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Mamata Banerjee Height, Weight, Age, Net Worth, Children

Mamata Banerjee Quick Info
Height 5 ft 4 in
Weight 56 kg
Date of Birth January 5, 1955
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Eye Color Dark Brown

Mamata Banerjee is an Indian politician who started serving as the 8th chief minister of the Indian state of West Bengal on May 20, 2011, becoming the first woman to achieve the feat. Often referred to as ‘Didi’ (which means older sister in Bengali), she is the founder of the All India Trinamool Congress (AITC or TMC). She founded the party in 1998 after her separation from the Indian National Congress and subsequently became its first chairperson.

Born Name

Mamata Banerjee

Nick Name

Didi

Mamata Banerjee as seen in her chief ministerial portrait in 2015
Mamata Banerjee as seen in her chief ministerial portrait in 2015 (Chief Minister’s Office, Government of West Bengal / archive.org / CC BY 1.0)

Sun Sign

Capricorn

Born Place

Calcutta (later Kolkata), West Bengal, India

Residence

30-B, Harish Chatterjee Street, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Nationality

Indian

 

Education

Mamata Banerjee studied at Deshbandhu Sishu Sikshalay and finished her higher secondary board examination in 1970. She then got enrolled at Jogamaya Devi College (one of the oldest and leading women’s colleges in Kolkata) and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in History.

Afterward, she received her master’s degree in Islamic history from the University of Calcutta. She then went on to complete a degree in education from Shri Shikshayatan College and a law degree from Jogesh Chandra Chaudhuri Law College in Kolkata.

Occupation

Politician, Poet, Painter, Lyricist

Family

  • Father – Promileswar Banerjee (Freedom Fighter)
  • Mother – Gayetri Devi
  • Siblings – Amit Banerjee (Brother), Ajit Banerjee (Brother), Ganesh Banerjee (Brother), Kali Banerjee (Brother), Babun Banerjee (Brother), Sameer Banerjee (Brother)
  • Others – Abhishek Banerjee (Nephew) (Politician)

Build

Slim

Mamata Banerjee (Left) posing for a picture with Priti Patel (then Minister of State for Employment in Government of United Kingdom and former Home Secretary of United Kingdom) in London, England in 2015
Mamata Banerjee (Left) posing for a picture with Priti Patel (then Minister of State for Employment in the Government of the United Kingdom and former Home Secretary of United Kingdom) in London, England in 2015 (Foreign and Commonwealth Office / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Height

5 ft 4 in or 162.5 cm

Weight

56 kg or 123.5 lbs

Race / Ethnicity

Asian (Indian)

Mamata Banerjee is of Bengali descent.

Hair Color

Black

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Austere lifestyle
  • Wears glasses

Religion

Hinduism

She was raised in a Hindu Brahmin household.

Mamata Banerjee as seen while speaking to the elected members and party workers at Bongaon stadium after the West Bengal panchayat elections in 2008
Mamata Banerjee as seen while speaking to the elected members and party workers at Bongaon stadium after the West Bengal panchayat elections in 2008 (Rupakbiswas / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Mamata Banerjee Facts

  1. When she was around 15 years old, she became involved in politics.
  2. She was 17 years old when her father died due to lack of medical treatment.
  3. During her time at the Jogamaya Devi College, Mamata Banerjee established Chhatra Parishad Unions (the student wing of the Congress (I) Party) defeating the All India Democratic Students Organisation affiliated with the Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist).
  4. For several years, she worked for the Congress (I) Party in West Bengal and served in a variety of positions within the party.
  5. Time magazine named Mamata Banerjee as one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” in 2012. The same year, she was also included in Bloomberg Markets magazine’s list of the 50 most influential people in the world of finance.
  6. She received the Skoch Chief Minister of the Year Award in 2018.
  7. In an interview in April 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that despite their political differences, Mamata Banerjee sends her own selected kurtas and sweets to him every year. To this, Banerjee later stated in an interview, “We send all the good things of Bengal not only to him, but also to others belonging to different political parties.”
  8. Inspired by the life of Mamata Banerjee, a film titled Baghini (English: The Tigress) was released in 2019.
  9. Banerjee was included in Time magazine’s list of “The 100 Most Influential People of 2021”.
  10. For her book Kabita Bitan (which consists of 946 poems), she received the Paschimbanga Akademy Award in 2022.
  11. She has been a recipient of an honorary doctorate from the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology, Bhubaneswar. She has also been honored with a Doctorate of Literature (D.Litt.) degree from Calcutta University.
  12. A self-taught painter and a poet, her 300 paintings were sold for ₹9 crore (₹90 million).
  13. Mamata Banerjee is also a lyricist and one of her most popular songs, Maa Go Tumi Sarbojanin, was sung by Shreya Ghoshal.
  14. In July 2023, Mamata sustained a ligament injury on her left knee after the helicopter she was traveling in made an emergency landing due to bad weather. Later that month, she underwent knee surgery at Kolkata’s SSKM Hospital.
  15. In September 2023, she went on a 12-day trip to Spain and Dubai.
  16. In January 2024, she got injured on the forehead after her car stopped suddenly, in West Bengal, to avoid hitting the front vehicle.
  17. In January 2024, she announced that her party TMC would fight the Lok Sabha elections alone in West Bengal, hence rejecting her alliance with Congress.

Featured Image by Chief Minister’s Office, Government of West Bengal / archive.org / CC BY 1.0

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