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Amit Shah

Amit Shah

Amit Shah is the current Minister of Home Affairs and the first Minister of Co-operation of India.
The politician belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party, who previously also served as the President of BJP from 2014 to 2020.


BJP chief strategist Amit Shah is widely credited for BJP's stellar performance in both 2014 and 2019 elections. He propelled them to a landslide victory in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Gujarat. 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. Shah who also owns a flourished business empire, PVC pipelines, became an RSS swayamsevak (volunteer) during his college in Ahmedabad. His stint in RSS led him to meet Modi in 1982. He contested and won Gandhinagar Lok Sabha polls by a margin of over three lakh votes and eviscerating his rival INC candidate C.J Chavda. Sworn in at the age of 54, he is the youngest serving full-time home minister. On 5 August 2019, Shah moved a resolution to scrap Article 370 in the Rajya Sabha and divide the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two, with Jammu and Kashmir serving as one of the union territories, and Ladakh serving as a separate union territory. In December 2019, he introduced the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019, which grants Indian citizenship to religiously persecuted minority communities who migrated to the country before 2015 from the Muslim-majority countries of Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

Personal Life

Full Name Amit Shah
Date of Birth 22 Oct 1964 (Age 58)
Place of Birth Mumbai (Maharashtra)
Party name Bharatiya Janta Party
Education B. Sc in Biochemistry
Profession Social Worker
Father's Name Anil Chandra Shah
Mother's Name Shrimati Kusumben Shah
Spouse's Name Sonalben Shah
Spouse's Profession Housewife
Children 1 Son(s)
Religion Hindu
Caste Gujrati Baniya


Permanent address 16, Sudeep Society, Royal Crisant, Near Jalsa Party Plot, Sarkhej-Gandhinagar Highway, Ahmedabad -380013
Present address 11, Akbar Road, New Delhi -110011
Contact number 079-26881140
Email amitshah.bjp@gmail.com
Website http://amitshah.co.in
Social Handles

Education Qualification of Amit Shah

Amit Shah completed schooling from Mehsana and then pursued biochemistry from CU Shah Science College, Ahmedabad. Shah has also earned B.Sc. degree; specialization was in biochemistry.

Interesting Facts about Amit Shah

He first met Narendra Modi in 1982 through Ahmedabad RSS circles. At that time, Narendra Modi was an RSS propagator who was in-charge of the youth activities.
Amit Shah has a huge interest in sports. He was the President of Gujarat Chess Association in 2006, President of Central Board of Cricket Association in 2009 and President of Gujarat State Cricket Association in 2014. He also served in as the Vice-President of Gujarat State Cricket Association in 2009.
Amit Shah is also called a modern-day “Chanakya” for being a master strategist, hardheaded and clear-sighted with a creative mind and skills.

Political Timeline of Amit Shah

  • 2019
    He was appointed Minister of Home Affairs.
  • 2019
    He contested and won Gandhinagar Lok Sabha polls by a margin of over three lakh votes replacing L.K Advani's prevalent candidature in the constituency.
  • 2017
    He was elected to Rajya Sabha.
  • 2014
    Amit Shah became the National President of Bharatiya Janata Party.
  • 2013
    He was appointed as the National General Secretary of B.J.P. Minister, Government of Gujarat
  • 2012
    In 2012 assembly elections, Amit Shah contested from Naranpura seat and defeated Dr. Jitubhai B. Patel of Congress Party. This time he won by over 60,000 votes.
  • 2007
    Sarkhej electorate again showered its votes on Amit Shah with a victory margin of 2,32,832 votes. This time he defeated Shashikant V. Patel (Bhurabhai) of Congress Party. He was again inducted to the state cabinet and was given responsibilities of key portfolios like Home, Transport, Prohibition, Parliamentary Affairs, Law, and Excise.
  • 2002
    Amit Shah again contested from Sarkhej Assembly and won. He defeated INC candidate Himanshu Vitthalbhai Patel with the margin of 1,58,036 votes. Amit Shah was given the key ministries of Home, Transport, and Prohibition.
  • 2001
    He became a National Convenor Sahkarita Prakoshtha, B.J.P. Amit Shah was made the co-organiser of the Gaurav Yatra.
  • 2000
    Amit Shah was elected as the president of Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank.
  • 1999
    He became the State Vice-President of B.J.P., Gujarat.
  • 1998
    Amit Shah was re-elected to Gujarat Assembly as an MLA from the same seat. He defeated Pramukhbhai Kanubhai Patel of Congress Party. On the party front, he was appointed as the State Secretary of B.J.P., Gujarat in the same year.
  • 1997
    He successfully contested the byelection from Sarkhej Legislative Assembly Seat and became MLA. He won the seat by a margin of nearly 25,000 votes.
  • 1997
    He became a treasurer of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.
  • 1995
    He became the President of Gujarat State Finance Corporation.
  • 1989
    He was appointed as the Secretary of B.J.P. Ahmedabad City Gujarat.
  • 1987
    He was appointed as the Member of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha.
  • 1982
    He became Joint Secretary of Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, Gujarat.
  • 1980
    Amit Shah joined the RSS and worked for the student's wing of the RSS and the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad for over four years.

Amit Shah Early Life

  • 1982
    Amit Shah met with Narendra Modi for the first time through Ahmedabad RSS circles.
  • 1964
    Amit Anil Chandra Shah was born in Mumbai on 22 October 1964.


