Maneka Sanjay Gandhi (born 26 August 1956) is an Indian politician, animal rights activist, and environmentalist. She is a member of Parliament, having been elected eight times to Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian parliament. She is currently a member of the 17th Lok Sabha from the Sultanpur constituency of Uttar Pradesh belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She has been a minister in four governments, most recently in Narendra Modi’s government from May 2014 to May 2019 as the Union Cabinet Minister, Women and Child Development. She has been a member of the All Party Indian Parliamentary Forum for Tibet since long.