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Navjot Singh Sidhu Wiki, Biography, Controversy, Age, Career & More

Navjot Singh Sidhu is an Indian Politician, Cricketer and Television personality. He currently serves as the Minister of Local Government, Cultural Affairs, and the Museum of the State of Punjab. He started his career as a professional cricket player and successfully retired with the journey of 19 years. After that, Navjot Singh appointed as the Member of Parliament in 2014 with the political party, ‘Bharatiya Janata Party’. Moreover, In January 2017, he joined the Indian National Congress and won the election seat in 2017 Punjab Assembly Election from East Punjab. He also featured on famous television show Comedy Nights with Kapil and Comedy Circus. He got controversy and became a news headline after his comments on Pulwama Terror Attack in 2019. Know more about Navjot Singh Sidhu Age, Wiki, Biography, Family, Controversy, Politics, Tweets & much more.

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Navjot Singh Sidhu Wiki

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Real Name:Navjot Singh Sidhu
Known as:Sidhu Paaji
Nick Name:Sheri Paaji, Sixer Sidhu, Jonty Singh
Profession:Cricketer, Politician, Commentator
Political Party:Indian National Congress
Date of Birth:20 October 1963
Age:55 year (in 2019)
Height (Approx):in centimeter: 188 cm
in meter: 1.88 m
in Feet Inches: 6' 2"
Weight (Approx):in kilograms: 84 kg
in pounds: 176 lbs
Body measurements:Chest: 42 Inches
Waist: 35 Inches
Biceps: 14 Inches
Hair Colour:Black
Eye Colour:Light Brown
International Debut (Cricketer):Test: 12 November 1983 vs West Indies at Ahmedabad
Zodiac Sign:Libra
Spouse/wife:Navjot Kaur Sidhu (Politician, Doctor)
Marital Status:Married
Children:Son: Karan Singh Sidhu
Daughter: Rabia Sidhu
Initial Political Inclination:Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP)
Hobbies:Internet Surfing, Learning New Things
Food Habits:Vegetarian
Hometown:Patiala, Punjab, India
Favorite Cricketer:Sachin Tendulkar
Favorite Sport:Cricket
Favorite Shots:Hitting over the top
Likes to play against:Pakistan
Car Collection:Toyota Land Cruiser, Toyota Fortuner, Mini Cooper
Bike Collection:Not Known
Salary (Approx):₹10 Crore
Net Worth (approx):₹50 Crore

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Navjot Singh Biography

Navjot Singh Sidhu was born into a Jat Sikh family of Patiala, Punjab, India. He started his career as a cricketer from his home state Punjab cricket team. His debut cricket match Punjab Vs Services in 1981 held in Amritsar. Sidhu Paaji did his first international cricket debut through the match India vs West Indies in 1993 held at Ahmadabad. Also, his first international debut ODI was in 1987 with India vs Australia held at Chennai. He got selected for the 1987 Cricket World Cup. Also, Sidhu played an important role in the 1996 World Cup against Pakistan.

Navjot Singh Sidhu Bio
Navjot Singh Sidhu Kapil Sharma Show

Navjot Singh Sidhu announced his retirement in 1998/99 and started his new job as a commentator. He became very famous for his one-liners and earned a new nickname ‘Sidhuisms’. During this time, Sindhu entered in Indian Politics. He won the seat of Bharatiya Janata Party from Amritsar in Indian General Election in 2004. In 2016, Najot was nominated as a Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) from Amritsar Constituency. As of now, He serves as a Minister of Local Government, Tourism, Cultural Affairs, Archives, and Museums.

Navjot Singh Sidhu became very famous personality from the television serials like The Kapil Sharma Show, Comedy Nights with Kapil. He also got in controversy, when he hugged the Pakistani Army Chief, General Qamar Bajwa at the Oath-taking ceremony of Pakistani PM Imran Khan. He again got in controversy due to his comments on Pulwama Attack in which more than 40 CRPF were killed by a terror attack by Jaish E Mohamad. On 16 February 2019, he asked to leave The Kapil Sharma Show and will be replaced by Archana Puran Singh.

Navjot Singh Sidhu Family, Wife, Daughter, Cast

Navjot Singh was born on 20 October 1963 into Patiala, Punjab, India. His father Sardar Bhagwant Singh was a former Indian Cricket Player. He wanted to see his son as a top class Cricket Player. His mother was Nirmal Sidhu. Sidhu has two sisters Suman Toor and Late Neelam Mahajan.

Navjot Singh Sidhu Family

He is married to Navjot Kaur Sidhu. She is an Indian Politician and former member of Punjab Legislative Assembly as a candidate of Bharatiya Janta Party. Navjot Singh Sidhu has two children one daughter and son. Navjot Singh Sidhu’s daughter Rabia Sindhu is a popular actress and fashion freak. He has a son named Karan Sidhu.

Navjot Singh Sidhu Career

Navjot Singh Sidhu was born into a middle-class Jat Sikh family of Patiala, Punjab, India. He did his schooling from the Yadavrinda Public School, Patiala. After schooling, he joined HR College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai for further education. He inspired to become a cricketer as his father was a decent cricket player. So, He started his career as a cricketer. After that, Navjot joined politics as well as the television professional.

