Rajeev Shukla is an Indian politician, journalist, political commentator, and the former chairman of the Indian Premier League. He is one of the most connected individuals in recent times, with his career jumping leaps and bounds from Journalism to Politics to Cricket administration he was able to connect with a larger group of people. Here we are talking about Rajeev Shukla’s Biography, his career, his political background, his connections, and the controversies he was wrapped in.

Rajeev Shukla Biography

Rajeev Shukla Biography
Rajeev Shukla

Rajeev Shukla was born on September 13, 1959, in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Presently, he holds the position of Member of Parliament in the Rajya Sabha.  He is known for his friendly nature and networking skills which have earned him many friends in both politics and cricket circles. He is highly respected by all who know him and is often seen at high-profile events.

He was born in Kanpur and did his schooling and graduated from there, he completed his Master of Arts from the Christ Church College which is in Kanpur, then he went on to pursue LLB from VSSD College of Law, Kanpur. After completing his Law degree he decided to start his career in the field of Journalism. After making a name for himself in the field of journalism he decided to venture into politics.

Full NameRajeev Shukla
Full Name in Hindiराजीव शुक्ला
ProfessionPolitician, Former Journalist, former chairman of the Indian Premier League
Political PartyIndian National Congress
Age64 years
Date of Birth13th September 1959
Mother TongueHindi
Zodiac/Sun SignVirgo
Birth Place/ Home TownKanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Current AddressDarshan Purwa, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh – 208012
College Pandit Prithi Nath College, Kanpur
Christ Church College, Kanpur.
Vikramajit Singh Sanatan Dharma College, Kanpur
Degree/Graduation MA from Christ Church College, Kanpur
LL.B from VSSD College of Law, Kanpur
Personal Details of Rajeev Shukla

Rajeev Shukla Wife, Family

Rajeev Shukla hails from Kanpur and has spent almost all of his life there and then only, he was brought up there, he completed his schooling and graduations from there. 

His father’s name is Ram Kumar Shukla and his mother’s name is Shanti Devi Shukla. There is no information about his sibling, Rajeev Shukla’s wife’s name is Anurradha Prasad she is a film producer and Chairperson Cum Managing Director of BAG Networks. The has been blessed with a beautiful daughter. The name of Anurradha Parsad and Rajeev Shukla’s Daughter is Vaanya Shukla.

Parent’s NameFather– Late Shri Ram Kumar Shukla
Mother– Shanti Devi Shukla
SiblingsNot Known 
Relationship StatusMarried
Spouse/WifeAnurradha Prasad
Rajeev Shukla with his wife
ChildrenDaughter– Vaanya Shukla
Rajeev Shukla Wife, Family

Physical Stats

Height in centimeters163 cm
Height in meters1.63 m
Height in Feet Inches5’4”
Weight70 Kg
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Physical Stats

Rajeev Shukla Career

Rajeev Shukla completed his graduation from Kanpur and pursue a career in the field of Journalism, from there he decided to venture in Politics, where he was able to make enough friends and attend a high-level status that he was also the vice president of the Indian Cricketing broad, he is also the founder of news channel called the BAG Newtoks News 24

Rajeev Shukla is an exemplary figure who has achieved great success in multiple fields over four decades. His hard work and dedication have made him one of the most influential figures in India today. We have talked in detail about his career further below.

Rajeev Shukla The Journalist, Reporter

He started his career as a reporter for the Hindi daily Jansatta, he was employed with them till 1985, then he was hired as a special correspondent and senior editor for Ravivar Magazine.

During his career as a reporter, he had the opportunity to collaborate with several prominent publications such as Northern India Patrika, Jansatta, Dainik Jaagran, Ravivar Magazine, and Sunday Magazine. He also held the role of Editor at “The Observer Media Group,” where he oversaw the publication of “The Sunday Observer.”

Rajeev Shukla the Host

While he was into Journalism and news reporting he also hosted a very popular show called “Ru Ba Ru” on Zee News where he interviews famous people. On this show, he had the privilege of speaking with a variety of famous personalities including Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Sonia Gandhi, Nawaz Sharif, the Dalai Lama, Benazir Bhutto, Amitabh Bachchan, Kapil Dev, Imran Khan, Anil Kapoor, Aamir Khan, Shah Rukh Khan, and more.

Rajeev Shukla the Politician

Rajeev was always interested in politics, even while he was starting his career in journalism, in his interview with famous Bollywood celebrities, political personalities were his regular guests.

