Riva Solanki (born in 1990) is an engineer and a politician by profession. She is best known as the wife of the popular Indian cricket all-rounder, Ravindra Jadeja. She got even more popular after joining Bhartiya Janta PARTY (BJP) in 2019. She was also the Chief of Women’s Wing when she was a member of Karni Sena in 2018.
Riva Solanki Biography
|Name||Rivaba Solanki Jadeja|
|Profession||Engineer, BJP member|
|Height||5’5” or 1.65 m or 165 cm|
|Weight||52 Kg or 115 Lbs|
|Date of Birth||1990 (30 years old in 2020)|
|Birthplace||Rajkot, Gujarat, India|
|Hometown||Rajkot, Gujarat, India|
|Residence||Rajkot, Gujarat, India|
|College/University||Atmiya Institute of Technology and Science, Rajkot|
|Marriage date||17th April, 2016|
|Net Worth||₹5 million (approx.)|
|Hobbies||Reading, Travelling, Cooking|
Early life and Background
Riva Solanki was born in Rajkot, Gujarat, India in a Gujrati family to father, Hardevsingh Solanki and mother, Prafullaba Solanki. She is the only child of her parents. Her father is a businessman and a contractor, her mother has worked for Indian Railways in the accounts department. Riva joined a local school in Gujrat and completed her schooling from there, after completing her schooling she went to Atmiya Institute of Technology and Science in Rajkot to pursue Mechanical engineering. She was also interested in politics since her teenage years.
Riva Solanki is married to the popular Indian cricketer, Ravindra Jadeja. She got engaged to him on 5th February 2016 at Jadeja’s Restaurant ‘Jaddu’s Food Field’ and got married on 17th April 2016 in a three-day marriage ceremony. The couple knew each other very well before their marriage, they were good friends. They welcomed their first daughter a year after their marriage in 2017. They named her Nidhyana. They are in a healthy relationship and living a good life together.
|Cricketer||Virat Kohli, Ravindra Jadeja|
After graduating from Atmiya Institute of Technology and Science as a mechanical engineer Riva started working as an engineer. She worked as an engineer for a few years before realising that she was interested in politics and wanted to become a politician. In 2018, she was appointed as the chief of women’s wing for Karni Sena which is an organisation based in Rajasthan. A year later she joined the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) as a member. She has been active since joining the party. There have been some speculations of her contesting in the Lok Sabha elections in the coming years.
- Appointed as the chief of women’s wing of Karni Sena in 2018.
- She joined BJP in 2019.
- Riva was physically assaulted by a police constable named Sanjay Ahar after she allegedly hit his motorcycle at Saru Section road in Jamnagar. The constable even pulled her hair during the argument.
Lesser known Facts
- Riva comes from a political background. She is the niece of Congress Party politician Hari Singh Solanki.
- She is a very good friend of Jadeja’s sister, Naina. She knew her even before marrying Jadeja.
- Her parents gifted Jadeja an Audi Q7 which is worth almost a crore rupees, before their marriage.
- She loves Gujrati food.
- Riva has an Instagram account with over seven thousand followers.