Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi

Birth Name: Antonia Edvige Albina Maino
Sex: Female
Profile id: Politician from India
Born on: 9 December 1946
Where: Lusiana, Veneto, Italy
Spouse: Rajiv Gandhi (1969–1991)
Children: 2, Rahul Gandhi (son born in 1970) and Priyanka Vadra (daughter born in 1972)
Parents: Stefano and Paola Maino in Contrada Màini

  • She is an Italian-born Indian politician.
  • She is the President of the Indian National Congress.
  • She is the widow of former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi.
  • She joined politics in 1997.
  • She was elected as the leader of congress in 1998. Since then she is the President of the Indian National Congress Party.
  • Since 2004 she is the Chairperson of the ruling United Progressive Alliance in the Lok Sabha.
  • She is the logest serving president of Congress party in its 125-year history (elected 4 times).
  • After independence, she is the only politician with foreign origin in Congress party. There were four more foreign origin leaders in congress party before India’s independence in 1947.
  • Her mother and two sisters still live around Orbassano.
  • She met Rajiv Gandhi in 1965 (who was enrolled in Trinity College at the University of Cambridge) at a Greek Resturant while working there as a waitress.
  • She got married with Rajiv Gandhi in 1968.
  • She is a practicing Christian.

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