Menu

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

Quick Info→
Caste: Kashmiri Brahmin
Net Worth: 15.88 Crore
Age: 49 Years

Rahul Gandhi

Sponsored

Bio/Wiki
NicknameRaGa
ProfessionPolitician
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
Politics
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 in 2019) 49 Years
BirthplaceNew Delhi, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
SignatureRahul Gandhi Signature
NationalityIndian
HometownNew Delhi, India (Ancestral origin - Lusiana, Italy)
School(s)• St. Columba's School, Delhi, India
• The Doon School, The Mall Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
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 from Trinity College, Cambridge, England
ReligionHinduism
CasteKashmiri Brahmin (Dattatreya) [1]Economic Times
EthnicityIndian, Italian
Blood GroupB (-ve)
Food HabitNon-Vegetarian
Address12, Tughlak Lane, New Delhi
HobbiesReading, Travelling
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.
• 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."
Girls, Affairs, and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/Girlfriends• Veronique Cartelli (a Spanish architect) from Venezuela
rahul-gandhi-with-his-girlfriend
• Noal Zaher (Afghan Princess)
Rahul Gandhi had love affair with Noal Zaher
Family
Wife/SpouseN/A
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
Favourite Things
Favourite Food(s)Noodles, Cold Drinks, Coastal Indian Dishes
Favourite Politician(s)Rajiv Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru
Style Quotient
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
Money Factor
Salary (approx.)Rs. 1 Lakh + other allowances (As an MP)
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 15.88 Crore (As in 2019)

Rahul Gandhi

Sponsored

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.
  • 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.

Sponsored
Sponsored

References/Sources:   [ + ]