Jai Anant Dehadrai is an Indian lawyer and founder of the Law Chambers of Jai Anant Dehadrai in New Delhi. He has extensive experience as a litigator at Trial Courts, the Delhi High Court, NCLAT, and the Supreme Court of India.
Jai Anant Dehadrai was born in 1988 (age 35 years; as of 2023) in New Delhi, India. He attended Delhi Public School, R. K. Puram, New Delhi, from 1993 to 2006. He studied Taxation in my Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) at Savitribai Phule Pune University from 2006 to 2011. From 2009 to 2010, he completed a Post-Graduate Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (IALS) in Pune, India. In 2012-2013, Jai Anant Dehadrai took a course in Corporate Diplomacy at the Wharton School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. During the same period, he pursued a Legum Magister (LL.M.) at the University of Pennsylvania, specializing in US Corporate Law, Advanced Mergers and acquisitions, Appellate Advocacy, US Antitrust, and EU Antitrust.
Height (approx.): 6′ 1″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
His father, Anant Dehadrai, is a lawyer at the Supreme Court of India.
He has an elder sister.
Jai Anant Dehadrai is unmarried.
Jai was in a relationship with Indian politician Mahua Moitra. They parted ways in March 2023.
Mahua Moitra and Jai Anant Dehadrai have 14 years age gap.
Jai Anant Dehadrai worked as a research intern at the office of the Chief Justice of India, Supreme Court, New Delhi, from April to June 2010, and at Tata Motors in Pune, India, from November 2010 to February 2011.
In June 2011, Jai Anant Dehadrai started working as an Associate Attorney at Karanjawala & Company, where he worked until May 2012. He then worked as a Foreign Associate at Kline & Specter, P.C. in Philadelphia from May 2013 to April 2014. Jai Anant Dehadrai served as a Judicial Law Clerk to Justice S.A. Bobde at the Supreme Court of India from April 2014 to March 2015. He then served as a Legal Consultant to the Vice Chairman and Managing Director at Bennett Coleman and Company Limited (Times Group) from March 2015 to August 2015. He was a visiting faculty of International Criminal Law at Bennett University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, from February 2022 to August 2022.
Jai Anant Dehadrai then became a partner at Dehadrai & Co. in New Delhi in September 2015 and began practising as a lawyer at the Supreme Court of India in October 2015. He became a professional criminal and commercial litigator in 2015, and in March 2016, he began working full-time lawyer at the Law Chambers of Jai Anant Dehadrai in New Delhi.
In May 2016, Jai Anant Dehadrai became a Counsel at the Office of the Additional Solicitor General of India under Mr ANS Nadkarni and was appointed as a Counsel for the Central Government of India in March 2018.
Apart from being a lawyer, Jai Anant Dehadrai is also a published author. His book ‘Aequabilis,’ was published in 2014, which is a detailed legal study of the judgments of former Chief Justice of India R.S. Pathak.
MP Mahua Moitra’s Defamation Allegations
In October 2023, Jai Anant Dehadrai came into the limelight when BJP Lok Sabha member, Nishikant Dubey, alleged that Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra had received bribes from businessman Darshan Hiranandani in exchange for posing questions in Parliament. Dubey cited a letter from Jai Anant Dehadrai containing evidence of this exchange of cash and gifts between Moitra and Hiranandani.
Mahua Moitra then issued a legal notice to Nishikant Dubey and Jai Anant Dehadrai for defaming her with the claims that she accepted bribes to raise questions in parliament. According to the legal notice, Moitra and Dehadrai were once close friends but had a falling out, leading to Dehadrai allegedly sending Moitra numerous offensive, malicious, and lewd messages. Additionally, he was accused of trespassing into her official residence and stealing personal belongings, including Moitra’s dog. Due to repeated crimes, Moitra decided to file police complaints against Jai Anant Dehadrai. The notice claimed that Dehadrai attempted to persuade journalists to publish false stories about Moitra but failed due to a lack of evidence. Subsequently, the notice stated that Dehadrai approached the BJP, including Dubey, who spread bribery allegations without conducting any prior investigation. The notice further alleged that Dubey and Dehadrai were involved in leaking private photographs of Moitra and presenting them out of context.
- Originally from Dehad, Nagpur, his parents moved to Delhi in the 1980s.
- According to him, travelling to distant places, swimming, and playing football are his favourite recreational activities.
- Jai Anant Dehadrai is an avid dog lover and has a pet dog named Henry. He frequently uploads pictures of his pet on social media.
- He likes drinking alcohol and smoking cigars occasionally.