Priyadarshini Raje Scindia

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Priyadarshini Raje Scindia
Priyadarshini Raje Scindia wearing a golden-yellow sari.
Priyadarshini Raje Scindia in 2012
titular Maharani of Gwalior
Assumed office
Maharaja Jyotiraditya Scindia
Preceded by Madhavi Raje Scindia
Personal details
Born Priyadarshini Raje Gaekwad
1975 (age 41–42)
Nationality Indian
Spouse(s) Jyotiraditya Scindia (married 1994–present)
Children 2
  • Kumar Sangramsingh Gaekwad (father)
  • Asharaje Gaekwad (mother)
Alma mater Sophia College, Mumbai
Occupation Politician,

Priyadarshini Raje Scindia (née Gaekwad (गायकवाड), born in 1975) is the wife of Jyotiraditya Scindia titular Maharaja of Gwalior and Member of Parliament for Guna then a member of the Indian National Congress party and was the Union Minister of Power (Independent Charge).


Scindia was born in 1975. Her father, Kumar Sangramsingh Gaekwad, was the eighth child and third son[citation needed] of Pratap Singh Gaekwad, the last ruler of Baroda State, who ruled until 1947 and was deposed as titular ruler by the Government of India in 1951.[1] Her mother, Asharaje Gaekwad, is a lineal descendant of the Rana dynasty of hereditary, feudal,[2][3] prime ministers of Nepal. She attended Mumbai's Fort Convent School and later Sophia College.[4] In December 1994, she married Jyotiraditya Scindia, a junior minister in the Indian government and member of parliament from Madhya Pradesh.[5] The couple have one son and one daughter.[6]

Scindia appeared in Verve's "Best dressed - 2008" hall of fame list.[7] In 2012, she was included in the "India's 50 Most Beautiful Women" list by Femina.[8]

She is involved in the restoration of Jai Vilas Mahal, Usha Kiran Palace, and formulating projects for children.[9] According to her, "living in a palace is a full time job."[10]

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  1. ^ Maharaja Deposed. 218. Illustrated London News. 21 April 1951. p. 617.  Quote: "It was announced on April 13 that the Government of India has deposed the Maharaja of Baroda by withdrawing its recognition of him. Instead, it has recognised his eldest son, twenty-one-year-old Prince Fateh Singh, as the new ruler. The Maharaja was given a month in which he may appeal to the President."
  2. ^ Om Prakash Sen Thakuri (22 March 2012). "Nepal: Corruption in Nepal–Curse or Crime?". Asian Human Rights Commission. 
  3. ^ Sarah Dix (June 2011). "Corruption and anti-corruption in Nepal". Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation. pp. 34–35. 
  4. ^ "Rare pics of Priyadarshini, the gorgeous wife of Jyotiraditya Scindia". India TV. Retrieved 9 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Singh, Sangita (2 June 2002). "The evolution of Jyotiraditya Scindia". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Jyotiraditya Scindia". Lifestyle Lounge. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  7. ^ Verve: The Spirit of Today's Woman. Indian and Eastern Engineer Limited. 2007. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  8. ^ "Femina's India's 50 Most Beautiful Women". 22 November 2012. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  9. ^ "The Exacting Minister". Tehelka. Retrieved 7 September 2013. 
  10. ^ "'Living in a palace is a full-time job', says Priya Raje Scindia". DNA. Retrieved 7 September 2013.