Aparajita Sarangi (IAS) Age, Husband, Family, Caste, Biography & More

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Husband: Santosh Sarangi (IAS)
Age: 49 Years
Caste: Brahmin

Aprajita Sarangi

Profession(s)Former IAS Officer and Politician
Civil Service
ServiceIndian Administrative Service (IAS)
Major Designation(s)• Sub-collector of Hindol, Dhenkanal district, Odisha
• Collector and District Magistrate in Khurda, Koraput, Nuapada, and Bargarh districts of Odisha.
• Municipal Commissioner of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) for three years.
• Commissioner-cum-Secretary of state school and mass education department in Odisha.
Awards/HonoursShakti Samman (2012)
Aparajita Sarangi receiving Shakti Samman
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 163 cm
in meters- 1.63 m
in feet inches- 5’ 4”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Aparajita Sarangi joined BJP
Political Journey• In November 2018, she joined BJP
• In May 2019, won the Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha seat
Personal Life
Date of Birth8 October 1969
Age (as in 2018) 49 Years
BirthplaceBhagalpur, Bihar, India
Zodiac signVirgo
HometownBhagalpur, Bihar, India
Educational QualificationBachelor Degree in English
HobbiesWatching Movies, Reading Books
Controversies• In 2010, she attracted controversy over a dress code for school teachers in Odisha. She had issued an order for school teachers in Odisha to attend school in a particular dress; teachers expressed their dissent over the dress code and organized a widespread protest across Odisha.
• In another controversy related to the dress code for school teachers in Odisha, she differed on the colour of the dress to the one which had been chosen by the Minister Pratap Jena. Aparajita insisted on pink sarees with black blouses, the minister’s choice fell on beige sarees with a navy blue border.
• In 2017, the School and Mass Education Minister alleged that Aparajita had announced the ban on admission test from classes I to VIII without consulting him.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Husband/SpouseSantosh Sarangi (IAS Officer)
Aprajita Sarangi with her husband
ChildrenSon- Shikhar Sarangi
Daughter- Archita Sarangi
Aprajita Sarangi with her family
ParentsFather- Name Not Known (Teacher)
Mother- Name Not Known (Teacher)
Favourite Things
Favourite ActorShah Rukh Khan
Favourite ActressDeepika Padukone
Favourite DestinationNew York

Aprajita Sarangi photo

Some Lesser Known Facts About Aparajita Sarangi

  • Aparajita was an IAS officer of 1994 batch. She resigned from prestigious administrative service on 15 September 2018 and inducted into BJP.

    Dharmendra Pradhan and Amit Shah welcomed Aprajita in BJP

    Dharmendra Pradhan and Amit Shah welcomed Aprajita in BJP

  • For the first time, she met her husband during the IAS training at the Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration, Mussoorie, Uttarakhand.
  • Her husband has always guided her, so, she terms her husband, ‘a brilliant officer.’
  • When she was a college student, she won the Best Dramatist Award for three consecutive years and was also adjudged the “Best Speaker” at an all-India debate competition organised by the Indian Council of World Affairs, New Delhi.
  • She was brilliant at the study and cleared the Civil Service exams in her first attempt in 1994.
  • If she were not an IAS officer, she would be an interior designer.
  • She is often called “Madam Angry” due to her strict nature at work.
  • In the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, BJP’s Aparajita Sarangi, a former municipal commissioner of Bhubaneswar, defeated BJD’s Arup Patnaik, the former commissioner of Mumbai Police, from the Bhubaneswar Constituency.