AKA Sonia Maino
Birthplace: Orbassano, Italy
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Executive summary: Declined Prime Minister-ship of India
Renounced Italian citizenship on 27 April 1983 and became a citizen of India on 30 April 1983. On 18 May 2004, after her Congress party unexpectedly won the Indian election, Gandhi was slated to become Prime Minister -- she had enough support from the Congress Party in combination with the Communists -- but declined after fierce opposition and the promise of future turmoil from the defeated right wing.
Father: Stefano Maino (building contractor, d. 1983)
Husband: Rajiv Gandhi (m. 1968, d. 21-May-1991 assassination)
Son: Rahul Gandhi (b. 1970)
Daughter: Priyanka Gandhi (b. 1972)
Funeral: Nelson Mandela (2013)
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