Samrat Choudhary Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 55 Years
Hometown: Lakhanpur
Wife: Mamta Kumari

Samrat Choudhary

Other nameRakesh Kumar
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 180 cm
in meters- 1.80 m
in feet & inches- 5’ 11”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political Party•Rashtriya Janata Dal (1990-2014)
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•Janata Dal (United) (2014-2017)
Janata Dal United (JDU)

•Bharatiya Janata Party (2017-present)
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Political Journey• 1999 - Minister of Agriculture in the Bihar government
• 2000 - Elected to the Bihar Assembly from the Parbatta constituency on a ticket of the Rashtriya Janata Dal party
• 2010 - Re-elected to the Bihar Assembly from the Parbatta constituency
• 2010 - Chief Whip of the opposition party in the Bihar Assembly
• 2014 - Appointed as a member of the Bihar Legislative Council by the then-governor of Bihar, D. Y. Patil
• 2014 - Minister of Urban Development and Housing Department in the Jitan Ram Manjhi government
• 2018 - Appointed as the vice president of the Bihar unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party
• 2020 - Elected as a member of the Bihar Legislative Council
• 2021 - Panchayati Raj minister in Nitish Kumar‘s government
• 2022 - Leader of the opposition in the Bihar Legislative Council
• 2023 - President of the Bihar unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party
• 2024 - Leader of the BJP legislature party
• 2024 - Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar
Personal Life
Date of Birth16 November 1968 (Saturday)
Age (as of 2023) 55 Years
BirthplaceLakhanpur, Bihar
Zodiac signScorpio
SignatureSamrat Choudhary's signature
College/University• California Public University, USA
• Kamraj University, Tamil Nadu
Educational QualificationDoctor of Literature
ReligionHinduism [1]Instagram - Samrat Choudhary
CasteKoeri caste [2]The Telegraph
Address43, Harding Road, Patna, Bihar
HobbiesPlaying cricket
Controversies• Age-forging allegations
Governor Suraj Bhan removed Samrat Choudhary from the Rabri Devi Cabinet in November 1999 on the grounds that he was underage. Bhan cited Article 164 of the Constitution, which implies that in order to be appointed as a minister, a person should have reached the age 25 to be a member of the state Legislative Assembly and 30 to be a member of the state Legislative Council. Governor Suraj Bhan also directed the state government to initiate repayment of all salary and benefits that Choudhary had received since his appointment as a minister, as well as to file a case of fraud, forgery, and misrepresentation against him. The dispute started with a petition that Samata Party leaders Raghunath Jha and P.K. Sinha filed with the state's Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), A.K. Basu, and the then governor, Justice B.M. Lal. The petition claimed that Choudhary was too young to be a minister because he hadn't turned 25. Lal had given Basu a 25-day period to investigate the matter and submit a report. Lal eventually retired, but when Suraj Bhan told the CEO to submit the full report by 5 November 1999, the issue resurfaced. Basu in his report to the governor mentioned that Chaudhary had not cooperated with the investigators and stated,

"The minister failed to prove that he has attained the age to be an eligible minister."

• Criminal cases against Samrat Choudhary
Samrat has been charged under 2 sections of IPC, IPC Section-171F which is a charge related to undue influence or personation at an election, and IPC Section-188 which is a charge related to disobedience to order duty promulgated by a public servant.

• Controversial statement
Samrat Choudhary made headlines in August 2023 when he made a controversial comment on the show Tulsi Ke Ram. He declared that he would not recognise 1947 as the official year of India's independence and claimed that the country's actual independence came about as a result of the Jayaprakash Narayan-led Sampoorna Kranti (Total Revolution Movement) in 1977. Later on, this caused a number of ministers to doubt Samrat Choudhary's knowledge.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Wife/SpouseMamta Kumari (Advocate)
Samrat Choudhary's wife, Mamta Kumari
ChildrenSon- 1
Daughter- 1
Samrat Choudhary with his wife and kids
ParentsFather- Shakuni Choudhary (Retired army officer and politician)
Mother- Parvati Devi (politician) (Died in September 2022 after suffering from an illness)
Shakuni Choudhary with his wife Parvati Devi (extreme right)
SiblingsHe has 4 siblings.
Brother- Rohit Choudhary (politician)
Rohit Choudhary
Sister- Not known
Money Factor
Assets/PropertiesMovable Assets
Cash: Rs. 1,50,000
Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Companies: Rs. 7,74,606
Bonds, Debentures and Shares in companies: Rs. 10,40,000
Jewellery: Rs. 6,00,000

Immovable Assets
Agricultural Land: Rs. 86,11,408
Non-Agricultural Land: Rs. 4,87,44,744
Commercial Buildings: Rs. 85,00,000

Note: The given estimates are according to the year 2019. It excludes the assets owned by his wife and dependents (minor). [3]My Neta
Net Worth (approx.)Rs 8 crores (as of 2019) [4]My Neta

Samrat Choudhary

Some Lesser Known Facts About Samrat Choudhary

  • Samrat Choudhary is an Indian politician who is the president of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Bihar. In January 2024, he was appointed as the deputy chief minister of Bihar along with Vijay Kumar Sinha in the Nitish Kumar government.

    Samrat Choudhary taking oath as Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar

    Samrat Choudhary taking oath as Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar

  • Up until 2014, Samrat Choudhary was a member of the Rashtriya Janata Dal party. After that, he joined a rebel group.
  • In February 2014, thirteen MLAs defected from the RJD under the leadership of Samrat Choudhary in order to demand their own recognition.
  • He later claimed that RJD President Lalu Prasad was ineligible to hold the position because of his conviction in a corruption case.
  • In the same year, he joined the JD(U) which was then headed by Jitan Ram Manjhi. In 2017, he became a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
  • In 2020, during the Bihar Assembly election, he was one of the lead campaigners for the National Democratic Alliance.
  • Since September 2022, Samrat Choudhary has been regularly wearing a saffron turban. After his mother Parvati Devi passed away from a disease, he began wearing the turban as a symbol of his grief, but eventually, this gesture took on a political significance.
  • In 2023, after Nitish Kumar broke away from the BJP to form a new government with the backing of the Grand Alliance, Choudhary vowed to wear the turban until Nitish was removed from the chief minister’s position. Later, Nitish asked Samrat about why he wears a turban regularly, to which Samrat replied,

    I told him (CM) I have taken a vow to remove him from the throne and the ‘pagadi’ (turban) will get removed the day you are dethroned. I said I also seek your blessing for fulfilling my wish.”