Manu Sharma Age, Wife, Controversies, Family, Biography & More


Manu Sharma

Real NameSiddharth Vashisht
ProfessionOwner of a Pub
Famous ForBeing Convicted in Jessica Lal Murder Case, 1999
Manu Sharma Convicted In Jessica Lal Murder Case
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 175 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth1977
Age (as in 2018) 41 Years
BirthplaceNot Known
Nationality Indian
SchoolMayo College, Ajmer
College/UniversityIndian Institute of Human Rights, New Delhi
Educational QualificationNot Known
Political InclinationIndian National Congress
Controversies• He was once slapped by his father publicly for quarreling with the son of former Union Minister Harmohan Dhawan
• The police also arrested him for eve-teasing a girl
• On 18 December 2006, he was convicted for the Jessica Lal's murder case with a penalty of life imprisonment in Tihar jail
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage DateApril 22, 2015
ParentsFather- Venod Sharma (Former Indian National Congress Minister)
Mother- Shakti Rani Sharma
Manu Sharma's Parents
SiblingsBrother- Kartikeya Sharma (Businessman)
Kartikeya Sharma
Sister- None
Style Quotient
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)₹5.5 Crore

Manu Sharma

Some Lesser Known Facts About Manu Sharma

  • Does Manu Sharma smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Manu Sharma drink alcohol?: Yes
  • Former President of India, Shankar Dayal Sharma was the father-in-law of Manu Sharma’s uncle.
  • The Sharma family is said to be very rich having total assets of 1000 Crore including a bungalow in sector 9 Chandigarh, a cinema, three sugar mills, and four hotels.
  • Manu Sharma has suffered Asthma since his childhood.
  • He completed his undergraduate course in commerce from Chandigarh. After that, Manu wanted to pursue MBA, but his father made him join the family business, handing him over the responsibility of one of their mills at Bhadson in Karnal.
  • He built up the Piccadilly hotel chain in the late 1990’s.
  • He was then a party freak and used to attend parties in Delhi.
  • On 29 April 1999, in an unlicensed operating bar, Manu was partying when he demanded Jessica Lal to serve him alcohol which she refused to do despite being offered ₹1000 since the bar was closed. He shot her down from his .22mm pistol leading to her death.
  • He was detained on the charges of destruction of evidence, murder, and other offenses. All the 32 witnesses present at the party turned hostile in court. On 21 February 2006, Manu and other accused were acquitted by Delhi High Court since the police were unable to sustain the grounds of the case built against Manu. They also failed at recovering the weapon which was used to kill Jessica.
  • The result of his acquittal led to a huge public outcry. The case was opened again in Delhi High Court in March 2006, evidence that included the two cartridges recovered from Manu’s car helped in ruling Manu guilty of Jessica Lal’s murder and was given life imprisonment in Tihar jail. He has since (18 December 2006) been imprisoned in Tihar jail along with other co-accused Amardeep Singh Gill and Vikas Yadav for having destructed the evidence. Manu Sharma
  • In 2009, he was granted a parole, twice, for 30 days each by the then Lieutenant Governor of Delhi on the grounds of her ailing mother and grandmother. It was later found that his grandmother had already died in 2008 and her mother was seen in a media briefing for promotions in Chandigarh.  The same year, he was seen partying around in clubs in Delhi which could not save the then Chief Minister of Delhi ‘Sheila Dikshit’ from criticism for granting him parole.

  • All this led to public outrage and hence, Delhi Government canceled his parole and on 11 November 2009, he returned to Tihar jail.
  • ‘Siddhartha Vashishta Charitable Trust’ was founded by Manu during his imprisonment, managed by his brother and mother. This Trust assisted to spread cancer awareness, child education, and rehabilitation of prisoners etc. 130 children of prison inmates were said to be assisted by his trust by 2011.

  • He raised the productivity of the carpentry factory and of the bakery from Rs 2.16 Crore and Rs 45 Lakh to  Rs 12 Crore and 2.3 Crore in 4 years as the marketing head of Tihar jail.
  • In 2011, a parole was granted to him to attend the wedding of ‘Kartikeya Sharma‘ (his younger brother) though he was prevented to visit any nightclubs and also his movements were restricted in the cities; Chandigarh, Karnal, and Ambala.
  • A parole of nine days in 2013 and another parole of 30 days in 2014, were granted to him to appear for his master’s exams.
  • In 2015, he got married to a friend (who hails from Mumbai and is a model) whom he knew for ten years in a low profile ceremony. The marriage had been delaying because of his conviction.

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