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Updated On : August 22, 2019

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Amit Shah was born on 22-10-1964 in Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra, India. He is an Indian Politician.

Other Name: Amitbhai Shah, Amitbhai Anilchandra Shah

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Amit Shah lived and studied in his paternal village Maansa, Gujarat until the age of 16, when upon completion of his school education, his family shifted to Ahmedabad. As a young boy he was always inspired by the stories of the great patriots of the nation and dreamt of working for the progress of the motherland. He was especially inspired and influenced by the nationalist spirit and vision of Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS) and became its active member in Ahmedabad. 
After joining the RSS, Amit Bhai worked for the student’s wing of the RSS – the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad for over four years. It was during this period that BJP emerged as the political arm of RSS and Amit Bhai became a member of the party in 1984-85. His first assignment was that of a poll agent at Ahmedabad’s Naranpura ward, followed by secretaryship of the Naranpura ward. Successful completion of these missions earned him the higher responsibilities as National treasurer of BJYM and then as the State secretary and State Vice-President of Gujarat BJP.
The political upheaval in Gujarat during 1990 overturned established fortunes and BJP emerged as the principal and only opposition party to the Congress in the state. During this time, Amit Bhai, under the able guidance of Shri Narendra Modi the then Gujarat BJP’s Organisation Secretary, initiated and successfully completed the difficult but all important task of documenting party’s primary members across the state. This was a critical first step to garner the party’s strength and electoral prowess. The subsequent electoral victories of the BJP in the state demonstrated the efficacy of harnessing and motivating its party workers in the pursuit of state leadership. BJP’s first stint in political power in Gujarat was relatively short lived as the party that stormed into power in 1995 fell in 1997. Yet, during this short period, Amit Bhai, who was made the chairman of Gujarat State Financial Corporation, turned around the company and even got it listed on the Stock Exchanges. This was also Amit Bhai’s first foray into the election arena, as in the by- election that followed the fall of BJP government; he successfully contested assembly polls from Sarkhej winning the seat by a margin of nearly 25,000 votes.
In 2002, as a prelude to the assembly elections, AmitBhai was made the co-organiser of the ‘Gaurav Yatra’. The party stormed into power in the state under Chief Minister Shri. Narendra Modi. This time too, Amit Bhai won his seat from the Sarkhej constituency for the third time in a row. This time, the margin of victory was even bigger at 1,58,036 votes. Amti Bhai was given the key ministries of Home, Transport, and Prohibition and his work as Gujarat Home Minister was much appreciated. His popularity and connect with people increased with time. In 2007, Sarkhej electorate again showered its blessings on Amit Bhai with a victory margin of a massive 2,32,832 votes. He returned to the state cabinet and was given responsibility of a number of key portfolios including Home, Transport, Prohibition, Parliamentary Affairs, Law, and Excise.
The year 2010 was one of unprecedented challenges. The UPA government under Congress slapped charges of a fake encounter against Amit Bhai and he was imprisoned. His innocence was vindicated later when the Gujarat High Court observed that there was no prima facie case against Amit Shah. The Congress conspiracy met the same fate, as did earlier electoral encounters with Amit Bhai. He was released on bail within 90 days and the politics of vendetta was badly defeated. Later, a special CBI Court also absolved AmitBhai of all charges on the ground that the case was “politically motivated”.
Amit Bhai’s electoral victories continued unabated. In 2012, he won his fifth straight victory from the newly carved Narayanpura assembly segment. This time he won by over 60,000 votes despite the delimitation reducing the number of voters to a mere one fourth of the original number. The party recognized his electoral talent and in 2013 when he was made General Secretary of the BJP ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha polls in 2014. This was a high point in his long and arduous political journey. There was little time for celebrations though as Amit Bhai realized that he had the huge task of leading BJP to a comprehensive victory in the general elections. As one who was known as a master of electoral mathematics with an eye for smallest of data points, AmitBhai knew that a win in Uttar Pradesh was the key to taking power at the Centre. He spent the next year visiting every nook and corner of the state, energizing and motivating party workers, and pushing BJP’s development agenda along with BJP’s PM Candidate Shri Narendra Modi’s vision. The results were spectacular with BJP and its allies winning 73 of the 80 seats in the state. With this big push from Uttar Pradesh, BJP crossed the 272-mark in Lok Sabha with a majority on their own strength. He was made the Party President after BJP came into power in 2014.
The combination of PM Modi’s leadership and Amit Bhai’s well-crafted election strategies resulted in BJP winning four of the five assembly elections held during first year of his tenure as party president. While the party had its chief ministers in Maharashtra, Jharkhand and Haryana, it formed coalition government in Jammu & Kashmir. He led from the front during the 2019 general elections as well and made sure that his party comesinto power and that too with an ven bigger margin. BJP won 303 seats in 2019 general elections and he was made the Home Minister in Narendra Modi's cabinet. Coming into power, he abandoned the Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir and was highly appreciated for his work even by his oppositions.

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Amit Shah Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He was born to Anilchandra Shah and Kusumben Shah. He has a sister named Aarthi Shah. He is married to Sonal Shah since 1987. He has a son named Jay Shah.

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Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Salt & Pepper (Half Bald)

Personal Info

Home Town Mehsana
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address New Delhi, India
School Jyoti Higher Secondary School, Ahmedabad
College Gujarat College, Gujarat University, Ahmedabad
Qualification 12th Pass
Hobbies Reading and Watching Cricket Matches
Marital Status Married
Salary N/A
Net Worth INR 40 Crores (2019)
Official Website www.amitshah.co.in


Favorite Color Orange
Favorite Player Sachin Tendulkar
Favorite Sport Cricket
Favorite Politician Narendra Modi
Favorite Actor Akshay Kumar
Favorite Food Poha

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Amit Shah

  • During his college days, Shah was a member of ABVP, student wing of the RSS.
  • Shah who served four terms as the MLA of Sarkhej is believed to be Modi's most trusted ally and held a number of pertinent portfolios in the state government during Modi's tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat.
  • Despite his hectic schedule and numerous public engagements, Amit Bhai loves to unwind by listening to classical music, playing chess and watching a game of cricket.
  • Amit Shah was elected to Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of the Parliament on 19 August 2017 from Gujarat state.
  • In the General election 2019, Amit Shah has won with a whopping margin of 5,57,014 (70% vote share) from the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency of Gujarat state.

Amit Shah Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

59 years, 8months, 28 days old age Amit Shah will turn 60 on 22 October, 2024. Only 3 months, 1 days, 19 hours,33 minutes has left for his next birthday.

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Amit Shah has celebrated the total number of 60 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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