Ravi Rana Age, Caste, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

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Age: 42 Years
Wife: Navneet Kaur Rana
Hometown: Amravati, Maharashtra

Full name Ravi Gangadhar Rana [1]Seventeenth Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile of Navneet Rana
Profession Politician, Social Worker, Farmer
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 180 cm
in meters– 1.80 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 11”
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Political Party Independent
Personal Life
Date of Birth 28 April 1980 (Monday)
Age (as of 2022) 42 Years
Zodiac sign Taurus
Nationality Indian
Hometown Shankarnagar, Amravati, Maharashtra
College/University Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati
Educational Qualification Bachelor of Commerce (second year dropout) [2]Myneta.info
Religion Ravi Rana follows Hinduism.

Controversies Arrested During a Farmers’ Agitation (2011)
In 2011, Ravi Rana’s active participation in farmers’ agitation for better remunerative prices for raw cotton led to his arrest. Reportedly, Rana, his wife, and Yuva Swabhimani Sanghatana had launched a protest against the government, demanding a hike in the minimum guarantee price of raw cotton from Rs 3,300 to Rs 6,000 per quintal. While he was being held in Central Jail Amravati, Rana went on a hunger strike, which led to a severe deterioration of his health. Narayan Rane, Prithviraj Chavan’s emissary and the Maharashtra minister for Industries, tried to convince Rana to end his fast over the telephone, but Rana refused to coordinate. Thereafter, Rana was shifted to a government-run medical college and hospital in Nagpur. [3]Hindustan Times

Clash with Shiv Sena District Chief Dinesh Boob (2019)
After the 2019 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly elections, Ravi Rana engaged in a physical fight with Dinesh Boob, Shiv Sena’s Amravati district chief Dinesh Boob while attending an event at the old-age home Madhuban Vrudhashram. Ravi alleged that Dinesh Boob had made derogatory remarks against his wife on social media and during the election speeches. In the end, the police intervened and forced Dinesh Boob and his supporters to leave the ashram. [4]The Times of India

Booked for violating lockdown norms (2020)
Amid the COVID-19 lockdown in 2020, Ravi Rana, along with five others, removed barricades to reach Irwin Square, Amravati, Maharashtra, for paying tributes to B R Ambedkar on the occasion of his birth anniversary. Thereafter, the police booked Rana for violating the lockdown norms and invoked section 188 (Disobedience to order duly promulgated by public servant) of the Indian Penal Code against Rana. [5]Deccan Herald

Put in House Arrest under Section 144 of CrPC (2022)
On the night of 12 January 2022, Ravi Rana and his followers illegally encroached upon Rajapeth flyover, Amravati, to install Shivaji Maharaj’s statue on the occasion of the Shivaji Maharaj’s mother’s birthday. Consequently, Rana was put under house arrest and booked under Section 144 of CrPC. Later, activists of Rana’s Yuva Swabhiman Party burnt an effigy of Amravati municipal commissioner Pravin Ashtikar in front of Rana’s house. [6]The Times of India

Accused of Attempt to Murder (2022)
In 2022, Ravi Rana was booked for an attempt to murder when some women workers of Rana’s Yuva Swabhiman Party assaulted the Amravati Municipal Commissioner Dr Pravin Ashtikar by splashing ink on him. The incident happened in the aftermath of the removal of Shivaji Maharaj’s statue from Rajapeth flyover, Amravati. Reportedly, the statue was being installed without obtaining MC’s formal permission; therefore, it was removed. Ravi Rana dismissed the charges claiming that he was not present at the spot when the incident took place. [7]TV9 Marathi

Arrested in Hanuman Chalisa row (2022)
On 23 April 2022, independent MLA Ravi Rana and his MP wife, Navneet Rana, were arrested after they gave a call for the chanting of Hanuman Chalisa outside Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray’s private residence ‘Matoshree’ in Mumbai. Later, the Mumbai Police slapped the sedition charge on the politician couple, and the Rana couple was remanded in 14-day judicial custody. On 4 May 2022, the City Civil and Sessions Court granted bail to Navneet Kaur Rana and her MLA husband Ravi Rana on a bond of Rs. 50,000 in connection with the Hanuman Chalisa controversy; the court also directed the couple not to speak to the media about the case. [8]NDTV

Relationships & More
Marital Status Married
Marriage Date 2 February 2011

Wife/Spouse Navneet Kaur Rana (actress-turned-politician, who is known for her work in the Telugu entertainment industry)

