Jay Shah (Amit Shah’s Son) Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 34 Years
Wife: Hritisha Patel
Children: 2

Jay Shah Son of BJP President Amit Shah

Full nameJay Amit Shah [1]The Hindu
ProfessionBusinessman & Cricket Administrator
Famous ForBeing the son of BJP leader Amit Shah
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in feet inches- 5’ 6”
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth2 September 1988 (Friday)
Age (as of 2022)34 Years
BirthplaceAhmedabad, Gujarat
Zodiac signVirgo
College/UniversityNirma University, Ahmedabad
Educational QualificationB. Tech [2]The New Indian Express
ControversyIn October 2017, Jay filed a criminal defamation suit of Rs. 100 Crore against a news website, The Wire, for publishing an article raising concerns about his company's (Temple Enterprise) sudden growth by 16000 times in a financial year. [3]The Wire Subsequently, Jay Shah filed a criminal defamation case against seven people, including the author of the article, Rohini Singh, and editors of The Wire. The case is active in the trial court. [4]Business Standard
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Marriage Date10 February 2015
A picture of Jay Shah and his wife, Hritisha Shah, from their wedding day
WifeHrishita Patel
Jay Shah with his wife, Hrishita Patel
ChildrenSon- None
Daughter(s)- Rudri (born in 2017) and another born in May 2019
Jay Shah's daughter, Rudri, with her grandfather, Amit Shah
ParentsFather- Amit Shah (Home Minister of India)
Mother- Sonal Shah
Jay Shah's parents, Amit Shah and Sonal Shah

Jay Shah

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jay Shah

  • Jay Shah, son of India’s Home Minister and senior BJP leader Amit Shah, is the secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and also the president of the Asian Cricket Council.
  • Reportedly, Jay Shah aspired to become a cricketer during his teen days for which he even received professional cricket training for a short period under former Gujarat Cricket Team coach Jayendra Sehgal.
  • After graduating from Ahmedabad’s Nirmala University, Jay Shah joined his family business of PVC pipes in around 2003.
  • Following in his father’s footsteps, who had worked as a stockbroker prior to joining politics, Jay Shah incorporated a trading business company by the name Temple Enterprises Pvt Ltd in 2004.
  • In 2009, Jay Shah made his way into cricket administration after joining Gujarat Cricket Association (GCI) as an executive member. He was elected as the joint secretary of GCI in 2013. The most significant project that he headed during his term as the GCA Joint Secretory was the construction of the world’s largest cricket arena, Narendra Modi Stadium.

    Jay Shah inaugurating the GCA Indoor Academy

    Jay Shah inaugurating the GCA Indoor Academy

  • In 2015, he joined the BCCI administration and became a member of the finance and marketing committees of the board.
  • In 2015, Shah bought 60 per cent ownership in Kusum Finserve, a stock trading and marketing consultancy firm.
  • Shah’s trading company Temple Enterprises Pvt Ltd was shut down in October 2016.
  • In September 2019, Jay Shah stepped down from the position of GCI joint secretory. After a month, he was elected as the secretary of BCCI. He was the youngest administrator ever to take charge as BCCI secretary.

    Jay Shah, along with Sourav Ganguly, N. Srinivasan, Rajeev Shukla and other BCCI officials, at his office allotted by the BCCI

    Jay Shah, along with Sourav Ganguly, N. Srinivasan, Rajeev Shukla and other BCCI officials, at his office allotted by the BCCI

  • In December 2019, BCCI chose Jay Shah as a representative of BCCI for CEC meetings of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
  • In January 2021, Jay Shah was appointed as the president of Asian Cricket Council, a cricket organisation established to promote and develop cricket in Asia. Jay was the youngest ever to hold the position of ACC president.
  • On 27 October 2022, BCCI Honorary Secretary Jay Shah announced that the Indian women cricketers will be paid the same fee as their male counterparts, and both men and women cricketers will be paid Rs. 15 lakh for Tests, Rs. 6 lakh for one-day internationals, and Rs. 3 lakh for Twenty20 internationals. He said,

    Pay equity was my commitment to our women cricketers and I thank the apex council for their support.” [5]The Hindu