Cricket Career

Navjot Singh has started a career as a professional Cricketer through joining a Punjab Cricket Team at the age of 18. He got a look into a national side when he appeared as an opening batsman against West Indies in the Ahmadabad. It was his first international cricket debut in 1983. After that, Navjot Singh Sidhu appeared in another match held in Madras. Due to lack of performance, he was dropped from the team.

Navjot Sidhu Cricketer
Navjot Singh Sidhu Cricket Player

He did his debut ODI in the 1987 world cup. He did an outstanding performance with four consecutive half-centuries in the competition. With Solid starting, he became the hallmark of that ODI series.

Sidhu performed well in the 1996 World Cup, especially in the quarter-final against Pakistan. He anchored the innings with a brilliant 93. In 1998-1999, Sidhu has announced an official retirement and started his profession as a commentator.

Political Career

Navjot Singh Sidhu has joined politics in 2004. He won the ticket of Bharatiya Janata Party from the Amritsar in 2014, General Election of India. After a short time, he resigned due to the case against him. Later in 2009, He again won the election with a majority of the votes in General Election of India. He defeated Om Prakash Soni of INC with huge vote numbers.

Navjot Singh Sidhu has taken an Oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha in April 2016. As per reports, he was given a membership to prevent joining him the Aam Adami Party. But in a very short time in July 2016, he resigned from the Rajya Sabha. During that time, He also became a part of new political party Aawaaz-e-punjab to fight against those who work against Punjab.

Navjot Singh Sidhu Politics
Navjot Sing Sidhu with Rahul Gandhi & Priyanka Gandhi

In January 2017. Navjot Singh Sindhu joined the Indian National Congress. Moreover, He became a candidate from the East Amritsar in the 2017 Punjab Assembly Elections. He won the election with majority margin of 42,000 votes. Now he serves as a Minister of Local Government, Tourism, Cultural Affairs, Archives, and Museums.

Television Career

Sidhu has started his career as a commentator after retirement from cricket. He did his first debut as commentator when India toured Sri Lanka in 2001. He became famous for his oneliners which became known as ‘Sidhuism’. Sidhu also signed a commentary at Ten Sports.

In 2014 Indian Premier League, Navjot Sidhu became part of the team which commentated for the Sony.

Sidhu also appeared as a Judge in the television show The Great Indian Laughter Challenge. He also featured in the same kind of programs like Funjabi Chak De, Moreover, Sidhu acted in television serial named Kareena Kareena. Also, He became one of the contestants of Big Boss house in season 6.

Navjot Singh Sidhu television
Sidhu Paaji on Kapil Sharma Show

In 2013, Sidhu appeared as a permanent guest in the comedy show, Comedy Nights with Kapil until the show ended in 2016. After it, He again appeared as a permanent guest in The Kapil Sharma Show and Family Time with Kapil Sharma.

In 2019, Navjot Singh Sidhu asked to leave the comedy show on Sony TV, due to his anti-national comments given on Pulwama Terror Attack.

Navjot Singh Sidhu Controversy

  • In 1988, Sidhu had a road rage incident for which he was convicted in 2006. But after his appealing, the Supreme Court suspended his sentence.
  • In 2014, he was accused of breaching contractual agreements by Star India for working as a commentator in Set Max’s Indian Premier League 2014.
  • The All India Sikh Student Federation (AISSF) filed a complaint against him to Akal Takth for twisting words from Gurubani.
Navjot Singh hug with Bajwa
Navjot Singh Sidhu with Pakistan Army Chief Bajwa
  • On August 2018. He appeared as the special guest while New Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan was taking an Oath for his new post. In that ceremony, Navjot Singh Sidhu hugged Pakistani Army Chief, General Qamar Bajwa, for which he highly criticized in India.
  • In February 2019, Navjot Singh Sidhu commented anti-national on Pulwama Terror Attack, for which he got controversy. He stated that “You cannot blame Pakistan, You cannot blame Individual”. SAD-BJP MLA stood up and raised slogans against Sidhu.

Some interesting things about Navjot Singh Sidhu

Does Navjot Singh Sidhu smokes?: No

Does Navjot Singh Sidhu drinks alcohol?: No

Politician Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu was a former MLA from Amritsar (East) and Former Chief Parliamentary Secretary.

Navjot Sidhu’s daughter Rabia Sidhu is trying her luck in acting industry and is a successful model.

Navjot Singh Sidhu Daughter
Navjot Singh Sidhu Daughter Rabia Sidhu

Moreover, Sidhu has made a special appearance in various movies like ABCD 2, Mujshe Shaadi Karogi, and Mera Pind.

He dropped his career after playing only tow tests, but he made a strong comeback with the world cup in 1987. He has also played an important role in Worldcup 1996.

His nickname is ‘Jonty Singh’. During his cricket career, people also called him ‘Sixer Sidhu’ for his amazing batting performance. Moreover, During his career as a television professional, he became known as a ‘Shery Sidhu’ and ‘Sidhu Paaji’.

Navjot Singh Sidhu is a very active politician from Indian National Congress and used to tweets on his official Twitter account. His official twitter is ‘sherryontopp‘. Also, his official Facebook page is ‘sherryontopp‘.

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