Smita Gate Age, Husband, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 54 Years
Husband: Nitish Bharadwaj
Hometown: Pune

Smita Gate

Other NameSmita Bharadwaj [1]Facebook
ProfessionIAS Officer
Famous ForBeing the wife of Nitish Bharadwaj
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Eye ColourBrown
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth16 March 1966 (Wednesday)
Age (as in 2020) 54 Years
Zodiac signPisces
School• Central School Lohegaon, Pune (1978-1982)
• 12th standard from Symbiosis College of Arts & Commerce, Pune
College/University• Nowrosjee Wadia College, Pune (1981)
• Garware College of Science and Arts, Pune (1987)
Educational Qualification(s)• B.Sc. in Microbiology
• M. A. in Sociology [2]Facebook [3]GAD
ControversyComplaint Filed for Harassment: In 2024, Nitish accused her of harassment and unruly behaviour and alleged she prevented him from seeing his children. He filed a written complaint against her with Harinarayanachari Mishra, Bhopal's Police Commissioner, on 14 February. [4]The Free Press Journal
Relationships & More
Marital StatusDivorced
Marriage DateSecond Marriage: 14 March 2009 (Saturday)
Smita Gate's Wedding Picture
Husband/SpouseFirst Husband: Name Not Known [5]Khabar Din Bhar Ki
Second Husband: Nitish Bharadwaj (actor) (m. 2009; div. 2022)

Note: In January 2022, Nitish announced divorce from his second wife, Smita Gate, after 12 years of marriage. [6]The Times of India
ChildrenDaughter(s)- Devyani (name of a queen in Mahabharata) and Shivranjani (a raag) (They both are twins.)
Smita Gate's Husband and Daughters
SiblingsBrother- Sunil Gate (Worked as Manager at The Times of India)
Smita Gate's Brother

Smita Gate With Her Husband

Some Lesser Known Facts About Smita Gate 

  • Smita Gate is an IAS officer of Madhya Pradesh cadre of 1992 batch.
  • While talking to a reporter, Nitish shared how he met Smita, he said,

    Initially, we knew each other as friends. We have a common family friend who asked to consider marrying each other. We thought about it and met a couple of times after that. We found that we were very compatible and hence we are going ahead with the marriage.”

  • Smita was posted as the executive director of Synthetic and Rayon Textiles Export Promotion Council (SRTEPC) in February 2009. She asked for an inquiry commission as she found that there were some irregularities in the functioning of the department. Instead of taking any action, she was ordered back to her cadre in May 2010. In an interview, her husband, Nitish said,

This order came when she was in Brazil and Argentina for an official visit. The SRTEPC governing council sent a letter to Ministry of Textile (MoT) and Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) saying it did not need Smita’s services. Without asking any questions, the Ministry repatriated her to Madhya Pradesh. We were really surprised to hear this. Smita had been sent to SRTEPC on deputation. There is no provision in the rules provision in the rules for her to join a private company on her own.

  • Later, she filed an RTI application to get the information of her transfer. Her case was presented to CAT, later, judges involved in the case; Jog Singh and Sudhakar Mishra, found that she was on deputation, and she did not join SRTEPC on her own will. Smita’s lawyer said,

The kind of arguments and false representation that DoPT gave in the case were shocking. Nowhere can IAS officers of their discretion join a private company merely on an NoC.” [7]Mumbai Mirror

  • She was appointed as the Managing Director, M. P. Financial Corporation, Indore in 2015.