Nitin Gadkari (Politician) Wiki, Age, Biography, Wife, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More…

Nitin Gadkari (Politician) Wiki, Age, Biography, Wife, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More…

Who is Nitin Gadkari ?

Is an Indian politician from Maharashtra who is the current Minister for Road Transport & Highways in the Government of India. He is also the longest serving Minister for Road Transport & Highways currently running his tenure for over nine years. Gadkari earlier served as the President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from 2009 to 2013.He is also known for his work as the Public Works Department Minister of the State of Maharashtra, where, under his leadership, a series of roads, highways and flyovers across the state were constructed.


Full NameNitin Gadkari
Date of Birth27 May, 1957
Place of BirthNagpur, India
Age (as of 2024)66
FatherJairam Gadkari
MotherBhanutai Gadkari
SpouseKanchan Gadkari
EducationM. Com and LLB
Alma Mater Nagpur University , Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University
Known forHis leadership skills and for his calm nature.
ResidenceNagpur, Maharastra, India
Hair ColourBlack
Weight95 kgs
Eye ColourDark Brown
Zodiac SignGemini

Early life

Gadkari was born into a Marathi family  in Nagpur, India to Jairam Gadkari and Bhanutai Gadkari on 27 May 1957.


Maharashtra’s PWD Minister, Gadkari, played a crucial role in the construction of the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. After conducting feasibility studies in 1990, Gadkari took over as PWD Minister and entrusted the project to MSRDC in 1997. The project was completed in 2000, and the entire route was operational from April 2002. Gadkari also constructed 55 flyovers in Mumbai, easing traffic problems. As President of the BJP from 2009-2013, he emphasized green energy, alternate fuel, and waste management. He resigned in January 2013. Gadkari contested the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha elections, winning the election from Nagpur and retaining his seat in 2019.In May 2014, Gadkari became the Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Minister of Shipping. He terminated projects worth ₹1 trillion. He increased road creation from 2 km/day to 16.5 km/day and reserved a portion of the total projects awarded for trees and beautification. During the Second Modi ministry, he retained the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, while the Ministry of Shipping and Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation were replaced with the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. Gadkari aims to increase highway construction pace to 68 kms per day by 2022-23. He has been praised for initiatives like increasing ethanol in gasoline, encouraging plastic in asphalt-bitumen roads, and launching the Bharat NCAP. In March 2024, he was announced as the BJP candidate from his home constituency Nagpur in the 2024 General Elections.


He completed M.Com. and LL.B. from Nagpur University.

Family and Affairs

Nitin Gadkari is married to Kanchan Gadkari and they have three children, Nikhil, Sarang and Ketki. His eldest son Nikhil is married to Rutuja Pathak and Sarang Gadkari is married to Madhura Rodi. Gadkari and his family follow a vegetarian diet.


Gadkari has height of 5’6 inches and weight of 95 kilograms. He has dark brown colour eyes.



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