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Navjot Singh Sidhu

Navjot Singh Sidhu


Navjot Singh Sidhu is a cricketer by profession. He has also worked as the Minister of Tourism, Cultural Affairs and Museums of the State of Punjab. Sidhu was elected to the Lok Sabha from Amritsar in 2004 on a BJP ticket. Sidhu tendered his resignation from the Lok Sabha after facing manslaughter charges in 2006. In 2009 he defeated his Congress opponent Surinder Singla by a huge margin of 77,626 votes. Sidhu did not contest the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Modi government nominated Sidhu to the Rajya Sabha in April 2016.However, he resigned from the Rajya Sabha on July 18. Year 2016 Navjot Singh Sidhu resigned from BJP in September 2016. Sidhu launched a front named Awaz-e-Punjab (AeP).In January 2017, Sidhu joined the Congress party. Contesting from Amritsar East in 2017 Punjab Assembly elections, he won the election by a margin of 42,809 votes.

Personal Life

Full Name Navjot Singh Sidhu
Date of Birth 20 Oct 1963 (Age 58)
Place of Birth Patiala, Punjab
Party name Indian National Congress
Education Graduate Professional
Profession Cricketer, commentator and politician
Father's Name Sardar Bhagwant Singh
Mother's Name Nirmal Sidhu
Spouse's Name Navjot kaur Sidhu
Spouse's Profession Doctor/ Politician
Children 1 Son(s) 1 Daughter(s)


Permanent address 26, Yadavmdra Colony, Mall Road,Patiala,Punjab
Present address 110-Hply City Amritsar
Contact number 9478466666
Email lgtm42@gmail.com
Website sherryontopp.com
Social Handles

Interesting Facts

His nick name is "Jonty Singh". During his cricket career, people also used to called him as "Sixer Sidhu" for his excellent batting performances. And for his fantastic fielding his was called as "Jonty Singh"

Navjot Singh Sidhu is noted for his one-liner quotes, which are known as Sidhuisms.

Navjot Singh Sidhu also made a special appearance in movies Mujhse Shaadi Karogi and cameo in 'ABCD 2'. He also acted in a Punjabi movie Mera Pind.

Political Timeline

  • 2021
    Siddhu resigned from the post of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee President on 28 September, 2021.
  • 2021
    The congress high command appointed Mr Siddhu as the president of Punjab Pradesh Congress Committee
  • 2019
    Siddhu resigned from the cabinet ministry of Punjab on 14 July 2019.
  • 2017
    Sidhu joined the Indian National Congress. Contesting from Amritsar East in Punjab Assembly elections, he won the election. He currently serves as the Minister of Tourism, Cultural Affairs, and Museums of the State of Punjab.
  • 2016
    He resigned from the Rajya Sabha on 18th July.
  • 2016
    Sidhu took the oath as a member of the Rajya Sabha on 28th April.
  • 2009
    He contested the 2009 general elections and retained the Amritsar.
  • 2007
    He won a by-election with a good majority.
  • 2004
    Sidhu was elected to the Lok Sabha from Amritsar in 2004 on a BJP ticket.

Early Life

  • 2013
    He got associated as judge of comedy shows, and as a permanent guest in Comedy Nights with Kapil. As a politician he was criticized by the people, but later on same people became his fans. Specially because of his one-liners during comedy shows.
  • 1999
    He announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in December 1999. He played 51 Tests and 136 One Day Internationals scoring over 7,000 international runs. He scored 27 First class centuries in an 18-year career.
  • 1981
    Sidhu made debut in First Class Cricket. After that he made his international debut in 1983. Siddhu played mostly as a top-order batsman.


Sidhu was named one of the five Indian Cricketers of the Year for 1989.
Net Worth45.37 CRORE
Liabilities54.25 LAKHS

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.


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