Om Prakash Chautala Biopic, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Om Prakash Chautala is the son of former Haryana Chief Minister and sixth Deputy Prime Minister Chaudhary Devi Lal from the Indian National Lok Dal. Om Prakash was convicted in the JBT recruitment scam in 2012 and sentenced to 10 years in Tihar Jail. .

Chautala was released from jail on 2 July 2021, although he had more than two months left in his sentence.

Currently, Chautala’s name is making headlines, mainly because of his biopic titled Tenth and Om Prakash Chautala’s character is being played by Abhishek Bachchan. The film Dasvi will stream on Jio Cinema and Netflix from 7 April.

Om Prakash Chautala Biography & Wiki

Full NameOm Prakash Chautala 
Profession Politician, Agriculturist
Political PartyIndian National Lok Dal
Physical Stat
Om Prakash Chautala Height In Centimeter- 170 cm
In Meter- 1.70 m
In Feet- 5’5” 
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack
Personal Life
Date Of Birth1 January 1935 
Om Prakash Chautala Age (2022)87 Years
Birthplace Chautala, Punjab, British India
Zodiac Sign/Sun Sign  Capricorn
Nationality Indian
Home town Chautala, Sirsa, Haryana, India
School Higher Secondary School,
Gramothan Vidyapeeth,Sangaria, Rajasthan
National Open School
Family Member(s)
Marital StatusMarried
Om Prakash Chautala WifeSneh Lata (Died- August 2019)
ChildrenSon– Ajay Singh Chautala, Abhay Singh Chautala
Daughter– Sunita Chautala
Grand Children Grandson– Dushyant Chautala, Karan Singh Chautala, Arjun Singh Chautala
Parents Father– Devi Lal Chautala (Former Deputy Prime Minister of India)
Mother– Name Not Known
SiblingBrother- Ranjit Singh Chautala, Pratap Singh Chautala
Om Prakash Chautala Net Worth (2022)10 Million USD
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Birth & Early Life

Om Prakash Chautala was born on 1 January 1935 in Chautala, Punjab, British India to father Chaudhary Devi Lal and mother Harki Devi.

He was the eldest child of his parents. When his father Chaudhary Devi Lal was in jail fighting for the rights of farmers, being the eldest member of the family after his parents, he had to leave his studies midway to fulfill his responsibilities.

In 1977, he was caught at the Delhi airport in a case of smuggling wristwatches. When his father came to know about this, he refused to accept him as his son for years.


In his early days Om Prakash Chautala was forced to discontinue his studies during his school days due to family compulsions. When Om Prakash was studying in school, his father was put in jail. Who would look after the big family, who would look after the farming, these were some of the issues which Om Prakash Chautala, being the eldest member of the family after his father Devi Lal, had to handle. “This forced him to leave his studies midway and the responsibility of educating his younger siblings also fell on him. Later, he himself entered politics and found little time for his studies.

Later, when Chautala was imprisoned for the scam in the recruitment of teachers, he passed his class 10 and class 12 from the National Open School from jail. Now he is once again looking forward to doing B.A.

Personal Life

Om Prakash Chautala was married to Sneh Lata, who died in August 2019. He has two sons, Ajay Singh Chautala and Abhay Singh Chautala and both his sons are active in politics.

His elder son Abhay Singh Chautala’s wife’s name is Naina Chautala and younger son’s wife’s name is Kanta Chautala.

Apart from this, Om Prakash also has three daughters named Suchitra Chautala, Sunita Chautala and Anjali Chautala.

His eldest son Ajay Singh Chautala became MLA from Dabwali, Haryana in 2009, who is in jail with his father in 2012.

His younger son Abhay is an MLA from Ellenabad who has also been the Leader of the Opposition in the Haryana Legislative Assembly from October 2014 – March 2019.

Om Prakash Chautala Career

  • In 1970, he became a member of the Janata Dal and was elected to the Haryana State Legislative Assembly for the first time.
  • In 1987, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha and served there till 1990.
  • He continued his studies along with politics. In 1989, when his father was appointed as the Deputy Prime Minister of India, he appointed his son Om Prakash Chautala as the Chief Minister of Haryana.
  • In December 1989, he was appointed as the Chief Minister of Haryana for the first time.
  • He served two more short terms as the Chief Minister of Haryana from 1990 to 1991.
  • In the 1996 state assembly elections, he won one seat and became the Leader of the Opposition in the House after the HVP (Haryana Vikas Party) government was formed. The name of the party was changed to Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) in 1998.
  • In the 1999 state assembly elections, he again became the Chief Minister of Haryana for the fourth time with the support of the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party).
  • In the 2000 state assembly elections, the Indian National Lok Dal formed an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party. INLD formed the government with six seats from the BJP and Chautala became the Chief Minister for the fifth time.
  • In the event of the 2005 and 2009 elections, INLD failed to form its own government, but Chautala retained his seat in the assembly in both the elections.
  • His political career came to an end in 2013 when he was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for the JBT recruitment scam.

