Sonia Gandhi: Biography, Age, Height, Weight, Husband & More


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Real Name Edvige Antonia Albina Maino
Nick Name Not Known
Profession Indian Politician
Political Party Indian National Congress
Political Journey
  • In the Year 1997, she joined the Indian National Congress as a Primary Member.
  • In the Year 1998, she became Party Leader of Indian National Congress.
  • In the Year 1999, she contested in the Loksabha elections from Amethi Uttar Pradesh and Bellary Karnataka and won both the seats.
  • In the Year 1999, she was Leader of the Opposition in the 13th Lok Sabha
  • In the Year 2004 Lok Sabha Elections, she won the Lok Sabha seat from Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh.
  • On 16th May 2004, she was chosen the leader of a 15-part coalition government named as the United Progressive Alliance (UPA).
  • In the Year 2006, she was re-elected from her constituency Raebareli Uttar Pradesh.
  • In the Year 2009 Lok Sabha Elections, she was re-elected from Raebareli constituency for the third term.
  • In the Year 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, she won the Lok Sabha seat from Raebareli for the 4th term.


Physical Stats & More

Height In Centimeters-163cm

In Meters-1.63m

In Feet Inches-5’4”

Weight (approx.) In Kilograms-62Kg

In Pounds-137lbs

Eye Colour Hazel Brown
Hair Colour Black


Personal Life

Date Of Birth 9th December 1946  
Age(as in 2017) 71 Years
Birth Place Lusiana, Veneto, Italy
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Nationality Indian
Home Town New Delhi, India(Ancestral origin- Lusiana, Italy)
School Catholic School in Orbassano, a tower near Turin, Italy
College Bell Educational Trust’s language school, Cambridge City, England
Educational Qualification Not Known
Debut In the Year 1997, When she joined the Indian National Congress as a primary member.
Family Father– Stefano Maino

Mother– Paola Maino

Sisters– Anushka(Elder), Nadia(Younger)

Brother– N/A

Religion  Hindu
Hobbies Interested in Modern Art, Yoga, Cooking, Reading & Travelling
Controversies • Throughout her career, she has been criticised for her involvement to cover-up the Bofors scam.
• During the tenure of Manmohan Singh’s government, she was criticised for being the Super PM.
• She was also accused of 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


Boys, Affairs and More

Marital Status Widowed
Affairs/Boyfriends Not Known
Husband/Spouse Rajiv Gandhi, Former Indian Prime Minister (1968-1991)

Children Daughter: Priyanka Gandhi (Indian Politician)

Son: Rahul Gandhi (Indian Member of Parliament)


Money Factor

Net Worth (approx.) $2 billion


Some Unrevealed Facts about Sonia Gandhi:

  • Does Sonia Gandhi smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Sonia Gandhi drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Sonia Gandhi’s real name is not Sonia, but Antonia Maino. This was revealed by the Italian Ambassador in New Delhi in a letter dated April 27, 1983, to the Union Home Ministry.This letter has intentionally never been made public by the Home Ministry. Antonia is Sonia’s real name as stated on her birth certificate.
  • Sonia Gandhi’s nationality has raised too many controversies. However, she is not the first person of non-Indian origin to head India’s oldest political party. There have been four others before her.
  • Sonia is very particular about keeping her home neat and clean. She often does the dusting of her room herself, especially before important meetings.
  • Sonia is an avid reader of Munshi Premchand’s novels. Amongst that ‘Godaan’ is her favourite. Sonia has a diverse taste in books.
  • Like our former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao, Sonia Gandhi too a gift for languages. She can speak nine languages including French and German.
  • She has done a course in art restoration and paintings that continue to inspire her.

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