Yogi Adityanath Age, Wife, Biography, Political Journey & More

Yogi Adityanath


Real NameMahanth Yogi Adityanath
NicknameNot Known
ProfessionIndian Politician
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party
Political Journey• Yogi has been elected as an MP from Gorakhpur to the Lok Sabha in 1998, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014 elections.
• He is the successor to former Hindu Mahasabha president Mahant Avaidyanath at the Gorakhpur temple.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 4”
Weight (approx.)in Kilograms- 72 kg
in Pounds- 158 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth5 June 1972
Age (as in 2016) 44 Years
Birth PlaceGarhwal, Uttarakhand
Zodiac sign/Sun signGemini
HometownGorakhnath Mandir, Gorakhpur
SchoolNot Known
CollegeGarhwal University, Srinagar, Uttarakhand
Educational QualificationsB.Sc. Educated at H.N.B.
FamilyFather- Mahant Avaidyanathji Maharaj
Mother- Not Known
Brother- Not Known
Sister- Known
HobbiesBadmintion and swimming
Major Controversies• Yogi has been in controversies for the conversion of other religious people to Hinduism. In 2005, Adityanath allegedly led a purification drive which incorporated the conversion of Christians to Hinduism. In one such instance, 1,800 Christians were reportedly converted to Hinduism in the town of Etah in Uttar Pradesh.
• In January 2007, a falling out occurred amidst a Hindu group and Muslims during a Muharram procession in Gorakhpur which led to the hospitalization of a young Hindu, Raj Kumar Agrahari.
• In 2015, Yogi Adityanath declared that those who oppose Surya Namaskar, part of Yog, can leave India. He stated - My humble request to those who see communalism in even Sun God would be to drown themselves in the sea or live in a dark room for the rest of their lives.
• During the intolerance debate in the media, Adityanath compared Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan to Pakistani terrorist Hafiz Saeed. He said, “Shah Rukh Khan should remember that majority population of the Country made him the Star, and if they boycott his films, he will also have to wander on streets. It is unfortunate SRK is speaking the same language that of Hafiz Saeed."
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
ChildrenSon- N/A
Daughter- N/A
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)72 Lakh Indian Rupee


Some Lesser Known Facts About Yogi Adityanath

  • Does Yogi Adityanath smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Yogi Adityanath drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • Yogi was elected as the Member of the 12th Lok Sabha in 1998 from Gorakhpur constituency. He was the youngest Member of the Lok Sabha. So far he has been MP from the same constituency five times.
  •  In 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, Yogi won the elections by a margin of 1, 42,309 votes. Adityanath Yogi is quite a popular politician of his constituency. He didn’t require Modi wave to win his seat.
  • Yogi’s predecessor and father, Mahant Avaidyanath was the President of Hindu Maha Sabha. Both of them kept Hindutva agenda at the forefront of their election campaign. His mission in life is to convert other religious groups back to Hinduism.
  • Adityanath’s original name was Ajay Singh. He changed his name after becoming a sanyasi.
  • Yogi Adityanath is the founder of the Hindu Yuva Vahini. It is a social, cultural and nationalist group of young people. This group is very famous amongst Hindus of eastern Uttar Pradesh. Hindu Yuva Vahini has many Dalit Hindus.                                                                                                                                                                                             Hindu Yuva Vahini
  • Yogi Adityanath, was arrested for inciting Gorakhpur riots in 2007.  Two coaches of the Mumbai-bound Mumbai-Gorakhpur Godan Express was set ablaze on 30th January 2007.
  • In March 2010, Adityanath was one of several BJP MPs who did not adhere to the party whip on the Women’s reservation bill.
  • Despite his prominence in the party, he has never been on good terms with the BJP. He has had a strained relation with the party for more than a decade. In 2007 UP Elections, BJP and Yogi were at conflict.
  • Yogi loves animals, his love can be seen clearly in photographs.                                                                                       Yogi