Mamata Banerjee Age, Family, Political Career, Biography & More

Mamata Banerjee is the current Chief Minister of the Indian state of West Bengal and the head of the political party Trinamool Congress. Her followers address her as ‘Didi’. She was born in Kolkata in a middle class family. From college itself, he entered active politics.

Mamta Banerjee Bio/Wiki

Real Name/Full NameMamata Banerjee
Nick NameDidi
Profession Politician
Political Party All India Trinamool Congress 
Physical Stat
Height In Centimetre- 163 cm
In Metre- 1.63 m
In Feet- 5’4”
WeightIn Kilogram-  59 kg
In Pound- 139 lbs
Eye colourHazel Brown
Hair colourSalt & Pepper
Personal Life
Date Of Birth5 January 1955
Mamata Banerjee Age (2022)67 Years
Birthplace Kolkata, West Bengal, India
Zodiac sign Capricorn
Nationality Indian
Home town Kolkata, West Bengal, India
School Deshbandhu Sishu Sikshalaya, Kolkata
College/University Jogamaya Devi College, Kolkata
University Of Calcutta, Kolkata
Jogesh Chandra Chaudhari Law College, Kolkata
Religion/CastHinduism/ Bramhin
HobbiesWalking, Painting
Family member
Marital StatusUnmarried
Parents Father- Promileshwar Banerjee 
Mother- Gayetri Banerjee 
SiblingBrother- Amit Banerjee, Ajit Banerjee, Kali Banerjee, Baben Banerjee, Ganesh Banerjee, Samir Banerjee. 
Sister- None
Mamata Banerjee

Family, Early Life and Education

The early life of Mamata Banerjee, who started her political career at a very young age, was very struggling. Mamata Banerjee raised her six brothers and family by selling milk after raising her father at the young age of just nine years. Talking about her educational qualifications, she has obtained an honors degree from Jogmaya Devi College, Kolkata, while she has also obtained B.Ed degree, law degree and degree in Islamic history. Along with this, she is also interested in writing poems and painting.

Mamata Banerjee Career

In 1970, Mamta entered politics by becoming a worker of the Congress Party, after which she was also the General Secretary of Mahila Congress from 1970 to 1980.

Mamta got her first success when she contested against communist politician Somnath Chatterjee from the Lok Sabha constituency in 1984 and it was at this time that she became the youngest Indian MP, overtaking Somnath.

In 1991, Mamta was also the Minister of Human Resources, Youth Welfare Scheme, Sports and Women and Child Development Department, at this time Narasimha Rao’s government was there. Only after that he resigned from his post due to the government not getting permission for the sports development scheme proposed by Mamta.

In 1996, Mamta left the Congress party and founded her own separate party All India Trinamool Congress. Appointed as the Union Railway Minister in the year 1999, Mamta Banerjee became the first woman Chief Minister of West Bengal in the elections held on 20 May 2011. Mamta Banerjee is India’s ninth and first woman Chief Minister of West Bengal, as well as becoming the only woman Chief Minister by winning elections for three consecutive times in the year 2021, although she lost the 2021 West Bengal Assembly election as a candidate, but the party got a majority, because of that she is again the Chief Minister.

Some Facts About Mamata Banerjee

  • Mamata Banerjee holds a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s degree in Islamic History. She even has degrees in Law and Education.
  • In 1984, she tried her luck in general elections from West Bengal’s Jadavpur parliamentary constituency and emerged victorious against veteran Communist politician Somnath Chatterjee, thereby becoming one of the youngest parliamentarians
  • In 1975, Mamata Banerjee made headlines for dancing atop the bonnet of influential socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan’s car as a mark of protest against him.
  • In 1998, Mamata Banerjee controversially held Samajwadi Party MP Daroga Prasad Saroj by the collar and then dragged him out of the Lok Sabha in order to restrain him from protesting against the Women’s Reservation Bill.
  • In 2006, Mamata Banerjee undertook a 25-day-long hunger strike against the location of a Tata car project at Singur.
  • In 2011, she became West Bengal’s chief minister by breaking the 34-year-long Communist Party of India (Marxist) regime, one of the longest-serving elected governments worldwide.
  • In 2021, Mamata Banerjee featured in Times magazine’s ‘100 Most Influential People in the World’ list.

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