- Date of Birth:
- June 10, 1971
- 5' 9"
- Baton Rogue
Bobby Jindal (born Piyush Jindal on June 10, 1971 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana) is an American politician. Bobby’s parents emigrated to the U.S. six months before he was born. Bobby graduated high school at the top of his class. He attended Brown University and graduated, with honors, in 1991 with majors in both biology and public policy. Though he was accepted to Harvard Medical and Yale Law, he studied at Oxford, getting his Master’s degree in political science. Bobby returned home to intern with Louisiana Rep. Jim McCrery on healthcare policy. Jim introduced Bobby to Governor Murphy Foster, who appointed Bobby as the Secretary of Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals. He was 24 at the time. Though Bobby was criticized for closing some local clinics, Louisiana’s Medicaid program went from bankruptcy to three years of surpluses under his direction. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed him the Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Planning and Evaluation. He resigned from the position in 2003 to run for Governor of Louisiana. He lost the 2003 election, but he was elected to the U.S. House of representatives in 2005. He was reelected in 2006. In 2007, Bobby ran for Governor again and won. He was reelected for a second term in 2011. In June 2015, Bobby announced that he would run for President in the 2016 Elections.
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Bobby Jindal is best known as an American politician, serving as the Governor of Louisiana.
Bobby is the second Indian American elected to Congress. He was raised in a Hindu household and converted to Christianity while in High School. Bobby’s name comed from The Brady Bunch, his favorite show as a kid, as he identified with Bobby Brady. In 1997, Bobby married Supriya Jolly. They have three children.