Rahul Gandhi Height, Weight, Age, Affairs, Family, Biography & More


Real NameRahul Gandhi
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionIndian Politician
Political PartyIndian National Congress
Political Journey• In 2004, he was elected to the Lok Sabha from Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
• On 24 September 2007, he was appointed General Secretary of All India Congress Committee.
• He was also given charge of National Student Union of India and Indian Youth Congress.
• In the 2009 General Elections, he retained his Lok Sabha seat from the Amethi constituency.
• In January 2013, he was elevated to the position of the vice-president of Indian National Congress.
• He retained his Lok Sabha seat from Amethi constituency in the 2014 General Elections.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 62 kg
in Pounds- 137 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourDark Brown
Blood GroupB (-ve)
Personal Life
Date of Birth19 June 1970
Age (as in 2017)47 Years
Birth PlaceNew Delhi, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
HometownNew Delhi, India (Ancestral origin - Lusiana, Italy)
SchoolSt. Columba's School, Delhi, India
The Doon School, The Mall Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
CollegeSt. Stephen's College, Delhi, India
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, U.S.
Trinity College, Cambridge, England
Educational QualificationsBachelor of Arts from Rollins College, Florida, United States
M.Phil from Trinity College, Cambridge, England
DebutIn 2004, when he announced to contest Lok Sabha elections from Amethi in Uttar Pradesh
FamilyFather- Rajiv Gandhi
Mother- Sonia Gandhi
Brother- N/A
Sister- Priyanka Gandhi
HobbiesReading, Travelling
Major Controversies• He was criticized when his college certificate name and date did not match with what he had claimed.
• He was criticized for his comment that Hindu extremism is more dangerous than Islamic Militancy.
• He faced allegation for raping a girl in Uttar Pradesh along with his friend. Later, the charge was however dropped by the Supreme Court.
• He was also criticized for his statement that poverty is only a "state of mind".
• In May 2011, Uttar Pradesh Police arrested him for protesting against a highway project along with farmers at Bhatta Parsaul village.
• He was also charged for the corruptions in the National Herald case.
Favourite Things
Favourite Foodready-to-eat noodles, diet colas, lemon juice, coastal Indian dishes
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsVeronique Cartelli (a Spanish architect) living in Venezuela
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)$1 billion


Some Lesser Known Facts About Rahul Gandhi

  • Does Rahul Gandhi Smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Rahul Gandhi Drink Alcohol?: Not Known
  • He was born as the 1st of the 2 children of Rajiv Gandhi and Italy-born Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi, India.
  • He was mostly home-schooled along with his sister due to Sikh extremism after Indira Gandhi’s assassination.
  • After his father’s (Rajiv Gandhi’s) assassination in 1991, he shifted to Rollins College from the Harvard University due to security reasons.
  • He used the name- “Raul Vinci” in his college days in order to keep his Identity secret.
  • After graduation, he worked at a management consulting firm in London- Monitor Group.
  • He became one of the directors of Backops Services Private Ltd (a Mumbai-based technology outsourcing firm).
  • In 2004, he announced to take part in the active politics and contested Lok Sabha election from Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh and won with a victory margin of over 1 lakh.
  • He didn’t hold any position in the Indian National Congress until 2006.
  • He is the 5th generation politician of the Gandhi-Nehru family. He is the son, grandson and great grandson of Ex-Prime Ministers of India.