Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Biography: Age, Wiki, Family, Career & More

Indian Politician Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was born on 29 January 1970 in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan: Read his biography covering age, family, career, & more.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Biography: Age, Wiki, Family, Career

Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is an Indian politician, former professional shooter, and retired Indian Army Officer. He was born to Colonel Lakshmi Singh Rathore (Retd) and Manju Rathore in Jaisalmer.

At present, he is an Indian Politician and active Member of Parliament from the Jaipur Rural constituency. Being a retired Indian Army personnel, having several gold medals in the Olympics, and having an active political career, everyone knows him very well.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Intro

Full NameRajyavardhan Singh Rathore
Nick NameRaj
Name MeaningSuper King
Birth Date29 January 1970
Age54 Years (As of 2024)
Zodiac SignAquarius
Marital StatusMarried
BirthplaceJaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
ResidenceR-54, Rajangan, Haldighati Marg, Pratapnagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan
Hobbies /Personal InterestsPlaying Golf, Listening to Music


SchoolNot known
College/UniversityNational Defence Academy, Pune (Bachelor of Arts),
Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
Highest QualificationGraduation

Physical Appearance

Height183cm /1.83m /6ft
WeightNot Known
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorNatural Black
Body TypeRegular

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Family & Relationships

FatherLakshmi Singh Rathore (Retd. Col.)
MotherManju Singh Rathore
SiblingsRitu Chauhan (Sister)
Wife/SpouseDr. Gayatri Rathore
ChildrenManavaditya Singh Rathore (Son) & Gauri Rathore (Daughter)


Former ProfessionRetired Indian Army Officer, Professional shooter
Current ProfessionIndian Politician (Member of Legislature Assembly & Minister of Industry and Commerce of Rajasthan, Information Technology and Communication, Youth Affairs and Sports, Skill Planning and Entrepreneurship, Sainik Welfare)
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (2013- Present)
Favored PoliticianNarendra Modi

Military Career

15 December 1990Commissioned as Officer Cadet in the 9th Grenadiers (Mewar) Regiment
15 December 1992Promoted to Lieutenant
15 December 1995Promoted to Captain
1999Fought in Kargil War
15 December 2000Promoted to Major
16 December 2004Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel
1 May 2009Promoted to Colonel (Final Rank)
Areas served during his serviceJammu & Kashmir
Service years1990 – 2013 (22.5 years)

Political Career

10 September 2013Joined Bharatiya Janata Party
12 May 2014Elected as MP, Jaipur Rural (Lok Sabha)
9 November 2014Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting
3 September 2017Minister of Sports
May 2019Elected as MP, Jaipur Rural (Lok Sabha)
December 2023Member of Legislature Assembly
30 December 2023Minister of Industry and Commerce of Rajasthan, Information Technology and Communication, Youth Affairs and Sports, Skill Planning and Entrepreneurship, Sainik Welfare

Awards Won

2002 Commonwealth Games, Manchester (England)2 Gold Medals
2003 ISSF World Shotgun Cup, New DelhiBronze Medal
Asian Clay Target (2003-2006)Multiple Gold Medals
2003 World Shotgun Championships, Nicosia (Cyprus)Bronze Medal
2004 Athens Olympics, GreeceSilver Medal
2004 Afro-Asian Games, HyderabadGold Medal
2004 World Shooting Championships, SydneyGold Medal
2004 Czech Masters Cup, Czech RepublicGold Medal
2005 National Games (Men’s 10m air pistol competition)Gold Medal
2006 Commonwealth Games, Melbourne5 Gold Medals
2006 Asian Games, DohaBronze Medal
2006 World Shooting Championships, CairoGold Medal
Asian Clay Shooting ChampionshipsGold Medal
2011 Asian Clay Target Championships, Kuala LumpurGold Medal

Other Details

TeamIndian Shooting Team
CoachSunny Thomas, Dr. PSM Chandran
International Awards25 International medals (various championships)

Money Factor

SalaryINR 150,000 (Basic Pay Of Rajasthan MLA)
Net Worth13 Crore INR (Declared 2023)
Cars OwnedNot Known

Social Media Profiles


Rajyvardhan Singh Rathore Career

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was born on 29 January 1970 to Col Lakshmi Singh Rathore and Manju Rathore in his hometown Jaisalmer.

After completing schooling, he joined the National Defense Academy, Pune where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts. Following this, Rathore attended Indian Military Academy, Dehradun after which he joined the Indian Army as a commissioned officer on 15 December 1990. He also fought in the Kargil War.

During his entire military career, he mainly served in Jammu & Kashmir. In his teenage, he developed a personal interest in Shooting (Olympic) and in 1998 he became a professional in that. After a few years, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore won many medals and awards in the shooting game.

In 2013, Rathore retired from the Indian Army and soon joined Bharatiya Janata Party. Not only this, next year in the 2014 Lok Sabha election, he won and was elected as an MP (Member of Parliament) from the Jaipur Rural constituency.

He won the MLA Election from the Jhotwara constituency in December 2023 . He took the oath for five ministries on 30 December 2023, which are Minister of Industry and Commerce of Rajasthan, Information Technology and Communication, Youth Affairs and Sports, Skill Planning and Entrepreneurship, Sainik Welfare.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore Controversies

Apart from being an amazing and clean personality, Rathore’s name has been in some controversies.

Failed Dope Test (2013)

In 2013, Rathore’s name was pulled in a failed dope test which was conducted just before the Athens Games in the year 2004. At the time of the 2004 World Cup in Bangkok, he had tested positive for sample “A”. But the International Shooting Sports Federation (ISSF) cleared him after he was tested negative for sample “B”.

However, after 9 years, Rathore felt digging this issue by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) because the April 6 elections were declared as “null and void” by Delhi High Court in March 2013.

NRAI challenged the decision of allowing Rathore’s plea that the election was a ‘sham and be quashed’ as he was denied an opportunity to contest. Taking note of Rathore’s plea, the court finally said that denying him the right to contest elections is not justified in any way.

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore commented on women journalist (2015)

In February 2015, a fake report of his mark on a women journalist created controversy. Rathore made comments on the role of women journalists during an interaction at the Indian Women Press Corps.

In the words of Rajyavardhan, “Your role could be far better utilized without going out in the field. It is not that you should not go out in the field, but in the sense of safety and security, the working hours, conditions, and different roles attached as a mother, sister, or a wife.

However, Rathore opposed making such comments on women journalists and tweeted the same “Wrong interpretation. My wife is an ex-soldier,” and another tweet added, “I have the highest respect for women personally and professionally.”


What is the present post of Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore?

As of December 2020, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore is a Member of Parliament (MP) of Lok Sabha from Jaipur Rural Constituency from Bhartiya Janata Party [BJP].

What is the age of Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore?

As of 2021, he is 51 years old.

What is the name of Rajyavardhan Rathore’s son?

Manavaditya Singh Rathore is the elder son of Rajyavardhan Rathore. He seems to build up interest in Shooting sport just like his father.

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