Navjot Singh Sidhu Height, Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Caste: Jat Sikh
Wife: Navjot Kaur Sidhu
Age: 57 Years

Navjot Singh Sidhu

Nickname(s)Sixer Sidhu, Sheri Paaji and Sidhu Paaji
Profession(s)Cricketer, Politician and Commentator
Political Party• Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)- 2004-2016
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• Indian National Congress (INC)- 2017-present
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Political Journey• Won the 2004 Lok Sabha Elections from Amritsar on a BJP ticket.
• Won the 2009 Lok Sabha Elections by defeating Congress' Om Prakash Soni by 6858 votes from Amritsar.
• Did not contest the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections from any constituency; after Arun Jaitley was given the ticket from Amritsar.
• Became a Rajya Sabha Member on 28 April 2016.
• Resigned from the Rajya Sabha on 18 July 2016.
• In 2016, he formed a new political front - Aawaaz-e-Punjab along with Pargat Singh and Bains brothers.
• Joined the Indian National Congress in January 2017.
• Won the 2017 Punjab Assembly Elections from Amritsar East and became a Minister of Local Bodies.
• In the cabinet reshuffle of the Amarinder Singh Government, he was allocated the Ministry of Power and New and Renewable Energy Sources.
• On 14 July 2019, he twitted a copy of his resignation from the Punjab Cabinet, dated 10 June 2019 and addressed to Rahul Gandhi.
Navjot Singh Sidhu Resignation
• On 18 July 2021, Congress president Sonia Gandhi appointed him president of the Punjab Congress Committee.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 188 cm
in meters- 1.88 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 2”
Eye ColourLight Brown
Hair ColourBlack
International DebutTest- 12 November 1983 vs West Indies at Ahmedabad
ODI- 9 October 1987 vs Australia at Chennai
Domestic/State TeamPunjab
Likes to play againstPakistan
Favourite shotsHitting over the top
Records (main ones)• His highest ODI score of 134 against England at Gwalior in 1993.
• He made a unique record of getting 500 Test runs in a year thrice, in 1993, 1994 and 1997.
• He became the first Indian cricketer to score 5 centuries in ODI's.
• His epic 11 hours at the cricket crease against West Indies in 1996–97, where he made 201 runs.
Career Turning PointWhen he was selected for the 1987 Cricket World Cup.
Favorite CricketerBatsman: Sachin Tendulkar
Personal Life
Date of Birth20 October 1963
Age (as of 2020)57 Years
BirthplacePatiala, Punjab, India
Zodiac signLibra
HometownPatiala, Punjab, India
SchoolYadavindra Public School, Patiala
CollegeMohindra College, Panjab University, Chandigarh
Educational QualificationsGraduate
FamilyFather- Late Sardar Bhagwant Singh (Cricketer)
Mother- Late Nirmal Sidhu
Navjot Singh Sidhu with his parents
Brother- None
Sisters- Suman Toor, Late Neelam Mahajan
CasteJat Sikh
HobbiesInternet surfing and learning new things
Controversies• In 1988, he had a road rage incident, for which he was convicted in 2006, but after appealing to the Indian Supreme Court, his sentence was suspended.
• He was accused by Star India for breaching a contractual agreement by working as a commentator for Set Max's Indian Premier League 2014.
• The All India Sikh Student Federation (AISSF) logged a complaint against him to Akal Takht for twisting words from Gurubani.
• On 18 August 2018, he was among the special guests present at the oath-taking ceremony of Imran Khan at the Aiwan-e-Sadr (the President House) in Islamabad, Pakistan, where he hugged the Pakistani army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, for which he was highly criticised in India.
Navjot Singh Sidhu hugging General Qamar Javed Bajwa
Girls, Family & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
Wife/SpouseNavjot Kaur Sidhu (Doctor and Politician)
Navjot Singh Sidhu with family
ChildrenDaughter- Rabia Sidhu
Son- Karan Sidhu
Style Quotient
Cars CollectionToyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Fortuner, Mini Cooper
Gold rings worth ₹15 lakh
Watches worth ₹44 lakh

Commerical- Commercial Chotti Baradari, PTA Showroom 146/5
Residential- Yadvindra Colony, PTA H.No. 26
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)INR 10 crore (as of 2016) INR 1,10,000 (as of 2016) + Other allowances (as an MLA)
Net Worth (approx.)INR 50 crore (as of 2016)

Navjot Singh Sidhu

Some Lesser Known Facts About Navjot Singh Sidhu

  • Does Navjot Singh Sidhu  smoke?: No
  • Does Navjot Singh Sidhu  drink alcohol?: No
  • Sidhu was born to a Jat Sikh family. His father had also been a cricket player. 
  • In the 1987 World Cup, he scored 5 fifties in a row.
  • He walked out of 1996 tour of England because he thought his captain Mohammad Azharuddin was frequently abusing him.
  • He joined politics after retiring from cricket in December 1999.
  • He was dropped after playing only two Tests, but he made a strong comeback in the World Cup in 1987.
  • He and his wife are known are known for their honest work due to which they have issues with the Akali government in Punjab for their way of working.
  • He made a special appearance in various movies like  ABCD 2, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and Mera Pind.
  • He was a popular contestant of  Big Boss 6, but made an early exit due to political commitments.
  • Despite being a Sikh, he has immense knowledge and respect for Hindu religion and is a vegetarian too.
  • He is considered to have mastered meditation, which he started as a result of tough times after his father’s demise.
  • After a long-time absence from his Lok Sabha constituency, an NGO offered a reward of Rs 2 lakh for getting him back.
  • After floundering his political designations finally he joined Indian National Congress (INC) on 15 January 2017. Navjot Singh Sidhu with Rahul Gandhi