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Last updated on March 6th, 2023 at 10:13 am

This time history has also been seen in the assembly elections held in Nagaland, for the first time a woman won in the state election results. NDPP candidate Hekani Jakhalu won the Dimapur assembly. Nagaland became an independent state in 1963, but no women have been elected to the assembly since then. There were four women candidates in the elections held on 27 February. Let us know who is Hekani Jakhalu.


Who is Hekani Jakhlu, Biography, Education, Career Age, and more

 Who is Hekani Jakhlu, Biography, Education, Career Age, and more

Hekani Jakhlu Kense was born in 1976. Hekani is an Indian politician and social worker from Nagaland. She founded Youthnet Nagaland, an NGO (non-governmental organization) to help the youth of Nagaland discover business opportunities. For her work, she was awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar in 2018. In the 2023 Nagaland Legislative Assembly elections, she became the first woman from Nagaland to be elected to the Nagaland Legislative Assembly along with Salhoutuonuo Kruse.

Hekani’s early life and education

Hekani Jakhlu was born in 1976 in Dimapur, in the eastern state of Nagaland, India. She was educated at Bishop Cotton Girls’ School in Bangalore and graduated in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi. She then studied for a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at the University of Delhi and a Master of Laws at the University of San Francisco. Thus he is also a lawyer by profession.

Jakhlu’s career

After working in the United States, Jakhlu returned to Delhi and started her career as a lawyer. She was made a partner in the firm but seeing the number of youth moving from Nagaland to Delhi for the first time, she decided in 2006 to move to Kohima (the capital of Nagaland) to set up a non-governmental organization (NGO) called Youthnet. aimed at providing more employment opportunities to the youth of Nagaland.

Name Hekani Jakhalu
Full Name Hekani Jakhlu Kense
Birth 1976
Birth place Toluvi, Dimapur, Nagaland
Age 47 years
Father’s name Suhoi Inse Jakalu
Mother’s name Not known
Husband Kevilezo Kense
Kids 2
Education Bishop Cotton Girls’ School,Lady Shri Ram College (BA), University of Delhi (LLB), University of San Francisco (LLM), Harvard University,American University
Profession Social worker
Political party NDP
Net worth around 5 crores


  As of 2018, Youthnet has 30 employees and the organization claims to have helped 23,500 people. It aims to help entrepreneurs take their ideas forward and set up a “Made in Nagaland” center in Kohima that sells products made by local artisans. After running for two years, the “Made in Nagaland” center opened an e-commerce platform in 2020.

Awards and honors

In recognition of her work, Hekani Jakhlu received the Nari Shakti Puraskar in 2018, India’s highest civilian award given only to women. She was the only person from the Northeast of India to be honored that year.

Jakhalu’s personal life

He is married. Her husband’s name is Kevillejo Kenes. they have 2 kids. Hekani Jakhlu, 47, won from the Dimapur-III constituency, reserved for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates. She won on an NDPP ticket. Dimapur-III falls in the Dimapur district of Nagaland

According to the Association of Democratic Rights (ADR), Jakhlu has total assets of Rs 5,58,78,769. Of these, movable assets are Rs 3,51,36,769 and immovable assets are Rs 2,07,42,000.Hekani wears a

 Watch worth two lakhs

 According to the affidavit, Hekani wears jewelery worth Rs 30,000 and a watch worth Rs 2 lakh.  Similarly, her husband has gold rings worth 60 thousand and a gold chain worth two lakhs.  His total movable assets are more than 3.51 crores.

 No house in your name

 Hekani does not have any house in his own name.  In the affidavit, he has informed that he has two agricultural lands worth Rs 22.50 lakh and Rs 15 lakh.  Apart from this, there is a commercial and residential building in the name of her husband.

Age of Hekani Jakalu

As we have mentioned above that she was born in 1976 and is 47 years old.

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