Ajay Pal Sharma is an IPS Officer. He is known as the encounter man due to his numerous encounters. He always tries to find ways to make the police more efficient and has succeeded in many places where he has been posted.
Ajay Pal Sharma was born on 26 October 1985 (age 34 years; as in 2019) in Ludhiana, Punjab. His zodiac sign is Scorpio. He did his schooling from Ludhiana, Punjab. Ajay then pursued BDS in Dental Sciences from the Government Medical College, Patiala, Punjab. He was a dentist for a few years. In November 2008, he decided to quit being a dentist and try for civil services. He wanted to serve the nation in a way which would benefit even more people.
Since his childhood days, he felt that he wanted to serve his country and the people. He felt that just being a doctor was not enough, and he wanted to do something which would help more people. Hence, he started preparing for the civil services exam. He moved to Chandigarh, and he took admission in a coaching class, but, he soon left and returned to his home; as he felt that the coaching was of no use, and he can study on his own. In his first attempt in 2009, he cleared the exam, but, he was rejected after the interview. During the same year, Ajay attempted the exam once again, and he achieved an All India Rank (AIR) of 160. In 2011, after his interviews and training, he was selected as an IPS Officer.
Height: 5′ 8″ (approx.)
Weight: 70 kg (approx.)
Eye Colour: Black
Hair Colour: Black
Family, Caste, and Wife
Ajay Pal Sharma was born in a Brahmin Family. His father, Amarjit Pal Sharma, is a retired college professor. His mother, Prem Sharma, is a homemaker. His younger brother, Amit Pal Sharma, was a doctor earlier, and now is an IAS Officer. Ajay is married to Aditi Sharma.
Ajay Pal Sharma has been posted in several places such as Shamli, Hathras, Ghaziabad, Noida, Rampur, and more. He has been determined to make the police working more efficient. He often conducts surprise checks on police stations and police officers on duty to see that they are doing their duty properly or not. Ajay Pal Sharma is also known as the encounter man. He has more than 30 encounters to his name. This made him very popular on social media.
Ajay got his first senior rank posting as the Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Noida, in 2015. He made it a goal to make the police force more efficient. He wanted the public to trust the police. He used to meet the people of his area and interact with them, and let them know who he was and that they can approach him anytime. Reportedly, he used to meet more than 200 people every day. Ajay Pal Sharma often disguised himself and travelled around the city and to the outskirts of the city, to see whether the police was doing its job or not. He has also called up task forces at the middle of the night to issue directives. Reportedly, he does not keep meetings during the day; as he does not want to interrupt the day to day work.
Ajay has also introduced a grading system for police officers. He has issued a directive that if the officers don’t perform well, they will be suspended. He is running it as a pilot project, and he wants to implement this pan India. In 2018, he was awarded by the Uttar Pradesh CM, Yogi Adityanath for his exemplary work.
- He is known as the Singham of UP, due to his bold actions and decisions.
- He became popular after photos of him posing with an assault rifle went viral on social media.