Jyotiraditya Scindia was born Jyotiraditya Madhavrao Scindia to Madhavrao Scindia and Madhavi Raje Scindia. He was born
on January 1st, 1971
in Mumbai. He did his schooling from the prestigious Doon School
in India and then went off to do his graduation
in United States in Harvard University
from the Stanford University
. At present, Jyotiraditya is the member of the 14th
Lok Sabha of India representing the political party, Indian National Congress. He is also the Maharaja of the princely state of Gwalior and a scion of the Scindia royal family.
After doing graduation, he interned with the UN Economic Development Cell and in fact had the distinction of being the only under-graduate intern there. After getting an MBA, he went on to work as an investment banker with Merrill Lynch and Morgan Stanley. He also did a course in car racing from the U.S. He is known to be one of the most focused and hard-working students at college and also one of the most dedicated workers at his workplace.
After his father, Madhavrao Scindia, died an untimely death in an unfortunate air crash, the seat in his political constituency fell vacant. Jyotir Aditya Scindia was the natural choice as he knew his constituency well He had campaigned for his father at a mere age of 13! In February 2002, he was elected to the Lok Sabha from his constituency Guna. He won with a margin of 450,000 votes! He was re-elected to the 14th Lok Sabha when he won the elections in May 2004. In the by-elections of 2007, he successfully defeated the incumbent in Shivpuri-Guna province.
He is married to Priyadarshini Raje Gaekwad Scindia of Baroda and has two children, Yuvraj Mahanaryaman Scindia (born in 1995) and Ananya Raje Scindia (born in 2002). He is known to be a sportsman-politician and is known to have encouraged Indian sports and get them international recognition. Since he has worked in a multi-national environment, he cannot see people sit idle and not work hard enough to get things done. Jyotiraditya Scindia is an avid sportsman himself and is often spotted at polo matches. He is the face of the future of India and with his efforts, the Indian politics will definitely touch new heights.