Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is the daughter of Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. She is also the sister of Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi. She was born in Delhi on January 12, 1972. It is a matter of great pride that her father, grandmother and great-grandfather, viz. Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, all were the Prime Ministers of India. Her mother Sonia Gandhi is currently the President of the Indian National Congress and also the Chairperson of the ruling United Progressive Alliance. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was studied in Modern School, Convent of Jesus and Mary, and is a graduate in Psychology from the University of Delhi. She is married to Robert Vadra, and has two children, Raihan and Miraya.
Though Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has not been very active in politics, she did play a crucial role for the Congress during the elections in Uttar Pradesh for both assembly and Parliament. She concentrated in Raebareli and Amethi constituencies from where her mother Sonia Gandhi and brother Rahul Gandhi are the sitting Member of Parliaments. During an interview to BBC Priyanka Gandhi Vadra once said: "I am very clear in my mind. Politics is not a strong pull, the people are. And I can do things for them without being in politics". Regarding her active participation in politics she had said "I have said it a thousand times, I am not interested in joining politics...".
However, she continued to regularly visit her mother's and brother's constituencies of Rae Bareilly and Amethi where she dealt with the people directly, a role she appears to enjoy. She is a popular figure in the constituency, drawing large crowds everywhere. During the Parliament elections in 2004, she became the campaign manager of her mother Sonia Gandhi and also played a great role by supervising the campaign for her brother and Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi. She is reputed as a good organizer, level headed, and always believed in the principles of her party, the Congress.