Parents Father– Gangadhar Narayan Rana
Mother– Name Not Known

Style Quotient
Car Collection • Ford Endeavour
• Toyota Fortuner
Money Factor
Assets/Properties Movable Assets
• Cash: Rs 3,50,000
• Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial • • • • • Companies: Rs 3,24,274
• LIC or other insurance Policies: Rs 14,70,000
• Motor Vehicles: Rs 30,41,255
• Jewellery: Rs 25,40,240

Immovable Assets
• Agricultural Land: Rs 3,50,000
• Commercial Buildings: Rs 30,00,000
• Residential Buildings: Rs 1,87,00,000 [9]Myneta.info

Net Worth (as of 2019) Rs. 2,80,24,668 [10]Myneta.info

Some Lesser Known Facts About Ravi Rana

  • Ravi Rana is an Indian independent politician, social worker, and founder of the Yuva Swabhiman Party (YSP), who, as an independent candidate, was elected as an MLA for the third time in a row from the Badnera Assembly Constituency in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election, 2019. He made headlines in 2022 for the Hanuman Chalisa row.
  • Apart from being a politician, Rana is a social worker and farmer.
  • Ravi Rana ventured into politics as an independent candidate when contested the Badnera Assembly seat in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly elections, 2009. Rana won the seat defeating the NCP candidate Sulbha Khodke by a margin of 18771 votes. The elections resulted in the formation of a coalition government of Congress and NCP with Ashok Chavan (of Congress) as the chief minister.
  • Navneet and Ravi first met at an ashram of Baba Ramdev, where Ravi Rana was organising one of Baba Ramdev’s Yog Shivirs. Belonging to a Punjabi family [11]The Indian Express, Navneet Kaur Rana grew up in Mumbai.
  • In 2011, Navneet and Ravi got married in a mass marriage ceremony held in Science Core Ground, Amravati, along with 3612 couples. The ceremony was attended by various famous Indian personalities including Baba Ramdev, Maulana Mahmood Madani, Vivek Oberoi, and Prithviraj Chavan.
  • The marriage ceremony was the brainchild of Ravi Rana and Baba Ramdev for which they were recognised by the India Book of Records for organising the largest mass marriage ceremony ever performed in history. A budget of seven crores was spent on the ceremony.
  • In the 2014 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly elections, Rana contested and won the Badnera Assembly seat as an independent candidate defeating the Shiv Sena candidate Band Sanjay by 7419 votes.
  • Ravi Rana made headlines in 2015 when he was dubbed a hero for saving an old man’s barbershop from encroachment. The owner of the shop, Mahadeo Chandrabhan Dehankar, was the sole bread earner of his family. After the incident, Dehankar addressed the media and said,

    I have been running this shop for the last 40 years and meeting both ends of my family on the strength of it. I was shocked when AMC encroachment demolition squad served a notice on me. The thought of losing my bread and butter made me restless and I rushed to MLA Ravi Rana for help.”

  • In the 2019 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly elections, Rana contested and won the Badnera Assembly seat as an independent candidate defeating the Shiv Sena candidate Priti Band with a margin of 15541 votes. After being elected as an MLA, Rana offered his allegiance to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form the government in the state. [12]The Print However, the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) of the BJP and SHS failed at forming a government. Consequently, Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress formed the Maharashtra government under a new alliance called Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA), with Uddhav Thackeray as the Chief Minister.
  • An adherent follower of Lord Ganesha, Ravi Rana passionately celebrates Ganesh Chaturthi and installs Lord Ganesh’s clay statue at his home during the festival.

    Ravi Rana (middle), along with his other family members, carrying Lord Ganesha’s statue for visarjan

  • On the occasion of the birthday of his son, Ranveer, Ravi Rana contributed ₹11,00,000 towards the CM Farmers’ Relief Fund in 2017.

    Ravi Rana along with his wife, Navneet Kaur Rana, and Devendra Fadnavis contributing ₹11,00,000 towards the CM Farmers’ Relief Fund in 2017

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↑1 Seventeenth Lok Sabha Members Bioprofile of Navneet Rana
↑2, ↑9, ↑10 Myneta.info
↑3 Hindustan Times
↑4 The Times of India
↑5 Deccan Herald
↑6 The Times of India
↑7 TV9 Marathi
↑11 The Indian Express
↑12 The Print