Naveen Jindal Age, Wife, Family, Biography

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Hometown: Hisar
Age: 54 Years
Wife: Shallu Jindal

Naveen Jindal

Profession(s)Industrialist & Politician
Party• Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) (March 2024-present)
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• Indian National Congress (INC) (2004-2024)
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Political Journey• In 2004, elected as a Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from Kurukshetra constituency of Haryana.
• In 2009, re-elected to the Loka Sabha from Kurukshetra constituency.
• In 2014, lost the Loka Sabha election from Kurukshetra constituency.
• In March 2024, he quit the Indian National Congress and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.
Biggest RivalAbhay Singh Chautala
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 10" (178 cm)
Weight (approx.)75 Kg (165 lbs)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth9 March 1970 (Monday)
Age (as of 2024)54 Years
BirthplaceHisar, Haryana, India
Zodiac signPisces
HometownHisar, Haryana, India
SchoolCampus School Hisar, Haryana
Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi, India
Sawan Public School, Chattarpur Road, New Delhi
College/UniversityHans Raj College, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
The University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, Texas, United States
Educational QualificationsA.I.S.S.E. (Class 10th) in 1985 from Delhi Public School (DPS)
A.I.S.S.E. (Class 12th) in 1987 from Sawan Public School, Chattarpur Road, New Delhi
B.Com (Hons.) in 1990 from University of Delhi
MBA in 1992 from The University of Texas at Dallas, United States of America
FamilyFather- Om Prakash Jindal (Former Industrialist & Politician)
Mother- Savitri Jindal (Politician)
Naveen Jindal with his Mother
Brothers- Sajjan Jindal, Ratan Jindal, Prithviraj Jindal
Naveen Jindal (extreme left) with his father (centre) and 3 Brothers
Sisters- Seema Jajodia, Nirmala Goel, Saroj Bhartia, Urmila Bhuwalka, Sarika Jhunjhunwala
Naveen Jindal (extreme right) with his Mother brother Ratan (extreme left) and two Sisters (centre)
CasteVaishya (Bania)
HobbiesPlaying Polo, Doing Yoga, Reading, Travelling
Controversies• In 2012, his name appeared in the alleged Coalgate Scam. In 1998, BJP ruled NDA Government had allotted coal blocks to Jindal Power Limited (JPL) followed by allocations under the UPA Government. Jindal Group became the largest beneficiary of coal block allocations. Allegations were made that despite having the cheapest coal, Jindal sold power at high prices.

• On 11 June 2013, CBI filed a charge sheet against Naveen Jindal and his Group for the alleged coal scam.

• In January 2015, Chhattisgarh High Court directed police to file a rape complaint against Naveen Jindal and his associates. However, the investigation highlighted that the allegations were fake.

• In October 2012, at a Press Conference, Jindal showed video evidence against Zee News officials in which they were trying to extort a sum of Rs 1 billion from Jindal for not running the story of Jindal being involved in the Coal scam. After he filed a case against the Zee News officials, 2 Zee News editors- Samir Ahluwalia and Sudhir Chaudhary were sent to jail.
SportsPolo, Skeet Shooting
PoliticiansSonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Sexual OrientationStraight
WifeShallu Jindal (Classical Dancer)
Naveen Jindal with his Wife Shallu Jindal
ChildrenSon- Venkatesh Jindal
Daughter- Yashasvini Jindal (Classical Dancer)
Naveen Jindal with his Wife and Children
Money Factor
Net Worth$5.1 Billion (as of 2016)

Naveen Jindal

Some Lesser Known Facts About Naveen Jindal

  • He was born as the youngest child to Om Prakash Jindal (industrialist-philanthropist-politician).
  • His father, Om Prakash Jindal, had served as the Minister of Power in the Government of Haryana.
  • His mother, Savitri, has also remained a minister in Haryana Government till 2014.
  • At the University of Texas at Dallas, he was the President of the Student Government and received the Student Leader of the Year Award.
  • Jindal inclined towards politics in his student days and after completing his post graduation in the US, he returned to India and started managing his father’s political affairs.
  • In his first Lok Sabha election in 2004, he defeated his nearest rival Abhay Singh Chautala by a margin of 1,30,000 votes.
  • As a Member of Parliament, he moved a Private Member Bill in the Lok Sabha for a Food and Nutrition Security Scheme, which paved the way for the National Food Security Act (NFSA).
  • While studying at the University of Texas at Dallas, Naveen Jindal used to display the Indian Flag whenever possible; as he was inspired by the American tradition in which displaying the national flag is considered as a mark of patriotism. However, when he returned to India and hoisted the Indian Flag at his factory premises in Raigarh (Chhattisgarh), the Bilaspur Commissioner objected as at that time a private citizen was allowed to fly the national flag only on two occasions- Independence Day and Republic Day.
  • In February 1998, Jindal filed a writ petition in the Delhi High Court against the restrictions placed on him by the officials for displaying the national flag. Based on the report of the Dr. P.D. Shenoy Committee, the Government announced that citizens will be free to display/fly the National Flag of India on all days of the year from 26 January 2002.
  • Naveen Jindal has introduced the concept of “Monumental Flags” in India. Now, one can see these gigantic flags flowing across several locations in India.

  • To instill pride among the Indian citizens, he established the Flag Foundation of India with his wife Shallu.
  • He is a National Record holder in Skeet Shooting and has captained the Indian Team that won a Silver medal in the South Asian Federation Games in 2004. Naveen Jindal Skeet Shooting
  • Jindal has also excelled in Polo and has won several laurels under his captaincy for JSPL’s Polo Team. Naveen Jindal Playing Polo