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Sonia Gandhi Age, Biography, Husband & More

Sonia Gandhi Age, Biography, Husband & More




Real Name Edvige Antonia Albina Màino
Nickname Not Known
Profession Indian Politician
Political Party Indian National Congress
Political Journey • In 1997, she joined Indian National Congress as a Primary Member.
• In 1998, she became Party Leader of Indian National Congress.
• In 1999, she contested Lok Sabha elections from Amethi Uttar Pradesh and Bellary Karnataka and won both the seats.
• In 1999, she was elected Leader of the Opposition of the 13th Lok Sabha.
• In the 2004 Lok Sabha Elections, she won the Lok Sabha seat from Raebareli Uttar Pradesh.
• On 16 May 2004, she was chosen the leader of a 15-part coalition government named as the United Progressive Alliance (UPA).
• In 2006, she was re-elected from her constituency Raebareli Uttar Pradesh.
• In 2009 Lok Sabha Elections, she was re-elected from Raebareli constituency for the third term.
• In 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, she won the Lok Sabha seat from Raebareli for the 4th term.
Physical Stats & More
Height in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 4”
Weight (approx.) in Kilograms- 62 kg
in Pounds- 137 lbs
Eye Colour Hazel Brown
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date of Birth 9 December 1946
Age (as in 2016) 69 Years
Birth Place Lusiana, Veneto, Italy
Zodiac sign/Sun sign Sagittarius
Nationality Indian
Hometown New Delhi, India (Ancestral origin – Lusiana, Italy)
School Attended a Catholic School in Orbassano, a town near Turin, Italy
College Bell Educational Trust’s language school, Cambridge City, England
Educational Qualifications Not Known
Debut In 1997 when she joined the Indian National Congress as a Primary Member.
Family Father- Stefano Maino
Mother- Paola Maino
Brother- N/A
Sisters- Anushka (elder), Nadia (younger)
Religion Hinduism
Hobbies Traveling, Reading, Cooking, Yoga, Interest in Modern Art
Major Controversies • Throughout her career, she has been criticized for her involvement to cover-up the Bofors scam.
• During the tenure of Manmohan Singh’s government, she was criticized for being the Super PM.
• She was also accused for helping her aid Ahmed Patel whose name appeared in the Augusta Westland chopper scam.
• She had to face embarrassment when her son-in-law’s name (Robert Vadra) appeared in the real estate scam.
• In 2016, she had to appear in court in the National Herald Case in which she is accused of violating Income Tax Act 1961.
Favourite Things
Favourite Food Ice-Creams, Salads
Favourite Politician Rajiv Gandhi
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital Status Widowed
Affairs/Boyfriends Not Known
Husband Rajiv Gandhi, Former Indian Prime Minister (married 25 February 1968-1991)
Children Son- Rahul Gandhi (Indian member of Parliament)
Daughter- Priyanka Gandhi (Indian Politician)
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.) $2 billion


Congress Party chief Sonia Gandhi smiles as she addresses the media at her residence in New Delhi May 16, 2009. India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's Congress-led coalition appeared to be heading for a second term after a clear victory in the general election, TV networks projected as votes were counted on Saturday. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA POLITICS ELECTIONS) - RTXHP71

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