Nayanaba A Jadeja is an Indian politician. She is known for being the elder sister of prominent Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja. She hit the headlines in November 2022 when she received a ticket from the Indian National Congress from the Jamnagar constituency in Gujarat to contest against her sister-in-law, Ravindra Jadeja’s wife, and Bhartiya Janata Party candidate Rivaba Jadeja.
Naina Jadeja was born in Navagam Ghed city of Jamnagar district in Gujarat, India.
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Naina Jadeja while receiving an award
Parents & Siblings
Her father’s name is Anirudh Singh Jadeja. Earlier, Anirudh Singh worked as a watchman; however, later, he started working as a Congress party worker in Gujarat. Her mother’s name is Late Lata Jadeja, and she worked as a nurse.
Naina Jadeja’s brother and father while garlanding her mother’s picture
She has a younger brother and sister named Ravindra Jadeja and Padmini Jadeja. Ravindra Jadeja is a prominent Indian cricket player.
Naina Jadeja with her brother, sister, and father
Before venturing into politics, Naina worked as a nurse in a local hospital. Reportedly, she helped her brother, Ravindra Jadeja in his struggling days in cricket after the death of their mother. She supported him financially and played an important role in Ravindra’s life and career.
In 2019, Naina Jadeja joined the Indian National Congress in Rajkot, Gujarat along with Patidar Anamat movement leader Hardik Patel.
Naina Jadeja soon after joining Indian National Congress
She is an active political leader from the Jamnagar constituency of Gujarat. She also works as the District Women’s Congress President of Jamnagar.
In 2016, Naina Jadeja attracted controversy when she lodged an FIR against Absolute Events, an Ahmedabad-based event management company, for cheating. Reportedly, this event management company was hired to plan the wedding of Ravindra Jadeja in 2016; however, Jadeja’s fired the company following poor service. According to Naina Jadeja, they paid the company an advance amount of rupees six lakhs, but after the cancellation of the deal, the company did not return it. She filed the complaint at Rajkot Taluka police station. Later, she claimed in the media that the owner of the event management company threatened her when she tried to contact him for a refund.
- According to some media sources, Naina Jadeja joined politics soon after the death of her mother and took all the responsibilities of her family members on her shoulders. She was the one who inspired Ravindra Jadeja to opt for cricket as a career.
Naina Jadeja with her brother and sister
- In a media talk, Naina Jadeja once talked about the playing style of her brother, Ravindra Jadeja. She said that Ravindra was a balanced player. She said,
Jaddu was brilliant. Everyone has performed to his ability. The total output of the team was outstanding. In Test cricket, Jadeja has been performing really well. He has been a balanced player. His batting has improved a lot. Jaddu is improving his game daily.”
- Naina Jadeja is frequently invited by many Gujarati news channels as a panellist on various debates and discussion shows.
Naina Jadeja (in red and yellow attire) on a news channel panel