Mayawati Age, Family, Biography

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Age: 68 Years
Father: Prabhu Das
Marital Status: Unmarried


Full NameMayawati Prabhu Das
Nickname(s)Behenji, Kumari Mayawati, Iron Lady Mayawati
Political PartyBahujan Samaj Party (BSP)
Political Journey• In 1984, she joined Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) as a member.
• In 1989, she became Member of Parliament from Bijnor.
• In 1994, she was elected to Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh.
• In 1995, she became Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh.
• In 1996, she was again elected to Lok Sabha.
• In 1997, she became Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh again.
• In 2002, she became Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for the third time.
• In 2003, she became National President of BSP.
• In 2007, she became Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for the fourth term.
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)5' 2" (158 cm)
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth15 January 1956 (Sunday)
Age (as of 2024)68 Years
Birth PlaceAt Shrimati Sucheta Kriplani Hospital, New Delhi, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signCapricorn
HometownBadalpur, Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
CollegeKalindi Women's College, University of Delhi
Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi
VMLG College, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh
Educational QualificationsBachelor of Arts (B.A.)
DebutIn 1984, when she joined Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) as a member.
FamilyFather- Prabhu Das
Mother- Ram Rati
Brother- Anand Kumar
Sisters- None
HobbiesReading, Writing
Major Controversies• In 2002, CBI filed an FIR against her for financial irregularities in Taj Corridor Case.
• In 2007-2008, she had to face CBI investigation in a disproportionate asset case.
• She has been criticized for investing a huge sum of money for commissioning a number of statues including her own.
• She has been criticized for the mismanagement of World Bank Fund.
• She had to face WikiLeaks allegations in which she was criticized for employing food tasters for security and for sending a private jet to Mumbai to retrieve a pair of sandals.
• In March 2019, the Supreme Court of India asked her to clarify the money spent on the elephant's statues and the statues of herself.
• On 15 April 2019, The Election Commission of India (ECI) had put a 48-hour ban on BSP chief Mayawati for violation of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC). The Commission had found Mayawati appealing to Muslim voters for vote.
PoliticianKanshi Ram
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusUnmarried
Money Factor
Net Worth (approx.)INR 111 crore (as in 2012)


Some Lesser Known Facts About Mayawati

  • She was born in a Hindu Dalit family and her father, Prabhu Das, was employed in a post office at Badalpur, Gautam Buddha Nagar in Uttar Pradesh.
  • She holds multiple academic degrees (B.A., LLB, B.Ed.) and has worked as a teacher in Inderpuri JJ Colony in Delhi.
  • When Kanshi Ram first met her in 1977, she was preparing for the Indian Administrative Services.
  • According to some sources, Kanshi Ram told her – “I can make you such a big leader one day that not one but a whole row of IAS officers will line up for your orders.”
  • In 1984, Kanshi Ram included her as a founding member of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).
  • Throughout her career, Mayawati voiced reservations in both government and private sectors.
  • Former Prime Minister of India, P. V. Narasimha Rao referred to her political career as a “miracle of democracy.”
  • When she became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on 3rd June 1995, she was the youngest Chief Minister in the history of the state and was the first female Dalit Chief Minister in India.
  • On 15 December 2001, Kanshi Ram named Mayawati as his successor in a rally in Lucknow.
  • She was first elected as the National President of BSP on 18 September 2003.
  • She has served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh four times.
  • She is considered as a self-made woman politician.
  • She chose to remain unmarried to serve people so that nobody could accuse her of nepotism.
  • Her birthday is celebrated as Jan Kalyankari Diwas by her supporters.
  • In 2007-2008, she paid 26.26 crore as income tax and was listed at number 20 in the list of top 200 taxpayers of that time.
  • During an interview, she revealed her inclination towards Buddhism.
  • There are two autobiographies of Mayawati – Mere Sangarshmai Jeevan Evam Bahujan Movement Ka Safarnama (in 3 volumes in Hindi) and A Travelogue of My Struggle-ridden Life and of Bahujan Samaj (in 2 volumes in English).
  • Mayawati announced Akash Anand as her successor on 10 December 2023. [1]India Today However, on 7 May 2024, she removed him as her political heir and party’s National Coordinator, citing he was not mature enough to hold these portfolios.