Vaibhav Gehlot is an India businessman and Politician. He is the son of the Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. He contested the 2019 General Elections from the Jodhpur Constituency.
Vaibhav Gehlot was born on Monday, 2 June 1980 (age 38 years; as in 2018) in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. His zodiac sign is Gemini. He received his primary education from the Air Force Bal Bharati School, New Delhi. He pursued Bachelor of Laws from the ILS Law College, Pune. He joined the Youth Congress in 2004. Vaibhav used to manage his father’s political campaign and has also worked in the Jodhpur constituency before being in active politics. Although he wanted to contest the 2009 elections, Ashok Gehlot did not want him to be involved in politics. Vaibhav again approached his father in 2018 to contest the elections, to which he agreed. His father consulted the top leadership and it was announced that Vaibhav will be contesting the Lok Sabha Elections from the Jodhpur Constituency of Rajasthan.
Height (approx.): 5′ 6″
Weight (approx.): 70 kg
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Vaibhav Gehlot belongs to a Backward Mali (Gardener) Community (OBC). His father, Ashok Gehlot, is the Chief Minister of Rajasthan. His mother, Sunita Gehlot, is a homemaker. His sister, Sonia Gehlot, is married.
He got married on 15 July 2005 to Himanshi. They have a daughter, Kashwini Gehlot.
Vaibhav Gehlot joined the Youth Congress in 2004. He became a member of the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC) in 2010. He has often managed and handled his father’s political campaigns, but, he did not get directly involved in politics. In 2014, he was appointed as the Secretary of the Rajasthan Pradesh Congress Committee (PCC). In 2018, Vaibhav was included in the All India Congress Committee (AICC). On 28 March 2019, Congress announced Vaibhav as its Lok Sabha candidate from the Jodhpur Constituency.
- Before he entered politics, Vaibhav used to run a Car Rental Company and a Consultancy.
- His wife, Himanshi Gehlot, never got involved in politics. She has always been interested in social work and often helps children suffering from cancer through an NGO- “Initiative Helping Hands Society”. She works for many NGO’s.
- His daughter also volunteers for these NGO’s along with Himanshi. She has volunteered for many initiatives and campaigns. Recently she participated in an initiative for hair donation for the children suffering from cancer and donated her hair.
- After Vaibhav’s name was announced as the Lok Sabha candidate from Jodhpur, he thanked Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Sachin Pilot for their support and belief in him.