|Tushar Gandhi Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||January 17, 1960|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Tushar Gandhi is an Indian author who is the great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi.
Tushar Arun Gandhi
Shegaon, Bombay State, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Tushar Gandhi studied at Adarsh Vinay Mandir (a local Gujarati-medium school) in Maharashtra. After that, he enrolled at the Government Institute of Printing Technology in Mumbai and completed a diploma in printing.
- Father – Arun Manilal Gandhi (April 14, 1934 – May 2, 2023) (South African-born Indian-American author and socio-political activist)
- Mother – Sunanda Gandhi (Researcher) (Died on February 21, 2007)
- Siblings – Archana Gandhi (Sister)
- Others – Manilal Gandhi (October 28, 1892 – April 5, 1956) (Paternal Grandfather) (Editor for the Indian Opinion) (Died from a cerebral thrombosis following a stroke), Sushila Mashruwala (Paternal Grandmother) (Publisher for the Indian Opinion), Sita Dhupelia (Paternal Aunt), Ela Gandhi Ramgobin (Paternal Aunt) (Peace Activist, Former Politician), Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (widely known as Mahatma Gandhi) (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) (Paternal Great-Grandfather) (A lawyer, anti-colonial nationalist, and political ethicist who played a key role in securing India’s independence from British rule), Kasturba Gandhi (April 11, 1869 – February 22, 1944) (Paternal Great-Grandmother) (Political activist who was involved in the Indian independence movement during British India)
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
90 kg or 198.5 lbs
Girlfriend / Spouse
Tushar Gandhi has dated –
- Sonal Desai (1985-Present) – He tied the knot with Sonal Desai in the year 1985 and the duo has been blessed with 2 children – a son named Vivan Gandhi and a daughter named Kasturi Gandhi. Their daughter Kasturi has been named after Tushar’s great-grandmother Kasturba Gandhi.
Race / Ethnicity
Tushar Gandhi is of Gujarati descent.
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Tushar Gandhi Facts
- He spent his childhood years growing up in the Mumbai suburb of Santacruz.
- In 1996, Tushar Gandhi started serving as the President of the Lok Seva Trust (an NGO in central Bombay which was established in the mid-1950s for the welfare of textile mill laborers).
- He appeared as himself in the 2000 period crime drama film Hey Ram, starring Kamal Haasan, Shah Rukh Khan, Hema Malini, Rani Mukerji, and Naseeruddin Shah. The film received critical acclaim and T. Krithika Reddy from The Hindu wrote, “Live sound, prosthetic make-up (Micheal Westmore), splendid cinematography (Thiru), magnificent art work (Sabu Cyril) and painstakingly designed costumes (Sarika) are some of the other highlights of this magnum opus, which is distinct in style and content…The chemistry between Kamal and Rani is explosive to say the least. Shah Rukh Khan, as usual comes up with an impeccable performance. Vasundhara, as the stoic second wife makes an impressive debut. Naseerudin Shah as Gandhi steals a clear march over the others in supporting roles.”
- Tushar Gandhi was named a Goodwill Ambassador of CISRI-ISP Intergovernmental Institution for the use of Micro-algae Spirulina Against Malnutrition in 2006.
- His non-fiction book titled Let’s Kill Gandhi was published in 2007 and it became a best seller in India.
- Tushar Gandhi was appointed Chairman of the Australian Indian Rural Development Foundation (AIRDF) in 2008.
- He made a cameo appearance in the Bollywood film Road to Sangam in 2010. It stars Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Pawan Malhotra, Javed Shaikh, and Swati Chitnis.
- In 2019, Tushar Gandhi started serving as the Director of the Gandhi Research Foundation in Jalgaon, Maharashtra.
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