Mukesh Sahani


Mukesh Sahani is an Indian politician from the Indian state of Bihar. He served as the Minister for Animal Husbandry & Fisheries in the Government of Bihar till 27 March 2022.[2] He is the founder of the Vikassheel Insaan Party, a political party in Bihar.[3] He previously worked as a Bollywood stage designer.[3] Sahani is also owner of a company named 'Mukesh Cineworld Private Limited'.[a]

Mukesh Sahani
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Minister for Animal Husbandry & Fisheries
Government of Bihar
In office
16 November 2020 – 27 March 2022[1]
Chief MinisterNitish Kumar
Deputy Chief MinisterTarkishore Prasad
Renu Devi
Preceded byDr. Prem Kumar, BJP
Member of Bihar Legislative Council
Assumed office
21 January 2021
Preceded byVinod Narayan Jha
Constituencyelected by Legislative Assembly members
Founder-President of Vikassheel Insaan Party
Assumed office
4 November 2018
Preceded byposition established
Personal details
BornDarbhanga, Bihar, India
Political partyVikassheel Insaan Party
Spouse(s)Kavita Sahani

Sahani campaigned for Bharatiya Janata Party during the 2015 Bihar Legislative Assembly election, but later formed Vikassheel Insaan Party and his party became part of Mahagathbandhan in Bihar for 2019 Indian general election. They contested on three Lok Sabha seat but failed to win any seats.[4]

Early lifeEdit

Mukesh Sahani was born to Meena Devi and Jitan Sahani. Before entering into the Indian politics, he was a successful businessman in Bollywood Industry as a set designer.[5] He left Bihar at the age of 19 and moved to Mumbai.[6] In his initial times in Mumbai, he worked as a salesman and later joined Bollywood as a set designer.[7] Mukesh is considered as an influential leader of "Mallaah" (fisherman) community, he is also referred to as 'Son of Mallah'.[8]

Social lifeEdit

In the year 2010, Sahani started thinking about his society and community, he founded Sahani Samaj Kalyan Sanstha in Bihar. He opened two offices, one is in Darbhanga and another one is in Patna. Using this foundation, he has directed people to get well educated and gather in a circle. He also educated to take interest in politics.[9] In the year 2015, he founded an organisation named Nishad Vikas Sangh. This organization started working district wise to gather the community people.[9]

Political careerEdit

It was observed by Mr. Narendra Modi and he picked him up. Mr. Sahani started campaigning for BJP.[8] Finally, BJP won 2014 Lok Sabha Election.[10] However, Mr. Sahani left BJP because they did not deliver the promise of approving his community in Schedule Caste category. Later he founded a Sangh named as [Nishad Vikas Sangh] in 2015. In 2018, he formed a party as well with the name of Vikassheel Insaan Party.[11] The party was approved on 26 July 2018. The VIP Party of Sahani contested in 2019 General Elections as an alliance in the Mahagathbandhan or the Grand Alliance. It failed to win any seats in the elections. Later in the 2020 Legislative Elections, His party established its place in Bihar by winning four seats. In the Bihar election of 2020, His party fought along with NDA.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

Mukesh Sahani married to Kavita Sahani, a full time Home Maker. They have two children, Ranveer & Muskan. Mukesh Sahani has a brother, Santosh Sahani and a sister, Rinku Sahani.[13][14][15][16][17][18][19]



  1. ^ The company has created a stage for Devdas


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  2. ^ "बिहार में मंत्रिमंडल से मुकेश सहनी की हो गई छुट्टी, वीआइपी नेता को ऐसे दिखाया गया रास्‍ता". Dainik Jagran (in Hindi). Retrieved 31 March 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Bollywood to Bihar, a man with a design". The Indian Express. 13 October 2020. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  4. ^ "'Son of Mallah' gets top billing in BJP's Bihar campaign". The Times of India. 14 October 2015. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  5. ^ "This Bollywood set designer may upset many political equations in Bihar in run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha polls". Hindustan Times. 22 November 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  6. ^ "19 साल की उम्र में भाग गए थे मुंबई, खूब कमाया नाम-पैसा अब हैं BJP के \'स्टार\'". Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi). 28 October 2015. Retrieved 16 December 2020.
  7. ^ "बॉलीवुड में भी काम कर चुके हैं VIP के मुखिया मुकेश सहनी, जानिये कितनी संपत्ति के हैं मालिक". Jansatta (in Hindi). 11 October 2020. Retrieved 13 October 2020.
  8. ^ a b "एक मल्लाह, जो मंच पर मोदी से पहले देता है भाषण". Amar Ujala (in Hindi). Retrieved 3 October 2020.
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  10. ^ S, Rukmini (17 May 2014). "How the BJP won this election". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  11. ^ "बिहारः निषाद विकास संघ' के अध्यक्ष मुकेश साहनी ने बनाई नई राजनीतिक पार्टी". Zee Bihar Jharkhand. 4 November 2018. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  12. ^ "Bihar Assembly Election 2020: 5 players who hold the cards to next Chief Minister". DNA India. Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  13. ^ "Why Bihar Grand Alliance Has Given VIP Entry to a Party With Zero Election Experience". News18. 22 March 2019. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  14. ^ Ahmed, Soroor (10 April 2019). "Bihar: RJD leaving 3 LS seats for Vikas Sheel Insaan Party an attempt to win back Dalits and backward castes". National Herald. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  15. ^ "Tejashwi Yadav Welcomes New Entrant To Mahagathbandhan In Bihar". Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  16. ^ Bisht, Akash. "'Son of Mallah': Once the BJP's star campaigner, now the Grand Alliance's big hope in Bihar". Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  17. ^ Nair, Sobhana K. (23 May 2019). "Caste calculus goes for a toss in the north". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  18. ^ "कौन हैं ये मुकेश साहनी जो कह रहे हैं 'माछ भात खाएंगे महागठबंधन को जिताएंगे'". NDTVIndia. Retrieved 3 October 2020.
  19. ^ "Will the people of SimriBakhtiarpurhonour the 'SON OF MALLAH'". EtG Research. Retrieved 2 August 2021.

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