Robert Vadra Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More
Bio/Wiki Full NameRobert Rajendra Vadra NicknameRob ProfessionBusinessman Famous ForBeing the Son-in-Law of Rajiv Gandhi (late) and Sonia Gandhi Physical Stats & More Height (approx.)in centimeters- 167 cm in meters- 1.67 m in feet inches- 5’ 5” Eye ColourBlack Hair ColourBlack Personal Life Date of Birth18 May 1969 Age (as in 2019)50 Years BirthplaceMoradabad, UP Zodiac signTaurus NationalityIndian HometownMoradabad, Uttar Pradesh, India SchoolThe British School, New Delhi, India Religion• Christianity (by birth) • Hinduism (after marriage) Rediff CastePunjabi Khatri Rediff Ethnicity• Scottish (from his mother's side) • Punjabi (from his father's side) ResidenceDelhi, India Political InclinationIndian National Congress HobbiesDancing, Workout, Listening to Music, Travelling, Bike Riding Controversies• In 2012, he got involved in a controversy, when Arvind Kejriwal alleged that "Robert Vadra purchased at least 31 properties mostly in New Delhi worth more than ₹300 crore for which money has come from "unsecured interest-free loans from DLF Ltd."" • After DLF-Robert Vadra controversy, on 1 September 2018, an FIR was filed at Kherki Daula Police Station in Gurugram against Robert Vadra and Bhupinder Singh Hooda (former Haryana Chief Minister) over alleged irregularities in a string of land deals in Gurgaon.
Some Lesser Known Facts About Robert Vadra
Robert Vadra is an Indian businessman; who came into the eyes of media after marrying the daughter of Nehru-Gandhi family.
After India’s Partition in 1947, his father shifted to India from Sialkot (Pakistan) and started a handicraft business.
Vadra left his college in mid-way and joined his family business of brassware and artificial jewellery.
He first met Priyanka Gandhi in 1985 through his sister Michelle Vadra; at that time Priyanka was just 13 years old. He gave support to Priyanka in her tough days after the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi. Not only to Priyanka, but he became a good friend to Rahul Gandhi too.
Soon, both (Robert and Priyanka) fell in love, and after six years of dating, the couple tied the knot in 1997.
In 1997, he started Artex (a handicraft business). Later, he diversified into other industries including hospitality and real estate. His mother Maureen Vadra is the Director of all his companies.
From 2000-2010, he had to face several family tragedies: as in 2001, he lost his sister Michelle Vadra in a car accident; in 2003, his brother Richard Vadra committed suicide; and in 2009, his father’s dead body was found at a Delhi motel.
From November 2007 to June 2008, he opened a number of companies including Sky Light Realty, Sky Light Hospitality, Real Earth Estates, Blue Breeze Trading, North India IT Parks, and others. All these businesses began with a paid-up capital between ₹5 Lakh to ₹25 Lakh.
Vadra owns many Hilton Hotels including Hilton Gardens, New Delhi. He also has stakes in DLF (Real Estate Company) and DLF IPL (Indian Premier League).
In 2010, there have been allegations on Robert Vandra from several Indian politicians that he was connected to the CWG (Commonwealth Games) scam of around ₹10,000 Crores; which were held in India. But, failed in proving it.
In 2014, he was highly trolled for his “Are you serious?” reaction to the media reporters on asking questions related to the land deal.
Apart from this, Robert is a fitness freak. This was one of the reasons for his bonding with Rahul Gandhi. Both of them share the same passion for exhausting workouts at the gym.
Robert Vadra while Working Out
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