Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi is the widow of the former Prime Minister of India, Rajiv Gandhi. She was born on December 9, 1946 in Lusiana, Italy. She is one of the most powerful women in the world. She served as the President of the Indian National Congress since 1998. She is also considered as one of the most powerful politicians in India right now.

In this article, we have compiled a list of best, famous, amazing, important, funny, mind blowing and interesting facts about Sonia Gandhi. So, let’s read!

10 Interesting and Important Facts About Sonia Gandhi

1. Her Real Name is not Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi is not her real name, her full name is Antonia Edvige Albina Maino.

2. Studied in the United Kingdom

She studied at Bella Educational Trust in the United Kingdom. She met Rajiv Gandhi for the first time during her education.

3. Born in Italy

Sonia Gandhi was born in Luciana, Italy. A rumours were spreading that she was born in Orbassano, Italy.

4. Mother and Father Names

Did you know this fact? It is one of the unknown facts about Sonia Gandhi. Her father name was Stefano Maino and mother name is Paola Maino.

5. She married in 1968

She married to Rajiv Gandhi in 1968 according to a Hindu ceremony.

Rajiv Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi

6. Worked as a waitress

Sonia Gandhi was studying English language course in the city of Cambridge, UK in 1964. To fulfill financial needs, she worked as a waitress in the Varsity Restaurant, Cambridge.

Varsity Restaurant, Cambridge
Varsity Restaurant, Cambridge

7. Honours and Recognition

Sonia Gandhi was awarded a few awards and honourary degrees by the universities around the world. University of Madras honoured her with “Honorary Doctorate (Literature), the Government of Belgium given “Order of King Leopold” in 2006 and the Brussels University honored her with “Honorary Doctorate” in 2006.

8. Among the “Time 100 Most Influential People”

Sonia was included in the list of “Time 100 Most Influential People” for the years 2007 and 2008.

9. Among the Most Powerful Woman

Sonia was included in the list of most powerful woman in the world at the third spot in 2013 by Forbes.

10. Sonia Gandhi Net Worth

Sonia Gandhi is considered as one of the richest persons in the world by a few online reports but her declared assets worth only Rs. 92.8 million.

Article first published on May 16, 2016.

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