Rahul Gandhi Age, Caste, Wife, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

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Caste: Kashmiri Brahmin
Net Worth: 15.88 Crore
Age: 52 Years

Rahul Gandhi

Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Hair ColourDark Brown
Political PartyIndian National Congress (INC)
Rahul Gandhi is a member of Indian National Congress
Political Journey• In 2004, he was elected to the Lok Sabha for the first time 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 the Amethi constituency in the 2014 General Elections.
• On 11 December 2017, he was elected President of the Indian National Congress.
• In the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, he registered a massive win from the Waynaad Constituency; however, he lost the Amethi seat to BJP's Smriti Irani
• On 3 July 2019, he quit as Congress chief. Mr. Gandhi made the resignation letter public, in which he held himself accountable for the 2019 Lok Sabha loss.
Rahul Gandhi Resignation Letter As Congress Chief
Biggest RivalNarendra Modi
Personal Life
Date of Birth19 June 1970
Age (as of 2022) 52 Years
BirthplaceNew Delhi, India
Zodiac signGemini
SignatureRahul Gandhi Signature
HometownNew Delhi, India (Ancestral origin - Lusiana, Italy)
School(s)• St. Columba's School, Delhi, India
• The Doon School, The Mall Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India

Note: After the assassination of his grandmother, Indira Gandhi, he was mostly homeschooled. [1]Rahul Gandhi
College/University• St. Stephen's College, Delhi, India
• Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
• Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, U.S.
• Trinity College, Cambridge, England
Educational Qualification(s)• Bachelor of Arts from Rollins College, Florida, United States
• M.Phil (Economics) from Trinity College, Cambridge, England
• Studied International Relations and Politics at Harvard

Note: After the assassination of his father, Rajiv Gandhi, he moved from Harvard to Rollins College, where he completed his study in International Relations and Politics. [2]Rahul Gandhi - YouTube
CasteKashmiri Brahmin (Dattatreya) [3]Economic Times
EthnicityIndian, Italian
Blood GroupB (-ve)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian [4]Rahul Gandhi - YouTube

Note: In an interview, he talked about his food preferences and said that he never liked jackfruit and peas.
Address12, Tughlak Lane, New Delhi
HobbiesReading, Travelling, Scuba Diving, Free Diving
Controversies• In December 2010, he was criticized for his comment that Hindu extremism is more dangerous than Islamic militancy.

• In February 2014, he was criticized when his college certificate name and date did not match with what he had claimed.

• In October 2012, he faced allegation for raping a girl in Uttar Pradesh along with his friends. Later, the charge was, however, dropped by the Supreme Court. [5]BBC

• In August 2013, he was 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.Rahul Gandhi was accused in National Herald Case

• During the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, he had to regret over his comment about Prime Minister Narendra Modi that "even the Supreme Court has accepted that Chowkidar Chor Hai."

