I was born on December 28, 1952 to Maharaj Kishen Jaitley and Ratan Prabha Jaitley. My father was a lawyer. I did my schooling at St. Xavier’s School, New Delhi from 1960-69. I graduated in Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi in 1973 and passed my Law degree from the University of Delhi, in 1977. I was an Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) student activist in the Delhi University in the seventies and became President of the University Students’ Union in 1974.