What was Om Prakash Chautala’s JBT recruitment scam?

The timeline of the case was as follows:

  • November 1999: An advertisement was issued announcing the recruitment of 3,206 JBT teachers.
  • June 5, 2003: Haryana IAS officer Sanjeev Kumar (now under suspension and sentenced to 10 years in jail) moves Supreme Court complaining of rampant corruption and tampering of records in recruitment of 3,206 JBT teachers in Haryana did. Om Prakash Chautala and his associates had collected three to four lakh rupees from each teacher for recruitment.
  • November 25, 2003: Supreme Court orders CBI to investigate.
  • 12 December 2003: The CBI registers a preliminary inquiry (PE).
  • May 24, 2004: CBI registers regular case against 62 people under various provisions of IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act.
  • 2004-2008: CBI investigation uncovers involvement of Chautala, Ajay Chautala, Sanjeev Kumar and others in the scam.
  • June 6, 2008: CBI files chargesheet against 62 people before special CBI judge.
  • June 16, 2008: CBI Court takes cognizance of the charge sheet.
  • 23 July 2011: Charges framed against 61 accused. A retired Haryana Education Department official named in the original chargesheet has been discharged.
  • 17 December 2012: Final arguments completed in the case. During the trial, six accused, all retired education department officials, died, leaving 55 accused in the case.
  • January 16, 2013: Chautala and 53 others convicted.
  • January 22, 2013: Chautala, Sanjeev Kumar and seven others were sentenced to 10 years in prison. 44 others were sentenced to four years and one accused was sentenced to five years in prison.
  • February 7, 2013: Chautala moves Delhi High Court against his conviction.
  • July 11, 2014: High Court reserves its decision on appeal.
  • March 5, 2015: HC upholds trial court’s order awarding 10-year jail term to Chautala and three others. It revised the quantum of punishment for 50 other convicts to two years.
  • August 2015: Chautala moves the Supreme Court against the High Court order. However, the Supreme Court also rejected his appeal and upheld his sentence. 

Biopic film made on Om Prakash Chautala

  • The name of the biopic film made on former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala is Tenth, in which Om Prakash Chautala’s character is played by Indian actor Abhishek Bachchan.
  • The trailer of Dasvi is out. In the film, Abhishek Bachchan plays the role of Ganga Ram Choudhary, a cruel and corrupt politician who is arrested in an education scam. To reform herself, Ganga decides to pass her 10th exams, leaving the affairs of the state to his wife (Nimrat Kaur).
  • A tough jailer, played by Yami Gautam, is untrustworthy of Ganga’s plans, but she is determined against all odds to prove her wrong.
  • Dasvi is written by Ritesh Shah and directed by Tushar Jalota. The film is reportedly inspired by the life of former Haryana Chief Minister Om Prakash Chautala (Abhishek’s green turban depicts it).
  • In 2017, Chautala, who was lodged in Tihar Jail for a recruitment scam, cleared the Class 10 examination of the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS). Later he passed 12th from Haryana Open School.
  • Dasvi is co-produced by Maddock Films and Jio Studios. Dasvi will stream from April 7 on JioCinema and Netflix.


Where was Om Prakash Chautala born?

Om Prakash Chautala was born on 1 January 1935 in Chautala, Punjab, British India to father Chaudhary Devi Lal and mother Harki Devi.

How many brothers does Om Prakash Chautala have?

Om Prakash Chautala has 4 brothers, in which 3 other brothers’ names are Ranjit Singh Chautala, Pratap Singh Chautala and Jagdish Kumar Chautala.

How many times Om Prakash Chautala became Chief Minister

Om Prakash Chautala became the Chief Minister of Haryana for 5 times.
First term :- 2 December 1989 to 2 May 1990
Second term: -12 July 1990 to 17 July 1990 (only 5 days)
Third term :- 22 March 1991 to 6 April 1991
Fourth term :- July 24, 1999 to December 1999
Fifth term :- March 2, 2000 till March, 2005

When was Om Prakash Chautala released from jail?

on 2nd July 2021

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