Nitish Kumar Height, Weight, Age, Wife, Affairs & More

Nitish Kumar


Real NameNitish Kumar
PartyJanata Dal (United)(JD(U), 2003)
Nitish's Party Janata Dal (U) Flag
Political Journey 1971: Became a member of Ram Manohar Lohiya's youth wing, Samajwadi Yuvajan Sabha
1974: Joined the JP movement, arrested under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act
1975: Arrested during the infamous Emergency
1989: Appointed as Secretary General of Janata Dal, Bihar. Elected as a Member of Parliament for the first time
1990: Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Cooperation
1999: Union Minister for Surface Transport
2000: Union Minister of Agriculture
2000: Chief Minister of Bihar for the first time for only 7 days as he couldn't prove majority
2001: Union Minister for Railways
2005: Elected Chief Minister of Bihar for the second time with BJP's support
2010: Groundbreaking victory as the CM and leader of NDA campaign in the assembly election
2014: Broke up with the long time partner BJP, after which his party was defeated badly in Lok Sabha elections and he resigned as CM.
2015: Was re-made the Chief Minister and made a Mahagathbandhan that includes Rashtriya Janata Dal, Indian National Congress and Janata Dal (United)
Biggest RivalNarendra Modi (Prime Minister of India)
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 173 cm
in meters- 1.73 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 8”
Weightin Kilograms- 74 kg
in Pounds- 163 lbs
Body Measurements- Chest: 37 Inches
- Waist: 30 Inches
- Biceps: 12 Inches
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourWhite
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 March 1951
Age (as in 2015)64 Years
Birth PlaceBakhtiarpur, Bihar, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
HometownBakhtiarpur, Bihar, India
SchoolShree Ganesh High School, Bakhtiarpur
Patna Science College, Patna
CollegeBihar College of Engineering, Patna
Educational QualificationsB.Sc. in Electrical Engineering
DebutContested in the assembly elections as a member of the Janata Party (1977)
FamilyFather- Kaviraj Ram Lakhan Singh (Ayurvedist)
Mother- Parmeshwari Devi
Brothers- Not Known
Sisters- Not Known
Nitish Kumar with his family
AddressPatna, Bihar
HobbiesReading and watching films
Controversies• He broke his alliance with BJP before 2014 general elections, after Narendra Modi was choosen as the NDA's Prime Minister candidate.
• His alliance with his long time opposition RJD of Lalu Prasad Yadav and Congress in 2015 Bihar elections was highly criticized.
• He landed in a controversy after a video of him meeting a "tantrik" went viral during 2015 Bihar elections.
• After he sacked his Excise Minister Jamshed Ashraf in 2010, Ashraf alleged him in a scandal involving evasion of taxes on liquor that has led to revenue losses worth 500 crore (INR).
• Appointing and removing of Bihar's CM, Jitan Ram Manjhi created a lot of fire. Nitish Kumar with Lalu Prasad Yadav
Favourite Things
Favourite PoliticianJaiprakash Narayan
Favourite ActorAamir Khan
Favourite FilmPK
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
WifeLate Manju Kumari Sinha (Teacher)
ChildrenDaughter- N/A
Son- Nishant
Money Factor
SalaryNot Known
Net Worth40.37 Lacs (INR)

Nitish Kumar

Some lesser known facts about Nitish Kumar

  • Does Nitish Kumar smoke?: No
  • Does Nitish Kumar drink alcohol?: No
  • Before politics, he worked in Bihar State Electricity Board for some time.
  • There are 2 biographies written on him:  “Single Man: The Life And Times of Nitish Kumar of Bihar” by Sankarshan Thakur and “Nitish Kumar and The Rise of Bihar” by Arun Sinha.
  • His only son, Nishant is a graduate from Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra.
  • His work as the Union minister for railways from 1998 to 2004 was highly appreciated as he improved the condition of the railways during his tenure.
  • His son, Nishant is 3 times richer than him.
  • He received awards like “Business Reformer of the Year” and “The Best Politician of the Year.
  • His father, Kaviraj Ram Lakhan Singh was a freedom fighter in the struggle for India’s independence.
  • His father left the Indian National Congress (INC) and joined the Janata Party, because he wasn’t given a party ticket to contest in general elections of 1952.
  • He introduced the “Jankari Scheme“, the electronic version of the RTI Act in Bihar.