Venkaiah Naidu Age, Caste, Wife, Biography & More

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Age: 73 Years
Wife: Usha
Hometown: Nellore, Andhra Pradesh

Venkaiah Naidu (BJP)

Full NameMuppavarapu Venkaiah Naidu
ProfessionIndian Politician
PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
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Political Journey • When in college, he became active in politics with ABVP, the student wing of BJP.
• He played a prominent role in the Jai Andhra Movement of 1972.
• Naidu became the convenor of anti-corruption Jayaprakash Narayan Chhatra Sangharsh Samiti of Andhra Pradesh in 1974.
• In 1978, he was elected as an MLA from Udayagiri constituency in Nellore in Andhra Pradesh assembly.
• He was again elected as an MLA from the same constituency in 1983.
• From 1996 to 2000, he served as a BJP spokesperson.
• In 1998, he was elected as a Member of Rajya Sabha from Karnataka.
• He became the Union Cabinet Minister of Rural Development in 1999.
• Naidu took over as the National President of BJP in January 2004. He then stepped down from the post after NDA had lost in the 2004 general elections.
• He has been serving as National Vice President of BJP since April 2005.
• In May 2014, he was named as the Union Minister for Urban Development and Parliamentary Affairs.
• He was elected a Rajya Sabha MP after BJP nominated him from Rajasthan in May 2016.
• After being nominated as the Vice- Presidential candidate of India by the NDA in mid-July 2017, he quit as the Union Minister to contest the elections.
• On 11 August 2017, he assumed the office of the Vice President of India.
• On 10 August 2022, he retired as the Vice President of India.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 175 cm
in meters- 1.75 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 9”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 75 kg
in Pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 July 1949
Age (as of 2022)73 Years
BirthplaceChavatapalem, Nellore, Madras Province
Zodiac signCancer
HometownChavatapalem, Nellore, Madras Province
SchoolV. R. High School, Nellore
College/UniversityV. R. College, Nellore
Law College, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
Educational QualificationsBachelor's degree in Politics and Diplomatic Studies
L.L.B. with specialization in International Law
DebutHe joined ABVP, the student wing of Bhartiya Janata Party, while in college and was elected as the president of students union of colleges affiliated to Andhra University.
FamilyFather- Late Rangaiah Naidu
Mother- Late Ramanamma
Brother- None
Sister- None
Address30, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Road, New Delhi
Favourite Things
Favourite PoliticianAtal Bihari Vajpayee
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
WifeUsha (m.1971- present)
Venkaiah Naidu with his wife
ChildrenSon- Harshvardhan Naidu
Daughter- Deepa Venkat
Venkaiah Naidu with his daughter
Money Factor
Salary (as Vice-President of India)Rs. 4 lakh/month + Other allowances
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 11 crore (as in 2016)

BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu

Some Lesser Known Facts About Venkaiah Naidu

  • Though he does not belong to a Hindi-speaking state, Naidu, to champion the cause of farmers, and to be a brilliant orator, mastered the language and became a prominent political figure of the party.
  • Naidu was one of the protestors to be imprisoned during the Emergency period that was imposed by former Indian Prime Minster Indira Gandhi.
  • In 2002, he succeeded Jana Krishnamurthy as the national president of Bhartiya Janata Party and kept holding the chair for three consecutive terms.
  • After BJP led National Democratic Alliance got a thumping majority in 2014 Lok Sabha elections, he was given the portfolios of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, and Information and Broadcasting Ministry.
  • In 2024, he was honoured with Padma Vibhushan, the second-highest civilian award.