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Amit Shah Wiki Wife Family Age Net Worth, Family, Affairs, Marriage, Wiki & much more. Amit Anilchandra Shah (born 22 October 1964) is an Indian politician and the current Minister of Home Affairs who has been President of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since 2014. He was elected to the Lower House of Parliament the Lok Sabha in the 2019 Indian general election from Gandhinagar. He was earlier elected as a member of the Upper House of Parliament the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat in 2017. He is the chief strategist of the BJP and a close aide to Narendra Modi.

During his college days, Shah was a member of ABVP, student wing of the RSS. At the age of 18, he secured a position in the ABVP. After working tirelessly for the organization, he was sent to BJP in 1987.

Shah was first elected in Gujarat as the MLA for a seat partly covering Ahmedabad, Sarkhej in 1997 (a by-election) holding it in 1998, 2002 and 2007 until the seat’s 2008 dissolution, then for nearby Naranpura, from 2012-2017. He is a close associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and held executive portfolios in the state government during Modi’s tenure as its Chief Minister.

Shah was the BJP’s in-charge for India’s largest and politically most crucial state, Uttar Pradesh, during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP and its allies swept the state, registering their best performance, by winning 73 out of 80 seats. As a result, Shah rose to national prominence and was appointed as the party’s national president in July 2014.

He was in 2017 partly credited with the party landslides in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and the party’s modern heartland state of Gujarat in which year was marked the party’s strong debut in much smaller Manipur, but the Akali-BJP alliance lost power is considerably larger Punjab. In 2018 the party lost power in the states of Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. The next year, BJP won 303 seats to get the majority in the 2019 Indian general election, making Amit Shah the most successful BJP President ever.

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Early life

Amit Shah was born in Mumbai on 22 October 1964. His family was well-to-do Gujarati Hindu Baniya family. His great grandfather was the nagarseth of the small state of Mansa. His father Anil Chandra Shah, a businessman from Mansa, owned a successful PVC pipe business. He did his schooling in Mehsana and moved to Ahmedabad to study biochemistry at CU Shah Science College. He graduated with a B.Sc. degree in biochemistry, and then worked for his father’s business. He also worked as a stockbroker and in co-operative banks in Ahmedabad.

Home minister

Shah took oath as Cabinet Minister on 30 May 2019. He took office as Minister of Home Affairs on 1 June 2019.

On 5 August 2019, Shah moved resolution to scrap Article 370 in the Rajya Sabha., and also reorganize the state with Jammu and Kashmir serving as one of the union territory and Ladakh region separated out as a separate union territory.

Personal life

Amit Shah is married to Sonal Shah and the couple have a son named Jay. Shah was very close to his mother, who died from an illness on 8 June 2010. People close to Shah have described him as someone who does not like to socialize much.

He has six sisters, two of whom live abroad in Chicago.

Amit Shah Biography Wiki Wife Family Age Net Worth

Full NameAmitbhai Anilchandra Shah
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Political Journey• In 1983, he became the leader of RSS’s student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP).
• In 1984, he became a member of BJP
• In 1987, he became an activist of BJP’s youth wing Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM).
• In 1991, he campaigned for Lal Krishna Advani in Gandhinagar during Lok Sabha elections.
• In 1995, he was elected as an MLA from the Sarkhej Constituency in Gujarat and went to become an MLA for 4 more times from the same constituency.
• In 2009, he was assigned the position of vice-president of the cash-rich Gujarat Cricket Association (GCA).
• In 2014, he became the president of BJP and his strategy was credited for Narendra Modi’s huge victory in General Elections.
• In August 2017, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat.
• In the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, he defeated Congress’ CJ Chavda by a margin of 5,57,014 votes from Gandhinagar in Gujarat.
• On 30 May 2019, he became a Cabinet Ministe and took the oath as the Home Minister of India.
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 168 cm
in meters- 1.68 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 6”
Weightin Kilograms- 90 kg
in Pounds- 198 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourWhite
Personal Life
Date of Birth22 October 1964
Age (as in 2019)55 Years
BirthplaceMumbai, Maharashtra, India
Zodiac signLibra
HometownMehsana, Gujarat, India
SchoolA local school in Mehsana, Gujarat
CollegeC.U Shah Science College, Ahmedabad
Educational QualificationsB.Sc. in Biochemistry
FamilyFather– Anilchandra Shah 
Mother– Kusumben Shah
Brother– Not Known
Sister– Aarthi Shah

Note: Earlier, some sources had reported that Amit Shah was not a Hindu but a Jain, which he clarified at a press conference in April 2018 by saying that “I Am A Hindu Vaishnav, Not Jain.” 
CasteGujarati Bania
HobbiesReading, watching cricket and social service
Address16, Sudeep Society, Royal Crisant, Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway, Ahmedabad
Controversies• In 2010, he was arrested for number of charges like murder and extortion, which dented his chances to become the CM of Gujarat after Narendra Modi. He was also banned to visit Gujarat. But, in 2012 he was allowed to enter Gujarat by the Supreme Court. 
• He was accused of “Fake Encounter Case” and was accused of having role in killings of Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife Kauser Bi and his accomplice Tulsiram Prajapati. CBI said that 2 Rajasthani businessmen paid him to get rid of Sohrabuddin who was harassing them. 
• He was accused of damaging the evidences and influencing witnesses in the 2002 Gujarat Riots and spying on a woman in connection with the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. 
• Soon after Narendra Modi-led BJP came into the power in the centre, Amit Shah’s son, Jay Shah’s Company reported a 16,000 times growth in turnover. He was highly criticized in media for this meteoric rise. Following this, Jay Shah filed a defamation case against “The Wire” for reporting these figures.
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodPoha
Favourite PoliticianNarendra Modi
Girls, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
WifeSonal Shah
ChildrenDaughter– None
Son– Jay Shah
Money Factor
Salary (as a Member of Parliament)Rs. 1 Lakh + Other Allowances

Note: His affidavit, filed in 2019, mentioned his sources of income as salary received as Rajya Sabha MP, rent on properties and income from agricultural activity
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 38.81 crore (as in 2019)

Electoral record

Since 1989, Shah has fought 28 elections to various local bodies. As of 2019, he has never lost an election.

ElectionYearConstituencyResultVotes% VotesSource
Gujarat Legislative Assembly (by-election)1997SarkhejWon76,83956.10%
Gujarat Legislative Assembly1998SarkhejWon193,37369.81%
Gujarat Legislative Assembly2002SarkhejWon288,32766.98%
Gujarat Legislative Assembly2007SarkhejWon407,65968.00%
Gujarat Legislative Assembly2012NaranpuraWon103,98869.19%
General Election2019GandhinagarWon888,21069.76%


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