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Age: 35
Husband: Aneesh Bhatia
Hometown: Hyderabad

Gayatri Reddy

Bio/Wiki
Birth nameTikkavarapu Gayatri Reddy [1]Twitter
Full nameGayatri Reddy Bhatia [2]Twitter
Profession(s)Journalist, Socialite, and Sports Promoter
Famous for• Owner of the Deccan Chargers in the Indian Premier League (now defunct).
• Daughter of T. Venkattram Reddy (Owner of Deccan Chronicle).
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 165 cm
in meters- 1.65 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 5”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth 24 July 1986 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2021) 35 Years
BirthplaceHyderabad, India
Zodiac signLeo
Nationality Indian
HometownHyderabad, India
College/UniversityUniversity College London
Educational QualificationB.Sc. honours in construction management from University College London. [3]Mint
ControversiesTermination of Deccan Chargers: In September 2012, after playing for five years in the IPL and winning the title once, the Hyderabad-based Deccan Chargers franchise, owned by Gayatri, was terminated from the IPL. The BCCI terminated the franchise after its owners declined the sole Rs. 900 crore bid from the PVP Ventures while selling the franchise. However, in July 2020, a Bombay High Court-appointed arbitration tribunal ruled that the decision to terminate Deccan Chargers by the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) on grounds of contract breach was illegal. The court ordered the BCCI to pay a compensation of INR 4814.67 crores plus 10% interest from 2012 to the Deccan Chronicle Holding Ltd. [4]Sportstar[5]The Hindu Business Line
Gayatri Reddy on termination of Deccan Chargers

Gayatri's father and uncle arrested: On 14 February 2015, Gayatri's father and paternal uncle were arrested by the CBI in relation to a Canara Bank money-laundering case, and their arrest made headlines. [6]The News Minute According to a report, when the complaint was registered against the Reddys, T. Venkattram Reddy's sports cars, posh bungalows, and other assets were seized. Reportedly, Gayatri and her mother's jewellery, posh wardrobe, and apartments were also auctioned. [7]India Herald

Reddy family's assets seized: In the same money laundering case against the DHCL, the former promoters of the firm, her father and uncle, were the prime accused. In October 2020, the ED provisionally attached the immovable assets worth Rs 122.15 crore belonging to Reddys. Reportedly, the ED also seized the high-end vehicles of the Reddy family. The agency had also hinted at the involvement of Reddys' close family members in the case. [8]The Hindu
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsAneesh Bhatia
Marriage Date17 February 2016
Family
Husband/SpouseAneesh Bhatia (Director/Owner at
Hindustan Aerosystems Pvt. Ltd. and the son of AirAsia India's co-founder)
Gayatri Reddy Bhatia with her husband, Aneesh Bhatia
ChildrenDaughter- Aleena Bhatia
Aneesh Bhatia (Gayatri Reddy Bhatia's husband) with his new born daughter and brother, Amit Bhatia
Note: She has one more child.
ParentsFather- T. Venkattram Reddy (Owner and Chairperson of Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited)
Gayatri Reddy's father, T. Venkattram Reddy
Mother- Manjula Reddy (worked as senior features editor at the Deccan Chronicle)
Gayatri Reddy with her mother, Manjula Reddy, and father, T. Venkattram Reddy
SiblingsBrother- T. Vijay Reddy (Vice- President of Deccan Chronicle)
Gayatri Reddy with her younger brother, T Vijay Reddy
Sister- None
Style Quotient
Car Collection• 23 Bentley Continental GT Convertibles
• 4 Bentley Flying Spurs
• 2 Lamborghini Gallardos
• 2 Bentley Arnage
• 1 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe
• 1 Porsche 911 Carrera S

