Kapil Sibal Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Caste: Khatri
Age: 75 Years
Hometown: Chandigarh

Kapil Sibal

ProfessionPolitician & Lawyer
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in feet inches- 5’ 8”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourWhite
Political Party• Independent (supported by the Samajwadi Party) (2022-present)
• Indian National Congress (INC) (1998-2022)
Indian National Congress Flag
Political Journey• Elected as a Member of the Rajya Sabha in 1998
• Secretary of the Congress Parliamentary Party from 2000 to 2002
• Member of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on Stock Market Scam from April 2001 to December 2002
• Member of the Business Advisory Committee in August 2001
• Member of the Committee on Home Affairs in 2002
• Elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time in 2004
• Appointed as the Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences on 23 May 2004
• Re-elected to the 15th Lok Sabha in 2009
• Appointed as the Union Minister of Human Resource Development in 2009
• Appointed as the Union Minister for Communications and Information Technology on 19 January 2011
• Took additional charge of the Ministry of Law & Justice in May 2013
• Elected as a Member of the Rajya Sabha on 5 May 2016
• On 16 May 2022, he quit the Indian National Congress.
• On 25 May 2022, he filed his nomination for Rajya Sabha elections as an independent candidate supported by the Samajwadi Party.
Personal Life
Date of Birth8 August 1948 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2023)75 Years
BirthplaceJalandhar, Punjab
Zodiac signLeo
SignatureKapil Sibal's Signature
SchoolSt. John's High School, Chandigarh
College/University• St. Stephen's College, New Delhi
• Harvard Law School, Cambridge, USA
Educational Qualifications• Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from St. Stephen's College in 1964
• M.A. in History from St. Stephen's College in 1969
• Masters in Law (LLM) from Harvard Law School in 1977
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
AddressC-1, Maharani Bagh, New Delhi
HobbiesWatching Cricket, Listening to Music, Cooking, and Writing Poems
Controversies• In 2007, Kapil Sibal was named in the Vodafone Scandal, which had a tax dispute of INR 11,000 Crores.

• In 2011, he faced a lot of criticism when he stated that the loss to the exchequer incurred was zero in the 2G spectrum scam. He later had to clarify his statement.

• On 27 December 2011, as the Minister of Information Technology, he proposed that he wanted to regulate and monitor all content on the internet, especially Facebook, Twitter, Google, and others. He was heavily criticized throughout the country for this proposal. Students put out protests and some hackers even hacked his website and posted memes on it.
Students Protesting Kapil Sibal's Censorship Proposal

• In 2017, it was revealed that his 2nd wife, Promila Sibal, partially owned and managed a slaughterhouse; one of the biggest in the country. The Jains protested against the slaughterhouse as it was named Arihant; which means eternal bliss in the Jain community. The name was changed to Ashriya. It was soon revealed that Sibal hid his wife's profession in the affidavit he submitted to the Election Commission for the 2014 General Elections.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date• Nina Sibal-13 April 1973
• Promila Sibal- Year 2005
Wife/SpouseFirst Wife: Nina Sibal (1973-2000)
Kapil Sibal's First Wife Nina Sibal

Second Wife: Promila Sibal (2005-Present)
Kapil Sibal with his second wife Promila Sibal
ChildrenSon- 2 Sons
• Amit Sibal (Lawyer)
• Akhil Sibal (Lawyer)
Kapil Sibal's son Akhil Sibal
Daughter- None
ParentsFather- Hira Lal Sibal (Lawyer)
Kapil Sibal's father Hira Lal Sibal
Mother- Kailash Rani Sibal
Kapil Sibal's mother Kailash Rani Sibal
SiblingsBrother- 3 Brothers
• Virender Sibal (Elder; IAS Officer)
• Jitendar Sibal (Elder; IAS Officer)
• Kanwal Sibal (Elder; IFS)
Kapil Sibal's brother Kanwal Sibal
Sister- Asha Nanda
Style Quotient
Car Collection• Mercedes GLC (2015 Model)
• Toyota Corolla (2003 Model)
• Hyundai Sonata (2001 Model)
• Suzuki Jeep (1995 Model)
• Toyota Camry (2016 Model)
Bike Collection• Royal Enfield Bullet Standard (1996 Model)
• Hero Splendor (2016 Model)
Assets/Properties (as in 2015)Movable: INR 38.77 Crores

Cash: INR 3.10 Lacs
Bank Deposits: INR 11.29 Crores
Jewellery: INR 35.70 Lacs

Immovable: INR 136.13 Crores

Agricultural lands worth INR 27.5 Crores
Non-Agricultural lands worth INR 4 Crores
Commercial Buildings worth INR 2.78 Crores
Residential Buildings worth INR 12.03 Crores
Other Land worth INR 53 Crores
Money Factor
Salary (As a Rajya Sabha member)1 Lac INR per month + other allowances
Net Worth (approx.)212 Crores INR (as in 2015)

Kapil Sibal

Some Lesser Known Facts About Kapil Sibal

  • Kapil Sibal is an Indian politician. He has held many important ministerial positions and is also a lawyer of the Supreme Court. After remaining a member of the Indian National Congress for more than three decades, he resigned from the party on 16 May 2022.
  • He cleared the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Examination but later did not join it to start his law firm in 1980.
  • Kapil Sibal was the Additional Solicitor General of India between 1989 and 1990. He has been elected as the President of the Supreme Court Bar Association 3 times.

    Kapil Sibal As The President of the Supreme Court Bar Association

    Kapil Sibal As The President of the Supreme Court Bar Association

  • He is the lawyer who had addressed the Parliament in the historic impeachment proceedings of the Supreme Court Justice V. Ramaswami in 1993.
  • Based on his background in constitutional and parliamentary studies, Kapil Sibal was nominated to the Rajya Sabha in 1998. He represented the Congress party from Bihar.
  • He played an important role in getting the television airwaves separate from the monopoly of Doordarshan and opened the path for other news and entertainment channels to get independent airwaves.
  • He is the only Indian Member of Parliament to visit Antarctica.

    Kapil Sibal Before Starting Off For Antarctica

    Kapil Sibal Before Starting Off For Antarctica

  • Kapil Sibal inaugurated the National Tsunami Early Warning System in Hyderabad in October 2007. This system detects earthquakes of 6 magnitudes or more, occurring in the Indian Ocean in less than 20 minutes of its occurrence.
  • His father, Hira Lal Sibal was a renowned advocate. He was acknowledged for his expertise. He was honoured with the Padma Bhushan and was nicknamed- The Living Legend of the Law, by the International Bar Association in 1994.

    Kapil Sibal's Father Hira Lal Sibal Receiving The Padma Bhushan

    Kapil Sibal’s Father Hira Lal Sibal Receiving The Padma Bhushan

  • His father died on 28 December 2012 in Chandigarh. He was cremated in Chandigarh with full state honours.
  • Kapil Sibal loves cricket and he has even been a guest commentator for a match between India and Australia.

    Kapil Sibal Playing Cricket

    Kapil Sibal Playing Cricket

  • He is a member of the governing body of the St. Stephen’s College and has also served on the Board of the Indira Gandhi National Open University for many years.
  • In 2012 he led the UPA Government’s negotiations with civil society groups to create India’s first anticorruption bill.
  • His brother, Kanwal Sibal was an IFS officer and the former Foreign Secretary of India.

    Kapil Sibal's Brother Kanwal Sibal

    Kapil Sibal’s Brother Kanwal Sibal