Priyanka Gandhi Biography

Priyanka Gandhi is an Indian politician and daughter of former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi. Check out this biography to know about her childhood, family, achievements and little known facts about her.

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Birthday: January 12, 1972

Nationality: Indian

Famous: Political Leaders Indian Women

Age: 48 Years, 48 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Capricorn

Born in: Delhi

Famous as: Politician, Daughter of Rajiv Gandhi

Height: 5'8" (173 cm), 5'8" Females


Spouse/Ex-: Robert Vadra (m. 1997)

father: Rajiv Gandhi

mother: Sonia Gandhi

siblings: Rahul Gandhi

children: Miraya Vadra, Raihan Vadra

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education: Convent of Jesus and Mary, Delhi, Jesus and Mary College, Modern School

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Priyanka Gandhi is an Indian politician and daughter of former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi and the current leader of the Indian National Congress, Sonia Gandhi. Priyanka since her childhood has been brought and raised up amongst leaders, a legacy of the Nehru-Gandhi clan which she so rightly is a part of. Having said that, it was only natural for Priyanka to take the political route in her life! However, despite belonging to the first political family of the country, Priyanka has not shown any interest in contesting election as a politician actively. But that doesn’t put her out of the country’s political scene either. She believes in serving the people more than bagging a seat for herself. She has more than often quoted that she can and want to do things for people without being in politics. While it is mostly her mother, Sonia Gandhi, and brother, Rahul Gandhi, who have been serving the party, Priyanka’s contribution cannot be overlooked. She may not be the face of the Indian National Congress but she is definitely the pillar behind it. Her role in the party may be an ambiguous undefined one but she definitely contributes to the overall performance of the party. She is an extremely responsible citizen and an excellent organizer. She also plays the role of a chief advisor to her mother in matters of political interest. Her command over language, her confidence, her demeanour and her conviction to relentlessly serve the people of the country has been an inspiration to many women.

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Childhood & Early Life
  • Priyanka Gandhi was born on January 12, 1972 in New Delhi, India. Her father, Rajiv Gandhi, was a scion of the Nehru-Gandhi clan and served as the Prime Minister of the country. Her mother, Sonia Gandhi, an Italian-born Indian currently serves as the President of the Indian National Congress. She has an elder brother, Rahul Gandhi, who is a Member of Parliament and Vice President of the Congress party.
  • She did her schooling from Modern School and Convent of Jesus & Mary in New Delhi. After completing her schooling, she did her graduation in Psychology from Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi.
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Later Life
  • At the age of 16, Priyanka Gandhi gave her first public speech. Ever since then, she has been a part of numerous political processions, rallies and conferences.
  • From an early age, she has regularly visited her mother's and brother's constituencies of Rae Bareilly and Amethi where she has dealt with the people directly.
  • When Sonia Gandhi took over as the President of the Indian National Congress, she revamped the party image completely. In the 2004 Indian general election, Sonia Gandhi led Congress party to victory
  • Priyanka Gandhi served as the campaign manager for Sonia Gandhi in the 2004 general election. She also helped supervise her brother Rahul Gandhi’s campaign in the constituency of Amethi.
  • Following the Congress party’s win in the 2004 elections, Priyanka’s stature in the party grew. Though she did not play any direct role in the party’s electoral win as a candidate or as a campaigner, she was the force behind it. She supported it completely.
  • In the 2007 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, when Rahul Gandhi was busy with his statewide campaign, Priyanka concentrated her energy and effort on the ten seats in the Amethi Rae Bareilly region. She spent two weeks trying to suppress considerable infighting within the party workers over seat allocations.
  • In the 2009 and 2014, general elections too, Priyanka Gandhi campaigned extensively in the constituencies of Amethi and Rae Bareli and helped secure a win for her brother and her mother.
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Personal Life & Legacy
  • Priyanka Gandhi had befriended Robert Vadra when she was in her early teens. Robert’s sister Michelle and Priyanka were classmates. With time, the friendship between the two deepened. Robert also befriended Rahul Gandhi.
  • A couple of years later Robert proposed to Priyanka. And the two of them tied the nuptial knot on February 18, 1997 in a traditional Hindu ceremony. The couple has two children, son Raihan and daughter Miraya.
  • She is an avid follower of Buddhist philosophy and a practitioner of Vipassanā as taught by S. N. Goenka. Her recent conversion to Buddhism is her means to acquire inner peace and tranquillity.
  • Priyanka is an avid photographer and has imbibed this hobby from her father, Rajiv Gandhi.

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