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Ashutosh (AAP) Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Ashutosh

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Bio/Wiki
Full NameAshutosh Gupta
Profession(s)Politician, Journalist, Author
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 178 cm
in meters- 1.78 m
in feet inches- 5’ 10”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 75 kg
in pounds- 165 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourGrey
Politics
Political PartyAam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Aam Aadmi Party's Logo
Political Journey2014: He joined Aam Aadmi Party
2014: He contested the elections from Chandni Chowk constituency but lost to Harsh Vardhan
2018: He submitted his resignation from the party citing personal reasons
Personal Life
Date of Birth1 January 1965
Age (as in 2018)53 Years
BirthplaceVaranasi, Uttar Pradesh
Zodiac sign/Sun signCapricon
NationalityIndian
HometownVaranasi, Uttar Pradesh
College/UniversityJawahar Lal Nehru University
Educational Qualification(s)M.A. (Philosophy and International Studies), M. Phil. (Soviet Studies)
ReligionHinduism
CasteVaishya (Baniya) [1]Business Standard
Address83B, Block B, Expressview Apartment, Sector 105, Noida
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Family
Wife/SpouseName Not Known (Assistant Professor)
ChildrenNot Known
ParentsFather- S N Lal Gupta (Tax Officer)
Mother- Name Not Known
SiblingsNot Known
Style Quotient
Car CollectionVolkswagon Polo
Assets/PropertiesDeposits in Banks: 21 Lakh
Shares, Bonds, and Debentures: 7 Lakh
Jewellery: 6 Lakh
Total Value: 40 Lakh
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)₹8 Crore (as per 2013)

Ashutosh

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ashutosh

  • In 1988, he was one of the few who took the TOEFL Exam in Devnagri script.
  • His first job was with Hindustan Dainik, a hindi daily newspaper.
  • He dropped his last name Gupta in 1990 during the Mandal Commission agitation to dissociate himself from his caste identity in public life. [2]Business Standard
  • In 1996, he was slapped by the veteran Bahujan Samajwadi Party founder, Kanshi Ram, who was adamant in demanding a comment from him. [3]Dainik Bhaskar

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  • In 1997, he received a scholarship from UN, based on his works in journalism.
  • He later left Hindustan Dainik and joined the periodical with Mrinal Pande.
  • After working with Mrinal Pande, he left to join Aaj Tak. He then again left Aaj Tak to join IBN7 as the Managing Editor.
  • He rose to fame when he was seen crying on camera while sharing the news of Nirbhaya Gang Rape.
  • In 2012 and 2013, he was influenced with the fight of Anna Hazare against corruption. He then left the field of Journalism and became an active supporter of Anna Hazare’s Jan Lokpal movement.
  • He has also authored some books including “Anna: 13 Days that Awakened India” and “Mukhote Ka Rajdharm.”
  • In 2014, he joined Aam Aadmi Party and got very close to the party’s leader Arvind Kejriwal.

    Ashutosh with Arvind Kejriwal

    Ashutosh with Arvind Kejriwal

  • He contested from the Chandni Chowk constituency but lost to Harsh Vardhan. Though he was able to garner more votes than the then Union Minister Kapil Sibal.
  • On 15 August 2018, he resigned from the Aam Aadmi Party; citing personal reasons. Though Arvind Kejriwal didn’t accept his resignation.

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