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Rahul Gandhi Biography



Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi

ConstituencyAMETHI
DOB19 Jun 1970
Place of BirthNew Delhi
Phone Number8004051011
Email Idamethi.inc@gmail.com
Address12, Tughlak Lane, New Delhi
EducationM.A. M.Phil from Trinity College, Cambridge in 1995
Total AssetsRs9,40,06,549
LiabilitiesRs18,00,000
Alma materUniversity of Delhi, Harvard University, Rollins College, Trinity College, Cambridge
Profession before joining politicsAfter graduation, Rahul Gandhi worked at the Monitor Group, a management consulting firm, in London. In 2002 he was one of the directors of Mumbai-based technology outsourcing firm Backops Services Private Ltd.
Marital StatusUnmarried
NationalityIndian
Political partyIndian National Congress
RelationsNehru–Gandhi family
ParentsRajiv Gandhi Sonia Gandhi
Important positions held
  • President of Indian National Congress
  • Chairperson of the Indian Youth Congress
  • Chairperson of National Students’ Union of India
  • General Secretary of Indian National Congress
  • Member of Parliament
  • Lok Sabha for Ameth
  • Vice-President of the Indian National Congress

About Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi is the fourth generation Indian politician of the Nehru-Gandhi family. He is at present the President and of the Indian National Congress. Rahul Gandhi also holds positions of the Chairperson of the National Students' Union of India and the Indian Youth Congress. Earlier, he was the General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee. He is a Member of Parliament representing the constituency of Amethi in Lok Sabha.At present he is in second rank as a Congress Working Committee member. He belongs to the family of stalwarts who held important positions in the history of Indian politics.

His great grandfather, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, was the first Prime Minister of independent India. His grandmother, Indira Gandhi, the first and only woman Prime Minister of India, was a very influential and powerful lady. His father, Rajiv Gandhi, was the President of Congress and also served as Prime Minister. His mother, Sonia Gandhi, is at present the President of the Indian National Congress. Rahul Gandhi is considered to be the new and young face of the party.


Rahul Gandhi's Personal background

Rahul Gandhi was born on 19 June, 1970 in Delhi. He is the elder of the two children of the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. His mother, Sonia Gandhi, originally hails from Italy and now holds an Indian citizenship. His younger sister, Priyanka Vadra, is married to Robert Vadra who is a businessman. Rahul Gandhi’s initial schooling was in St. Columba’s School in Delhi. Thereafter, from 1981 to 1983, he studied in The Doon School in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

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A series of incidents followed which impacted Rahul and his family directly. The assassination of Indira Gandhi on 31 October, 1984 led Rajiv Gandhi to enter politics. He subsequently became the Prime Minister of India. The family, including the children, faced security threats from extremists of the Sikh community because of which Rahul and his sister Priyanka did the rest of their schooling from home. In 1989, Rahul joined St. Stephen’s College in Delhi but after completing first year, he moved to the Harvard University. Unfortunately in 1991, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by the extremist outfit LTTE. Again, due to security reasons, Rahul Gandhi had to shift to Rollins College, Florida, where he completed his Bachelors in 1994. During this time, he had to assume the pseudonym Raul Vinci. Only security agencies and university officials knew of his real identity. In 1995, he completed his M.Phil. in Development Studies from the Trinity College of Cambridge.

Rahul Gandhi informed the press in 2004 that he has a Spanish girlfriend Veronique Cartelli, who is an architect and lives in Venezuela.

Professional background of Rahul Gandhi

After his graduation, Rahul Gandhi worked for Monitor Group in London for three years, which is management guru Michael Porter’s consulting firm. After returning to India in late 2002, Rahul Gandhi became the director of a technology outsourcing firm, Backops Services Private Ltd. based in Mumbai.

Rahul Gandhi Elections result

YearConstituency State Status
2014AmethiUttar PradeshWon
2009AmethiUttar PradeshWon

Rahul Gandhi's Personal background

Rahul Gandhi was born on 19 June, 1970 in Delhi. He is the elder of the two children of the former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. His mother, Sonia Gandhi, originally hails from Italy and now holds an Indian citizenship. His younger sister, Priyanka Vadra, is married to Robert Vadra who is a businessman. Rahul Gandhi’s initial schooling was in St. Columba’s School in Delhi. Thereafter, from 1981 to 1983, he studied in The Doon School in Dehradun, Uttarakhand.

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A series of incidents followed which impacted Rahul and his family directly. The assassination of Indira Gandhi on 31 October, 1984 led Rajiv Gandhi to enter politics. He subsequently became the Prime Minister of India. The family, including the children, faced security threats from extremists of the Sikh community because of which Rahul and his sister Priyanka did the rest of their schooling from home. In 1989, Rahul joined St. Stephen’s College in Delhi but after completing first year, he moved to the Harvard University. Unfortunately in 1991, Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by the extremist outfit LTTE. Again, due to security reasons, Rahul Gandhi had to shift to Rollins College, Florida, where he completed his Bachelors in 1994. During this time, he had to assume the pseudonym Raul Vinci. Only security agencies and university officials knew of his real identity. In 1995, he completed his M.Phil. in Development Studies from the Trinity College of Cambridge.

Rahul Gandhi informed the press in 2004 that he has a Spanish girlfriend Veronique Cartelli, who is an architect and lives in Venezuela.

Professional background of Rahul Gandhi

After his graduation, Rahul Gandhi worked for Monitor Group in London for three years, which is management guru Michael Porter’s consulting firm. After returning to India in late 2002, Rahul Gandhi became the director of a technology outsourcing firm, Backops Services Private Ltd. based in Mumbai.

Rahul Gandhi Elections result

YearConstituency State Status
2014AmethiUttar PradeshWon
2009AmethiUttar PradeshWon

Last Updated on July 14, 2020

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