Louise was born to a bureaucrat. She has a journalism degree from the US. She did her education form Delhi Public School, St. Stephen’s, Oxford and Lincoln’s Inn. Louise married to Salman on 7th January, 1984. They have 3 sons and 1 daughter.
Louise is an active member of congress party. But she has not proved any public support so far. In 2012 she got a huge defeat from Farrukhabad constituency on Congress ticket. Her husband Mr Salman Khurshid is an MP from the same constituency. She finished fifth position securing only 22927 votes. Independent candidate Vijay Singh trounced candidates of all major political parties in this assembly segment securing 33005 votes, slightly more than first runner up Major Suneel Dutt Dwivedi of BJP who came dangerously close with 32,858 votes. This was a big defeat for her husband as well. In this election Louis was slapped with a notice for violation of model code of conduct. Louise Khurshid allegedly used two vehicles fitted with red beacon lights during her election campaign on Saturday.
Louise Khurshid had contested assembly elections in 2007 as well, and the result was same -she had lost then as well.
Allegations of Corruption
In October 2012 a Hindi news channel Aaj Tak alleged Mr Salman Khurshid and Mrs Louise Khurhid of corruption in their Trust (Zakir Hussain Memorial Trust). The channel did a sting operation for that. Aaj Tak alleged that the Trust had forged signatures of senior officials in several districts of Uttar Pradesh depriving disabled people of their money. Salman Khurshid is the president of the Trust, his wife Louise Khurshid is the project director..According to a TV report, the Union ministry for social welfare and empowerment had granted Rs. 71.50 lakh to the trust for distributing tricycles and hearing aids to the disabled in 17 districts of UP.
As per the rules, the trust should have informed the district magistrate, the district social welfare officers prepares and send a list of beneficiaries from districts and the money is disbursed at the camps organized for this purpose, in the presence of district officials. But reports state that the Trust distributed the equipments under the forged signatures of district welfare officers and the camps were never held.