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Anantkumar Hegde

Anantkumar Hegde


Anant Kumar Hegde is the incumbent Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and the Member of Parliament for Uttara Kannada constituency. He has won this constituency five terms since he first contested in 1996 Lok Sabha elections. He only lost once to Alva Margaret of INC in 1999 elections. Since then he has held a steady grip on Uttar Kannada constituency. He is notorious for propagating anti-Islamic sentiments amongst his constituents. Hegde is a Hindu nationalist and member of the right-wing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. He graduated from MM Arts & Science College in Sirsi. During college days he was a member of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and later an ABVP activist.

Personal Life

Full Name Anantkumar Hegde
Date of Birth 20 May 1968 (Age 51)
Place of Birth Sirsi, Distt. Uttara Kannada (Karnataka)
Party name Bharatiya Janta Party
Education 12th Pass
Profession Agriculturist Horticulturist,Businessperson,Social Worker
Father's Name Shri Dattatraya Hegde
Mother's Name Smt. Lalita Hegde
Spouse's Name Smt. Shrirupa Hedge
Spouse's Profession House Wife ,Agriculturist & Business
No of Sons 1
No of Daughters 1


Permanent address No 17,KHB Colony Srisi 581402
Present address 13, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi - 110 001
Contact number 09868180337
Email anantkumarhedge@gmail.com
Social Handles

Interesting Facts

In January 2017, he was caught on camera assaulting a doctor for the alleged mistreatment of his mother at a hospital.

Political Timeline

  • 2019
    He will be contesting 17th Lok Sabha elections from Uttara Kannada.
  • 2014
    He went on to serve his fifth term in the 16th Lok Sabha elections where defeated INC's Prashant Deshpande by securing 546936 votes.
  • 2009
    He was re-elected to the 15th Lok Sabha elections where he once again thwarted Alva Margaret's bid to the Uttar Kannada seat.
  • 2004
    Undeterred by his previous loss, he ran a successful campaign in the 14th Lok Sabha elections and defeated his rival Alva Margaret by a margin of 172226 votes.
  • 1999
    He contested and lost the 13th Lok Sabha elections against Alva Margaret of INC.
  • 1998
    He was re-elected in the 12th Lok Sabha elections where he defeated Alva Margaret of INC by a margin of 87047 votes.
  • 1996
    He was elected to 11th Lok Sabha elections from Uttar Kannada constituency where he defeated Pramod Hegde by a margin of 55896 votes.
Net Worth1.72 CRORE
Liabilities1.51 CRORE

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.


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