Rajiv Gandhi : Wiki, Bio, Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Dob, Family & More


Here In This Article, You Are Going To Know Much More Detail About Rajiv Gandhi Which Was Never Shown Or Revealed By Others. Some Unknown Facts About Rajiv Gandhi Is Written Here In The Article With Complete Bio Data.


Real Name Rajiv Ratna Gandhi
Nick Name Not Known
Profession Indian Politician
Political Party Indian National Congress
Political Journey
  • On His Mother, Indira Gandhi’s Demand He Stepped Into The World Of Politics In 1980 After His Brother Sanjay’s Death
  • To Advance His Political Knowledge, He Was Made General Secretary Of Indian National Congress In 1982.
  • He Was Also Given Responsibility To Organise 1982 Asian Games
  • After His Mother, He Was Named The Prime Minister Of India


Physical Stats & More

Height In Centimeters-178cm

In Meters-1.78m

In Feet Inches-5’10’’

Weight In Kilograms-72kg

In Pounds-159lbs

Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black


Personal Life

Date Of Birth 20 August 1944
Age(As On 21 May 1991) 46 Years
Birth Place Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
Place Of Death Sriperumbudur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Nationality Indian
Zodiac Sign Leo
Cause Of Death Assassination
Hometown Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
School Shiv Niketan School

Welham Boys School, Dehradun

The Doon School, Dehradun

College Trinity College,Cambridge

Imperial College, London

Delhi Flying Club, New Delhi

Educational Qualification Trained Pilot
Debut He Joined The Indian National Congress In 1980, AnAfter His Brother’s Death And Became A Mp For Amethi The Very Next Year
Family Father–Late Feroze Gandhi(Former Indian Politician)

Mother–Late Indira Gandhi (Former Indian Politician)

Brother–Late Sanjay Gandhi (Former Indian Politician And Trainer Pilot)


Religion Hindu
Caste Brahmin
Hobbies Cycling
  • Rajiv Gandhi And His Team Took Controversial Decision To A Sensitive Issue After Passing An Act In The Parliament Titled ”The Muslim Women Act”(Protection Of Rights On Divorce),1986,Which Nullified The Supreme Court’s Judgement In  The Shah Bano Case,62, Filed A Petition In A Local Court Of Indore After Her Husband Gave Her An Irrevocable Divorce And Refused To Give Any Compensation To The Lady And Her 5 Kids. Initially, A Local Court Asked Her Husband To Pay Rs 25 Every Month, Which Was Later Revised By Madhya Pradesh High Court To Rs179.20/ Month. Mohd.Ahmed Khan, Which Was Lady’s Husband, Challenged The High Court’s Decision In The Supreme Court, But The Apex Court Denied His Request Of Supreme Court And Confirmed Judgement Of High Court. Now Came The Central Government In Action And Passes The Act Which Stated That The Maintenance To A Divorced Women By Her Husband Will Only Be Given During The Period Of Iddat, Or Till 90 Days After The Divorce
  • In 1989, Then Union Finance Minister V.P Singh Uncovered A Political Corruption What Become To Be Known As Bofors Scandal, Which Involved Millions Of Us Dollars And Alleged Payoffs By  The Swedish Arms Campany Bofors Through Italian Businessman And Gandhi Family Associative Ottavio Quattrocchi
  • Schweizer Illustrierte Magazine Published An Article On Black Money In 1991.The Article Cited Mckinsey And Company As A Source And Stated Rajiv Held 2.5 Billion Swiss Francs In Secret Indian Accounts In Switzerland.
  • In 1992, The Indian Newspapers Times Of India And The Hindu Published Reports Alleging That Rajiv Gandhi Had Received Funds From The Kgb. A Russian Committee For State Security.The Disclosure Was Later Confirmed By The Russian Government And Was Defeated As Necessary Soviet Ideological Interest.


Girls, Affairs And More

Marital Status Married
Affairs/Girlfriends Not Known
Wife Sonia Gandhi

Children Son-Rahul Gandhi(Indian Politician)

Daughter-Priyanka Gandhi(Indian Politician)


Here Are Some Unrevealed Facts About Rajiv Gandhi:

  • His Teachers Of Shiv Niketan School Said He Was Shy And He Loved Drawing And Painting.
  • He Never Wanted To Join Politics he Joined It Because His Mother Forced Him To Do So.
  • In 1981, He Was Elected As The President Of Indian Youth Congress.
  • His Party Wanted Him To Learn Politics So He Joined The Party As General Secretary And Was Given The Responsibility For Organising The Asian Games That Year,1982.
  • In 1986, It Was The Time When Telephones Were Considered As A Luxury Item. The Public Sector Companies Like MTNL And BSNL Were Established And Developed During Rajiv’s Time In Office. Rajiv Made It Possible For Common Mass To Afford It.
  • He Was Awarded With Bharat Ratna Award In 1991.

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