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Arun Jaitley Biography, Age, Death, Wife, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : December 28, 2022

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Short Biography

Arun Jaitley, the minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, was born on 28th December 1952 at New Delhi, India. He is a Lawyer, Writer & Author turned Politician and is one of the most influential members of Bharatiya Janta Party.

Arun Jaitley Complete Bio & Career

Arun Jaitley was a politician and advocate from India. He had served as the Minister of Corporate Affairs and Finance Minister for Government of India in Narendra Modi's cabinet fro n 2014 to 2019.

He attended St. Xavier’s School in New Delhi. He studied at Shri Ram College of Commerce and graduated with an honours degree in commerce, Bachelor of Commerce degree. From University of Delhi, he obtained his LLB degree. He was a student leader for AkhilaBharatiyaVidyarthiParishad in the University Campus and he went on to become the President of Student Union of University of Delhi in 1974. He was under preventive detention during the Internal Emergency in 1975. ArunJaitley actively took part in the movement against corruption launched by Jayaprakash Narayan and Raj Narain in 1973. He became the Convenor of the National Committee for Students and Youth Organization. He was also very active in the civil rights movement. After emergency, he joined the Jan Sangh party. ArunJaitley was appointed as the President of Delhi ABVP wing and All India secretary of ABVP. Very soon after joining the party, he became the President of Youth Wing of BJP.

He had been an advocate in the Supreme Court of India and several other High Courts in India. He was designated as a Senior Advocate by Delhi High Court in 1990. He was the Additional Solicitor General in 1989 by Government of India and did the record and paperwork involved in the investigations of Bofors Scandal. He had advocated for several major political leaders including SharadYadav, MadhavraoScindia, and L.K Advani. He presented a study paper in front of Indo-Britosh Legal Forum regarding corruption and crime in India. He also represented Government of India at the United Nations General Assembly in June 1998.

Since 1991, ArunJaitley was a member of National Executive of BharatiyaJanata Party. He became the spokesperson for the party in 1999. After the NDA Government came to power after 1999 General Elections, he was appointed as the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting and Minister of State for Disinvestment. He also became the Minister of Law, Justice, and Company Affairs in July 2000. He also got an elevation as a Cabinet Minister in November 2000. He was the General Secretary of the party and national spokesman from July 2002 to January 2003. After NDA’s defeat in 2004 General elections, he returned to the position and also his legal career. He became the Opposition Leader in the RajyaSabha in June 2009. He was a RajyaSabha member from Gujarat currently. He was one of the important leaders and strategy planners of BJP in 2014 General Elections. After NDA Government came to power in 2014, he had been the Minister of Finance and Minister of Defence. He was also a member of Board of Governors at Asian Development Bank. He played pivotal roles in demonetization and implementation of GST in India. He decided not to contest in the 2019 general elections and will continue to serve as a Rjya Sabha Member.

He was interested in cricket and had served in the Delhi Cricket Association (DDCA) and Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). 

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Health Issues, Illness and Death Info

He died on 24-08-2019 in New Delhi, India at the age of 66.

DEATHDAY 24 August,2019 (Thursday)

Arun Jaitley Family, Relatives and Other Relations

Father Maharaj Kishen Jaitley
Mother Shrimati Ratan Prabha Jaitley
Sister Madhu Bhargava
Wife Sangeeta Jaitely (24-05-1982)
Son Rohan Jaitley
Daughter Sonali Jaitley
Other Relatives Riddhi Dogra (Niece), Akshay Dogra (Nephew)

He was born to Maharaj Kishen Jaitley and Shrimati Ratan Prabha Jaitley. He had a sister named Madhu Bhargava. He married Sangeeta Jaitely on 24-05-1982. The couple together had a son named Rohan Jaitley and a daughter named Sonali Jaitley. Actress Riddhi Dogra was his niece & actor Akshay Dogra was his nephew.

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Body Measurements

Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black (Semi-Bald)

Personal Info

Home Town New Delhi
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address A-44 Kailash Colony New Delhi 110048
School St. Xavier's School, Delhi
College Shri Ram Commerce Of College, Delhi and University of Delhi, Delhi
Qualification L.L.B.
Hobbies Reading and Writing
Marital Status Married
Debut Politics - 1974
Salary N/A
Net Worth INR 115 Crores (2014)
Official Website https://www.arunjaitley.com/
Email [email protected]


Car Collections Porsche, Mercedes, BMW, Honda Accord and Toyota Fortuner


Favorite Player Virender Sehwag , Gautam Gambhir
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Politician Atal Bihari Vajpayee
Favorite Actor Akshay Kumar
Favorite Food Tandoori Kulcha with Chana Tops

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Arun Jaitley

  • Arun Jaitley was an extraordinary student during his college life. He graduated in Commerce from Shri Ram College and Graduated in Law from Delhi University.
  • When BJP was formed he became its Youth Wing President in 1980. From 1980 to early 90s BJP was struggling to become the main stream political party in India. Unedr Atal and Advani BJP was working hard and Arun Jaitley was given task to transform youth brigade of BJP into mature politicians.
  • In 1999 when Atal Led NDA came into power he was made Minister of STate and held important portfolios like Law and Justice, Information and Broadcasting and also Minister of State for Disinvestment.
  • He was chief Strategy planner of BJP for 2014 election and was one of the reason for massive victory.
  • Another facts about Arun Jaitley is that he has a lot of interest in Cricket and served as Vice President of BCCI before resigning in 2014.
  • After his death, Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium of Delhi was named as Arun Jaitley Stadium as a tribute to him.

Arun Jaitley Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

Arun Jaitley was 66 years 7 months & 27 days old age.