Rajeev Shukla Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 64 Years
Wife: Anurradha Prasad
Hometown: Kanpur

Rajeev Shukla

Profession(s)Politician, Journalist, Political Commentator
Famous ForBeing the Chairman of Indian Premier League
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet inches- 5’ 4”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political PartyIndian National Congress
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Political Journey• His political career began in 2000 when he was elected as a Member of Parliament.
• Then, he became a member of the Akhil Bhartiya Loktantrik Congress Party.
• In 2003, this party merged with the INC (Indian National Congress) and he was appointed as a Spokesperson of the INC.
• Later, in January 2006, he was nominated as a Secretary to the All India Congress Committee. He elected for the second time in March 2006.
• As a politician, Rajeev Shukla has held few notable positions including "Minister of State – Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs" (2011) and "Minister of State – Ministry of Planning" (2012).
Personal Life
Date of Birth13 September 1959 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2023)64 Years
BirthplaceKanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Zodiac signVirgo
SignatureRajeev Shukla's Signature
HometownKanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
College(s)• VSSD (Vikramajit Singh Sanatan Dharma) College of Law, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
• P.P.N. College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
• Christ Church College, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Educational Qualification(s)• LL.B from VSSD College of Law, Kanpur
• MA from Christ Church College, Kanpur
Permanent Address119/501, Darshan Purwa, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh - 208012
HobbiesReading, Travelling, Watching Sports
Controversies• On 1 June 2013, he resigned from his position as the IPL Chairman due to the alleged charges of spot-fixing and corruption in the IPL. In 2015, he was again appointed as the Chairman of IPL by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).

Rape-molestation allegation from the wife of Dawood's aide: In November 2021, Rehnuma Bhati, the wife of one of Dawood Ibrahim's aides', registered a complaint against her husband, Riaz Bhati, cricketers Hardik Pandya and Munaf Patel, and congress leaders Rajeev Shukla and Prithviraj Kothari at Mumbai's Santacruz police station. In Her complaint, she accused them of rape-molestation. [1]ANI
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date27 June 1988
Wife/SpouseAnurradha Prasad (Managing Director of B.A.G. Films and Media Limited)
Rajeev Shukla with his wife Anurradha Prasad
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter- Vaanya Shukla
Rajeev Shukla's Daughter
ParentsFather- Ram Kumar Shukla
Mother- Shanti Devi Shukla
Style Quotient
Car(s) CollectionHyundai 2003, Audi, BMW
• Cash: ₹10 Lakhs
• Bank Deposits: ₹3.5 Crores
• Bonds, Debentures, Company Shares: ₹12.5 Crores
• Jewellery: ₹58 Lakhs

Agriculture Land: Worth ₹2.5 Crores
• Near Village Gwal Pahadi, Haryana (Total Area 4.6 Acre)
• Kandha Ghat, Himachal Pradesh (Total Area 3.43 Acre)

Residential Buildings: Worth ₹10.5 Crores
• 3 Bedroom Flat Jawaharlal Co- Operative Housing Society
• Flat 2302 (23"I Floor) (Three Bedroom)
• A Flat in Mumbai
• A Flat in New Delhi
• Residential Plot Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.) Rs. 31 Crores (as of 2011)

Rajeev Shukla

Some Lesser Known Facts about Rajeev Shukla

  • He was born on 13 September 1959 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
  • After completing his studies, he began his career as a reporter with a leading publication in Uttar Pradesh.
  • As a reporter, he worked with several publications such as Northern India Patrika, Jansatta, Dainik Jaagran, Ravivar Magazine, and Sunday Magazine. He also worked as an Editor for “The Observer Media Group” including “The Sunday Observer.”
  • He wrote “Front Foot” (a column) in the Indian Express for almost 10 years. He wrote another column “Power Play.”

  • He has also been an anchor for DD National’s show, “Nishan.”
  • In 2000, he finally stepped into the politics. In an interview, he said that

    “I have always thought that it is better to join politics openly than to maintain the façade of a journalist and try to operate in politics. That is why I took the plunge.”

  • He is an active member of the Sports Committees for Cricket and Hockey, on both National as well as State levels. He is the Secretary of Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association and also a Member of Governing Council of the Hockey India League.
  • His spouse Anurradha Prasad is the sister of Bharatiya Janata Party’s leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

    Rajeev Shukla's wife with his brother Ravi Shankar Prasad

    Rajeev Shukla’s wife with his brother Ravi Shankar Prasad

  • He is also the Founder and Director of a media company named “BAG FILMS & MEDIA LTD.” This media company is known to produce both Hindi and Punjabi movies.