Amit Shah Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Amit Shah Quick Info
Height 5 ft 7 in
Weight 85 kg
Date of Birth October 22, 1964
Zodiac Sign Libra
Spouse Sonalben Amitbhai Shah

Amit Shah is an Indian politician who is known for becoming the Minister of Home Affairs in 2019. He has been a close ally of Narendra Modi, the 14th Prime Minister of India, and the two have worked together on the implementation of several policies and issues related to the governance of the state.

Born Name

Amit Anilchandra Shah

Nick Name

Amit

Amit Shah as seen in a picture taken during dalit rally at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi, India in January 2015
Amit Shah as seen in a picture taken during Dalit rally at Talkatora Stadium, New Delhi, India in January 2015 (Captgs / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Sun Sign

Libra

Born Place

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Residence

He divides his time between his residences in –

  • Thaltej, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
  • Krishna Menon Marg, New Delhi, India

Nationality

Indian

Education

Amit Shah studied at CU Shah Science College located in Ahmedabad, Gujarat and graduated with a B.Sc. degree in Biochemistry.

Occupation

Politician, Former Stockbroker

Family

  • Father – Anil Chandra Shah (Businessman, Owner of a successful PVC Pipe Business)
  • Mother – Kusumben Shah
  • Siblings – Aarthi Shah (Sister). Amit Shah has 5 more sisters.
Amit Shah (Left) as seen in a picture along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in August 2017
Amit Shah (Left) as seen in a picture along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in August 2017 (Gieve Grand / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Build

Large

Height

5 ft 7 in or 170 cm

Weight

85 kg or 187.5 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Amit Shah has dated –

  1. Sonalben Amitbhai Shah – He is married to Sonalben Amitbhai Shah and the duo parents a son named Jay Shah who is a businessman and cricket administrator.

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Amit Shah has Baniya ancestry.

Amit Shah (Right) as seen while sharing a candid moment with politician Sudhanshu Trivedi in August 2017
Amit Shah (Right) as seen while sharing a candid moment with politician Sudhanshu Trivedi in August 2017 (Gieve Grand / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Baldhead
  • Wears spectacles

Religion

Hinduism

Amit Shah Favorite Things

  • One Of His Favorite Books – Bhagavata Purana

SourceWikipedia

Amit Shah (Right) as seen while posing for the camera along with politician Kunwar Pranav Singh in September 2017
Amit Shah (Right) as seen while posing for the camera along with politician Kunwar Pranav Singh in September 2017 (Kunwar Divye Pratap Singh / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Amit Shah Facts

  1. He was raised in an affluent Gujarati Hindu family and his great grandfather was the Nagarseth of the small state of Mansa.
  2. After finishing his educational pursuits, Amit Shah started working for his family business.
  3. In 2010, he was accused of his involvement in the extrajudicial killings of criminal Sohrabuddin Sheikh, his wife Kauser Bi, and his criminal associate Tulsiram Prajapati and Shah was arrested on July 25, 2010, on charges including murder, extortion, and kidnapping. This was a major setback for his political career but he later denied all such allegations citing that they were politically motivated.
  4. Between the years 2010 to 2012, Amit Shah was exiled from Gujarat.
  5. He is an admirer of Chanakya, an ancient teacher, philosopher, economist, jurist, and royal advisor.
  6. Leaders and intellects have often accused him of using religion to manipulate the common Indian to benefit from the religious divide.
  7. He made a declaration in the Rajya Sabha of the Indian parliament on November 19, 2019, that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will be implemented throughout the country. This has been a major political move for the country and the views on the matter remain divided while many protests have been held throughout the Indian democracy.
  8. His introduction of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019 bill, in December 2019 also created quite a stir throughout India but he has insisted that the bill was not anti-Muslim.
  9. Amit Shah has gained a massive fan base on social media with more than 20 million followers on Twitter, more than 15 million followers on Facebook, more than 3 million followers on Instagram, and more than 20k subscribers on YouTube.

Featured Image by Captgs / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

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