Rajyavardhan Rathore


Rajyavardhan Rathore was born in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India on January 29th, 1970 and is the Politician. At the age of 54, Rajyavardhan Rathore biography, profession, age, height, weight, eye color, hair color, build, measurements, education, career, dating/affair, family, news updates, and networth are available.

Date of Birth
January 29, 1970
Place of Birth
Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, India
54 years old
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Politician, Sport Shooter
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National Defence Academy, Pune, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
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Gayatri Rathore ​(m. 1997)​
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Rajyavardhan Rathore Life

Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, (born 29 January 1970), is an Indian politician and former Olympian.

Rathore is a Member of Parliament (MP) in Lok Sabha from Jaipur Rural seat.

He served in India's Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports until May 2019.

He served in the Indian Army and retired as Colonel. He received 25 international medals in various events, including a Silver medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Men's Double Trap Shooting.

Following his release from the Army and shooting, he became a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2014.

In November 2014, Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting was appointed.

In 2017, Rathore was appointed as a Cabinet minister with an independent charge for the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

Personal life

Rathore was born in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan, to Colonel Lakshman Singh Rathore (Retd.) Manju Rathore was born on January 29, 1970, and was recalled.

His teaching experience includes a B.A., Instructor-Weapons (MMG, AGL, Small Arms), Grading Tactics (YO) Course. He was educated at the National Defence Academy in Pune, Mhow, and Infantry School, Mhow.

Gayatri Rathore married him in February 1997; she is a doctor by training in the Indian Army. They have a son and a daughter.


Rajyavardhan Rathore Career

Military career

Rathore is a graduate of the National Defence Academy's 77th Course. Rathore joined the Indian Military Academy, where he was awarded the Sword of Honor for the best all-round Gentleman Cadet since graduating from the NDA. He was also the recipient of the Sikh Regiment Gold Medal, which was given to the best sportsman of the course.

He was later posted in the 9th Grenadiers (Mewar) Regiment in the 1990s. On December 15, 1992, he was promoted to lieutenant and then captain on December 15, 1995, before being promoted to lieutenant. Rathore served in the Kargil War and was promoted to major on December 15, 2000. He served in Jammu and Kashmir, where he was embedded in counter-terrorism operations during his service in the Indian Army. For outstanding service, his regiment was given the Army Chief's Citation and the Governor of J&K's Citation. On December 16, 2004, he was promoted to lieutenant-colonel and to his final rank of colonel on May 1, 2009.

Sports career

Rathore took gold medal and set a new Commonwealth Games record of 192 targets out of 200, which still stands. Moraad Ali Khan was also a winner of the Team Gold Medal. Rathore went on to win the gold medal at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006. In the Team competition with Vikram Bhatnagar, he also took the silver medal. In two World Shooting Championships, he took home gold medals at Sydney in 2004 and Cairo in 2006.

Rathore came to fame when he took the silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics. It was India's first individual silver at the Olympics.

Rathore won a bronze medal in the World Championship in Spain in 2006, an event that is open to the top 12 shooters in the world. He ranked third in the world for the majority of 2003 and 2004 and briefly climbed to the top in early 2004 and second after the Athens Olympics. After a gap of nearly 40 years, he captured a silver at the World Championship in 2003 in Sydney, India. Since Karni Singh of Bikaner, who took home a silver at the 1962 World Shooting Championship in Cairo, India hasn't seen a victory. Rathore has been credited with winning the Asian Clay Target gold medal four times in a row, dating back from 2003 to 2006. He earned his Individual bronze medal at the Asian Games 2006 in Doha.

He gained 25 international medals in various championships for Double Trap between 2002 and 2006.

In 2011, Rathore took gold in the Asian Clay Target Championship in Kuala Lumpur. In that tournament equals world record, he scored 194 points.

Political career

After retiring from the Indian Army, Rathore joined Bharatiya Janata Party on September 10th. In the 2014 Lok Sabha election from Jaipur Rural constituency, he was elected as an MP. He was sworn-in as the Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting under Narendra Modi's regime on November 9, 2014. On September 3, 2017, he was appointed Minister of Sports. He became Minister of State (I/C) for Information & Broadcasting in May 2018.


Rajyavardhan Rathore Awards

Awards and recognitions

  • 2005 – Padma Shri
  • 2004–2005 – the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award (Highest Sporting Honour of India).
  • 2003–2004 – Arjuna Award
  • Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM), military award for exceptional service, presented by the President of India on behalf of the Government of India.
  • Rathore was the chosen flag bearer for India during the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.
  • Rathore was the chosen flag bearer for India during the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, Australia
  • 1990 – the Sword of Honour (For the Best All Round Officer Cadet at the Indian Military Academy).
  • 1990 – the Sikh Regiment Gold Medal (For the Best Sportsmen at the Indian Military Academy).
  • 1989 – the "Blazer" (Highest sports award at the National Defence Academy, Pune, India).