Sanjay Nirupam (Politician) Wiki, Age, Biography, Wife, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More…

Sanjay Nirupam (Politician) Wiki, Age, Biography, Wife, Family, Lifestyle, Hobbies, & More...

Who is Sanjay Nirupam?

Sanjay Nirupam is an Indian politician who was formerly associated with the Shiv Sena and later joined the Indian National Congress. He served two terms as a Rajya Sabha MP, first with the Shiv Sena and then with the Congress. He was elected to the Lok Sabha from Mumbai North in 2009 on a Congress ticket but lost in 2014. Sanjay Nirupam served as the President of the Mumbai Regional Congress Committee from 2015 to 2019.


Full NameSanjay Brijkishorlal Nirupam
Date of Birth6 February, 1965
Place of BirthRohtas, Bihar
Age (as of 2024)59
FatherLate Brij Kishor Lal
MotherPrem Devi
SpouseGeeta Nirupam
EducationB.A. (Hons.) Political Science
Alma Mater Anugrah Narayan College, Patna
Known forJoining the reality TV show Bigg Boss in 2008; His suspension from Congress in 2024 for indiscipline and subsequent resignation to likely join Shiv Sena again
Residence2304, Baverly Hill Shastri Nagar, Lokhandwala Andheri West, Mumbai
Hair ColourBlack
Weight75 kg
Eye ColourBlack
Zodiac SignAquarius

Early life

Sanjay Nirupam was born on February 6, 1965 in Rohtas, Bihar. He completed his graduation with a B.A. (Hons.) in Political Science from Anugrah Narayan College in Patna. He developed an interest in politics during his college days in 1984 before starting his career as a journalist.


Sanjay Nirupam started his career as a journalist in New Delhi in 1986, later moving to Mumbai to join Jan Satta newspaper in 1988. In 1993, he joined Shiv Sena’s Dopahar Ka Saamna as executive editor on Bal Thackeray’s invitation. He was elected to Rajya Sabha in 1996 and 2000 from Shiv Sena. After resigning in 2005, he joined Congress and was elected to Lok Sabha from Mumbai North in 2009. He served as AICC secretary and Mumbai Congress chief from 2015-2019 before being replaced amid opposition. His recent suspension from Congress in 2024 led to his resignation.


Sanjay Nirupam completed his schooling from his hometown Rohtas in Bihar. He then pursued his graduation and obtained a B.A. (Hons.) degree in Political Science from Anugrah Narayan College in Patna.

Family and Affairs

Sanjay Nirupam married Geeta Nirupam on October 10, 1989. They have a daughter named Shivani Nirupam. His father’s name was Brij Kishor Lal and mother’s name is Prem Devi. He has one brother named Dipesh Nirupam.


Sanjay Nirupam is around 5’5” tall with a stocky build. He has black hair and eyes. His appearance is that of a typical North Indian man in his late 50s.


Sanjay Nirupam’s major achievements include being elected twice to the Rajya Sabha (1996, 2000) on a Shiv Sena ticket and once to the Lok Sabha (2009) from the Congress party. He served on several parliamentary committees like Public Accounts, Finance, and External Affairs. As an AICC secretary, he was in-charge of Bihar. He organized annual international wrestling tournaments and social campaigns in his Mumbai constituency. However, he does not seem to have been conferred with any major civilian awards or honors by the government for his political work so far. His biggest recognition came from being appointed Mumbai Congress Chief in 2015, though he was replaced in 2019 due to opposition.

Money Factor

Net WorthRs. 5.36 crore (as of 2014)
Salary / IncomeN/A

Trivia & Facts

  • Before entering politics, he started his career as a journalist in New Delhi in 1986.
  • He was handpicked by Bal Thackeray to represent Shiv Sena in the Rajya Sabha in 1996.
  • He was the first politician ever to participate in the reality TV show Bigg Boss in 2008, though he was eliminated after just a week.
  • He supported Anna Hazare’s Jan Lokpal movement in 2011 and wore Anna’s cap during protests.
  • His daughter Shivani often accompanies him in political campaigns and rallies.
  • He organizes free eye check-up camps, tree plantation drives and other social events regularly.

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