|Birth name||Tikkavarapu Gayatri Reddy Twitter|
|Full name||Gayatri Reddy Bhatia 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”
|Date of Birth||24 July 1986 (Thursday)|
|Age (as of 2021)||35 Years|
|College/University||University College London|
|Educational Qualification||B.Sc. honours in construction management from University College London. Mint|
|Address||Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited, Sarojini Devi Road, Hyderabad, India, 500003|
|Controversy||Termination of Deccan Chargers: BCCI terminated the Deccan Charges franchise on 14 September 2012 after its owners, Gayatri Reddy and others, declined the sole Rs. 900 crore bid from PVP Ventures while selling the franchise. It was terminated for breaching the contract terms. The Hindu Business Line
|Relationships & More|
|Marriage Date||17 February 2016|
|Husband/Spouse||Aneesh Bhatia (Director/Owner at
Hindustan Aerosystems Pvt. Ltd. and the son of AirAsia India's co-founder)
|Children||Daughter- Aleena Bhatia
|Parents||Father- T. Venkattram Reddy (Owner and Chairperson of Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited)
Mother- Manjula Reddy (worked as senior features editor at the Deccan Chronicle)
|Siblings||Brother- T. Vijay Reddy (Vice- President of Deccan Chronicle)
|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: This list is not exhaustive.
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.
- She is the daughter of Telugu mogul- T. Venkattram Reddy, who is the owner of the Deccan Chronicle Holdings Limited (DCHL) and a former Congress 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. 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). She also earned the title of being one of the most searched people on Google India at that time. Mint
- 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 BSc degree in business studies, was appointed the vice-president of the venture. Business Standard
- 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. 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 ₹4814.67 crores plus 10% interest from 2012 to the Deccan Chronicle Holding Ltd. Sportstar
- In 2013, Gayatri took the position of features editor at Deccan Chronicle and The Asian Age newspaper. She has been serving at the same designation. The journalist is inclined towards writing on travel, sports, fashion, and cuisine. She also interviews Indian celebrities.
- On 14 February 2015, Gayatri’s father and paternal uncle were arrested by CBI in relation to a Canara Bank money-laundering case, and their arrest made headlines. The News Minute. According to a report, when the complaint was registered against the Reddys, 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. India Herald
- 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. 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. The Economic Times
- The groom’s elder brother, Amit Bhatia is married to the Indian steel tycoon, Lakshmi Mittal’s daughter, Vanisha Mittal Bhatia.
- In the same money laundering case against DHCL, the former promoters of the firm- her father and uncle were the prime accused. In October 2020, ED had provisionally attached immovable assets worth Rs 122.15 crore belonging to Reddys. Reportedly, according to ED, the agency had seized the high-end vehicles from the Reddys’ possession. ED had also hinted at the involvement of Reddys’ close family members as well. The Hindu
- Gayatri is a mother of two (as of July 2021) and has served as a member of the Young Ficci Ladies Organisation (YFLO) Delhi Executive Committee 2020-21. Facebook
- In a column that she wrote for Hindustan Times, Gayatri expressed her views on her goals in life. When she stumbled upon the question asked by her daughter, Reddy recalled the words of Swami Vivekananda. Hindustan Times She 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.”