Anurag Bhadouria is an Indian politician who is the National Spokesperson of the Samajwadi Party. He was the former sports minister of the state under the government of Akhilesh Yadav in Uttar Pradesh. He is the chairman of the Indian Gramin Cricket League (IGCL).
Anurag Singh Bhadouria was born on Thursday, 8 August 1971 (age 52 years; as of 2023) in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. His zodiac sign is Leo. He completed his high school at Colvin Taluquadar Inter College Lucknow in 1994. He completed a Bachelor of Technology at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University, Lonere, Raigarh, Maharashtra in 2000. He pursued an executive business management program at the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. He is a PhD holder as well. He has done Virsahad in flute at Bhatkhande University, Lucknow.
Height (approx.): 5′ 10″
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Parents & Siblings
Anurag Bhadouria’s father’s name is Abhay Ram. There is not much information about his mother and siblings.
Wife & Children
Anurag is married to Anupama Raag who is an administrative officer and a Bollywood music composer. They met each other for the first time in 1999, fell in love, and got married in 2006. They have a son and a daughter together.
Anurag Bhadouria follows Hinduism.
He joined Samajwadi Party when Mulayam Singh Yadav was the president of the party. Later, Akhilesh Yadav appointed him as the spokesperson of the Samajwadi Party of Uttar Pradesh. In 2017, he contested the Legislative Assembly election from the Lucknow East constituency with a collaboration of the Samajwadi Party and Indian National Congress; he lost the election to Ashutosh Tandon from the Bhartiya Janta Party.
He is the founder of the Indian Gramin Cricket League. He organised many cricket matches in districts of Uttar Pradesh. He even organised league matches in different states like West Bengal, Haryana, and Madhya Pradesh. In 2016, during an interview with Hindustan Times, he said
The event has been conceptualised to motivate the rural youth and channelize their energy into positive things. We are getting good players and intend to eventually pick up good boys and bring them to city for proper training.” Hindustan Times
Derogatory remarks on Yogi Adityanath
In November 2022, a complaint was filed by BJP spokesperson Hero Bajpai against Anurag for making insulting comments about Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his Late guru Mahant Awaidyanath on a private news channel. In this complaint, Bajpai claimed that Anurag said
Jo mukhymatri hai vo avaidhnath ke vaidh putra nahi hote to kya MP ban jate,”
which hurt the feelings of followers of the Mahant Awaidyanath. The Times of India An FIR was lodged by Hazratganj Police Station against Anurag under the charges of 153 (provocation with intent to cause riot), 153A (promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion), 295A (deliberate and malicious acts intended to outrage religious feelings), 505 (publishing or circulating any statement, rumour or report with intent to incite) of the IPC. After being asked by police to show up at the police station, Anurag was on the run and approached High Court for anticipatory bail but the court rejected his application.
A scuffle with BJP Leader
In December 2018, Anurag was invited to a debate at Zee News channel based in Noida where during a heated argument, Arnurag and BJP leader Gaurav Bhatia got engaged in a fight. Gaurav Bhatia called the police at the news channel location and Anurag was taken into custody. Gaurav filed an FIR against Anurag under sections 323 (punishment for voluntarily causing hurt), 352 (punishment for assault or criminal force otherwise than on grave provocation) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the IPC.
यह प्रवक्ता नहीं गुंडे है।
अनुराग भदौरिया ने पूरी डिबेट में व्यग्तिगत टिप्पणी करी और अपशब्द बोले
इनके हथकंडे हैं
खूब व्यग्तिगत टिप्पणियां करो
परिवार के लिए अपशब्द बोलो
और जब कुछ न काम आए और दूसरा व्यक्ति संयम बनाये रखे तो
— Gaurav Bhatia गौरव भाटिया 🇮🇳 (@gauravbh) December 8, 2018
He owns a Honda City Car.
Assets & Properties
- Cash: Rs. 1,04,118
- Bank Deposits: Rs. 11,21,367
- Bonds, Debentures, and Shares: Rs. 22,73,770
- LIC or other insurance Policies: Rs. 11,55,869
- Motor Vehicles: Rs. 1,50,000
- Agricultural Land: Rs. 4,42,56,450
- Other: Rs. 37,62,416
- During the protest against the Hathras case, Anurag was also among the protesters and was lathi-charged by the police. He shared photos of marks on his back on social media.
- He is a Polo player and often posts his game videos on his Instagram.
- In 2022, he was on the Top 10 Spokespersons list at E4M Awards.
- He is often seen in olive green Kurta and jeans. In an interview with the news channel ABP news, Anurag revealed that green is his favourite colour as he lived in a village, and has a lot of greenery around him, this colour gives him peace so he wears a green kurta most of the time.
- He is a fitness enthusiast. He often plays football, table tennis, rides horses, and uploads his workout videos on his social media.
- He is a dog lover and owns a Cockapoo breed dog named Cooper.