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Maneka Gandhi is an Indian politician and animal rights activist who has served as the Minister of Women and Child Development since 2019. She is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and a former member of the Indian National Congress (INC). Gandhi was born on 26 August 1956 in New Delhi, India. She is the daughter of Indian Army officer, Lt. Col. Tarlochan Singh Anand, and Amteshwar Anand. She is the widow of Sanjay Gandhi, who was the son of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Gandhi studied at the Lawrence School, Sanawar, and graduated from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University. She was a member of the Indian National Congress from 1984 to 1989. She was a member of the Rajya Sabha from 1989 to 1991. Gandhi has been a member of the BJP since 2004. She was appointed Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government in 1999. She was appointed Minister of State for Environment and Forests in the Narendra Modi government in 2014. Gandhi is an animal rights activist and has been a member of the Animal Welfare Board of India since 1995. She is the founder of the People for Animals, an animal rights organization. As of 2021, Maneka Gandhi's net worth is estimated to be approximately $2 million.

Popular As Maneka Anand
Occupation Politician, animal-rights activist
Age 67 years old
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Born 26 August, 1956
Birthday 26 August
Birthplace New Delhi, India
Nationality India

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Who Is Maneka Gandhi's Husband?

Her husband is Sanjay Gandhi (m. 23 September 1974-23 June 1980)

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Husband Sanjay Gandhi (m. 23 September 1974-23 June 1980)
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Children Varun Gandhi

Maneka Gandhi Net Worth

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Gandhi has often been criticized for her comments. In June 2017, during a Facebook Live session, she commented that men do not commit suicide. She received negative responses to the comment and spent the rest of the chat answering questions related to this, with chatters pointing out that 68% of the suicide cases reported in India were committed by men. In March 2017, she said that an early curfew for girls in hostels helped young women control their "hormonal outbursts" and received a backlash for the comment.


Maneka Gandhi is a self-described environmentalist and animal rights leader in India. She has earned international awards and acclaim. She was appointed chairwoman of the Committee for the Purpose of Control and Supervision of Experiments on Animals (CPCSEA) in 1995. Under her direction, CPCSEA members carried unannounced inspections of laboratories where animals are used for scientific research were conducted.


She started the organisation People for Animals in 1992 and it is the largest organisation for animal rights/welfare in India. Maneka Gandhi is also a patron of International Animal Rescue. While she is not a vegan, she has advocated this lifestyle on ethical and health grounds. She also anchored the weekly television program Heads and Tails, highlighting the suffering meted out to animals due to their commercial exploitation. She has also authored a book under the same title. Her other books were about Indian people names. She is a cast member for the documentary A Delicate Balance.


Maneka Gandhi contested the Amethi constituency from Uttar Pradesh for the 1984 general election for the Loksabha but lost to Rajiv Gandhi. In 1988, she joined V.P. Singh's Janata Dal and became the General Secretary. In November 1989 Gandhi won her first election to Parliament and became a Minister of State as the Minister for Environment.


She gave birth to a son in 1980 named Feroze after his paternal grandfather. Her mother-in-law added the name Varun. Maneka was just twenty-three years old and her son just 100 days old, when her husband, Sanjay, died in an air crash.


Maneka Gandhi founded the news magazine Surya which later played a key role in promotion of the Congress party after its defeat in the 1977 election following the Emergency.


She first met Sanjay Gandhi at a cocktail party thrown by Maneka's uncle Major-General Kapur to celebrate the forthcoming marriage of his son Veenu Kapur in 1973. Maneka eventually married Sanjay, the son of the Prime Minister Indira Gandhi one year later on 23 September 1974.


Maneka Sanjay Gandhi (also spelled Menaka) (née Anand; born 26 August 1956) is an Indian politician. She is a member of Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian parliament. She belongs to Bharatiya Janata Party. She is also an animal rights activist, environmentalist, and wife of the Indian politician Sanjay Gandhi. She has been a minister in four governments, most recently in Narendra Modi's government from May 2014 to May 2019, and has authored a number of books in the areas of etymology, law and animal welfare.