NOTE: The Reddy family has many more vehicles.
Gayatri Reddy

Some Lesser Known Facts About Gayatri Reddy

  • Gayatri Reddy is an Indian journalist, socialite, and sports promoter who is popularly known for owning the Deccan Chargers, a team in the Indian Premier League that is now defunct.
  • Gayatri is a cricket fan who regularly expresses her views on the game, as well as other sports on her Twitter account.
  • Her father, T. Venkattram Reddy, has been associated with the Indian National Congress and has also served as the member of the Rajya Sabha.
  • Gayatri’s parents own a house in Delhi where she visited often while growing up. So, her fashion style and writings are inspired by both the cities’ culture, Hyderabad and Delhi. [9]Zariin
  • Gayatri enjoys an ultra-rich and lavish lifestyle, and the Reddys boast of a huge collection of high-end cars.
  • Her paternal uncle, T. Vinayak Ravi Reddy, is another big shot of the South who is the Vice Chairman/Managing Director of Deccan Chronicle Holdings Ltd since 2003. He is also a board member of the Asian Age Holdings Ltd. and Sieger Solutions Ltd.
  • When IPL began in 2008, Gayatri assisted her father in building the Deccan Chargers team. She was the sole in-charge of selecting the players and was involved in all the important decision making. The team won the IPL in 2009.

  • The Telugu big shot used to be constantly present during her team’s games and was often spotted cheering the boys. Her regular presence in the cricket grounds made Gayatri one of the leading ladies of the IPL (Indian Premier League). At the same time, she became one of the most searched people on Google India. [10]Mint

    Gayatri Reddy

    Gayatri Reddy cheering for Deccan Chargers

  • In 2010-11, the Reddy family got associated with the Deccan Chronicle newspaper. Gayatri’s mother, Manjula Reddy, was appointed senior features editor at the Deccan Chronicle, who handled the Tabloid section and other major editorial responsibilities. T. Vijay Reddy, Gayatri’s younger brother with a B.Sc. degree in business studies, was appointed the vice-president of the venture. [11]Business Standard
  • After the Deccan Chargers controversy, several memes surfaced on social media through which people missed her “glamorous presence” in the IPL matches.

    Meme on Gayatri Reddy after the termination of Deccan Chargers

    Meme on Gayatri Reddy after the termination of Deccan Chargers

  • In 2013, Gayatri took the position of features editor at Deccan Chronicle and The Asian Age newspaper. According to Gayatri, she loves to write about travel, sports, fashion, and cuisine. She has also interviewed many Indian celebrities.
  • At the end of 2015, Gayatri Reddy got engaged to Aneesh Bhatia, who hails from a powerful and rich Delhi-based family. The engagement was a private ceremony, which reportedly took place in Sri Lanka. [12]The Economic Times
  • She started her new year with a bang by finally tieing the knot on February 17 in a 5-day long extravagant wedding affair with Aneesh. Her husband is an industrialist who runs Hindustan Aerosystems that manufactures and supplies precision components to the aerospace industry. He is the son of AirAsia India’s co-founder. [13]The Economic Times The groom’s elder brother, Amit Bhatia is married to the Indian steel tycoon, Lakshmi Mittal’s daughter, Vanisha Mittal Bhatia.

    Gayatri Reddy Bhatia

    Gayatri Reddy Bhatia (in white) with her family

  • Gayatri has also served as a member of the Young Ficci Ladies Organisation (YFLO) Delhi Executive Committee (2020-21). [14]Facebook
  • In a column that she wrote for Hindustan Times, Gayatri expressed her views on her goals in life. In an interview, she revealed that once when her daughter asked her about the goal of her (Gayatri’s daughter) life, she became speechless as she had never given a thought over that. [15]Hindustan Times Gayatri, while quoting the words of Swami Vivekananda, said,

    I was too dumbfounded to answer, for I had never thought about it! I was leading my life, doing my job, raising my kids, looking after my family. But, were these my goals in life? Getting a cushy job, owning a house and car, getting a hefty bank balance — suddenly these seemed to pale away. That wasn’t my goal in life.”