Mayawati Age, Family, Timeline, Net Worth, Biography & More

Mayawati is an Indian woman politician and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. She is the president of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). She has the credit of being the youngest woman Chief Minister of India as well as the first Dalit Chief Minister. She has been the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh four times.

Mayawati Bio/Wiki

Real Name/Full NameMayawati Prabhu Das
Nick NameBehenji, Kumari Mayawati, Iron Lady Mayawati.
Profession Politician
Political PartyBahujan Samaj Party (BSP)
Physical Stat
Height In Centimetre- 158 cm
In Metre- 1.58 m
In Feet- 5’2”
WeightIn Kilogram- 80 kg  
In Pound- 176 lbs
Eye colorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Personal Life
Date Of Birth15 January 1956
Mayawati Age (2022)66 Years
Birthplace Delhi, India
Zodiac sign Capricorn
Nationality Indian
Home town Badalpur, Gautam Budha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh, India
School Not Known
College/University Kalindi Women’s College, University Of Delhi.
Campus Law Center, University Of Delhi.
VMLG College, Gaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.  
Family member
Marital StatusUnmarried
Parents Father- Prabhu Das 
Mother- Ram Rati
SiblingBrother- Anand KumarSister- None
Net worth111 Crore (2012)

Family, Early Life, and Education

Mayawati alias Chandavati Devi was born in Delhi on January 15, 1956. Her mother’s name was Ramarati and her father’s name was Prabhu Dayal. Prabhu Dayal was an officer at the telecom center. She has 6 brothers. She graduated in art from Kalindi College, Delhi, and then L.L.B. and also did B.Ed  from Delhi University. Her father wanted to make him the collector and for this, she put his very time into the preparation of the Indian Administrative Service. During this time she started working as a teacher.

Mayawati Career

By 1984, Mayawati worked as a teacher. He was very impressed by Kanshi Ram’s work and courage. In 1984, when Kanshi Ram constituted a new political party ‘Bahujan Samaj Party’, Mayawati became a full-time worker of the party after leaving their job as a teacher.

In the same year, she started her first election campaign from the Kairana Lok Sabha seat of Muzaffarnagar district. Even in 1985 and 19 87, she worked hard in the Lok Sabha elections. 

After all, in 1989, his party ‘Bahujan Samaj Party’ won the election at 13 seats.

In 1995, she was made Chief Minister in the coalition government of Uttar Pradesh. In 2001, the party’s founder Kanshi Ram declared Mayawati as his successor as chairman of the party. Mayawati was chosen again in the coalition government of the Bharatiya Janata Party during 2002-2003. After this, BJP took back his support from the government and the Mayawati government fell.

After the 2007 Legislative Assembly elections, Mayawati returned to power and took charge of India’s largest state. During the reign of Mayawati, BSP did not expand outside Uttar Pradesh because due to their autocratic rule, the people of most backward classes turned to them. Mayawati established many monuments in honor of Dalits and Buddhism during his tenure.

Mayawati, famously known as ‘Behenji’ In her supporters, became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh on 13th May 2007 and after entire five years, the election of 2012 was defeated by its Chief Rivindvi Samajwadi Party.

Mayawati Timeline 

1956: Birth in Delhi

1977: The beginning of my career as a teacher

1984: Leaving the teacher’s job and enter the BSP and start the first Lok Sabha election campaign

1989: In the Lok Sabha elections, his party won 13 seats

1995: Selected as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

1997: Choose again as Chief Minister

2001: Kanshi Ram was declared successor

2002: Once again became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh

2007: Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh appointed for the fourth time

Some Facts About Mayawati

  • A four-time chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, she is the national president of the Bahujan Samaj Party. Party founder Kanshi Ram named Mayawati his successor back in 2001. She was elected as the national president of the party for her first term in 2003. 
  • In June 1995, when Mayawati became the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh for the first time, the then-prime minister PV Narasimha Rao described her as a “miracle of democracy” and wondered in jest how a woman from the most neglected section of society assumed the powerful office of the chief minister.
  • She served her first term as CM from June 1995-October 1995, the second from March 1997-September 1997, and the third from 2002-03.
  • In 1997 and in 2002 she became the chief minister of UP with outside support from the BJP. The second time, she remained in office only for a year till 2003 after the BJP withdrew its support.
  • In 2012, she became the first Uttar Pradesh CM to complete full five years in office (2007-2012) after 1960. That was her fourth term as chief minister.
  • The first female chief minister from the Scheduled Caste, Mayawati is seen as a Dalit icon by millions and fondly referred to as Behenji. 
  • After losing the 2012 assembly elections to the Samajwadi Party, she resigned from her post as party leader in March and was elected to the Rajya Sabha later that month.
  • In 2018, in a dramatic development, she resigned from the Rajya Sabha after complaining that her voice was being muzzled after she was told not to stretch the time allotted for her speech on atrocities against the Dalits in Saharanpur. She had nine months to go before her current term in the Rajya Sabha was supposed to end. 

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