Priyanka Gandhi aka Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is an Indian politician and an active member of Indian National Congress (INC). Currently, she serves as the general secretary of the All India Congress Committee (AICC) in charge of the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh.
She hails from a political family background and was born on 12 January 1972 in New Delhi, India. She is the daughter of Indian politicians, Rajiv Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. Her elder brother, Rahul Gandhi is also a politician. Her grandparents, Feroze Gandhi and Indira Gandhi were also politicians.
On 18 February 1997, she got married to her childhood friend cum businessman, Robert Vadra at the Gandhi home, 10 Janpath.
The couple have a son, Raihan Vadra and a daughter, Miraya Vadra.
She went to Modern School in New Delhi and Convent of Jesus and Mary in New Delhi for her schooling. She also went to Jesus and Mary College, University of Delhi, New Delhi for her bachelor’s degree in Psychology. Later in 2010, she has done a master’s degree in Buddhist studies.
In 2004, she managed the campaign of her mother, Sonia Gandhi in Indian general elections. Before that, she used to visit the Raebareli and Amethi constituencies of her mother and brother regularly to directly deal with the people. She also helped Congress Party for 10 seats in the region of Amethi-Raebareli in 2007 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.
On 23 January 2019, she was appointed as the General Secretary of Congress in charge of Uttar Pradesh’s eastern part. She also serves as the trustee of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.
She follows Buddhism.
She is also a practitioner of Vipassana, taught by Indian teacher, Satya Narayan Goenka.