Nehru–Gandhi family

Nehru–Gandhi family
Ethnicity Mixed (Kashmiri, Gujarati, Punjabi, Bengali, Italian)
Current region New Delhi, India
Place of origin Jammu & Kashmir, India
Bharuch, Gujarat, India
Members Raj Kaul
Gangadhar Nehru
Nandlal Nehru
Motilal Nehru
Brijlal Nehru
Rameshwari Nehru
Jawaharlal Nehru
Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit
Uma Nehru
Krishna Hutheesing
Indira Gandhi
Braj Kumar Nehru
Nayantara Sahgal
Shyam Kumari Khan
Feroze Gandhi
Rajiv Gandhi
Sanjay Gandhi
Arun Nehru
Sonia Gandhi
Maneka Gandhi
Rahul Gandhi
Priyanka Vadra
Robert Vadra
Varun Gandhi
Traditions Hindu[1][2]
Nehru family, standing (L to R) Jawaharlal Nehru, Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit, Krishna Hutheesing, Indira Gandhi and Ranjit Pandit; Seated: Swaroop, Motilal Nehru and Kamala Nehru (circa 1927)

The Nehru–Indira Gandhi family is a prominent Indian political dynasty. Their political involvement has traditionally revolved around the Indian National Congress. Members of the family have traditionally led the Congress party and the Republic of India since independence.

The Guardian wrote in 2007 "The Nehru Gandhi brand has no peer in the world — a member of the family has been in charge of India for 40 of the 60 years since independence. The allure of India's first family blends the right to rule of British monarchy with the tragic glamour of America's Kennedy clan."[3]

The Gandhi surname came from Feroze Jehangir Ghandy, who was not related to Mahatma Gandhi. Indira Priyadarshini Nehru (the daughter of Jawaharlal Nehru) married Feroze Gandhi in 1942 and adopted his surname.[4]

Anand Bhavan, ancestral home of the Nehru-Gandhi Family in Allahabad, now a museum.

Family tree

Earliest record

First generation

Second generation

Third generation

Fourth generation

Fifth generation

Sixth generation

Seventh generation

Genealogy of Nehru-Gandhi family


See also


  1. Traditional Hindu wedding for Priyanka Gandhi. Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  2. Mrs Gandhi Hindu daughter in law says Retrieved 16 July 2013.
  3. "The making of the Gandhi dynasty | News |". Guardian. 2007-05-09. Retrieved 2012-08-01.
  4. Lyon, Peter (2008) Conflict Between India and Pakistan: An Encyclopedia. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. p. 64. ISBN 978-1576077122. "Feroze Gandhi was no relation of Mahatma Gandhi."
  5. Shashi Tharoor. "Nehru: The Invention of India".
  6. Gandhi, Rahul (20 January 2013). "Rahul Gandhi gets bigger role in Congress, appointed party vice-president". The Times of India. Retrieved 19 January 2013.

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