Arun Jaitley was born 28 December 1952.Jaitley has been married to Sangeeta Jaitley(daughter of Former J&K Finance Minister Girdhari Lal Dogra) since 24 May 1982. They have two children, Rohan and Sonali.He has six siblings
Jaitley was an Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) student leader in the Delhi University Campus in the seventies and rose to be the President of the Students Union of Delhi University in 1974. During the period of proclamation of Internal Emergency (1975–77) when fundamental rights were suspended, he was under preventive detention for a period of 19 months.
Jaitley has been a member of the national executive of Bharatiya Janata Party since 1991. He became the spokesperson of the BJP during the period preceding the 1999 general election. In 1999, After the Vajpayee Government of the BJP led National Democratic Alliance came to power, he was appointed Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting (Independent Charge) on 13 October 1999 He was chosen as the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha on 3 June 2009 by L.K. Advani.
Jaitely is an Indian politician and lawyer who is the current Finance Minister and Minister of Corporate Affairs in the BJP Government under Prime Minister Narendra Modis Ministry. In November 2015, Jaitley said that Personal laws governing marriages and divorces should be subject to fundamental rights, as the Constitutionally-guaranteed rights are supreme.
He announced the Income declaration scheme, 2016 in September 2016.
During his tenure as the Finance Minister of India, the government demonetised the 500 and 1000 banknotes of the Mahatma Gandhi Series, with the stated intention of curbing corruption, black money, fake currency and terrorism from 9 November 2016.