Sonia Gandhi Biography, Facts & Life Story

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Age 75 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth 9 December 1946


Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Height 5 Feet 4 Inches (1.63 m)
Weight 62 kg (137 lbs)
Waist 27 Inches
Hips 36 Inches
Dress Size 4 US
Body Type Hourglass
Eye Color Hazel Brown
Hair Color Salt & Pepper
Nickname Sonia Gandhi
Full Name Edvige Antonia Albina Màino
Profession Indian Politician
Nationality Indian
Birthplace politician
Religion Hindu
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius

Sonia Gandhi is an Indian politician. Her party, the Indian National Congress, has ruled India for most of its post-independence history. After serving for twenty-two years as party leader, she took over in 1998, seven years after the murder of Rajiv Gandhi, her husband, and a former Prime Minister of India. She returned to the post in 2019 after her son, Rahul Gandhi, resigned.

Career

She became involved in Indian public life after the assassination of her mother-in-law and the election of her husband as prime minister. She acted as the prime minister’s hostess and accompanied him on a number of state visits.

She actively campaigned against her husband’s sister-in-law Maneka Gandhi, who was running against Rajiv in Amethi in 1984. The Bofors scandal broke out at the end of Rajiv Gandhi’s five years in office. It was reported that Ottavio Quattrocchi, an Italian businessman believed to be involved, was close to Sonia Gandhi, having access to the Prime Minister’s official residence.

The Bharatiya Janata Party has alleged that Sonia Gandhi appeared on the voters’ list in New Delhi before getting Indian citizenship in April 1983.

She, however, made her broad career in the field of politics and has faced controversies as well. But she is still remembered for her work and contribution to society.

Achievements

Sonia Gandhi has been a part of various organizations and is supporting them as well. Due to her dedication and contribution, she has been honored with various awards and titles. Among many, she is notable for winning the Honorary Doctorate (Literature) degree in 2008 from the University of Madras.

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Sonia Gandhi Education

School Attended a Catholic School in Orbassano, a town near Turin, Italy
College Bell Educational Trust’s language school, Cambridge City, England

Sonia Gandhi Career

Profession: Indian Politician

Debut:

In 1997 when she joined the Indian National Congress as a Primary Member.

Net Worth: USD $2 billion Approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Stefano Maino

Mother: Paola Maino

Sister(s):
Anushka (elder), Nadia (younger)

Marital Status: Widowed

Ex Spouse:
Rajiv Gandhi (m. 1968–1991)

Son(s): Rahul Gandhi (Indian member of Parliament)

Daughter(s): Priyanka Gandhi (Indian Politician)

Sonia Gandhi Favorites

Hobbies: Traveling, Reading, Cooking, Yoga, Interest in Modern Art

Favorite Food: Ice-Creams, Salads


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