Tejashwi Yadav Age, Caste, Wife, Family, Biography & More

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Wife: Rachel Godinho (Rajeshwari Yadav)
Marriage Date: 9 December 2021
Age: 34 Years

Tejashwi Yadav

Full NameTejashwi Prasad Yadav [1]The Hindu
NicknameTarun Yadav [2]The New Indian Express
Famous ForBeing the youngest child of Lalu Yadav
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 167 cm
in meters- 1.67 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 6”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political PartyRashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)
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Political Journey• In 2015, he was elected in the Bihar Legislative Assembly from the Raghopur constituency on the ticket of Rashtriya Janata dal (RJD).

• He served as the Deputy CM of Bihar from 2015 to 2017.

• In 2020, he was elected as ab MLA from the Raghopur constituency on the ticket of Rashtriya Janata dal (RJD).

• On 10 August 2022, he took oath as the deputy chief minister of Bihar for the second time. [3]The Times of India
Personal Life
Date of Birth9 November 1989 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2023)34 Years
BirthplaceVillage Phulwaria, district Gopalganj, Bihar
Zodiac signSagittarius
SignatureTejashwi Prasad Yadav Signature
HometownVillage Phulwaria, district Gopalganj, Bihar
School• Delhi Public School, Hemant Vihar
• Delhi Public School, RK Puram (2006)
Educational Qualification8th pass [4]MyNeta
ReligionHinduism [5]MyNeta
CasteShudra [6]Kancha Ilaiah
Controversies• On 1 January 2008, Tejashwi Yadav and his brother, Tej Pratap Yadav, were allegedly beaten up by unidentified men for passing inappropriate comments at a girl during a new year's party in Delhi. [7]Hindustan Times

• In 2017, a CBI case was filed against Tejashwi Yadav and his parents, Lalu Yadav and Rabri Devi, for illegally giving the contract for maintenance of two IRCTC hotels to a private firm. Later, a Delhi court granted bail in the case to all three of them. [8]The Times Of India

• On 5 October 2020, an FIR was filed against Tejashwi Yadav, his brother Tej Pratap Yadav, and four others in the murder case of a Dalit leader and former RJD politician Shakti Malik, based on the written statement given by the wife of the deceased. This led to the eruption of a political storm as the case was filed a few weeks prior to the 2020 Bihar Legislative Assembly election. [9]The New Indian Express

• As per the data shared by My Neta, an open data depository website, Tejashwi Yadav has 11 criminal cases pending against him.

• In 2023, Tejashwi attracted controversy by calling Gujaratis "thugs" during a press conference after which a defamation case was filed against him. On 13 February 2024, the Supreme Court of India dismissed the case as he submitted an apology affidavit and took back his statement. [10]Rediff

• On 11 March 2023, the CBI summoned him for questioning in land-for-jobs case. Earlier, on 4 February 2023, he was summoned by the agency in the same case. According to the CBI, various persons were appointed as substitutes in Group D posts in different zones of Indian Railways between 2004 and 2009, without following guidelines, in exchange of land by unknown public servants. [11]Hindustan Times On 3 July 2023, the CBI filed a chargesheet against Tejashwi and his parents, Lalu Yadav and Rabri Devi, and 14 others in the "land-for-jobs scam" in a Delhi court. [12]The Times of India

• On 5 March 2024, Tejashwi backed Lalu's claim that PM Narendra Modi wasn't a "real" Hindu as he did not get his head shaved after his mother's death; Lalu made this claim during a rally in Patna on 3 March. [13]India Today
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date9 December 2021
Tejashwi Yadav's wedding photo
Marriage PlaceSainik Farms, New Delhi
Affairs/GirlfriendsRachel Godinho (2014-2021)
Wife/SpouseRachel Godinho aka Rajeshwari Yadav [14]India Today
ChildrenOn 27 March 2023, Tejashwi and his wife, Rachel Godinho, welcomed their first child, a baby girl. Lalu Prasad Yadav named her Katyayani. [15]NDTV
Tejashwi Yadav welcomed his first child, a baby girl, on 27 March 2023
ParentsFather- Lalu Prasad Yadav
Tejashwi Yadav with his father Lalu Yadav
Mother- Rabri Devi
Tejashwi Yadav with his mother Rabri Devi
SiblingsBrother- Tej Pratap Yadav (politician)
Tejashwi Yadav with his elder brother, Tej Pratap Yadav
Sister(s)- Misa Bharti (politician), Rohini Acharya, Chanda Singh, Ragini Yadav, Hema Yadav, Anushka Rao, and Raj Laxmi
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesRs. 5,88,90,061 [16]My Neta
Net Worth (as of 2020)Rs. 5,88,72,483

