Ashwini Vaishnaw Biography, Family, Wife, Net worth, Political Career

Ashwini Vaishnaw
Ashwini Vaishnaw biography

A former Indian Administrative Service officer, Ashwini Vaishnaw is an Indian politician and entrepreneur who currently serves as the Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology of India. He is also a member of the Parliament of India representing Odisha State in the Rajya Sabha.

NameAshwini Vaishnaw
Profession Politician, Former IAS Officer, Railway Minister India 2021
Alma Mater     MBM Engineering College, IIT Kanpur, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
MBM Engineering College, IIT Kanpur, Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
Occupation      Member of the Parliament of India, Minister of Railways, Communications and Electronics & Information Technology of India
BirthplaceJodhpur, Rajasthan
SchoolSt. Anthony’s School, Jodhpur; Mahesh School, Jodhpur
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourSalt & paper
Web Handles
Zodic Sign Cancer
Graduation      BE from MBM Engineering College, Jai Narayan Vyas University, Jodhpur, Rajasthan; MTech from IIT Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh; MBA from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
Caste Bairagi
AddressFlat No. 1-A, Ananda Residency, Plot no.45, shaeed nagar bhuwaneshwar odisha

Early years and education

  • Ashwini Vaishnaw was born to a Bairagi Brahmin family in Jodhpur, Rajasthan in 1970.
  • His family originally hails from Odisha.
  • He completed his school education at St. Anthony’s School and Mahesh School, both in Jodhpur.
  • He graduated from MBM Engineering College (JNVU) Jodhpur in 1991 with a gold medal in Electronics and Communications Engineering.
  • He completed his MTech from IIT Kanpur.
  • In 1994, Vaishnaw cracked the prestigious UPSC exam to become an IAS officer.
  • In 2008, he left for the US to pursue an MBA from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Career in Civil Services

  • Ashwini Vaishnaw served as a Collector in the Cuttack and Balasore districts of Odisha.
  • In 2003, he was appointed as the Deputy Secretary in the office of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
  • While working at the PMO, he contributed towards creating the public-private partnership framework in infrastructure projects.
  • After the BJP-led NDA lost the election in 2004, Vaishnaw was appointed as Vajpayee’s private secretary.
  • He served as the Deputy Chairman of Mormugao Port Trust from 2006 till 2008.
  • In 2010, he took voluntary retirement from civil services.
ServiceIndian Administrative Service
IAS Batch1994
Cadre Odisha
Designation Collector in the Cuttack
Collector of Balasore district
Deputy Secretary For Atal Bihari Ji
Vajpayee’s private secretary
Deputy Chairman of Mormugao Port Trust
Ashwini Vaishnaw Civil Career

A career in the corporate sector and entrepreneurial journey

  • After completing his MBA and retiring from the civil services, Ashwini Vaishnaw joined GE Transportation as its Managing Director.
  • He joined Siemens as the Vice President – Locomotives & Head Urban Infrastructure Strategy.
  • In 2012, he quit his corporate job and founded two automotive components manufacturing units in Gujarat – Three Tee Auto Logistics Private Limited and Vee Gee Auto Components Private Limited.
  • In 2017, he worked with other entrepreneurs to acquire an iron-oxide pellet manufacturing unit in Odisha, which he turned around in a short period.

Ashwini Vaishnaw Career in Politics

  • Ashwini Vaishnaw was nominated to be a Rajya Sabha member from Odisha state in 2019.
  • After becoming a Member of the Parliament, he joined the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in the same year.
Ashwini Vaishnaw and Prime Minister Modi
Ashwini Vaishnaw and Prime Minister Modi
  • He was appointed as a member of the Committee on Subordinate Legislation and Petitions and Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests.
  • Vaishnaw is quite vocal on issues ranging from Ship Recycling Bill to Women Protection in Rajya Sabha to further the public discourse on those issues.
  • In July 2021, Ashwini Vaishnaw was inducted into the cabinet as the Minister of Railways, Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, and Minister of Communications.
  • In 2021 , new social media rule implemented by govt. Twitter decided to go against goverment policies.Ashwini as a minister of communication warned twitter over new rules of social media.He said” Who ever works and lives in india should follow the rules and law of the land is supreme”


Ashwini Vaishnaw Family
Ashwini Vaishnaw Family
ParentsFather – Dau Lal Vaishnaw
Mother – Saraswati Vaishnaw
WifeSunita Vaishnav (Entreprenaur )
ChildrenSon : Rahul Vaishnav
Daughter : Tanya Vaishnav
SiblingsBrother : Anand Vaishnaw
Net Worth Rs 17.18 crore approx (2018)

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