Rajnath Singh is a famous Indian politician belonging to the Bhartiya Janata Party. He is the present Union Minister of Home Affairs in the BJP led NDA Government of India. He was born on 10th July in a farmer's family at Bobhora village, Tehsil Chakia, District Varanasi (now Chanduli). A physics lecturer by profession, Rajnath Singh has previously served as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and also as the Cabinet Minister in the Vajpayee Government. Rajnath Singh has long time ties with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and was also a part of the Janata Party. He has also served as the President of the BJP twice (from 2005 - 2009 and then again from 2013 - 2014). Rajnath Singh also has held other positions like President of the Party's (BJP) Youth Wing and President of the BJP's unit in Uttar Pradesh.Born to Shri Rambandan Singh and Srimati Gujarati Devi, Rajnath Singh is married to Savitri Singh and they have two sons and a daughter. Singh obtained a Masters' Degree in Physics with first division from Gorakhpur University, Uttar Pradesh and was appointed as a lecturer in the KB Post Degree College in Mirzapur in 1971. At the age of 13, Rajnath Singh was associated with Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh and he continued his association with RSS even when he was a lecturer. In 1969, Rajnath Singh began his political career as the organizing secretary of the BJP's student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and later became the secretary of the Bharatiya Jan Sanghs Mirzapur Unit in 1974. In 1975 at the age of 24, Rajnath Singh was elected as the District President of the Jan Sangh, predecessor of Bharatiya Janta Party. Singh was also a part of the Jaiprakash Narayan's movement during emergency and was arrested in July 1975 before being released in 1977. After that he held important positions in the part namely State President of National Youth Wing in 1984, National General Secretary in 1986 and National President in 1988. He was also elected in the State's Legislative Council and became the Education Minister in 1991, during the first ever BJP government in Uttar Pradesh. Singh's tenure as Education Minister was praised and he came into news with the introduction of the famous Anti-Copying Act and Vedic Mathematics in the syllabus. There were also corrections made of various portions of the history textbooks. He became the member of Rajya Sabha in 1994 and also became the Chief Whip of BJP in Rajya Sabha. In 1997, he became the President of BJP unit of Uttar Pradesh and in the year 1999 he became the Union Cabinet Minister for Surface Transport. He was elected as an MLA from Haidergarh and became the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in the year 2000. In 2003, Singh was appointed as the Minister of Agriculture and subsequently for Food Processing in the NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. During this period he initiated projects like Kisan Call Centre and also established Farmer Commission and initiated Farm Income Insurance Scheme.Singh was elected as BJP's National President in 2005 and again in 2013 after the resignation of Nitin Gadkari. In 2014 Singh contested elections from the Lucknow constituency and was elected as a Member of Parliament. Rajnath Singh was appointed as the Union Minister of Home Affairs on May 26, 2014 and continues to retain the portfolio till date.