Sonia Gehlot is an Indian entrepreneur and an interior designer. She is the daughter of the 14th Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot.
Sonia Gehlot Ankhad completed her formal education respectively from Pune and Mumbai. She holds a degree in architecture.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Family & Caste
Sonia Gehlot belongs to a Backward Mali (Gardener) Community (OBC).
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Ashok Gehlot, is a Congress politician and the 14th Chief Minister of Rajasthan.
Sonia Gehlot tying rakhi to her father during Rakhsabandhan
Her mother, Sunita Gehlot, is a homemaker.
Sonia Gehlot with her mother Sunita Gehlot
Her brother, Vaibhav Gehlot, is a politician.
Sonia Gehlot with her brother Vaibhav Gehlot
Husband & Children
Her husband, Gautam Ankhad, is a lawyer. The couple tied the knot in 2001.
Sonia Gehlot with her husband Gautam Ankhad
She has a son and a daughter.
A photograph of Sonia Gehlot with her family
She resides at House number 6a, Ganges Building, Banganga Cross Lane Walkeshwar, Mumbai-400006.
After completing her higher studies, Sonia Gehlot was employed as an architect by a Mumbai-based construction company named Kalpataru Group. In 2006, Sonia Gehlot sidestepped to Shouri Constructions, a sister company of the Kalpataru Group, where she was promoted and made the company’s director in the same year. She, later on, left Shouri Constructions and founded her interior designing company named Architecture & Beyond.
Allegations of helping a construction company to win contracts in Rajasthan
In 2011, a series of allegations were levelled against Sonia Gehlot and Gautam Ankhad by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In the allegations, BJP claimed that Sonia and Gautam, through their connections in the Rajasthan government, helped Kalpataru Group win several contracts in the state. The party also claimed that for aiding Kalapataru Group to win the contracts, the couple was rewarded with a posh flat worth Rs 8 crore in Mumbai; however, Ashok Gehlot denied all the allegations saying that the allegations were false and were deliberately levied by the opposition and a few media houses against his kin. In its defence, the Kalpataru Group claimed that Sonia was given the flat in lieu of her fees as an architect who worked for the company.
Sonia Gehlot owns a flat worth Rs 8 crore in a posh locality in Mumbai.
- In 2019, Sonia Gehlot campaigned for Vaibhav Gehlot in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Sonia Gehlot while campaigning for her brother for the 2019 General Elections
- In 2020, Sonia Gehlot wrote an article for an architecture magazine titled The Ideal Home And Garden.
- Later, in the same year, Sonia Gehlot wrote another article for The Design Collective Magazine.
- Sonia Gehlot is an avid pet lover. She has a pet dog named Coco.
Sonia Gehlot with Coco, her pet dog