Abhishek Banerjee Wiki, Age, Caste, Wife, Family, Biography & More

Abhishek Banerjee

Abhishek Banerjee is an Indian politician and social worker. He was elected to the 16th Lok Sabha in 2014 from Diamond Harbour constituency. He is the nephew of Mamata Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal.


Abhishek Banerjee was born in a Brahmin family on 8 November 1987 (age: 35 years: as of 2022) in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. He received his primary education from Nava Nalanda High School, Kolkata and M. P. Birla Foundation Higher Secondary School, Kolkata, West Bengal, India. For his higher education, he enrolled at Indian Institute of Planning and Management, New Delhi and received his B.B.A and M.B.A. in Human Resource and Marketing.

Physical Appearance

  • Height (approx.): 6 feet
  • Weight (approx.): 70 kg
  • Eye Colour: Black
  • Hair Colour: Black


He was born to Amit Banerjee and Lata Banerjee. Mamata Banerjee and Gayatri Devi are his aunt. Ajit Banerjee, Kali Banerjee, Baben Banerjee, Ganesh Banerjee, Samir Banerjee are his uncles.

Abhishek Banerjee with Mamata Banerjee

He married Rujira Banerjee on 24 February 2012. The couple has one daughter; her name is not known.

Wife and daughter of Abhishek Banerjee

Wife and daughter of Abhishek Banerjee

Abhishek Banerjee with his daughter

Abhishek Banerjee with his daughter


In 2011, he became the National President of All India Trinamool Youth Congress. Abhishek Banerjee fought the 2014 General Election from Diamond Harbour constituency on a ticket of All India Trinamool Congress and defeated Dr. Abul Hasnat of CPI. The same year, Abhishek was made a member of the Standing Committee on Commerce, the Consultative Committee, and the Ministry of Finance and Corporate Affairs. In 2015, he became a member of the Railway Convention Committee (R.C.C.).

Abhishek Banerjee during Question Hour in Lok Sabha

Abhishek Banerjee during Question Hour in Lok Sabha


  • In 2015, he stirred controversy in a public rally. Abhishek said that the government led by his aunt Mamata Banerjee killed Koteswar Rao alias Kishenji, the leader of Communist Party of India (Maoist). He said, “During the four-years rule (of the Mamata Banerjee), only one person has died (in Jangalmahal). By killing him the Mamata Banerjee government has proved that people will have the last word.” [1]The News Minute
  • The same year, he publicly threatened, “Those who dare to glare at us, we can gouge their eyes out and throw them on the road. Show us your hands and we can cut them off.” [2]Scoopwhoop
  • In 2019, his wife was captured by customs authorities with the 2 kg of gold at Kolkata Airport. Abhishek termed the report baseless and politically motivated. [3]TOI
  • On 30 August 2022, he was summoned by the ED in connection with its probe into the ‘coal pilferage scam.’ [4]The Hindu
  • On 19 May 2023, he received a summon issued by the CBI in connection with the teacher recruitment scam in West Bengal after Calcutta High Court, on 18 May 2023, dismissed a petition filed by Mr. Banerjee in which he requested the court to recall a previous order of the same court according to which the investigative agencies such as CBI and ED could interrogate him in the school job scam; a penalty of Rs. 25 lakh was also imposed on him by the court. [5]The Hindu In September 2023, the Enforcement Directorate interrogated Banerjee for about 9 hours regarding the case. While talking about the interrogation, in an interview, Banerjee stated that he would remain in his position as the CEO of ‘Leaps and Bounds Private Limited,’ a company allegedly involved in the case. He further asserted that the ED lacked any substantial evidence against him, and the agency had been asking similar questions about his company as they did in previous cases involving coal and cattle. [6]The Telegraph


  • Sports: Cricket, Soccer, Snooker

Salary/Net Worth

As a Member of Parliament, he receives ₹100,000 + other constituency allowances. [7]Rajya Sabha

As in 2014, his net worth is more than ₹1 crore. [8]Myneta


  • His hobbies are reading biographies of International Achievers, and listening to old Hindi songs.
  • Abhishek is called the cub of the 16th Lok Sabha as he is the youngest M.P. of the house.
  • In October 2016, he was returning from a rally when his car rammed into another vehicle and overturned. He got seriously injured and was hospitalized.
  • In August 2018, during the session of the Lok Sabha, he suffered embarrassment after he fumbled while asking a question.

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