Ajay Maken Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography &More

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Wife: Radhika Menon
Age: 59 Years
Hometown: New Delhi

Ajay Maken

Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political PartyIndian National Congress
Congress flag
Political Journey• In 1985, Ajay Maken started his political jounrney as president of the
Delhi University Student’s Union (DUSU).
• In 1993, Ajay Maken became a Member of Delhi Legislative Assembly from the Rajouri Garden constituency. He won the same seat again in 1998 and 2003.
• 1999, he was appointed as the Parliamentary Secretary to Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit in Delhi Government; he served the post till 2001.
• In 2001, Maken was appointed as the Cabinet Minister of Transport and Power in Delhi Government.
• In 2004, he was elected as Speaker of Delhi Legislative Assembly.
• He won the 2004 Lok Sabha elections from the New Delhi constituency.
• In 2004, he held many positions including Member of General Purposes Committee, Member of Rules Committee, Member of Committee on Information Technology, Member of House Committee, Member of Panel of Chairmen for Lok Sabha, and Secretary of All India Congress Committee (AICC).
• In 2006, he became the Union Minister of State for Urban Development.
• In 2007, he held an Independent charge as Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports. In the same year, he became the permanent member of the All India Congress Committee.
• In 2009, he was appointed as the Minister of State for Home Affairs.
• In 2011, he was appointed as the Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs.
• In 2012, he became the Union Cabinet Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation under Manmohan Singh's government.
• In 2014, he contested the Lok Sabha elections from the New Delhi constituency but was defeated by the BJP candidate.
• In 2014, he was appointed as the Congress General Secretary and served till 2015.
• In 2023, he was appointed as the Treasurer of the All India Congress Committee by the party president Mallikarjun Kharge.
Personal Life
Date of Birth12 January 1964 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2023) 59 Years
BirthplaceDelhi, India
Zodiac signCapricorn
Signature Ajay Maken's signature
HometownNew Delhi, India
SchoolSt. Xavier's School, Delhi
College/University• Delhi University
• Himachal Pradesh University
Educational Qualification(s)• Bachelor of Arts from Delhi University
• A master's degree in Public Administration from Himachal Pradesh University (2000)
Food HabitVegetarian [1]Hindustan Times
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date21 January 1991
Wife/SpouseRadhika Menon (Director of family owned business)
Ajay Maken with his wife
ChildrenSon- 1
• Aujaswi Maken
Daughter- 2
• Aarushi Maken (director of Fortune IT Park Private Limited)
• Ahana Maken (investment banker)
Ajay Maken (centre) with his family
ParentsFather- C. P. Maken
Mother- Santosh Maken (homemaker)
SiblingsBrother- None
Sister- 3
• Nidhi
• Nupur
• Avantika
Ajay Maken sisters
Style Quotient
Car CollectionMaruti Grand Vitara
Money Factor
Cash: Rs. 48,000
Bank Deposits: Rs. 1,02,17,838
Motor Vehicles: Rs. 2,13,426
Bonds, Debentures and Shares in Companies: 30,87,353
Other Assets (such as values of claims/interests): Rs. 14,68,037

Non-Agricultural Land: Rs 54,80,000
Residential Buildings: Rs 66,21,400 [2]My Neta
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 3 Crores for the financial year 2013-14 [3]My Neta

Ajay Maken Some Lesser Known Facts About Ajay Maken

  • Ajay Maken’s father turned him down when he first stated his desire to become a politician because Ajay’s uncles were also politicians and had died young.
  • His maternal grandfather, Jagat Ram, and his paternal grandfather, O. P. Maken, were Indian freedom fighters.
  • His uncle Lalit Maken entered politics after his brother Satya Prakash Maken, a Metropolitan Councilor, was assassinated at the age of 26.
  • Lalit Maken rose to prominence as a trade union leader and member of parliament. He was wed to Gitanjali, the daughter of India’s ninth president, Shankar Dayal Sharma. Amid accusations that he was involved in the 1984 Sikh riots, Maken and his wife were shot and killed in July 1985 outside their house in Kirti Nagar, Delhi,  by Harjinder Singh Jinda, Sukhdev Singh Sukha, and Ranjit Singh Gill, also known as Kukki.
  • Ajay Maken entered active politics following the assassinations of Lalit Maken and his wife, Gitanjali.
  • At the age of 39, Maken was the youngest Speaker in the Country, and in 2012, Ajay Maken became the youngest Union Cabinet Minister from the Congress Party for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (2012–13). [4]The Times of India
  • Ajay Maken enjoys playing Cricket and golf in his leisure time.
  • Ajay Maken is the director of the Non-government corporate firm Fortune IT Park Private Limited along with his wife and daughter.
  • In November 2022, Ajay Maken resigned from the Congress Working Committee (CWC) as well as the AICC in charge of Rajasthan. According to Maken, he resigned as he failed to resolve the leadership tussle between Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot. On 20 August 2023, when Mallikarjun Kharge announced the new CWC, Ajay Maken was brought back as a member.

    Ajay Maken with Kharge

    Ajay Maken with Kharge