Biography of Sheila Dixit



The present Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dixit was born on March 31, 1938., in the Kapurthala district of Punjab. She did her initial studies at the Convent of Jesus and Mary in Delhi and completed her college education from Miranda House. After completing her post graduation from Delhi University she married Vinod Dixit, an Indian Administrative Service official who belonged to a political family.

In 1984, she contested the Lok Sabha elections from the Kamraj constituency in Uttar Pradesh which she won. Instantly, she became the Parliamentary Affairs Minister in Rajiv Gandhi’s Cabinet. Later she was appointed the Chief of Delhi Congress. In the next election, she comprehensively defeated Kirti Azad from Gole Market, Delhi assembly constituency. Her win led her to become the sixth Chief Minister of Delhi. Her priority has always been to reach out to the poor and needy and ensure that the Congress values of tolerance, secularism and development are implemented at the administrative level.


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