Ira Trivedi Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

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Husband: Madhu Mantena
Age: 38 Years
Height: 5' 8"

Ira Trivedi

Profession• Yoga Teacher
• Author
• Columnist
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 55 kg
in pounds- 121 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Awards, Honours, Achievements • New India Express Devi Award For Dynamism and Innovation in 2015
• UK Media Award for the best investigative article dealing with bride trafficking in India in 2015
• BBC's 100 most influential women in the World (2017) [1]BBC
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 December 1984 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2022)38 Years
BirthplaceLucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac signSagittarius
College/University• Wellesley College, Massachusetts
• Columbia University
• Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centre
Educational Qualification• Bachelor of Economics (2002 -2006)
• MBA (2006-2008)
• Yoga Acharya degree
AddressRaghunath Bhawan, 7, Spring Lane, (via Green Avenue) Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070
Hobbies• Travelling
• Playing with animals (especially dogs and horses)
Controversies#MeToo allegation [2]Outlook
During the peak of the #MeToo movement in 2018, she courageously spoke to Outlook magazine, sharing that Chetan Bhagat and Suhel Seth had physically harassed her on several occasions.
Comments against Hinduism [3]DNA India
Her name became viral after a controversial comment against Beef in 2019 and said,

"Beef is the ‘cheapest source of protein’. Beef is an important source of protein for the malnourished and the ban on beef would be unfair, especially to the Muslim community."

In another tweet, she tweeted praise of Islam and criticized Hinduism and tweeted,

"The Quran is a deeply progressive text! Modern-day Hinduism is deeply regressive."

This tweet led to stoppage of her Yoga show on Doordarshan.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsMadhu Mantena (Film Producer)
Marriage Date11 June 2023
A photo from wedding function of Madhu Mantena and Ira Trivedi
Husband/SpouseMadhu Mantena
Madhu Mantena
ParentsFather- Vishwapati Trivedi (IAS Officer of 1977 Madhya Pradesh cadre)
Mother- Mona
Ira Trivedi's parents
SiblingsBrother- 1
• Anant Vijay
Sister- 2
• Anjani
• Ishani
Ira Trivedi (centre) with her siblings
Other relativesUncle: Prajapati Trivedi (IAS Officer)
Grandmother: Kranti Devi (Daughter of Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla, first CM of Madhya Pradesh)
ActorDominic West

Ira Trivedi

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ira Trivedi

  • Ira Trivedi is an Indian author, columnist, and Yoga teacher who is known for teaching yoga through her books and shows. She has authored several fiction and non-fiction books. She caused an uproar among the public with her comments against Hinduism. She got married to the film producer Madhu Mantena in June 2023.
  • She used to play squash and was a national-level Squash player during her school days. She liked horseriding while growing up, and it was her passion before taking up yoga.
  • At the age of 19, Ira wrote her first novel titled ‘What Would You Do To Save the World,’ which was published by Penguin India in 2006.

    Cover of Ira Trivedi's first book, What Would You Do To Save the World

    Cover of Ira Trivedi’s first book, What Would You Do To Save the World

  • She has published several books including The Great Indian Love Story in 2009, There’s No Love On Wall Street in 2011, Nikhil and Riya in 2017, and Om The Yoga Doga in 2020, a children’s book for yoga. She co-authored a dating advice book with Sachin Bhatia titled The Desi Guide To Dating.

    Poster of Ira Trivedi's book, The Great Indian Love Story

    Poster of Ira Trivedi’s book, The Great Indian Love Story

  • She shares her knowledge of Yoga with people around the world through her Yoga Retreat Programmes. She started Yog Love, an online Yoga studio, during the COVID-19 pandemic with the aim of promoting health and well-being.

    Poster of Ira Trivedi's yoga session

    Poster of Ira Trivedi’s yoga session

  • She later established Namami Yoga, a foundation dedicated to imparting the teachings of Yoga and valuable life skills to underprivileged children.
  • Ira has also hosted two Yoga shows on television. The first show aired on Doordarshan in 2018 and had a total of 60 episodes. The second show was broadcasted on India Today in 2021
  • Ira has contributed to various esteemed publications such as The New York Times, The Hindu, Deccan Chronicle, The Telegraph, The Times of India, and Outlook, where she extensively covered topics related to foreign affairs and foreign policy.
  • After publicly announcing his upcoming marriage with Ira Trivedi in April 2023, her husband Madhu Mantena disclosed that their acquaintance spanned over a decade. He had previously proposed to her, but she declined the proposal citing concerns related to caste, age, and cultural disparities. Following this, Madhu Mantena married the fashion designer Masaba Gupta, but their marriage ended in divorce. Eventually, fate brought Madhu and Ira back together, leading to their eventual marriage.

    Ira Trivedi with her husband, Madhu Mantena

    Ira Trivedi with her husband, Madhu Mantena

  • She participated in organizing the inaugural International Day of Yoga held at Rajpath, New Delhi. It was an extraordinary event where the collective efforts of many resulted in the creation of two remarkable Guinness World Records: one for the largest yoga lesson and another for the most nationalities participating in a yoga lesson.