Priyanka Raina Biography:
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Suresh Raina wife name Priyanka Chaudhary Raina is best known to the cricketing fans as the wife of Indian cricketer Suresh Raina. She worked formerly as a banker and is presently working as a software engineer and is also a social worker.
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Suresh Raina wife(Priyanka Raina) born in Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh on 18 June 1986 to parents Tejpal Chaudhary and his wife Sushila Devi Chaudhary. She has two brothers named Abhishek and Vivek, now Priynak Raina age is 37 and she is five years elder than the left-handed batsman.
Her father worked as a sports coach in Ghaziabad while her two brothers were both engineers. She herself did her B.Tech from Krishna Institute of Engineering and Technology.
A few years later after her birth, she moved with her family to Rajnagar, Ghaziabad, and after completing her studies, Priyanka moved to the Netherlands for her banking job.
Priyanka Raina Biography covers all the detailed information about her.
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|Full Name||Priyanka Chaudhary Raina|
|Profession||Software engineer, a former banker and a social worker|
|Date of Birth||18 June 1986|
|Birthplace||Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh|
|Marriage Date||03 April 2015|
|Hometown||Muradnagar, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh|
|Educational Qualification||Not Known|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 160 cm|
in meters- 1.60 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 2”
|Mother||Sushila Devi Chaudhary|
|Brother||Abhishek Choudhary, Vivek Choudhary|
|Husband||Suresh Raina (Indian Cricketer)|
|Children||Gracia Raina (Daughter)|
Rio Raina (Son)
Suresh Raina and Priyanka Raina:
Suresh Raina and Priyanka had grown up in the same neighborhood and had known each other for a long time and had been childhood friends.
Suresh used to take sports lessons from Priyanka’s father in Ghaziabad while both the mothers were close to each other too.
But both the families lost touch when Priyanka’s family moved to Punjab and Suresh started traveling to due to his constant cricket career.
Suresh Raina Affair :
Suresh Raina and his wife, however, met for just 5 minutes in 2008 at the Delhi airport, as Priyanka was flying to the Netherlands for her job while Suresh was flying to Bangalore for an IPL match.
Suresh Raina Marriage :
While Suresh was playing for his country in the 2015 Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, his mother arranged his marriage with Priyanka.
Later the two started talking over the phone and hence developed a relationship. Although at the time of their marriage on 3 April 2015, they termed it as arranged marriage, yet they were already in love with each other.
The pre-wedding celebrations started a few days before and the engagement took place at the Ghaziabad residence. After the engagement day, Raina’s friend Priyank Sukhija, who is also a famous restaurateur, gave a bachelor party at his own business venue, Lutyens Cocktail House in Delhi.
Suresh Raina wedding took place at The Leela Palace, Delhi. The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Gracia Raina, on 16 May 2016, and recently on 22nd February 2020 Suresh Raina and his wife were blessed with Second children, Suresh Rina revealed it on Social media they named the baby boy Rio Raina.
Priyanka Raina Work-life:
At the time of Priyanka’s marriage to Suresh Raina, she was working for ING in Bijlmer, which is a neighborhood of Amsterdam, Netherlands, as a senior software engineer. Prior to that, she had worked for big companies in the likes of Accenture and Wipro.
Garcia Raina Foundation:
After their marriage, Raina and his wife gave the birth of their daughter Gracia Raina, Raina with his wife founded an NGO and named it after their daughter as Gracia Raina Foundation. The NGO was founded in May 2017 on the first birthday of her daughter.
Suresh Raina wife had left her job in Amsterdam and came to India to take care of her daughter Gracia when she was born. The NGO was founded based on her experiences as a young mother, as that made her sensitive towards the numerous need of new and less privileged mothers and children all over the country.
The NGO closely works with women and children and promotes their wellness, providing them with various opportunities to lead a sustainable livelihood.
On behalf of her foundation, she was invited to give a speech on 19 November 2017 at an independent TED event organized by ‘TEDxWhitefield’ in Bangalore, Karnataka.
She is also an avid blog writer as he frequently updates blogs based on topics that are close to her heart, like topics based on pregnancy, motherhood, child-rearing and physical and mental wellness related to pregnant women and children.
Before working for the Gracia Raina Foundation, she has worked with other NGOs like Paalna, Food Bank Network, and Nanhi-Jaan at PGI in Chandigarh.
The Priyanka Raina Show:
The champion of feminism and human rights got the opportunity to work with RED FM and she debuted as an RJ and got her show named The Priyanka Raina Show. It aired every Saturday at 9 am and every Sunday at 2 pm.
Although that was not the first time she worked with the radio station. She had earlier worked with RED FM on ‘The Palna Project’.
“I started working with RED FM on ‘The Palna Project’ where they wanted us to raise some funds and create awareness. They recorded my voice for their on-air promotions. The entire process was very overwhelming and the team is really enthusiastic. After a few months, Nisha (Narayanan) and I met and she kept the proposal of this show,” said Priyanka(Suresh Raina Wife).
The topics on which she discussed on the show were based on domestic violence, acid attack, girl child education, sexual harassment, gender-biased and equality, menstrual hygiene, women of courage, taboos related women (single mom, widow remarriage).
“Discussing such topics is mandatory because people should know what is happening in society and they should not walk away. We will also have a social activists to share their experience,” said Priyanka.
“The objective is to bring more awareness. The listeners should be aware that the daughters and women need to be more secure and taken care of. They need to be more open-minded when it comes to women – we are existing in the society,” she added.
She later took the victims on-air and also stated that the show is not only meant for women. “The target audience is everybody – woman, men, and children. Everyone should be aware of. I feel along with men, a lot of women to women’s mindsets too need to change,” she explained.
Priyanka later shared her experience and joy on being on the radio. She shared her initial challenges she faced while working at the radio station.
“The first thing I had to change was switching to Hindi. At times it is very overwhelming and makes me very emotional when I hear the story of the victims. We keep talking to them even before and after the show. Sometimes it stays on my mind even when I am back home,” shared Priyanka.
Priyanka got immense support from her husband and her in-laws. Talking about her husband Suresh, she said, “When I told him about the show with RED FM – he too got very excited. He is always curious to know about my show recordings. In fact, one day I told him I needed him to record a song for daughters – he said if it’s for daughters I will do it.”
She also thanked the CEO of RED FM Nisha Narayanan. “Nisha is my biggest inspiration; she is a very strong lady. She is such an amazing person. It is great to know how she started and her journey today. The way she handles the team, I really admire her,” ended Priyanka.
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