Rahul Gandhi (Politician) Biography, Personal Life, Physical Statistics, Education, Luxuries, Income & More
Rahul Gandhi is an Indian politician who is currently a Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Amethi, Uttar Pradesh and is also the President of the Indian National Congress. He is also a Member of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs. He also serves as the Chairperson of the Indian Youth Congress and the National Students Union of India. He is the second-highest-ranked member of the Congress Working Committee. He also serves as Trustee of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust.
Name: Rahul Gandhi
DOB: June 19, 1970
Birth Place: New Delhi, India
Home Town: New Delhi, India
Home Address: 12, Tughlak Lane, New Delhi, India
Best Friends: Anil Thakur, Milind Deora
Hobbies: Reading, Travelling, Sameer Sharma
Debut Work: 2004, was announced to contest Lok Sabha elections from Amethi, Uttar Pradesh
Political Party: Indian National Congress
Height: 170 centimetres
Weight: 62 kilograms
Body: Not Known
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Marital Status: Unmarried
Wife: Not Applicable
GF: Veronique Cartelli (a Spanish architect)
Kids: Not Applicable
Father: Rajiv Gandhi (Former Indian Prime Minister)
Mother: Sonia Gandhi
Sister: Priyanka Gandhi
School: St. Columba’s School, Delhi, India and The Doon School, The Mall Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
College (Graduation): St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, India, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. and Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, U.S.
College (Post-Graduation): Trinity College, Cambridge, England
Educational Qualification: Bachelor of Arts from Rollins College, Florida, United States and M.Phil from Trinity College, Cambridge, England
Cars: Mostly travels in government secured vehicles like Scorpio and Range Rover
Bikes: Not Known
House: House in the VVIP area of Delhi, India
Net Income: $1 billion
Film: Not Known
Actor: Not Known
Actress: Not Known
Song: Not Known
More Information and Facts about Rahul Gandhi
- Gandhi comes from the Nehru–Gandhi family.
- Because of the Sikh extremism after Indira Gandhi’s assassination, he was mostly home-schooled along with his sister.
- After his father’s assassination in 1991, he shifted to Rollins College from the Harvard University due to security reasons.
- He used the name- “Raul Vinci” in his college days in order to keep his Identity secret.
- He is the 5th generation politician of the Gandhi-Nehru family. He is the son, grandson, and great-grandson of Ex-Prime Ministers of India.
- In December 2017, Rahul Gandhi was elected President of the Indian National Congress. He was elected unopposed as no other candidate filed his nomination.
- Gandhi has pushed for the empowerment of women. He backed the Women’s Reservation Bill which would permit 33% reservation of all Lok Sabha and state legislative assembly seats for women. This bill was approvedby the Rajya Sabha on in March 2010 but has not yet been voted on by the Lok Sabha as of February 2014. Gandhi has also backed the revoke of Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code and the decriminalisation of homosexuality.
- After the procurementof degrees in international relations and development studies at the universities of Rollins and Cambridge, Gandhi worked at the Monitor Group, a management consulting firm in London, before establishing the Mumbai-based technology outsourcing firm, Backops Services Private Ltd.
- In 2004, Gandhi re-entered public life when he ran for and won his father’s old Lok Sabha (lower house of Indian Parliament) seat of Amethi, Uttar Pradesh.
- In 2007, Gandhi was elected as the General Secretary of the Congress party, an executive post also held in the past by his father, Rajiv Gandhi and by his great-grandfather, Jawaharlal Nehru. Amidst calls from Congress party veterans for his greater involvement in party politics and national government, Gandhi was elected Congress Vice-President in 2013.
- Gandhi led the INC campaign in the 2014 Indian general election in which the party suffered its worst electoral result in its history, winning only 44 seats compared to 206 seats won previously in the 2009 general election.