Rajeev Shukla

Rajeev Shukla (born 13 September 1959) is an Indian politician, former journalist, political commentator and the former chairman of Indian Premier League. In 2015, he was re-appointed unanimously as the Chairman of IPL by the BCCI. On 18 Dec 2020, he was elected unopposed Vice President of the BCCI.[1]

Rajeev Shukla
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Assumed office
29 June 2022
Preceded byChhaya Verma
In office
3 April 2006 – 2 April 2018
Preceded bySushilkumar Shinde
Succeeded byKumar Ketkar
Vice President of BCCI
Assumed office
24 Dec 2020
Preceded byMahim Verma
Personal details
Born (1959-09-13) 13 September 1959 (age 63)
Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
Political partyIndian National Congress
Known forChairman of Indian Premier League

Early lifeEdit

Rajeev Shukla was born on 13 September 1959 in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.[citation needed] He was educated at Pandit Prithi Nath College, Kanpur[2] and at Christ Church College, Kanpur.[3] He then studied law at Vikramajit Singh Sanatan Dharma College, Kanpur.[4] Before entering politics, he was a reporter for Hindi daily Jansatta. Shukla held this job until 1985, when he became a special correspondent for Ravivar Magazine.[citation needed] He was hired as a senior editor and he continued in that job until being elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2000. He has now joined the Indian National Congress[5]

Political activitiesEdit

Running as a member of the Akhil Bhartiya Loktantrik Congress Party, Shukla won by a large margin.[6] In 2003, his party merged with the Indian National Congress, and Shukla was appointed as a spokesperson. He was nominated as a secretary to the All India Congress Committee in January 2006.[7] In March 2006, Shukla was elected for a second term.[citation needed]

Shukla and Ranjeet Ranjan were elected unopposed to the Rajya Sabha from Chhattisgarh in June 2022.[8]


  1. ^ "Rajiv Shukla set to become new BCCI vice-president unopposed".
  2. ^ "Rajeev Shukla Biography - About family, political life, awards won, history". www.elections.in.
  3. ^ "Rajeev Shukla Biography - About family, political life, awards won, history". www.elections.in.
  4. ^ "Rajeev Shukla Biography - About family, political life, awards won, history". www.elections.in.
  5. ^ Rajeev Shukla Profile
  6. ^ Ramakrishan, Venkitesh (15 April 2000). "Convulsions in Uttar Pradesh". Frontline. Archived from the original on 16 June 2002. Retrieved 28 October 2006.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  7. ^ Ramaseshan, Radhika (7 January 2006). "Rahul Awaits Popular Demand". The Telegraph. Retrieved 29 October 2006.
  8. ^ "Congress' Rajeev Shukla, Ranjeet Ranjan elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha". Business Standard. 3 June 2022. Retrieved 21 November 2022.

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