Smt. Sonia Gandhi

Positions Held

Ministry Tenure
President of the Indian National Congress 14 March 1998 – 16 December 2017

Personal Details

Date Of Birth 9 December 1946 (age 71)
Place Lusiana, Veneto, Italy
Political Party Indian National Congress
Academics Certificate course in English language from Cambridge, U.K.


Sonia Gandhi About this born 9 December 1946) is an Indian politician of Italian descent. A member of the Nehru–Gandhi family by way of her marriage to Rajiv Gandhi, she is a former president of the Indian National Congress. She took over as the party leader in 1998, seven years after her husband's assassination, and remained in office for a record nineteen years, a period that was characterised by the party's renewed adherence to the centre-left position on the Indian political spectrum.