Mallikarjun Kharge

Mallikarjun Kharge Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 18, 2023

Date of Birth

21 / July / 1942


82 Years



Mallikarjun Kharge was the Minister of Railways for the Government of India. He is considered a competent leader of the opposition party. Since February 16, 2021, Mallikarjun Kharge has been a member of the Rajya Sabha in Karnataka.

Mallikarjun Kharge Age, Caste, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Mallikarjun Kharge was elected Congress Party Chief, after securing 7,897 votes from the 9,385 votes. After 24 years, Mallikarjun Kharge became the first non-Gandhi leader to hold the top position in the party.


Mallikarjun Kharge was a Varawatti, Bhalki Taluk, and Bidar districts, Karnataka, Mapanna Kharge, and Sabavva native. Mallikarjun Kharge married Radhabai in May 1968 and they have two daughters and three boys. Kharge declared that he practiced Buddhism in 2006.

Radhabai Kharge Mallikarjun Kharge Wife

Radhabai Kharge Mallikarjun Kharge Wife

Priyank Kharge Mallikarjun Kharge Son

Priyank Kharge Mallikarjun Kharge Son

Priyadarshini Kharge Mallikarjun Kharge Daughter

Priyadarshini Kharge Mallikarjun Kharge Daughter

Mallikarjun Kharge old Pics

Mallikarjun Kharge old Pics

Early Life

He was a Varawatti, Bhalki Taluk, and Bidar districts, Karnataka, Mapanna Kharge, and Sabavva native. After completing his primary and secondary education at Nutan Vidyalaya in Gulbarga he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Gulbarga from the Government College and a Law degree from Seth Shankarlal Lhoti Law College, Gulbarga.


Kharge completed his schooling at Nutan Vidyalaya in Gulbarga. He then went on to complete a Bachelor’s degree at the Government College, Gulbarga as well as a law degree from Seth Shankarlal Law College, Gulbarga. Kharge began his legal career as a junior in Justice Shivraj Patil’s office. He fought labor union cases during this period of his legal career.

Personal Life

Radhabai is Mallikarjun Kharge’s wife. They were married on May 13, 1968. Kharge is the proud father of three children: two daughters and one son. Kharge practices Buddhism. As the chairman and founder of the Siddharth Vihar Trust, he erected the Buddha Vihar in Gulbarga.

He is supported by the Congress leadership. Ashok Gehlot supports Kharge, who is a front-runner for the presidential race. Rumors have it that Kharge has been friendly with the Gandhis.

Political Career

It began his political career in student union leadership while he was at the College. He was elected the General Secretary for the College Student Body. In 1969, he was appointed legal advisor to MSK Mills Employees Union.

Kharge was also a prominent labor union leader in Samyukta Majdoor Sangha and led many agitations for labor rights. He joined the Indian National Congress in 1969. He also became President of the Gulbarga City Congress Committee.

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Net Worth

The net worth of 2022 is more than Rs. According to his affidavit regarding his assets for the 17th Lok Sabha election 2019, it is over Rs. 15 crores. His movable assets were Rs 2,46,463,334 and his immovable assets were Rs 13,30,76,563 crores.


He was born 21 July 1942, is an Indian politician. He is currently the president of the Indian National Congress and a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha, Karnataka, since 16 February 2021.

Mallikarjun Kharge Details

From 16 February 2021 to 1 October 2022, he was the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha. He was previously the Minister of Railways and Minister of Labour and Employment of the Government of India. From 2009 to 2019, Kharge was a Member of Parliament for Gulbarga (Karnataka).

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Body Measurements Not Yet Update
Birth Place Warwatti Bidar Hyderabad State British India
Children Sons: Priyank Kharge, Rahul Kharge, Milind Kharge
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Grey (half bald)
Height In CM 178 CM
Height In Meter 1.78 M
Nationality British Indian
Parents Father: Mapanna Kharge
Mother: Saibavva Kharge
Profession Politician
Siblings Not Yet Update
Spous Radhabai Kharge
Weight Not Yet Update
Zodiac Sign Cancer


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