An Ex-chief Minister of Delhi as well as powerful administrator, Sheila Dikshit was born in Kapurthala, Punjab in a Punjabi Khatri Family. She was Sheila Kapoor at that time. She got education at the Convent of Jesus and Mary School in New Delhi and passed her graduation with the Master of Arts degree in which she has taken her subject history. Her educational institute was Miranda House at the University of Delhi. She is the member of Indian National Congress.
In her political Career at the time of 1984 and 1989, she had represented Kannauj which is parliamentary constituency of Uttar Pradesh. She also served on the Estimates Committee of Lok Sabha, as a Member of Parliament and represented India in the United Nations Commission on Status of Women 1984-1989, not only this she also became the chairperson of the implementation Committee of Commemoration of Forty Years of India’s Independence.
In 1970, she was the secretary of Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust and chairperson of the young Women’s Association and settled two working girls hostels. In 1998, she became Chief Minister of Delhi and served for nearly 15 years until 2013 and Gole Market constituency in 1998 of Delhi. She was defeated by Arvind Kejriwal of Aam Admi party in 2013.She was appointed as Governor of Kerala, but resigned after five months.
She is declared as the Chief Ministerial Candidate for UP legislative Assembly elections, 2017.
It has doubled during the last five years to Rs.2.7 crore. She has ample of Gold jewellery.
She has bagged the award of Best Chief Minister of India in the year of 2008 by the Journalist Association of India.
In 2009, NDTV has given her Politician of the Year.
In 2010, she got Dara Shikoh award by the Indo- Iran Society.
During the 2013, All Ladies League for Outstanding Public Service has awarded her Delhi Women of the Decade Achievers Award.
- Misusing of 3.5 crores rupees of central Government for the Rajiv Gandhi Awas Yojana for giving out political Advertisements but was dropped by Lokayukta.
- Criticised for grantingparole to murderer Manu Sharma but she pointed to Delhi Lt. Governor.
- She was accused of corruption regarding Commonwealth Games,etc.
- Name: Sheila Dikshit
- Date of Birth: 31 March 1938
- Nationality: Indian
- Place of Birth: Kapurthala, Punjab
- Education/ Qualification: M.A. in History
- Father: Unknown
- Mother: Unknown
- Sibling/ Sister: Unknown
- Marital Status: Married
- Husband Name: Vinod Dikshit
- Children: Sandeep Dikshit, Latika Syed.
- Religion: Hinduism.
- Zodiac Sign:
- Height: 5’3”
- Weight: 52 kg.
- Eye Colour: Black
- Hair Colour: White
- Profession: Politician.