Reena Gupta is a prominent Indian politician and lawyer. She serves as the national spokesperson and advisor for the Aam Aadmi Party in the Government of Delhi.
Reena Gupta was born in Delhi. In 2001, she attained a postgraduate degree in International Development at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts.
Height (approx.): 5′ 2″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Not much is known about her parents.
Husband & Children
Her husband, Vishal Mehta, is the co-founder of Lok Capital, an Indian investment firm.
The couple has a son named Ritam Sudhir.
In 2001, Reena Gupta began working as an NRM associate at Oxfam America in Boston, Massachusetts until 2003. She then went on to work as a natural resource management specialist at the World Bank in New Delhi from 2003 to 2011 and as a freelance consultant from 2011 to 2020, where she focused on issues related to the environment and sustainable development.
Reena Gupta is known for her work in the Safe Food Movement and has written extensively on the harmful effects of pesticides in India. She regularly contributes to Indian newspapers such as Hindustan Times, The Times of India, and The Indian Express covering topics such as air pollution, environmental issues, and social justice. In 2011, Reena Gupta left the World Bank to become an activist for the Indian anti-corruption movement in Delhi. In December 2017, Gupta supported Delhi in signing onto the Urban 20 (U20) initiative. In 2020, Gupta joined the Aam Aadmi Party and worked as an advisor to the Environment Minister of Delhi, where she played a key role in creating a decision support system that identifies major pollution sources.
In 2020, Reena Gupta launched the ‘Yudh Pradhushan Ke Virudh’ campaign to fight Delhi’s air pollution.
One of her major accomplishments was making laws for companies like Uber and Ola Cabs, requiring them to switch to electric vehicles and meet yearly targets; she also encouraged neighbouring states and the federal government to do the same to promote electric car use. In 2021, she created the Green Delhi App and Green War Room, which allows residents to report localized pollution.
In 2022, Reena Gupta led the ‘Greening Delhi’ initiative, which is converting vacant spaces in Delhi into community parks and forests and modernizing existing neighbourhood parks with world-class facilities.
Reena Gupta was later nominated as a member of the State-Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority by the Government of Delhi.
Allegations Against BJP Spokesperson
In September of 2023, a complaint was made by Reena Gupta against Gaurav Bhatia, a spokesperson for India’s Bharatiya Janata Party, alleging that he had made unpleasant remarks about her on national television. Gupta claimed that she had been denied the opportunity to file a complaint against Bhatia at her local police station.
- Reena Gupta is a fitness enthusiast. She often shares pictures of her running and jogging sessions on social media.
- She often appears as a guest on the live debate shows of various Indian news channels.