Supriya Shrinate is an Indian politician and a former journalist. She is serving as the National Spokesperson for the Indian National Congress. She worked at famous news channels like NDTV, India Today, and The Economic Times.
Supriya Shrinate was born on Thursday, 27 October 1977 (age 46 years; as of 2023) in Mahrajganj, Uttar Pradesh. She completed her schooling at Loreto Convent in Lucknow in 1996. She obtained a graduate degree in political science, history, and economics from the University of Lucknow in 1999. In 2001, she pursued a Master’s in History at Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University.
Height (approx.): 5′ 4″
Hair Colour: Dark Brown
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Parents & Siblings
Supriya’s father’s name is Harsh Vardhan Singh, who was an Indian politician from Uttar Pradesh, died in 2016. Her mother’s name is Vishnu Singh, died in 2014. She had an elder brother named Rajyavardhan Singh who died in 2015.
Husband & Children
She is married to Dhirendra Singh who works in a finance insurance company since November 2005. They have a daughter and a son together.
She follows Hinduism.
Supriya started her career as a special correspondent at the Indian news channel India Today in October 2001, where she did news reading and proofreading for three years till September 2004. She joined the NDTV news channel as Assistant Editor in October 2004. She worked there for four years in news reporting, editing, script writing, etc. She became Chief Editor-News at The Economic Times Channel, ET Now, Times of India Group, New Delhi, in September 2008. During her ten years tenure at Economic Times Now, she worked as the executive editor and policy editor.
In April 2019, she left her job at the news channel ET Now, and she contested the Indian general election from the Maharajganj, Uttar Pradesh constituency on a ticket from the Indian National Congress party; she lost the elections to Pankaj Choudhary from the Bhartiya Janta Party.
She was appointed as spokesperson for the All India Congress Committee and participated in various television debates. In the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, she was the star campaigner of the Indian National Congress. In 2022, she became Chairman of Social Media & Digital Platforms of the Indian National Congress.
Comment on Sambit Patra
In May 2021, during a debate on the news channel Aaj Tak, Supriya Shrinate called BJP’s minister Sambit Patra “do kaudi ke naali ke keede, arre chup ho ja naali ke keede… jhootha kahin ka.” They had a series of tweet fight when Sambit Patra posted on Twitter with a hashtag GaliWaliMadam.
नाली की गैस से अगर चाय बन सकती है तो नाली के कीड़े से @sambitswaraj बन सकता है।
Bang on @SupriyaShrinate 👏
RT if you agree with her !! pic.twitter.com/6S6PG9n4CE
— Gaurav Pandhi (@GauravPandhi) May 30, 2021
She owns an Innova car.
Her income for the financial year 2018-2019 was Rs 63,98,210.
Assets & Properties
- Bank Deposits: Rs. 64,66,413
- Bonds, Debentures, and Shares: Rs. 6,114,441
- NSS, Postal Savings: Rs. 16,83,805
- Motor Vehicles: Rs. 4,86,000
- Commercial Buildings: Rs. 1,90,00,000
- Residential Buildings: Rs. 1,87,00,000
Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the financial year 2019. It excludes the assets owned by her husband and dependents.
Supriya Shrinate ’s net worth for the financial year 2018-2019 was estimated to be Rs. 5,76,05,659. It excludes the net worth of her husband and dependents.
- She is also known as Supriya Singh Shrinate.
- She joined Rahul Gandhi during his Bharat Jodo Yatra in 2022, and during a press conference, she even asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to join the Bharat Jod Yatra to understand India more closely.
- She posts videos and photos on her Instagram about the latest activities of the Congress Party.