Amit Shah was born in Mumbai on 22 October 1964.His family were well-to-do Bania Gujarati people.His father Anil Chandra Shah, a businessman from Mansa,owned a successful PVC pipe businessis. Amit Shah is married to Sonal Shah and the couple have a son named Jay shah.
Amit Shah currently Rajya Sabha MP from Gujarat and started his political career as a leader of the student wing of the RSS, the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, in 1983.He joined BJP in 1986, one year before Modi joined the party.Shah was elected as an MLA from Sarkhej in four consecutive elections: 1997 (by-election), 1998, 2002 and 2007. He is a close associate of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and held a number of portfolios in the state government during Modi’s tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat. He was MLA from Naranpura, elected in the 2012 elections.
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 entire state, registering their best ever performance, by winning 73 out of 80 seats.
In July 2014, BJP’s Central Parliamentary Board unanimously approved Amit Shah’s appointment as the President of the party. He was re-elected BJP President unanimously on 24 January 2016. After becoming the party president, he started an aggressive membership drive and BJP by March 2015 claimed 100 million members.Presently BJP is in Power among 19 States of country.
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