Sushma Swaraj was born on 14 February 1952 in Ambala Cantt., Haryana. She is the daughter of Shri Hardev Sharma and Laxmi Devi. She was educated at S.D. College, Ambala Cantt. Haryana where she acquired a B.A. degree. She completed LL.B. from the Law Department of Punjab University, Chandigarh. She is married to Shri Swaraj Kaushal on 13 July 1975 and has one daughter.
She is an Advocate by profession. She started her career as a student leader in the 1970s. She was a member of Haryana Legislative Assembly from 1977-82 and 1987-90. She was Cabinet Minister, Department of Labour and Employment, Haryana from 1977-79, and Cabinet Minister in the Department of Education, Food and Civil Supplies at Haryana from 1987-90. She was judged the best Speaker of Haryana State consecutively for three years. She was a member of the Rajya Sabha in 1990. In 1996 she was elected to 11th Lok Sabha. She was Union Cabinet Minister of Information and Broadcasting in 1996. She was re-elected to 12th Lok Sabha for a 2nd term in 1998. She had additional charge of the Ministry of Telecommunications from 19 March to 12 October 1998. She was also the first woman Chief Minister of Delhi from 13 October to 3 December 1998.
She has been associated with many social and cultural bodies in various capacities. She was President of the Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Haryana for four years. She is fond of Hindi poetry, classical music, drama and fine arts.
She has been elected member of the 15th Lok Sabha from Videsha in Madhya Pradesh and serves as the Deputy leader of the BJP in the Lok Sabha.