Jyotiraditya Scindia Age, Wife, Family, Caste, Biography & More

Jyotiraditya Scindia


Full NameJyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 160 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political PartyIndian National Congress
Jyotiraditya's Political Party, Indian National Congress
Political Journey2002: Elected to the Lok Sabha from the Guna District of Madhya Pradesh
2004: Re-elected to the Lok Sabha
2007: Became a member of Union Council of Ministers as the Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology
2009: Elected to the Lok Sabha for the third time and also took charge as the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry.
2012: Became the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power
2013: Became the Chief of the Campaign Committee, Madhya Pradesh
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 January 1971
Age (as in 2018) 47 Years
BirthplaceBombay, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signCapricon
HometownGwalior, Madhya Pradesh
School(s)• Campion School, Bhopal, India
• The Doon School, Dehradun
College/University• Harvard University
• Stanford Graduate School of Business
Educational Qualification• Graduation in Economics from Harvard University
• M.B.A. from Stanford Graduate School of Business
AddressJai Vilas Palace, Lashkar, Gwalior 470 004, Madhya Pradesh
HobbiesCricket, Swimming, Reading, Travelling, Photography, Playing Golf
Controversies• Jyotiraditya filed a legal claim over the property of his late father, worth ₹20,000 Crore; claiming himself the sole inheritor, which was challenged by his aunts in the court.
• A legal notice was filed by Jyotiraditya against the Bharatiya Janata Party chief, Nand Kumar Singh Chouhan over the allegations that a hospital in Madhya Pradesh, which was inaugurated by a Dalit BJP MLA, Gopilal Jatav, was 'cleaned by sprinkling Gangajal,' just before Jyotiraditya's visit to the Hospital. To which BJP refused to back down on their claims, stating the act insulted the entire Dalit community.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateDecember 12, 1994
Wife/SpousePriyadarshini Raje Scindia (from the Gaekwad Family of Baroda)
Jyotiraditya Scindia With His Wife
ChildrenSon- Mahanaryaman Scindia
Daughter- Ananya Scindia
Jyotiraditya Scindia With His Children
ParentsFather- Madhavrao Scindia (Politician)
Jyotiraditya Scindia's Father
Mother- Madhavi Raje Scindia
Jyotiraditya Scindia With His Mother
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Chitrangada Raje Scindia
Jyotiraditya Scindia With His Sister
RelativesPaternal Aunt- Vasundhara Raje (Politician)
Vasundhara Raje
Style Quotient
Assets/PropertiesBank Fixed Deposits: ₹83 Lakhs
Bonds, Debentures, Shares: ₹1 Crore
Jewellery: ₹24 Lakhs
Total Value: ₹2 Crore (As Of 2014)
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)₹33 Crore (as in 2014)

Jyotiraditya Scindia

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jyotiraditya Scindia

  • Does Jyotiraditya Scindia smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Jyotiraditya Scindia drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • He belongs to the Scindia Family who once ruled the city, Gwalior.
  • His grandfather was Jivajirao Scindia, the last Maharaja of the then princely state, Gwalior; which in 1947, joined the Dominion of India.
  • His father, Madhavrao Scindia, became the title holder of his royal family after the demise of Jivajirao Scindia, but in 1971, after the 26th amendment, all the official symbols of princely India, including privileges, titles, and privy purses were abolished by the Government of India.
  • His father died in a plane crash in the year 2001, after which, Jyotiraditya joined the politics.
  • He represents the Guna constituency of Madhya Pradesh as a Member of Parliament.
  • He was one of the richest ministers (in the UPA Government) with assets around ₹25 Crores including foreign securities and investments worth over 16 crore as per a source in 2014.
  • He has also been the Chairman of the regional Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MPCA).
  • He spoke against the corruption in Indian Cricket after the spot-fixing scandal of the Indian Premier League came into light, following which a member of the MPCA, Sanjay Jagdale, resigned from his post of secretary from the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
  • He has also served as an investment banker at Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley.
  • Jyotiraditya was an intern at the UN Economic Development Cell.
  • In 2016, a man died after colliding with a car carrying Jyotiraditya, near Alappuzha in Kerala. Jyotiraditya sent his car and driver to the police station after the incident occurred. He later twitted about the incident also.

  • Apart from his inherited wealth, Jyotiraditya also has shares in the following nine companies: ARS Trustee Company, PRS Trustee Company, MJS Trustee Company, Ananya Raje Tavern, Priyadarshini Raje Resort, Earth Financial Advisors, Moonrise Financial Advisors, Mahanaaryaman Resort, and Shivali Financial Advisors.
  • In 2018, the most gossiped wink by the Congress President, Rahul Gandhi in the Parliament, after he hugged the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, was delivered to Jyotiraditya Scindia. To which, Scindia replied to the press that, “Farmers are committing suicide, women are being raped, Dalits are being oppressed, the lands of tribals are being snatched and unemployment is rising. In spite of all this, the fourth pillar of democracy (press) is more concerned about someone winking.”

  •  In 1994, Jyotiraditya got married to Priyadarshini Raje Scindia. It was a love at first sight for Jyotiraditya. They met over a family dinner for the first time in 1991.

Jyotiraditya Scindia’s Marriage Picture

  • Here’s a conversation between Jyotiraditya Scindia and journalist, Navika Kumar.

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