Nitin Gadkari Biography, Age, Wife, Caste, Children, Family, & More

Nitin Gadkari is an esteemed senior leader of the Bhartiya Janata Party, a prominent political party in India. With an impressive tenure spanning over seven years, he holds the distinction of being the longest-serving Minister for Road Transport and Highways.

Nitin Gadkari Biography

Nitin Gadkari continues to hold the distinction of being the longest-serving Minister for Road Transport & Highways, currently running his tenure for over 9 years. His remarkable work in constructing roads, expressways, and flyovers has earned him the moniker “the flyovers man.” Born and raised in Nagpur, which is also the headquarters of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Gadkari maintains a close association with the organization.

Nitin Gadkari Picture
Nitin Gadkari Picture

Personal Information

Real Name Nitin Jairam Gadkari
Nickname AKA Nitin
DOB (Date of Birth) 27 May 1957
Age 66 Years
Birth Place Nagpur, Bombay State (now Maharashtra)
Zodiac sign Gemini
Nationality Indian
Hometown Nagpur
Religion Hindu


School Not Known
College/ University University of Nagpur
Educational M.Com, L.L.B, Diploma in Business Management

Physical Stats


Feet & Inches 5’ 6”
Meter 1.68 m
Centimeters 168 cm
Weight 95 kg,   209 lbs
Eye Color Dark Brown
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements N/A

Family Information

Father Name Jairam Ramchandra Gadkari
Mother Name Bhanutai Gadkari
Brother Not Known
Sisters Manisha Kishor Totade
Wife Kanchan Gadkari
Children Sons- Nikhil Gadkari, Sarang Gadkari Daughter- Ketki


Girlfriend N/A


Profession Politician
Net Worth Rs. 18.79 Crores.


Color Black, Pink
Politician(s) Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Narendra Modi
Actor/ Actress Amitabh Bachchan,  Rekha
Singer Jagjit Singh
Hobbies Reading, Yoga
Movie Singham
Street Food Samosa, Paani Puri, Bhel Puri
Nitin Gadkari Young Age Picture
Nitin Gadkari Young Age Picture
Nitin Gadkari with his Wife (Kanchan Gadkari)
Nitin Gadkari with her Wife (Kanchan Gadkari)
Nitin Gadkari Sons (Nikhil Gadkari, Sarang Gadkari)
Nitin Gadkari Sons (Nikhil Gadkari, Sarang Gadkari)
Nitin Gadkari Daughter (Ketki)
Nitin Gadkari Daughter (Ketki Gadkari)


His father, Jairam Ramchandra Gadkari, was a farmer and his mother, Bhanutai Gadkari, was a housewife. He has a sister, Manisha Kishor Totade, who is married.


He received his education from esteemed institutions in Nagpur, Maharashtra. He attended G.S. Commerce College and the University College of Law, Main Branch, both affiliated with Nagpur University. Gadkari pursued his LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws) and M.Com (Master of Commerce) degrees from Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University.


He was born in Nagpur, Bombay State, India, on May 27, 1957. Now he is 66 years old.

Wife & Children

He is married to Kanchan Gadkar, a social worker. They have a daughter, Ketki Gadkari (Youngest), and 2 sons, Nikhil Gadkari (Eldest) and Sarang Gadkari. All of them are married.

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Political Career

Nitin Gadkari’s interest in politics sparked at a young age, leading him to become actively involved in various political organizations. He joined the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in 1976, where he began his political journey. Over the years, Gadkari held several significant positions within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He served as the president of the Maharashtra state unit of BJP, showcasing his leadership skills and dedication to the party.

Gadkari firmly believed in the potential of privatization and actively campaigned for increased private investment in infrastructure development. His efforts included organizing meetings with private investors, contractors, builders, and trade organizations to promote the involvement of the private sector in infrastructure projects. Through his initiatives, he successfully diverted significant portions of the budgeted projects toward privatization.


One of Gadkari’s notable endeavors is his involvement in the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY). This flagship program aims to connect rural areas with well-paved roads, ensuring better accessibility, transportation, and connectivity for rural communities. Gadkari’s contributions to the successful implementation of PMGSY have played a vital role in transforming rural regions by facilitating better connectivity and enhancing socio-economic development.

Net Worth

Nitin Gadkari, a prominent Indian politician, has a reported net worth of Rs. 18.79 Crores.

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