Rahul Gandhi Biography

Rahul Gandhi


Rahul Gandhi is president of Congress Party. He is the great-grandson of Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India. His grandmother was former prime minister Indira Gandhi. Born to the slain former Prime Minister of India-Rajiv Gandhi and mother-Sonia Gandhi, he has a younger sister, Priyanka Gandhi who is also active in politics. Rahul started his political career in 2004. He fought his first Lok Sabha election from his father's constituency- Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. He was appointed the General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee in on September 24, 2007. His primary education was done in St. Stephen's College, Delhi and then moved to Dehra Doon. He has attended Harvard College and Rollins College, Florida from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. Rahul completed his M. Phil. in Development Studies from Trinity College, Cambridge University. Before entering in politics he worked for private firms. Currently, he is member of parliament from Amethi LoksabhaConstituency.

Personal Life

Full NameRahul Gandhi
Date of Birth19 Jun 1970
Born PlaceDelhi
Party nameIndian National Congress
EducationFlorida from where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, M. Phil. in Development Studies from Trinity College,
Father NameRajiv Gandhi
Mother NameSonia Gandhi


Permanent address12, Tughlak Lane, New Delhi
Present address
Social Handles

Interesting Facts

In 1991, after Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated, he shifted to Rollins College in Florida, due to security concerns, where he completed his B.A.. During his time at Rollins, he assumed the pseudonym Raul Vinci. His identity was not disclosed because of security reasons. 
On social front he is associated with Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, Sanjay Gandhi Memorial Trust and Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust. Also he runs a non-profit eye care provider in Uttar Pradesh. 
During 2009 Loksabha Elections he did 125 rallies across the country in just 6 weeks.

Political Timeline

  • 2018
    Rahul Gandhi travelled all 30 districts of Karnataka during Assembly Elections. Finally Congress ended up with 80 seats out of 224 and supported JDS to form the coalition government in the state.
  • 2014
    Rahul was re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha. Later he was appinted as Member of Standing Committee on External Affairs and Member of Consultative Committee, Ministry of Finance and Corporate Affairs.
  • 2013
    Rahul was elevated to the position of the vice-president of the Congress party in January 2013.
  • 2013
    After his failure in Uttar Pradesh, Rahul was not made the head of the election campaign.
  • 2012
    Rahul Gandhi headed the Congress campaign during the 2012 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. He hold 200 rallies in 2 months. Finally Congress won 28 seats.
  • 2011
    Rahul Gandhi actively participated in the farmers' agitation at Bhatta Parsaul village. The agitation was for demanding more compensation for their land being acquired for a highway project. UP police arrested him. Police taken away from the protest site and later given bail and dropped him at the Delhi-UP border.
  • 2009
    Re-elected to 15th Lok Sabha from the same constituency. He defeated his nearest rival by a margin of over 370,000 votes. Congress won 21 Loksabha seats in 2009 and credit went to Rahul.
  • 2007 - 2009
    He served as a member of Standing Committee on Human Resource Development.
  • 2007
    Rahul Gandhi headed the Congress campaign for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections 2007 but failed. Congress won only 22 seats of the 403 seats.
  • 2007
    Rahul was appointed as General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee on 24 September 2007. Also he was appointed as general secretary in charge of the Indian Youth Congress and NSUI.
  • 2004 - 2006
    He was appointed as a Member of Standing Committee on Home Affairs.
  • 2004
    Rahul fought his first Loksabha Election and registered a win from Amethi with the margin of over 1 lakh votes. He became an MP in 14th Lok Sabha.
  • 2009
    He was appointed as a member, Standing Committee on Human Resource Development on 31 Aug 2009.

Earlier History

  • 2002
    He was appointed as one of the directors of Mumbai-based technology outsourcing firm Backops Services Private Ltd.
  • 1996
    Prior to politicis, Rahul Gandhi worked at the Monitor Group, a management consulting firm, in London.
Net Worth9.22 CRORE
Liabilities18 LAKHS
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