Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi

Positions Held

Ministry Tenure
Minister of Women and Child Development 26 May 2014

Personal Details

Date Of Birth 26 August 1956 (age 62)
Place New Delhi, India
Political Party Bharatiya Janata Party
Academics I.S.C.


Maneka Sanjay Gandhi (also spelled Menaka) (née Anand; born 26 August 1956) is the Indian Union Cabinet Minister for Women & Child Development in the Government of PM Narendra Modi. She is also an animal rights activist, environmentalist, and widow of the Indian politician Sanjay Gandhi. She has been a minister in four governments, and has authored a number of books in the areas of etymology, law and animal welfare. Maneka Gandhi is a member of the Nehru-Gandhi Family.