In 2000, he stepped down from his position as Senior Editor of The Observer to embark on a political career. He ran for office as a member of the Akhil Bhartiya Loktantrik Congress Party and emerged victorious with a significant victory margin. Following the merger of his party with the Indian National Congress, he took on the role of spokesperson for the newly combined party.

After being named as a spokesperson for the Congress in 2003, he officially launched his career as a mainstream politician. Although he had previously been involved in the political sphere during his time as a journalist, it wasn’t until 2000 that he made the transition to full-time politics as a Member of Parliament.

BCCI Chairman Rajeev Shukla

BCCI Chairman Rajeev Shukla

Along with venturing into politics Rajeev Shukla is also a well-known name in the sports industry. Shukla, a journalist-turned-politician, has been a central figure in the world of cricket.

Rajeev Shukla served as the commissioner of the Indian Premier League from 2011 to 2017. In 2020, he was elected Vice-president without opposition. Throughout the years, every president of the organization, including Jagmohan Dalmiya, Sharad Pawar, Shashank Manohar, N Srinivasan, Anurag Thakur, and most recently Jay Shah, son of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, has made room for the Rajya Sabha MP.

News 24 owner Rajeev Shukla

Being the Rajya Sabha MP, Vice president of the cricketing board of India, Rajeev Shukla also owns a news channel network, called News 24. The News Broadcasting channel is owned by BAG Network whose chairman cum managing director is Anurradhha Prasad the wife of Rajeev Shukla.

Rajeev Shukla Books

With all the above-mentioned achievements Rajeev Shukla is also an author. In the year 2022, he published his book titled “Scars Of 1947: Real Partition Stories”.

Scars Of 1947: Real Partition Stories
Scars Of 1947: Real Partition Stories

He also wrote a book titled Teen Samandar Paar.

Rajeev Shukla Controversies

When you are as well connected and politically involved as Rajeev Shukla there are bound to have some controversies that surround you and have your name in them. So is the case with Rajeev Shukla, here are the controversies and scandals involving Rajeev Shukla. 

Rajeev Shukla IPL Spot Fixing 

In 2013, Shukla resigned from his role as IPL Chairman following allegations of spot-fixing and corruption in the league. However, in 2015, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) reinstated him as the Chairman of the IPL. (source)

Hardik Pandya Rajeev Shukla Rape Case

In November 2021, a complaint was registered by Rehnuma Bhati, wife of an associate of Dawood Ibrahim, at the Santacruz police station in Mumbai. The complaint named her husband Riaz Bhati, cricketers Hardik Pandya and Munaf Patel, and Congress leaders Rajeev Shukla and Prithviraj Kothari as accused, with allegations of rape and molestation. (Source)(Source)

Rajeev Shukla’s Net Worth and Salary

Rajeev Shukla’s Net Worth is $10Million (approx.)

Rajeev Shukla Net Worth in Dollars$10 Million (Approx.)
Rajeev Shukla Net Worth in RupeesINR 76 Crore (Approx)
Rajeev Shukla’s SalaryINR 13 Lakhs
Rajeev Shukla’s Net Worth and Salary

Rajeev Shukla Social Media Profiles

Instagram Profile
Facebook Profile
Twitter Profile

Facts about Rajeev Shukla

  • In 2004, Rajeev Shukla played a key role in arranging private screenings of Shah Rukh Khan’s films, “Veer Zara” and “Main Hoon Na,” at the Mahadeva auditorium in Delhi.
  • When Team India, led by Sourav Ganguly, triumphed over England in the historic NatWest Trophy final in 2002, Shukla served as the manager of the winning team.
When Team India, led by Sourav Ganguly, triumphed over England in the historic NatWest Trophy final in 2002
  • Rajeev Shukla is related to Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad, a renowned lawyer, and leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party, through marriage.
  • For close to a decade, Shukla wrote a column called “Front Foot” in the Indian Express. He also penned another column titled “Power Play.”


Who is Rajeev Shukla?

Rajeev Shukla is an Indian politician, journalist, and political commentator. He is also BCCI vice president

Who is Rajeev Shukla’s wife?

Anurradha Prasad.

What is Rajeev Shukla’s age?

Rajeev Shukla is 64 years old, he was born on 13th September 1959.

What is Rajeev Shukla’s Net Worth?

Rajeev Shukla’s Net Worth is around $10 Million.