Bikram Choudhury’s Wife Rajashree Choudhury

Rajashree Choudhury

Rajashree Choudhury is the lovely wife of yoga mogul, Bikram Choudhury. The couple has been married for decades and together share two adult children.

For those into yoga, you’d probably know Rajashree’s hubby is the man behind Bikram Yoga. The Indian teacher who created a number of yoga postures done in a hot environment –is definitely feeling the heat  after a judge ordered his arrest due to failed payments to his lawyer.

This is not the first time the US-based millionaire faces legal issues. Back in 2013 allegations of rape and sexual assault surfaced against him. Two years later, his wife of over 30-years, Rajashree Choudhury apparently had enough and filed for divorce. The divorce was finalized last year and Rajashree Choudhury who helped her husband built his yoga empire got to keep houses in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, as well as a number of her ex-husband’s luxury cars.

Rajashree Choudhury, known as the first lady of yoga, is the former Rajashree Chakrabarti. She was born May 7, 1965 in Calcutta, India –the same town from her ex-hubby is from.

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Following the couple’s 1984 nuptials they moved to the US where the Yoga Therapist became the founder of the United States Yoga Federation (USA Yoga) and well as the International Yoga Sports Federation (IYSF).

At the time of their marriage, Rajashree was 19-years-old and was 19 years his junior.

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Prior to her arrival to the US, she had become a well known figure associated with yoga in her native country. In 1979 she won the first National Yoga Championship.

Rajashree a softly-spoken woman and highly respected member of the yoga community, has also dedicated much of her time to philanthropy. She spends much of her time helping non-profits assisting children and women in crisis.

The former Yoga power couple produced two children during their 31-year-marriage. Rajashree Choudhury gave birth to one daughter, Laju and one son, Anurag.

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Both Laju and Anurag Choudhury are Bikram Yoga instructors.

 

Find Rajashree Choudhury on Twitter here.