Priyanka Raina is an Indian entrepreneur and radio jockey. She is the wife of the famous Indian cricketer Suresh Raina.
Priyanka was born on Wednesday, 18 June 1986 (age 34 years; as of 2020), Rajnagar, Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh. Her zodiac sign is Gemini. She did a BTech in Information Technology from KIET Group of Institutions in 2003. LinkedIn
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Hair Colour: Black
Family & Caste
She was born in a Hindu family.
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Tejpal Choudhary, is a sports teacher. Her mother’s name is Sushila Devi Chaudhary. She has two brothers, Vivek Choudhary and Abhishek Choudhary.
Relationships, Husband & Children
On 3 April 2015, she got married to the famous Indian cricketer Suresh Raina. She is a childhood friend of Suresh. Reportedly, while they were still very young, their families moved to different cities, and it was in 2008 that they reunited at Delhi Airport; it was only a five minutes meeting between them, at that time, Suresh was going to Bangalore for his IPL match. In an interview, while talking about this, Suresh Raina said,
I have known Priyanka for long, but in the middle, I didn’t have time to be in touch with her. I remember meeting her at the airport for five minutes in 2008. She was flying back to Holland (where she currently works) and I was going to Bangalore for an IPL game, and we met at the Delhi airport for just five minutes. Usse pehle main usse bachpan mein mila tha (before that we met during our childhood).”
In an interview, while talking about his arranged marriage with Priyanka, he said,
Priyanka’s father was my sports teacher in Ghaziabad and my mom was very close to her mother. I’ll call it more of an arranged marriage because our families have known each other for a long time.”
In an interview, while talking about Suresh Raina, Priyanka said,
I didn’t know. Mom called me in Australia and told me that my marriage has been fixed with one of my childhood friends. Maine kaha kaun hai (I asked who is the girl). Then I spoke to Priyanka on the phone. Before the World Cup, I had told some of my team-mates about my wedding after my mom told me that everything had been finalized.”
The couple is blessed with one son, Rio Raina, and one daughter, Gracia Raina.
After completing her BTech, she started working at Wipro Limited Company in 2007. After two years, she joined ING Company in Amsterdam Area (Netherlands) as a product owner. She then joined Accenture as an IT consultant in 2011. She started her own company Maaté Natural Babycare, New Delhi in 2017 along with her husband, Suresh Raina.
- Sports: Football
- Footballer(s): Lionel Messi and Robin van Persie
- She loves reading books in her leisure time.
- She started an NGO ‘Gracia Raina Foundation’ along with her husband Suresh Raina on the first birthday of their daughter.
- She was invited to give a speech at an independent TED event organized by TEDxWhitefield on 19 November 2017.
- She was featured on the cover of a child magazine in 2017.
- She started her radio show “The Priyanka Raina Show” on RED FM in 2018.