Tejashwi Yadav

Some Lesser-Known Facts About Tejashwi Yadav

  • Tejashwi Yadav is an Indian Politician and the political heir of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo, Lalu Prasad Yadav. He is the youngest of the nine children of Lalu Yadav.
  • Four months after Tejashwi’s birth in November 1989, his father, Lalu Yadav, was sworn in as the CM of Bihar for the first time.
  • Tejashwi did his schooling from Delhi. A cricket enthusiast, Tejasvi Yadav passed class 8th and then dropped out of school to focus on making a career in cricket.
  • He took part in a number of cricket tournaments in his schooling days. Also, he was the captain of his school cricket team. He made his under-15 debut for Delhi’s cricket team under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. [17]Business Standard After playing a few seasons for Delhi, he was selected in the Delhi’s under-19 cricket squad.

    Long-haired young Tejashwi Yadav (second from right in red shirt) along with Virat Kohli (second from left) and his cricket mates

    Long-haired young Tejashwi Yadav (second from right in red shirt) along with Virat Kohli (second from left) and his cricket mates

  • Tejashwi Yadav, a middle-order right-handed batsman, was a part of the Delhi Daredevils’ squad from 2009 to 2012; however, he could never get a place in the team’s playing eleven.

    Tejashwi Yadav

    A picture of long-haired Tejashwi Yadav from the time when he was a part of the Delhi Daredevils’ squad

  • Tejashwi Yadav played 7 domestic matches in his entire cricket career. In those seven matches, he scored just 37 runs and took one wicket. [18]ESPN CricInfo

  • Understanding that his cricket career was not taking off, Tejashwi Yadav decided to venture into politics. In 2010, he campaigned for his father, Lalu Yadav, for the first time, ahead of the 2010 Bihar Assembly poll.
  • In 2015, at the age of 26, Tejashwi Yadav successfully contested and won his first election from the Raghopur Assembly constituency on the ticket of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). In the election, RJD who was a part of Mahagathbandhan (RJD-INC-JDU) won 80 seats out of 243 and emerged as the single largest party in Bihar. Thereby, Tejashwi was appointed as the Deputy CM of Bihar. He received the public works, forestry, and environment department in the cabinet of CM Nitish Kumar.
  • In 2016, Tejashwi Yadav introduced a WhatsApp number on which the public could send in their complaints related to damaged roads in their locality. The engineer who monitored the messages on the contact number said,

    Out of 47,000 messages received on the number, nearly 44,000 were personal messages proposing marriage to Tejashwi Yadav. Only 3,000 messages were related to road repair. The young women mistook the number as Tejaswi’s own and sent the personal messages.”

    Here is what Tejashwi had to say about it,

  • He served as the Deputy CM of Bihar from 2015 to 2017. He was the youngest ever person to have chaired the post of a deputy CM.
  • In 2017, a CBI case was registered against Tejashwi Yadav, Lalu Yadav, and Rabri Devi for a ‘land for hotel” scam of 2004. As the controversy grew bigger, Nitish Kumar’s JD (U) pulled back its support from Mahagathbandhan and formed a fresh government with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
  • After the fall of the Mahagathbandhan government and the formation of the BJP-JD (U) government in Bihar, RJD’s 27 years old Tejashwi Yadav became the youngest ever leader of opposition in India.
  • Prior to the 2020 Bihar Assembly election, almost all the exit polls predicted the victory of Mahagathbandhan, a coalition of JDU, INC, and many left parties, with Tejashwi Yadav as the CM candidate. However, after a neck and neck competition, Mahagathbandhan, with 110 seats, lost to National Democratic Alliance (NDA) who secured 125 seats and formed the government in Bihar. Tejashwi’s RJD emerged as the single-largest party in the election, bagging 75 seats. Also, Tejashwi Yadav won his Raghopur seat from Bihar’s Raghopur Assembly seat by a margin of 38000 votes. [19]The Print
  • As per the data shared by My Neta, an open data depository website, Tejashwi Yadav has 11 criminal cases pending against him. [20]My Neta