Sushma Swaraj

Positions Held

Ministry Tenure
Minister of External Affairs 26 May 2014

Personal Details

Date Of Birth 14 February 1952
Place Ambala Cantonment, Punjab, India
Political Party Bharatiya Janata Party
Academics Sanatan Dharma College Panjab University


Sushma Swaraj (born 14 February 1952) is an Indian politician and a former Supreme Court lawyer. A senior leader of Bharatiya Janata Party, Swaraj is serving as the Minister of External Affairs of India since 26 May 2014; she is the second woman to hold the office, after Indira Gandhi. She has been elected seven times as a Member of Parliament and three times as a Member of the Legislative Assembly. At the age of 25 in 1977, she became the youngest cabinet minister of north Indian state of Haryana. She also served as 5th Chief Minister of Delhi from 13 October 1998 to 3 December 1998.