National Herald Case: In 2012, Subramanian Swamy brought this case in a trial court. According to Swamy, the Gandhis took over Associated Journals Limited (AJL), the publishing house of the National Herald started by Jawaharlal Nehru in 1938, to try to acquire more than 20bn rupees in property assets by using Congress party funds. In 2008, the National Herald was shut down; at that time, AJL owed the Congress an accumulated debt of 900m rupees. In 2010, the Gandhis launched a non-profit company named Young India Private Limited and assigned the debt owed by AJL to this company. Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi each own 38% of Young India Private Limited as its board of directors, and the remaining 24% is owned by Congress leaders Motilal Vora and Oscar Fernandes, journalist Suman Dubey and entrepreneur Sam Pitroda. In June 2022, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) summoned Mr Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi to explain allegations of money laundering. [6]BBC
Rahul Gandhi marched to the Enforcement Directorate office in Delhi in June 2022
Girls, Affairs, and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends• Veronique Cartelli (a Spanish architect) from Venezuela
• Noal Zaher (Afghan Princess)
Rahul Gandhi had love affair with Noal Zaher
ParentsFather- Rajiv Gandhi (Former Indian Prime Minister)
Mother- Sonia Gandhi (Former UPA President)
Rahul Gandhi (left) with his sister and Parents
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- Priyanka Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi with his sister Priyanka Gandhi
RelativesBrother-in-Law- Robert Vadra (Businessman)
Rahul Gandhi with his brother in law Robert Vadra
Uncle- Late Sanjay Gandhi (Politician)
Rahul Gandhi's Uncle Sanjay Gandhi
Aunty- Maneka Gandhi (Politician)
Maneka Gandhi Rahul Gandhi's Aunty
Cousin- Varun Gandhi (Politician)
Family TreeThe Gandhi Family Tree
FoodNoodles, Coastal Indian Dishes, Seafood, Chicken Tikka, Seekh Kebab, Mutton, Omelette
Restaurant(s)Moti Mahal in Delhi, Sagar, Swagat, Sarvana Bhavan [7]Rahul Gandhi - YouTube
Politician(s)Rajiv Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs. 1 Lakh + other allowances (As an MP)
Assets/Properties (as in 2019)Immovable Assets

• A piece of farmland in Delhi's Sultanpur Village and two office premises in Gurgaon worth Rs. 10.08 Crore

Movable Assets

• 333.3 gm of gold jewellery worth Rs. 5.80 Crore
• Bonds debentures and shares worth Rs. 5.19 Crore
• Bank balance worth Rs. 17.93 lakh
• Rs. 4o thousand Cash in hand

Note: In his affidavit in 2019, he mentioned that he did not own a car to his name
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 15.88 Crore (As in 2019)

Rahul Gandhi

Some Lesser Known Facts About Rahul Gandhi

  • Does Rahul Gandhi smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Rahul Gandhi drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Rahul was born as the 1st of the 2 children of Rajiv Gandhi and Italy-born Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi, India.
  • He is the grandson of late Indira Gandhi (Former Prime Minister of India) and Feroze Gandhi.

    Rahul Gandhi sitting beside his grandmother Indira Gandhi and mother Sonia Gandhi (little sister Priyanka Gandhi in her lap)

    Rahul Gandhi sitting beside his grandmother Indira Gandhi and mother Sonia Gandhi (little sister Priyanka Gandhi in her lap)

  • Because of the Sikh extremism after Indira Gandhi’s assassination, Rahul was mostly home-schooled along with his sister.
  • After his father’s assassination in 1991, he shifted to Rollins College from Harvard University due to security reasons.

    Rahul Gandhi burning the pyre of his father

    Rahul Gandhi burning the pyre of his father

  • He used the name- “Raul Vinci” in his college days in order to keep his Identity secret.

    Rahul Gandhi during his college days

    Rahul Gandhi during his college days

  • After graduation, Rahul Gandhi worked at a management consulting firm in London, Monitor Group; this was his first job, and his first pay cheque was around £2500 or £3000. [8]Rahul Gandhi – YouTube
  • 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 his first Lok Sabha election from Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh and won with a victory margin of over 1 lakh.
  • Rahul Gandhi didn’t hold any position in the Indian National Congress until 2006.
  • He is often mocked as ‘Pappu’ on social media. Once, former cabinet minister Venkaiah Naidu called him ‘Pappu Ji’ in the Lok Sabha. Since then social media has made many trolls of his name.
  • In December 2017, Rahul Gandhi was elected the President of the Indian National Congress. He was elected unopposed as no other candidate filed his nomination.
  • When Rahul Gandhi visited Singapore in 2018, his government’s development (in Congress Regimes) was questioned by a journalist.
  • On 21 July 2018, during his speech in parliament, he unexpectedly hugged PM Narendra Modi and winked towards party colleagues.

  • He holds a black belt in Aikido, a modern Japanese martial art. He used to box in college. [9]Rahul Gandhi – YouTube