Amit Shah Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography

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Age: 59 Years
Caste: Gujarati Baniya
Hometown: Mehsana, Gujarat

Amit Shah

Full NameAmitbhai Anilchandra Shah
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
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Political Journey • In 1983, he became the leader of RSS's student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).
• In 1984, he became a member of BJP
• In 1987, he became an activist of BJP's youth wing Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM).
• In 1991, he campaigned for Lal Krishna Advani in Gandhinagar during Lok Sabha elections.
• In 1995, he was elected as an MLA from the Sarkhej Constituency in Gujarat and went to become an MLA for 4 more times from the same constituency.
• In 2009, he was assigned the position of vice-president of the cash-rich Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA).
• In 2014, he became the president of BJP and his strategy was credited for Narendra Modi's huge victory in General Elections.
• In August 2017, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat.
• In the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, he defeated Congress' CJ Chavda by a margin of 5,57,014 votes from Gandhinagar in Gujarat.
• On 30 May 2019, he became a Cabinet Minister and took the oath as the Home Minister of India.
• He won the 2024 Lok Sabha elections from the Gandhinagar constituency in Gujarat by 7,44,716 votes.
• On 9 June 2024, he took oath as a Cabinet Minister in Modi 3.0 government.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 6" (168 cm)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourWhite
Personal Life
Date of Birth 22 October 1964 (Thursday)
Age (as of 2023)59 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signLibra
HometownMehsana, Gujarat, India
SchoolA local school in Mehsana, Gujarat
CollegeC.U Shah Science College, Ahmedabad
Educational QualificationsB.Sc. in Biochemistry
FamilyFather- Anilchandra Shah
Mother- Kusumben Shah
Brother- Not Known
Sister(s)- Aarthi Shah, Rajeshwariben (elder)

Note: Amit Shah has six sisters. His sister Rajeshwariben died during a treatment at an hospital in Mumbai on 15 January 2023. [1]Hindustan Times

Note: Earlier, some sources had reported that Amit Shah was not a Hindu but a Jain, which he clarified at a press conference in April 2018 by saying that "I Am A Hindu Vaishnav, Not Jain." [2]NDTV
CasteGujarati Bania
HobbiesReading, watching cricket and social service
Address16, Sudeep Society, Royal Crisant, Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway, Ahmedabad
Controversies• In 2010, he was arrested for number of charges like murder and extortion, which dented his chances to become the CM of Gujarat after Narendra Modi. He was also banned to visit Gujarat. But, in 2012 he was allowed to enter Gujarat by the Supreme Court.
• He was accused of "Fake Encounter Case" and was accused of having role in killings of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife Kauser Bi and his accomplice Tulsiram Prajapati. CBI said that 2 Rajasthani businessmen paid him to get rid of Sohrabuddin who was harassing them.
• He was accused of damaging the evidences and influencing witnesses in the 2002 Gujarat Riots and spying on a woman in connection with the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case.
• Soon after Narendra Modi-led BJP came into the power in the centre, Amit Shah's son, Jay Shah's Company reported a 16,000 times growth in turnover. He was highly criticized in media for this meteoric rise. Following this, Jay Shah filed a defamation case against "The Wire" for reporting these figures.
PoliticianNarendra Modi
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
WifeSonal Shah
Amit Shah with his family
ChildrenDaughter- None
Son- Jay Shah
Amit Shah Son Jay Shah
Money Factor
Salary (as a Member of Parliament)Rs. 1 Lakh + Other Allowances

Note: His affidavit, filed in 2019, mentioned his sources of income as salary received as Rajya Sabha MP, rent on properties and income from agricultural activity
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 38.81 crore (as of 2019)

Amit Shah

Some Lesser Known Facts About Amit Shah

  • He became MLA from Sarkhej in 4 consecutive elections: 1997, 1998, 2002 and 2007.
  • He had worked as a stockbroker and also in the co-operative banks of Ahmedabad.
  • He met Narendra Modi for the first time in 1982 in the Ahmedabad RSS circles.
  • In 2002, when Narendra Modi formed the government in Gujarat, he was given charge of several major portfolios including Home, Parliamentary Affairs, and Law and Justice.
  • He has been the president of the Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank (ADCB) in 2000.
  • He loves chess, and he was also the president of the Gujarat Chess Association.
  • In 1986, he joined BJP, one year before Narendra Modi had joined the party.
  • He managed the election campaigns of Lal Krishna Advani in 1991, Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1996, and Narendra Modi in 2014.
  • His son, Jay Shah is an engineer from Nirma University and is the joint secretary of the Gujarat Chess Association.
  • In the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, he broke L. K. Advani‘s victory margin record from the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha Constituency of Gujarat after defeating the rival Congress Candidate CJ Chavda by a margin of 5,57,014 votes. In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, Advani had won this seat with a margin of 4, 83, 121 votes.
  • On 9 December 2019, when the Citizens Amendment Bill was to be passed in the Lok Sabha, federal US commission on international religious freedom has sought American sanctions against Home Minister Amit Shah and the principal Indian leadership if the bill with the “religious criterion” is passed by both houses of Parliament. The commission also stated that the bill was a dangerous turn in the wrong direction; as it excludes Muslims, setting a legal criterion for citizenship based on religion.
  • On 9 August 2023, during the Lok Sabha no-confidence motion debate, Amit Shah broke former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri‘s 2-hour 12-minute record from 1965. Shah spoke for 2 hours and 13 minutes, emphasizing the centre’s accomplishments, taking on the opposition, and addressing the 2023 Manipur violence. [3]Firstpost
  • In June 2024, a video went viral on the internet in which Amit Shah was allegedly seen scolding Tamilisai Soundararajan at Chandrababu Naidu‘s oath-taking ceremony. However, Soundararajan later dismissed the video and said Amit Shah was only advising her on political work.

    A snip from the viral video of an alleged heated talk between Amit Shah and Tamilisai Soundararajan

    A snip from the viral video of an alleged heated talk between Amit Shah and Tamilisai Soundararajan