59 seats compared to 262 seats won previously in the 2009 general election. After the defeat, Gandhi offered to resign his posts, only to be rejected by the party's working committee.

2010

In December 2010 during the United States diplomatic cables leak, WikiLeaks leaked a cable dated 3 August 2009, where the Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh had hosted a lunch on 20 July 2009 for Rahul Gandhi, then the General Secretary of the AICC. One of the guests who was invited for the lunch was the United States Ambassador to India, Timothy J. Roemer. In a "candid conversation" with Roemer, he said that he believes Hindu extremists pose a greater threat to his country than Muslim militants. Rahul Gandhi referred specifically to more-polarising figures in the Bharatiya Janata Party. Also responding to the ambassador's query about the activities in the region by the Islamist militant organisation Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), Rahul Gandhi said there was evidence of some support for the group among certain elements in India's indigenous Muslim population. In a response to this, the BJP heavily criticised Rahul Gandhi for his statements. BJP spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad slammed Rahul Gandhi, saying that his language was a bigger threat to India, dividing the people of the country on communal grounds. Speaking to reporters, Prasad said, "In one stroke Mr. Rahul Gandhi has sought to give a big leverage to the propaganda to all the extremist and terrorist groups in Pakistan, and also some segments of Pakistani establishment. It would also seriously compromise India's fight against terror as also our strategic security. "Adding that terrorism has no religion, he said that Rahul Gandhi had shown his lack of understanding India. Gandhi has also been critical of groups like the RSS and has compared them to terrorist organisations like SIMI.

Gandhi has pushed for the empowerment of women. He backed the Women's Reservation Bill which would allow 33% reservation of all Lok Sabha and state legislative assembly seats for women. This bill passed the Rajya Sabha on 9 March 2010 but has not yet been voted on by the Lok Sabha as of February 2014.

2011

Under Rahul Gandhi, the IYC and NSUI have seen a dramatic increase in members from 200,000 to 2.5 million. The Indian Express wrote in 2011, "Three years later, as another organisational reshuffle is in the offing, Rahul Gandhi's dream remains unrealised with party veterans manipulating internal elections in the Youth Congress and a host of people with questionable background gaining entry into it."

In May 2011, Rahul Gandhi was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police at Bhatta Parsaul village after he turned out in support of agitating farmers demanding more compensation for their land being acquired for a highway project. Rahul Gandhi was taken away from the protest site and later given bail and dropped off at the Delhi-UP border.

Rahul Gandhi opines that the Lokpal should be made a constitutional body and it should be made accountable to the Parliament, just like the Election Commission of India. He also feels that Lokpal alone cannot root out corruption. This statement came out on 25 August 2011, on the 10th day of Anna Hazare's fast. This statement was considered as a delaying tactic by the opposition and Team Anna's members. It was consequently slammed by prominent opposition leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley. The Parliamentary Standing Committee led by Abhishek Manu Singhvi tabled the Jan Lokpal Bill report in the Rajya Sabha on 9 December 2011. The report recommended the Lokpal to be made into a constitutional body. In response, Hazare attacked Rahul Gandhi, claiming he had made the bill "weak and ineffective".

2013

After the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, at a Madhya Pradesh election rally in Indore, Rahul Gandhi claimed that a police officer told him that Pakistan's ISI was trying to recruit disgruntled riot-affected youngsters. However, the district administration, the UP state government, the Union Home Ministry, the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and the Intelligence Bureau (IB) denied any such development. This remark drew heavy criticism from various political outfits such as BJP, SP, CPI and JD(U). Congress's Jairam Ramesh said Gandhi needed to apologise to the Muslim community for this remark. In reply to the ECI's show-cause notice to explain why action should not be initiated against him for violating the Model Code of Conduct, Gandhi said that he didn't intend to exploit communal sentiments but was referring to divisive politics.

The BJP also asked the government to explain why Gandhi, who holds no post in the government, is being briefed by intelligence officers on important security issues. On 13 November 2013, Election Commission of India finding Gandhi's explanation to be insufficient conveyed its displeasure and advised him to be more circumspect in his public utterances during election campaigns.

Rahul Gandhi, on "the convicted lawmakers ordinance" insisted that the ordinance is "complete nonsense" and "What our government has done is wrong". This was expressed on 28 September 2013 in a press meet, when Rahul made a surprise visit to a press meet organised by Ajay Maken on the topic. The ordinance, earlier, was cleared by the government to negate a Supreme Court's judgment that would have led to the ejection of convicted lawmakers.

