Ajeet Bharti is an Indian journalist, author, and YouTuber. Ajeet is the co-founder of the news company DO (Defensive Offensive) Politics. He is famous for his extreme right-wing views.
Ajeet Bharti was born on Thursday, 24 September 1987 (age 36 years; as of 2023) in Bihar. His zodiac sign is Libra. Ajeet Bharti studied at Sainik School Tilaiya, Jharkhand from 1oth standard to 12th standard (1997 to 2004). He studied under the Science stream at the Sainik School Tilaiya. From 2004 to 2007, Ajeet did his BA (Hons) in English Literature from the Kirori Mal College in Delhi. He was the student editor of the college’s annual magazine. Ajeet worked as a Project Coordinator (academic) for Endeavour Systems Pvt. Ltd. from 2007 to 2008. From 2008 to 2010, Ajeet Bharti pursued his Master’s in Mass Communication (Journalism and News Media) from the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (formerly Indraprastha University) in Dwarka, Delhi. During his time at the university, Ajeet was responsible for designing, editing, and publishing a variety of in-house magazines and journals whose editions were published daily, weekly, bimonthly or annually. From 2010 to 2011, Ajeet interned at The Times of India in New Delhi.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Brown
Parents & Siblings
Ajeet’s father’s name is Vinod Bharti. He is a farmer. His mother, Shivani Bharti, is a homemaker. Ajeet has a younger brother.
Wife & Children
Ajeet Bharti is married to Deepashree, who is a graphic designer. The couple got married in 2022.
Ajeet Bharti follows Hinduism.
From 2011 to 2012, Ajeet Bharti was the Copy Editor for The Economic Times in New Delhi. From 2012 to 2013, Ajeet worked as the Senior Sub Editor of the Indo-Asian News Service in Noida. During his time there, he worked on various magazines, journals, and tabloids. For 9 months in 2013, Ajeet worked as an Assistant Professor at the Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies in New Delhi. Ajeet worked as a Senior Editor for ByteDance in Gurgaon, India from 2016 to 2018. From 2018 to 2021, Ajeet worked as an Editor for OpIndia in Delhi where he wrote articles and made videos as well.
Defensive Offensive Politics
Ajeet Bharti is the co-founder of DO Politics which is a part of Vakusha Media Pvt Ltd. His aim with DO Politics was to provide “unbiased” news. Ajeet launched DO Politics in 2021 after he left his job at OpIndia. As of 2023, the DO Politics Instagram account, where they post news through the ‘Instagram reels’ feature, has 39.6k followers, and their YouTube channel has 721k subscribers.
Ajeet Bharti is an author who has published fiction and non-fiction. In 2016, he released the book “Bakar Puran” which is satirical. In 2018 came the book “Ghar Wapasi”, a fiction novel, and in 2019, “There Will Be No Love”, which is a collection of short stories. In 2022, he released the book “Jo Bhi Kahoonga Sach Kahoonga” which is a collection of satirical political commentary, humorously criticizing India’s judicial system, politicians, parties, and media, leading to a criminal contempt case against the author.
FIR Filed By West Bengal Police Against Ajeet Bharti
The West Bengal Police, in 2020, filed FIRs against defendants Nupur J Sharma, Rahul Roushan, and Ajeet Bharti, the then editor of OpIndia, due to content they had published on OpIndia.
In June 2020, the Supreme Court of India stayed (temporarily pausing judicial proceedings) the complaints after the defendants argued that the issue was not under the jurisdiction of the West Bengal government. In December 2021, the Supreme Court dismissed the complaints when the West Bengal state government told the court that they had chosen to withdraw the complaints. The Indian Express
In 2021, former Attorney General K. K. Venugopal gave consent to start legal action against YouTuber Ajeet Bharti. Bharti was accused of making disrespectful and derogatory comments about the Supreme Court and its judges in a video he posted on YouTube. The Former Attorney General made a statement that Bharti’s video, which around 1.7 lakh people viewed, contained offensive language that aimed to belittle the Supreme Court and the entire judiciary. Bharti’s allegations in the video against the Supreme Court include accusations of bribery, favouritism, and misuse of power. A lawyer named Kritika Singh had initially sought to file a contempt case against Bharti, due to his derogatory words and accusations in the video. The Former Attorney General had stated that Bharti, as an educated individual, should have been aware that his comments could lead to contempt charges, especially since he repeatedly mentioned contempt of court in his video. Venugopal also argued that Bharti’s comments could undermine the court’s authority in the public’s eyes and hinder the administration of justice. Scroll.in
FIR Against Ajeet Bharti
Mohammed Zubair, co-founder of Alt News, filed a police complaint in Bengaluru, claiming he received death threats due to online harassment. He alleged that his address was shared online, and he faced derogatory comments from various Twitter users, including Ajeet Bharti, who referred to him using religious slurs. The police registered a case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including those related to promoting enmity between different groups and criminal intimidation. Zubair accused Ajeet Bharti of fabricating a statement linking him to the murder of six Hindu men. OpIndia
Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress Case Against Ajeet Bharti
In 2021, the Karnataka Pradesh Youth Congress Committee (KPYCC) filed a police complaint against Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and Ajeet Bharti. KPYCC president M. S. Raksha Ramaiah alleged that Kangana and Ajeet’s comments against freedom fighters were disrespectful. The complaint demanded that Kangana Ranaut and Ajeet Bharti be prosecuted under various sections of the IPC and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, of 1967. Ramaiah stated that their remarks had tarnished the image of freedom fighters who fought hard for independence. Ramaiah filed a complaint against Ajeet Bharti for criticizing Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru in a video titled “Haan, Bheekh Me Hi Mili Azadi | Ajeet Bharti Decodes Kangana Ranaut’s Statement on Times Now” which he posted on his DO Politics YouTube page. The Indian Express
- Ajeet Bharti was a very involved student in school, where he was President of the Electronics Club, part of the school basketball team, and won several awards for acting in plays and putting on stand-up comedy acts.
- Ajeet Bharti is said to look like Hollywood actor Johnny Depp. His fans call him “Indian Johnny Depp”.
- As of 2023, Ajeet Bharti has 395k subscribers on his YouTube channel, 256.6k followers on X (formerly known as Twitter), 162k followers on Facebook, and 98.8k followers on Instagram.
- Ajeet Bharti is a right-wing Hindu who often speaks against Muslims. In 2021, he was criticised for publicly approving the app “Sulli Deals” which was used to share images and the personal images of Muslim women to “auction” them.