Shelly Oberoi is an Indian politician, academician, and teacher. She made headlines after she won the Delhi MCD elections on 7 December 2022. In December 2022, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced her name as their mayoral candidate in Delhi.
Shelly Oberoi was born in 1983 (age 39 years; as of 2022) in Delhi, India. After completing her schooling at the Faith Academy in New Delhi, she enrolled at the Janki Devi Memorial College in Delhi and earned a bachelor’s degree in commerce. Shelly received Miss Kamla Rani Prize and a scholarship for obtaining the highest marks while pursuing B.Com. Later, she earned a master’s degree in commerce at Himachal Pradesh University. She earned a master’s degree in philosophy at Annamalai University in Tamil Nadu. In May 2017, she enrolled at the School of Management Studies (SOMS) at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) to pursue her PhD. Shelly Oberoi has also completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Business Analytics (PGDBA) from the Symbiosis International University in Pune, Maharashtra. From 2021 to 2022, she pursued a business management certification program at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) in Kozhikode. Shelly has also passed her University Grants Commission (UGC) National Eligibility Test (NET) exam.
A photo of Shelly receiving her certification at IIM-Kozhikode
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Dark Brown
Parents & Siblings
Her father, Satish Kumar Oberoi, is a businessman.
A photo of Shelly’s father
Her mother’s name is Saroj Oberoi. Her brother’s name is Tushar Oberoi. Her sister’s name is Mili Khanna.
A photo of Shelly with her mother
Shelly Oberoi (right) with her brother and sister
Shelly Oberoi is unmarried.
Shelly Oberoi’s political journey began in 2013 when she joined the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). After joining the party, she worked as an activist and participated in several campaigns organised by the party. In 2020, she was appointed as the Aam Aadmi Party’s state’s vice president of the women’s wing. In December 2022, she contested the municipal elections from ward number 86 in East Patel Nagar in Delhi on Aam Aadmi Party’s ticket. In the elections, she defeated her BJP rival by a margin of 269 votes. Later, the AAP nominated her as their mayoral candidate. During an interview, she said that if she gets elected to the post of mayor of Delhi, her priority would be sanitation and cleanliness of Delhi. She further said,
Over the next few months, we will all work together to make Delhi the city that it should have been. The BJP, during its 15-year tenure, have turned Delhi into the ‘garbage capital of the country’. We will work together to ensure that Delhi becomes clean again and to fulfil the promises made by the CM and deliver the 10 guarantees. Our aim is to make Delhi better together with everyone. We will soon work by preparing a blueprint for cleaning the capital; we will start by clearing the mountains of garbage compiled in the city. All 250 councillors will come together to clean and transform Delhi… and they have already started working in their respective wards.”
Residents of Patel Nagar at Shelly’s office to congratulate her
Teaching and Academician
Shelly Oberoi began working as an assistant professor at Delhi University in September 2014. In January 2021, she began working as an assistant professor (visiting faculty) at the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) in Mumbai. Throughout her teaching career, she has authored more than 35 research papers and journals such as Emotional intelligence: An extensive literature review, Impact of blockchain technology and 5G/IoT on supply chain management and trade finance, Cyber security in India: threats and challenges, and more. Her research papers have been discussed on both national and international platforms. Shelly Oberoi has also been invited to give lectures on Doordarshan’s Gyan Darshan and Gyan Vani.
Shelly Oberoi on Gyan Darshan
She has also served as a member of the Academic Reviewer Board of Cybernomics. Shelly Oberoi has also taught in universities like Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University and Indira Gandhi National Open University (INGNOU).
Assets & Properties
- Bank Deposits: Rs. 7,19,509
- LIC or other insurance policies: Rs. 8,86,868
- Loans and advances: Rs. 6,00,000
Note: The given estimates of movable and immovable assets are according to the year 2021.
As of December 2022, Shelly Oberoi’s salary as a councillor is Rs 41,000.
Shelly Oberoi’s net worth for the financial year 2021-2022 was estimated to be Rs. 2,03,94,627.
- Shelly Oberoi is a lifetime member of the Indian Commerce Association (ICA). She has also served as a member of the Institutional Innovative Council (IIC).
- Shelly Oberoi has also attended several Faculty Development Programs (FDPs).
- The Indian Commerce Association (ICA) awarded Shelly Oberoi with Prof. Manubhai M Shah Memorial Award for Excellence in Commerce & Business Management (MMSMA).
- In March 2022, while protesting against a Bharatiya Janata Party politician’s abusive remarks against Arvind Kejriwal, Shelly Oberoi was allegedly attacked by some BJP workers.