M J Akbar Age, Wife, Family, Biography, Affairs, Net worth & Facts

M J Akbar

M J Akbar (born January 11, 1951) is an Indian Politician, Author and, Journalist based in Hooghly (India). In fact, he served as a member in Rajya Sabha from Madhya Pradesh. Later on, PM Modi inducted him in the cabinet.

Akbar received the charge of Ministry of External Affairs in 2016. Earlier, he was a member of Congress party from 1999 to 2014. Furthermore, Mobashar elected as the MP in 1989 and 1991.

By the coming of 2014, he decided to move to BJP party. He took the position of the National Spokesperson. However, he left his position in the cabinet on November 2, 2018. His real birth name is Mobashar Jawed Akbar.


Rape & Sexual Assualt Allegation Controversy

Pallavi Gogoi Twitter Post accusing MJ Akbar on harassment
Pallavi Gogoi (Journalist) Twitter Post accusing M J Akbar on harassment.

The reason behind that is multiple allegations of rape on him. According to the Washington Post, Pallavi Gogoi (Journalist & Chief Editor of NPR) accused to rape her in Jaipur’s hotel. It is an incident happened 23 years back. During that time, Ms. Pallavi was the editor of op-ed page Asian Age.

She claimed that the 67-year-old asked her to come to the hotel. In the next few months, Akbar forced her to move to Mumbai, Delhi, and Jaipur. Several other women whose names are not available put harassment allegation on him. Then, Ms. Gogoi decided to move to the USA and worked for Dow Jones.

Priya Ramani accuses MJ Akbar for rape under #MeToo
Priya Ramani (Journalist) accuses MJ Akbar for rape under #MeToo.

This time she shared her terrific story through a long #MeToo post. Another Indian Journalist Priya Ramani accused Mr. Akbar of molestation. She is ready to fight the legal battle against him. Presently she works for Juggernaut Books.


Profile, Parents & Early Life

This BJP leader was born on the 11th of January 1951 in Hooghly, West Bengal (India). Therefore, M J Akbar’s age is 67 years old in 2018. In fact, he is the son of Sheikh Akbar Ali (father) and Imtiaz Akbar (mother).

MJ Akbar Biography

The name of his sister is Gazala Akbar Sharma. His grandfather named Pragya who was a Hindu raised him. After that, Pragya converted into Islam and changed his name Rehmatullah. Mobashar studied in Calcutta Boys High School. Later on, he took admission in Presidency College, Calcutta to study BA (Hons) English.

In 1975, he married his wife Mallika Joseph, a colleague in Times of India. The couple blessed with two children i.e. a boy Prayaag Jawad Akbar and a girl Mukulika Akbar. Ms. Joseph completed her graduation from Joseph College, Cambridge.

MJ Akbar Indian Politican

Full Birth NameMobashar Jawed “M.J.” Akbar.
NicknameMJ Akbar.
Profession1. BJP Leader, Author & Journalist.
2. Former External Affairs Minister.
Age (As of 2018) Sixty-seven (67) years old
Date of Birth (DOB), Birthday11th of January 1951.
ControversyAccused by two female journalists Pallavi Gogoi and Priya Ramani on rape charges.
Birthplace/HometownHooghly, West Bengal (India).
Star Sign (Zodiac Sign)Capricorn.
Physical Statistics
Height (Tall)Feet & Inches: 5′ 7″.
Centimeters: 170 cm.
Meters: 1.70 m.
WeightKilograms: 68 Kg.
Pounds: 149 lbs.
Biceps Size13 inches.
Body Measurements (chest-waist-hips)42-36-35.
Shoe Size (US)6.
Tattoos details?None.
Eye ColorBlack.
Hair ColorSemi Bald.
Parents Father: Sheikh Akbar Ali.
Mother: Imtiaz Akbar.
SiblingsBrother: None.
Sister: Gazala Akbar Sharma.
RelativesGrandfather: Rehmatullah.
Wife & Relationship
Marital StatusMarried (Since 1975).
Dating History?N/A.
GirlfriendNot Known.
Wife/Spouse NameMallika Joseph.
ChildrenSon: Prayaag Jawad Akbar.
Daughter: Mukulika Akbar.
Highest QualificationBA (Hons.) English from Presidency College, Calcutta.
SchoolCalcutta Boys High School.
College/UniversityPresidency College, Calcutta.
Hobbies & Favorite Things
Favorite CelebritiesActor: Manoj Kumar.
Actress: Asha Parekh.
Dream Holiday DestinationSwitzerland.
Favorite ColorWhite.
Love to doPainting and Fishing.
Favorite DishesContinental Food.
Net worth
Net Asset (Approx.)Rs. 38 Crore Indian Rupees (As of 2018).
Earnings per monthUnder review.
Contact Details
Office AddressWill Update.
Home DetailsNot Known
Mobile or Phone NumberNA.
Email AddressNot Known.
Official WebsiteWill Update Soon.


Some Interesting Facts about M J Akbar (Politician)

MJ Akbar Net Assets

  • Akbar worked as an editor for India Today, Times of India, The Asian Age, and Deccan Chronicle.
  • In addition to this, his journalism career rose after joining Ananda Bazar Patrika (ABP) as Editor.
  • He also started media company The Asian Age in 2008 in Delhi, Mumbai, and London.
  • In fact, he has known as an author.

MJ Akbar Controversy

  • He has written books like Riot After Riot, Byline, Have Pen, Will Travel, Blood Brothers-A Family Saga and Kashmir: Behind the Vale.
  • Money Factor: The estimated Net worth of M J Akbar is Rs. 38 Crore Indian Rupees in 2018.
  • Furthermore, he served as a leading spokesperson for the Indian National Congress.
  • On the other hand, he also worked for Late Rajeev Gandhi (Congress Leader and Former PM).
  • Mobashar served in the External Affairs Ministry in Modi cabinet for two years.
  • However, he left his position today due to the rape allegations against him.


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