Earlier, only 3,500 workers on an average participated in such training camps annually. After the Amit Shah's guidance, more than 7,25,000 workers joined the camps in 2015. Under the leadership of Amit Shah, the membership of BJP rose from mere 3 crore to more than 11 crore members.
Net Worth39.85 CRORE
Liabilities47.7 LAKHS

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.

Election results of Amit Shah
Year Election Type Constituency Result
2019 Parliament election MP Gandhinagar WON
2012 Gujarat Assembly election MLA Naranpura WON

Amit Shah Latest News & Updates

Home Minister likely to schedule rallies in Tripura soon

Amit Shah, the Union Home Minister of India, is likely to set rallies in Tripura on February 6 and 12.
As per reports, he will also be arranging meetings in Meghalaya ana Nagaland for its impending assembly elections.

Jan 31, 2023
Pushkar Singh Dhami meets Shah to get help for Joshimath

Pushkar Singh Dhami, the Uttarakhand chief minister, had a meeting with the Home Union Minister Amit Shah today.
Where the CM asked for Centre's financial help for relief and rehabilitation process in Joshimath.

Jan 18, 2023
Amit Shah confirms the inauguration date of Ram Temple

Union Home Minister of India, Amit Shah, today confirmed that the Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be ready on January 1, 2024.
Mr. Shah also blamed the INC party for hindering the temple constructions in court while addressing a rally today in Tripura.

Jan 5, 2023
Tripura CM on review preparation ahead of Amit Shah's visit

Chief Minister of Tripura Manik Saha is on review preparations ahead of Union Home Minister's visit to the state.
Amit Shah will visit the state to inaugurate Jan Viswas Yatra ahead of the Tripura Assembly Election 2023.

Jan 3, 2023
BJP leader Amit Shah approves Karnataka cabinet expansion

Union Home Minister Amit Shah suggested to the party leaders to focus on old Mysore regions ahead of Karnataka elections. The saffron party is considered to be weak in this region, therefore, Shah told the party to focus on becoming the number one.

Dec 31, 2022
Amit Shah opens up about drug abuse problem

During the winner session of Lok Sabha, Amit Shah said that Modi government has no tolerance on drug abuse issue. Union home minister also added that the entry of drug should be inturrupted from the borders, ports or airports entrance itself. He moreover suggested that anti-narcotic agencies or revenue department should look into this issue actively.

Dec 21, 2022
Amit Shah slams Aam Admi Party over Satyendar Jain's recent clip

Amit Shah recently slammed the Aam Admi Party over its minister Satyendar Jain's Tihar jail video.
In the clip, Jain was seen having lavish dinner, previously, there was a clip of getting massage too.

Nov 24, 2022
Amit Shah to inaugurate a theme park based on Chhatrapati Shivaji

Union Home Minister Amit Shah is all set to inaugurate the first phase of 'Shivsrushti' on November 20, 2022.
This is a theme park based on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's life, which will be inaugurated at Narhe Ambegaon in Pune.
It is informed that political dignitaries such as Eknath Shinde, Devendra Fadnavis, Udayanraje Bhosale, Chandrakant Patil, and Mangal Prabhat Lodha will also take participation during the inauguration program.

Nov 17, 2022
Home Minister to launch India's first Hindi version of MBBS course books

Home Minister Amit Shah today launched India's first Hindi version of the MBBS Course books in Madhya Pradesh.
The event was organized by the education minister of Bhopal Vishvas Kailash Sarang and the Chief Minister of Bhopal Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

Oct 18, 2022
Amit Shah addressed a rally in Himachal Pradesh today

Amit Shah addressed a rally in Himachal Pradesh's Sirmaur today. Where Union Home Minister said that the Prime Minister believes in development, while the INC party dividing people only. Mr. Shah also asked audience not to vote the Congress party as there is no space for dynastic politics.

Oct 15, 2022

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs on Amit Shah)

What is Amit Shah's weight?

Amit Shah's weight is approx. 90kg.

Why Amit Shah is being called as modern 'Chanakya'?

Politician Amit Shah is also being called as modern-day 'Chanakya' for being a master strategist, hardheaded and clear-sighted with a creative mind and skills.

What is Amit Shah's phone number?

Amit Shah's phone number is 07926881140

What is Amit Shah's net worth?

As per latest update, Amit Shah is having net worth of ₹39.85 Crore.

Does Amit Shah have criminal cases?

No, Amit Shah doesn't have any criminal cases.

What is Amit Shah's child's name?

Amit Shah is the father of one son, whose name is Jay Shah.

Do Amit Shah and Narendra Modi share a good bond?

Yes, looks like. The two have been longtime colleagues; the duo back each other ably.

What is Amit Shah's height?

Amit Shah's height is approx. 5'6 ″.

What is Amit Shah's position?

Amit Shah is the current Minister of Home Affairs and the first Minister of Co-operation of India.

What is Amit Shah's wife's name is?

Amit Shah's wife's name is Sonalben Shah.

Is Amit Shah married?

Yes, Amit Shah is married to Sonalben Shah.

What party does Amit Shah belong to?

Amit Shah belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party.

What is Amit Shah's full name?

Amit Shah's full name is Amitbhai Anilchandra Shah.

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