Varun Gandhi is a well Known Indian politician. He belongs to India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s family. Varun is a member of parliament for Lok Sabha from the Sultanpur constituency. He is an active Indian politician since 2004 to present. He is a member of India’s major political party BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party). Know more about his education, age, wife, family, political career, biography and much more.
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|Real Name:||Varun Sanjay Gandhi|
|Known Name:||Varun Gandhi|
|Famous for:||1. Joined Bharatiya Janata Party in 2004|
|Political Party:||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Date of Birth/DOB/Birthday:||13 March 1980|
|Age:||39 Years Old (in 2019)|
|Birthplace:||New Delhi, India|
|Height (Approx):||in centimeter: 175 cm
in meter: 1.75 m
in feet inches: 5' 9"
|Weight (Approx):||in kilograms: 72 kg
in pound: 158 lbs
|Education Qualification:||Degree in Economics and Politics|
|Marriage Date:||Not Known|
|Wife/Spouse:||Yamini Roy Chowdhary|
|Children:||Daughter: Anasuyaa Gandhi
|Parents (Family):||Father: Sanjay Gandhi (Late Politician)
Mother: Maneka Gandhi (Politician)
|Great-Grand Father:||Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru|
|Hobbies:||Writing Blogs and Poems|
|Home Town:||New Delhi, India|
|Net Worth:||₹15 Crore|
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Varun Gandhi was born into a new Delhi’s family of political background. He did his schooling from Delhi and then went to abroad for further education in Economics and Politics. For the first time, He introduced to Indian politics by his mother during the 1999 election campaign.
He joined the political party BJP in 2004 along with his mother Maneka Gandhi. After that, Varun Gandhi fought election for Lok Sabha from the Pilibhit constituency in general election of 2009. Moreover, Later he became the national general secretary of BJP. Later in 2014, He defeated Amita Singh from the seat of Sultan Pur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
Apart from politics, He is professional writer and poet. Varun has written for the many popular magazines like Times of India, Hindustan Times, The Hindu, The Economic Times, The Asian Age and many more.
As a poet, he wrote his first volume of poems titled ‘The Otherness of Self’ in 2000. He also wrote many more poems and blogs of Indian politics.
Varun Gandhi Wife, Family, Children & Religion
Varun Gandhi was born on 13 March 1980 (age 39 years; as in 2019) into a New Delhi, India. Varun Gandhi belongs to first Indian prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s family. His father ‘Sanjay Gandhi’ was a politician. He lost his father when he was 3 months old in a plane crash. His mother Maneka Gandhi is an environmentalist, an animal right activist, and politician.
His grandmother, Late Indira Gandhi (first woman prime minister of India) is a politician by profession. Moreover, his grandfather Feroze Gandhi was a politician as well as a journalist.
His great grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru was the first Indian Prime Minister of Independent India after Independence. Also, his great grandmother Kamla Nehru was also a freedom fighter.
His uncle late Rajiv Gandhi was also a politician and former prime minister of India. Additionally. Rajiv Gandhi’s wife Sonia Gandhi is an active politician and member of Indian National Congress.
Moreover, Rahul Gandhi (Politician) is the cousin of him and President of Indian National Congress. Politician Priyanka Gandhi is also his cousin sister.
Varun Gandhi married to Yamini Roy Chowdhury. His wife Yamini is a graphic designer by profession. The couple has a daughter named Anasuya Gandhi. He had one more daughter named Aadya Priyadarshini, who died at the age of 4 months.
Varun was born soon after Indira Gandhi regained the power in the 1980’s general elections. His father Sanjay Gandhi died in a plane crash when he was just three months old. His father Sanjay Gandhi expressed once that he was interested in raising his children in accordance with his Zoroastrian.
Varun Gandhi was born into a capital of India New Delhi. He did his schooling from the Rishi Valley School, Delhi; Modern School C.P. New Delhi, and then from the British School, New Delhi.
After schooling, Varun Gandhi did his graduation of Bachelor in Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, London. He earned through the long distance learning provision.
The First time, Varun Gandhi introduced to Indian politics when his mother was campaigning for the general election of 1999 in Pilibhit. Initially, His mother Maneka Gandhi became a part of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).
