Wife: Hemsweta Mirdha
Age: 45 Years
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in feet & inches- 6'
|Political Party||Indian National Congress
|Political Journey||• Contested the Lok Sabha by-elections from Rohtak, Haryana (2005)
• Won the 15th Lok Sabha election from the Rohtak constituency on a ticket from the Indian National Congress (2009)
• Won the Lok Sabha election from the Rohtak constituency on a ticket from the Indian National Congress (2014)
• Contested the Lok Sabha election from the Rohtak constituency on a ticket from the Indian National Congress (2019)
• Elected to the Rajya Sabha from Haryana (2020)
|Awards, Honours||• Bharat Asmita Jana Pratinidhi Shrestha award for his work towards rural development through education and power generation (2010)
• Honoured with the Best Parliamentarian Award Union Minister for Micro, Small and Enterprise Giriraj Singh at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi (2019)
|Date of Birth||4 January 1978 (Wednesday)|
|Age (as of 2023)||45 Years|
|School||• Mayo College, Ajmer
• Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, New Delhi
|College/University||• Maharshi Dayanand University in Rohtak, Haryana
• Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Bloomington
• University of Delhi
|Educational Qualification||• Matriculation from Mayo College, Ajmer (1993)
• Senior Secondary from Delhi Public School, R.K. Puram, New Delhi (1995)
• B.Tech from Maharshi Dayanand University, Rohtak, Haryana (1999)
• Master of Business Administration in finance and strategy from Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Bloomington (2003) MyNeta
• Bachelor of Laws from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi (2019)
|Address||VPO - Sanghi, Tehsil & District - Rohtak, Haryana|
|Hobbies||Cricket, Haryana-style wrestling, and tennis, reading books|
|Controversies||Defamation Case against Brij Bhushan: When Indian wrestlers protested against the former president of the Wrestling Federation of India BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh for sexually assaulting female wrestlers in January 2023, Brij Bhushan put allegations on Deepender Singh Hooda during an interview with an ANI reporter
"90% of the athletes & guardians of Haryana trust the Wrestling Federation of India. A few families & the girls who have levelled allegations belonged to the same 'akhada'...The patron of that 'akhada' is Deepender Hooda." Hindustan Times
During an interview, Deepender Singh Hooda gave his statement against allegations put on by Brij Bhushan saying
"I don't know why he has dragged our names. We're filing a defamation case against him. Our wrestlers are fighting for justice & entire nation is supporting them. Independent inquiry must be done." Hindustan Times
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||22 February 2010|
|Wife/Spouse||Geeta Grewal (div. 2005) (dentist)
Hemsweta Mirdha (m. 2010)
|Children||He has a son.
|Parents||Father- Bhupinder Singh Hooda (former chief minister of Haryana)
Mother- Asha Hooda
|Other relatives||Great-grand father- Choudhary Matu Ram Hooda (a politician, a social reformer and a freedom fighter)
Grand father- Ranbir Singh Hooda (a politician and a freedom fighter)
|Car Collection||Ford Endeavour|
|Salary/Income (approx.)||Rs. 74 lakhs
Note: His income was for the financial year 2018-2019. My Neta
• Cash: Rs. 2,45,284
• Bank Deposits: Rs. 3,86,54,113
• Bonds, Debentures and Shares: Rs. 2,12,11,824
• Motor Vehicles: Rs. 35,36,100
• Jewellery: Rs. 86,73,607
• Agricultural Land: Rs. 1,18,60,000
• Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 1,29,00,000
• Commercial Buildings: Rs. 7,85,00,000
Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2019. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents. My Neta
|Net Worth (approx.)||Rs. 17 crores
Note: Deepender Singh Hooda’s net worth was for the financial year 2018-2019. It excludes the net worth of his wife and dependents. My Neta
Some Lesser Known Facts About Deepender Singh Hooda
- Deepender Singh Hooda is an Indian politician and a member of the Rajya Sabha from Haryana. He served three terms from 2005 to 2019 as a Member of Parliament in Lok Sabha from Rohtak. He has held the position of a special invitee to the Congress Working Committee, which is the executive committee of the Indian National Congress.
- Deepender Singh Hooda’s great-grandfather, Choudhary Matu Ram Hooda, worked closely with Mahatma Gandhi in the independence movement. In 1985, Choudhary Matu Ram served as one of the important leaders in the establishment of the Indian National Congress.
- Deepender’s grandfather, Ranbir Singh Hooda, was the 1st and 2nd Lok Sabha member from Rohtak, Haryana and remained a member of Rajya Sabha also. During his tenure, he had served undivided Punjab and present Haryana. In 1941, he got arrested for participating in the Satyagraha movement.
- He secured the second-highest position during his bachelor’s at Maharshi Dayanand University in Rohtak, Haryana.
- During his master’s at Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Bloomington, he became the Leader-in-Residence of Poling Chair of Business and Government at the university and earned honorary Beta Gamma Sigma.
- At the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, he was elected as the president of the Asian Students Association.
- He organized an Asian Business Conference guiding a team of Asian students from the top 15 business schools in the United States at Harvard University while doing a master’s at Indiana University.
- Before joining politics, Deepender Singh Hooda worked in various corporate companies. In May 1999, he joined the Fabric Manufacturing Division of Reliance Industries Limited as a process engineer. By the time he left his job at Reliance Industries, he was the assistant manager of the Offshore Operations Co-ordination department.
- Later, he started working as a software engineer at Infosys and left the job in August 2001.
- He worked for more than two years at Sabre Corporation, Dallas, USA as a senior manager in the product strategy and marketing department.
- He was offered a job at McKinsey & Company, but he rejected the offer and came back to India to join politics.
- In 2005, when he joined the political party, he was 27 years old, the youngest member of parliament.
- He belongs to the fourth generation of the family who is serving in public service.
- After winning the 15th Lok Sabha election, he was appointed as a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Human Resource Development and the Committee on Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme.
- He became a member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy after winning the 2014 Lok Sabha election from the Rohtak constituency with 4,90,063 votes.
- He helped in the establishment of many educational institutes like the Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak, the state-of-art cancer centre- AIIMS-II campus at Jhajjar, and many sports centres, stadiums, government schools and colleges over the period of his three terms as a member of Parliament.
- In 2019, he lost the Lok Sabha election from the Rohtak constituency to Arvind Kumar Sharma from the Bhartiya Janta Party.
- He took oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha on 22 July 2020.
- He served as a member of the Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice from July 2020 to September 2022; in this tenure, he also became a member of the Joint Committee on Salaries and Allowances of Members of Parliament (August 2020), and the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance (November 2020).
- In September 2022, he was appointed as a member of the Committee on External Affairs.
- In January 2023, he became a member of the Committee on Information and Communication Technology Management in the Rajya Sabha.
- He has remained a member of the board at the Council of IITs and Vice Chairman at the Indian Red Cross Society.
- Being a member of Lok Sabha, he served as a chairman of the Indo-UK forum of Parliamentarians.
- In 2017, he undertook a visit to Japan aiming to strengthen the bilateral relations between the two countries as he was part of the India-Japan Forum of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Fikki – FICCI).
- In 2011, he acquired a position in the list of the Top 12 Indians on the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders List.
- In September 2022, he joined Rahul Gandhi for the Bharat Jodo Yatra across the country.
- He was the columnist for the newspaper The Indian Express and wrote about Indian economics and international affairs. The Indian Express
- He likes to read about subjects like History, American Civil War, Indian Freedom Movement, World War II, French Revolution, ancient Egypt, the Greeks and the Indus Valley Civilization, social economics, marxism, capitalistic economic models, and governance.