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Sonia Gandhi Life Biography

Sonia Gandhi Life Biography – Indian Politician Sonia Gandhi, original name Edvige Antonia Albina Maino, (born December 9, 1946, Lusiana, Veneto region, Italy), Italian-born Indian politician who was president of the Indian National Congress (Congress Party; 1998–2017) and chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance (2004). She belongs to the third generation of the Nehru-Gandhi family. She was the wife of Rajiv Gandhi, the Prime Minister of India who was assassinated in 1991. Their son, Rahul, was born in 1970, and daughter, Priyanka, in 1972.

This biography provides detailed information about his childhood, profile, career, Physical Stats, Personal Life, Relationships, Family, Favourite Things, Money Factor, Awards, Achievements, History, Wiki, Height, Weight, Son, Daughter, Age, Girlfriends, Children, Wife, Story and timeline.

Biography & Wiki

Real NameEdvige Antonia Albina Màino


Political PartyIndian National Congress (INC)

Political Journey

Political Journey • In 1997, she joined Indian National Congress as a Primary Member.
• In 1998, she became Party Leader of Indian National Congress.
• In 1999, she contested Lok Sabha elections from Amethi Uttar Pradesh and Bellary Karnataka and won both the seats.
• In 1999, she was elected Leader of the Opposition of the 13th Lok Sabha.
• In the 2004 Lok Sabha Elections, she won the Lok Sabha seat from Raebareli Uttar Pradesh.
• On 16 May 2004, she was chosen the leader of a 15-part coalition government named as the United Progressive Alliance (UPA).
• In 2006, she was re-elected from her constituency Raebareli Uttar Pradesh.
• In 2009 Lok Sabha Elections, she was re-elected from Raebareli constituency for the third term.
• In 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, she won the Lok Sabha seat from Raebareli for the 4th term.

Physical Appearance

Heightin centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 4”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 60 kg
in Pounds- 132 lbs
Eye ColourHazel Brown
Hair ColourSalt & Pepper
Blood GroupB (-ve)

Personal Life

Date of Birth9 December 1946
Age (as in 2018)72 Years
BirthplaceLusiana, Veneto, Italy
Zodiac signSagittarius
HometownNew Delhi, India (Ancestral origin – Lusiana, Italy)
SchoolAttended a Catholic School in Orbassano, a town near Turin, Italy
College/University• Istituto Santa Teresa via Santa Teresa, 10 Turin, Italy
• Lennox Cook School, Cambridge
Educational Qualification(s)• Three Years Course in Foreign Languages (English & French) in 1964 at Istituto Santa Teresa via Santa Teresa, 10 Turin
• Certificate in English from Lennox Cook School, Cambridge in 1965
FamilyFather– Stefano Maino
Mother– Paola Maino

Brother– None
Sisters– Anushka (elder), Nadia (younger)
HobbiesTraveling, Reading, Cooking, Yoga, Interest in Modern Art
Major Controversies• Bofors scam.
• During the tenure of Manmohan Singh’s government, she was criticized for being the Super PM.
• Westland chopper scam.
• Her son-in-law’s name (Robert Vadra) appeared in the real estate scam.
• National Herald Case in which she is accused of violating Income Tax Act 1961.

Marital Status, Affairs, Girlfriends 

Marital StatusWidowed
Marriage Date25 February 1968
Affairs/BoyfriendsFranco Luison (Italian footballer, she allegedly dated him in the 60s; before she met Rajiv Gandhi)

Rajiv Gandhi
HusbandRajiv Gandhi, Former Indian Prime Minister
ChildrenSon– Rahul Gandhi (Indian member of Parliament)
Daughter– Priyanka Gandhi (Indian Politician)


Salary (as a Member of Parliament)Rs. 1 Lakh + Other Allowances
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 11.82 Crore (as in 2019)

Sonia Gandhi Life Biography –  Known Facts About Sonia Gandhi

  • Does Sonia Gandhi smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Sonia Gandhi drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Her father, Stefano Maino, fought alongside Hitler’s Army against the Soviet Military on the eastern front in World War II.
  • At the age of 18, she met Rajiv Gandhi first at the Varsity Restaurant in Cambridge in 1965.
  • Her first visit to India was on 13 January 1968 and she was fetched by Rajiv Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi and Amitabh Bachchan at the Delhi airport.
  • Before her marriage, she was staying with the Bachchans at their Wellington Crescent House.
  • Sonia was engaged to Rajiv on 26 January 1968 and was married to him On 25 February 1968, the same day when Indira married Feroz Gandhi decades earlier.
  • Before her marriage, she was well-versed in French and after her marriage, she learned Hindi.
  • She had a miscarriage before her first child, Rahul, was born.
  • It was Sonia who first saw Indira Gandhi in blood-ridden when she was assassinated on 31 October 1984.
  • She has authored two books- Rajiv and Rajiv’s World.

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Contact Address10, Janpath, New Delhi – 110011, India
Phone Number+91-11-23014161, 23014481, 011-23792263, 23019080
House Address10 Janpath, New Delhi
Email Idsoniagandhi@sansad.nic.in
Fax NumberNot Available
Official Websiteaicc.org.in
Instagram Handleinstagram.com/iamsoniagandhi
Twitter Handletwitter.com/_soniagandhi
Facebook Fan Pagefacebook.com/SoniaRajivGandhi