In 2004, Varun Gandhi and his mother Maneka Gandhi formally joined BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party). He campaigned for the political party BJP in the 2004 elections on more than 40 constituencies. He started involving in the political events and decided to appear in elections.
In 2009, BJP decided to field Varun Gandhi as its candidate for the general election from the Pilibhit constituency instead of his mother Maneka Gandhi. He won the election with defeating candidate V.M Singh by a margin of 280, 501 votes. Moreover, In 2011 during the movement of Jan Lok Pal Bill, He went to Ramlila Maidan and became the first Indian politician to openly support.
In March 2013, Rajnath Singh appointed Varun Gandhi as the National General Secretary of the BJP. After two months, He was made in-charge of the BJP’s affairs in West Bengal. Following year, Varun Gandhi started his campaign for the election from the Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India.
In May 2014, Gandhi defeated Amita Singh from the Sultanpur in Lok Sabha election of 2014. In March 2016, Varun Gandhi introduced the representation of the people (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in Lok Sabha.
Moreover, Varun Gandhi again contested from the seat of Sultanpur for the Lok Sabha Election 2019. He urged people to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party and campaigned for the party.
Career as Author, Poet & Columnist
Apart from politics, Varun is a professional writer and poet. He writes articles and policy papers for the many national dailies and magazines in India like The Times of India, The Hindu, The Hindustan Times, The Economic Times and many more. Additionally, He writes the largest syndicated column in the country covering 21 Newspapers like Malayala Manorama, Lokmat, Rajasthan Patrika, Punjab Kesari, Amar Ujala, and Sandesh.
At the age of 20, Varun has written a volume of poetry named ‘The Otherness of Self’ in 2000. Next, in 2015, Varun Gandhi has released his second volume of poems titled ‘Stillness’ and was published by Harper Collins. It became the best selling book with selling 10,000 copies within two days of release.
In 2018, He released his book named ‘The Rural Manifesto: Realising India’s Future through her Village’ based on Indian rural economy.
- During the election campaign in 2009 General Lok Sabha Election, Varun delivered hate speeches against Muslim and for that, he was apprehended but acquitted later.
- On 29 March 2009, Uttar Pradesh booked Varun Gandhi under National Security Act for inciting communal tension in India
- In 2013, He again delivered hate speech during the campaign and acquitted later.
- In 2015, former IPL chief Lalit Modi has said the He met Varun Gandhi in London and asked him to settle everything with the former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi. He also asked Varun to clarify whether he has been in his house or not. Sonia Gandhi has to come forward to deny his allegations.
- In 2016, Abhisekh Verma alleged that Varun Gandhi has leaked defense secrets to arms dealer Abhisekh Verma and to the arms manufacturer. However, he denied the allegations saying that the information provided by Verma did not prove that he had accessed to or shared any information.
- Moreover, During the campaign of election 2019, He again made a provocative sentence against Muslims. A case filed against him. He was arrested and had to stay behind bars for 20 days.
Some interesting facts about Varun Gandhi
Does Varun Gandhi smokes?: Not Known
Does Varun Gandhi drinks alcohol?: Not Known
His father Sanjay Gandhi died in plane crash when he was just three months old.
In 2009 elections, Varun’s victory was the strongest among all the candidates of Gandhi family, cousin Rahul Gandhi, aunt Sonia Gandhi, and mother Maneka Gandhi.
He became the youngest ever general secretary for the Bharatiya Janata Party when he was appointed for the post in 2013.
In 2011, His daughter Aadya Priyadarshini, who he named his grandmother Indira Priyadarshini died at the age of 4 months. Reportedly, the incident traumatised Varun to the extent that he took a break from politics for the two months.
He started company called ‘Rajdhani’, which is an analytics company for commodity training.
In 2005, Varun Gandhi vowed that he would donate the MP salary to the family of those farmers who have been forced to end their lived because of agrarian crisis.
varun Gandhi has huge number of followers on his twitter and facebook. Moreover, He one of the most active politicians on social media. His official twitter is ‘varungandhi80‘.