Shruti Choudhry is an Indian politician who contested in the 2009 Indian general election as a member of Indian National Congress party from the Bhiwani-Mahendragarh constituency of Lok Sabha. She has served as a member of various Lok Sabha committees.
Shruti Choudhry was born on Friday, 3 October 1975 (age 48 years; as of 2023) in New Delhi. Her zodiac sign is Libra. She completed her primary education from Convent of Jesus & Mary school and Delhi Public School, R K Puram and then went to Oxford, England for her further studies. She completed her BA degree from University of Delhi and then a LL.B. from B. R. Ambedkar University in Agra. Later she practiced law at Karanjewala & Co. for sometime before entering into politics. In 2005, after the sudden demise of her father in a plane crash, her grandfather Bansi Lal, in a rare and sudden gesture, put the pagri on her head in front of a mourning public. This was one of the major turning point in her life which ultimately led her into a political career. In an interview while talking about this particular moment of her life , she said
Honestly speaking, when I started out, I had mixed feelings about all this. The magnitude of the responsibility overwhelmed me, and I was aware that serving the people is possibly one of the toughest jobs in the world. I knew because I had seen my family do this for ages.”
Height (approx.): 5′ 3″
Weight (approx.): 70kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Family & Caste
Shruti Choudhry belongs to a Jat family from Bhiwani, Haryana.
Shruti Choudhry’s father’s name was Surender Singh (1946 – 2005) who was an Indian politician representing Haryana Vikas Party. He was also a Member of Parliament from 1986-1992. At the age of 59, he died in a chopper crash during an emergency landing in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh on 31 March 2005.
Her mother, Kiran Choudhary is a member of Congress legislative Party in the Haryana Vidhan Sabha. The seat was also represented in the assembly by her father-in-law Bansi Lal and late husband Surender Singh.
On 7 March 2003, Shruti Choudhry tied the knot with Arunabh Choudhry who is a lawyer. In an interview with Hindustan times she said
Luckily, my husband Arunabh, also a lawyer, is a people’s person and is extremely compassionate and generous. He has been a great support every step of the way.”
9, Meena Bagh, New Delhi
Shruti Choudhry turned to politics after the sudden demise of her father in 2005. She contested in 2009 Indian general election in the Bhiwani-Mahendragarh constituency of the Lok Sabha as a member of Indian National Congress party. In these elections she defeated her nearest rival, Ajay Singh Chautala of the Indian National Lok Dal, by a margin of 55,097 votes. This victory although was a major result of the pre-existing goodwill that existed for her family in the area, which can be testified based on how her grandfather held the same seat for 3 terms and her father had done so twice.
Party positions held
- 31 Aug. 2009: Member, Committee on Agriculture
- 23 Sep. 2009: Member, Committee on Empowerment of Women
However, Choudhry didnot win the re-election in 2014.
Shruti Choudhry holds stakes in following four companies:
- Aldorado Resorts Pvt. Ltd
She is also the director on the board of Ujwal Property Pvt. Ltd. along with a close political associate, Jai Prakash Dalal .
Cash: Rs 92,000
Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Companies: Rs 73,28,000
Bonds, Debentures and Shares in companies: Rs 2,01,03,000
Agricultural Land: Rs 20,07,05,000
Non Agricultural Land: Rs 8,00,00,000
Residential Buildings: Rs 49,70,00,000
Note: This information is an archive of the candidate’s self-declared affidavit that was filed during the elections.
Shruti Choudhry’s net worth as of 2019 is approximately 86 crores.
- Shruti Choudhry enjoys traveling and reading in any little free time she gets.
- She beleives that the best part of her job is the high she gets on connecting with her people at a personal level, deriving enormous energy from it.
- She draws inspiration from great leaders like Swami Vivekananda, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther, Sardar Patel, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, her grandfather Bansi Lal and her parents. Among the present-day crop of leaders, it’s Sonia Gandhi who’s her ideal, along with Rahul Gandhi for his vision and commitment towards the common man.
- Her priorities as a MP include to develop basic infrastructure, education and health facilities in her constituency which is one of the largest constituencies of Haryana and yet one of the most backward areas.
- She was a Member of the Indian Delegation at the Second Committee of the 68th session of UNGA(United Nations General Assembly) in New York. At this assembly, she put forward her thoughts on the topic; “Globalization and interdependence: Role of the United Nation in promoting development in context of globalization and interdependence, culture and development.” One of the highlights of her speech was where she mentions that
the benefits of globalization have not been equitably shared, while its costs are unevenly distributed.”