2014

Rahul Gandhi contested the 2019 Lok Sabha election from two constituencies, Amethi, UP and Wayanad, Kerala. He led the election campaign of the Indian National Congress party. Under his leadership the party improved its seat count from 44 out of 543 in 2014 to 52 out of 542 in 2019. It also boosted its vote from 19.3% to 19.5% in 2019.

2015

In February 2015, Gandhi went on a leave of absence to an "undisclosed location to reflect both on recent events related to the party and its future course". After returning from his leave of absence, Gandhi addressed the farmer and worker's rally, named as Kisan Khet Mazdoor Rally in Ramlila Maidan on 19 April 2015. Here he made "references to his agitations in Niyamgiri in Orissa and Bhatta-Parsaul in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh". The rally was attended by 1 lakh people. In the speech he gave, he criticised the Indian prime minister Narendra Modi about his comment in Toronto where he said that he was "cleaning the mess created by previous governments". He also said "Do you know how Modi won the election?.. He borrowed thousands of crores from industrialists for his several campaigns and advertisements. How will he pay them back? He will pay them back with your land. He will give your land to his industrialist friends."

In the National Herald corruption case, the Delhi High Court dismissed the appeals of Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and five others which included Motilal Vora, Oscar Fernandes, Suman Dubey and Satyan Pitroda in December 2015, and ordered them to appear in person before the trial court on 9 December.

2019

Rahul Gandhi won the Wayanad seat in the 2019 general elections. However, he lost his existing seat of Amethi to BJP's Smriti Irani by a margin of 55,120 votes.

Family Life

Rahul's father, Rajiv Gandhi, and his grandmother, Indira Gandhi, were both Prime Ministers of India. Rahul's mother is Sonia Gandhi and he has a sister named Priyanka.

Family Members

# Name Relationship Net Worth Salary Age Occupation
#1 Varun Gandhi Varun Gandhi Cousin $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 40 Politician
#2 Rajiv Gandhi Rajiv Gandhi Father $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 46 Politician
#3 Stefano Maino Grandfather N/A N/A N/A
#4 Feroze Gandhi Grandfather N/A N/A N/A
#5 Paola Maino Grandmother N/A N/A N/A
#6 Indira Gandhi Indira Gandhi Grandmother $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 66 Politician
#7 Jawaharlal Nehru Jawaharlal Nehru Great-grandfather $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 74 World Leader
#8 Kamala Nehru Great-grandmother N/A N/A N/A
#9 Sonia Gandhi Sonia Gandhi Mother $5 Million N/A 74 Political Wife
#10 Raihan Vadra Nephew N/A N/A N/A
#11 Miraya Vadra Niece N/A N/A N/A
#12 Priyanka Gandhi Priyanka Gandhi Sister $1 Million - $2 Million (Approx.) N/A 48 Celebrity Family Member
#13 Sanjay Gandhi Uncle N/A N/A N/A
#14 Robert Vadra Robert Vadra $2.1 Billion N/A 51 Billionaire

🎂 Upcoming Birthday

Currently, Rahul Gandhi is 51 years, 3 months and 1 days old. Rahul Gandhi will celebrate 52nd birthday on a Sunday 19th of June 2022. Below we countdown to Rahul Gandhi upcoming birthday.

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50th birthday - Friday, June 19, 2020

Quiet 50th birthday for Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, wishes pour in

The Congress has asked its state and district units not to hold any celebratory functions.

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48th birthday - Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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47th birthday - Monday, June 19, 2017

PM Modi wishes Rahul Gandhi on his 47th birthday

New Delhi [India], June 19 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday wished Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on his 47th birthday today

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46th birthday - Sunday, June 19, 2016

Wishes pour in for Rahul Gandhi on 46th birthday

Delhi PCC chief Ajay Maken and hundreds of party leaders and workers met Gandhi at the AICC headquarters to wish him.

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45th birthday - Friday, June 19, 2015

Rahul Gandhi’s 45th birthday: His rare pictures from Express archives

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi celebrates his birthday on June 19. The Congress leader celebrated his 45th birthday in New Delhi with party workers.

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44th birthday - Thursday, June 19, 2014

Congress celebrates Rahul Gandhi's 44th birthday as he is away

Although Rahul is not in Delhi and travelling abroad, his absence did not deter party supporters from marking their leader's birthday with fanfare.

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43rd birthday - June 19, 2013

Rahul Gandhi's 43rd birthday celebrated outside Congress headquarters

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42nd birthday - Tuesday, June 19, 2012

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The annual rituals marking the birthday of Rahul Gandhi, the scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, were rather subdued this year. Gandhi had spent the greater ...

41st birthday - Sunday, June 19, 2011

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40th birthday - Saturday, June 19, 2010

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