Agnimitra Paul is an Indian politician and former fashion designer. She is the president of BJP Mahila Morcha, West Bengal, and also serves as a BJP MLA in West Bengal. Before joining politics, she worked as a fashion designer in Kolkata, India and designed costumes for various films.
Agnimitra Paul was born as Agnimitra Roy in 1974 (age 48 years; by 2022) in Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal. She went to Loreto Convent School in Asansol and then attended Asansol Girls College for Higher Education. Later, she went to Banwarilal Bhalotia College to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Botany (Hons). She also prepared for JEE, but was on a waiting list for two years. Her parents donated a huge amount to get her admission in a medical college in Bangalore. She went to Bangalore to fulfill her dream of becoming a doctor. However, she gave up the dream as her boyfriend Partho did not like it and she returned home after a week. After marriage, she went to Jadavpur University to pursue a master’s degree in botany. During that time, she also enrolled in a fashion designing course at BILAMS.
Height (approx.): 5′ 7
Hair Color: black
Eye Colour: dark brown
parents and siblings
She is the daughter of Dr Ashok Roy who is a Pediatrician in Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal.
husband and children
Agnimitra is married to Partho Paul, an entrepreneur who works as a . is the executive director of name pharmaceutical company Palson Drugs and Chemical Industries. She met him for the first time in 1992 when he went to visit his father for official work.
In an interview, he talked about how they came together and said,
I first met Partho in 1992, when he was visiting my father for some government work. Our first impressions? My dad liked him right away, my mom was a little wary, and I thought he was a very real person. I then completed class 12th with the dream of clearing JEE and becoming a doctor. But they say that when it comes to love, everything pales in comparison.
They used to exchange romantic cards when they started dating and soon got married. They have a son Vignesh Paul.
Agnimitra’s husband supported her dream of becoming a fashion designer and she started working as a fashion designer in various fashion houses. In 1996, he worked with established designers like Ritu Beri for five years and earned around Rs. 2,500 every month. However, the earnings served as initial funding for his own store and Later she started her own fashion Retail label named Inga. He also designed the costumes for a Bollywood film, Koi Mere Dil Se Pooche in 2001.
He designed costumes for some of the biggest cinema projects in Tollywood. These projects included films such as Hungama, directed by Swapna Saha, and Bidhatar Lekha which was directed by Raja Mukherjee. She became the first working woman in her family with the support of her husband. He talked about this in an interview and said,
Who would have thought that a few hours every morning at BILAMS would inspire me to embrace fashion design with such commitment! And this time Partho didn’t get in my way. I was the first woman in the family to start working and I am really grateful for the support and encouragement from my husband and in-laws.
In March 2019, she joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and became the president of the BJP Mahila Morcha, West Bengal. In an interview, she talked about why she joined BJP and said,
It is because of Narendra Modi that I have joined the party. I admire her; I am a huge fan and would be happy to work under his leadership. I have joined BJP for them, no one else and nothing else. I like his speeches, policies and the kind of work he has done for the country. India is in a very strong position because of his international policies.
As president of the Mahila Morcha, she organized a training workshop for women called UMA, which focused on teaching self-defense to women in 23 districts of West Bengal. In 2021, he won the Legislative Assembly election from Asansol South Assembly, West Bengal. He won the election by 1800 votes against Congress candidate Sayani Ghosh.
As per Section 506 of IPC, he has 4 charges relating to punishment for criminal intimidation. According to Section 324 of the IPC, he is charged with causing hurt with a dangerous weapon. He also faces a charge relating to punishment for causing grievous hurt as per section 325. This is followed by one charge under Section 505 of the IPC relating to statements causing public mischief and one charge relating to punishment for theft as per Section 379. This is followed by fifteen more charges under various sections of the Indian Penal Code.
- In September 2019, she filed a complaint stating that she was molested and physically abused by a mob at Jadavpur University in Kolkata, West Bengal. She said that her clothes were torn and her modesty was attacked by the mob in the university. While filing the complaint, he said,
As we were about to enter the venue, a section of the rowdy mob blocked our way. They started shouting slogans. Gradually, the mob claiming to be university students turned violent and started causing physical abuse, beatings, hate speech and moral devastation.’
property / properties
- Cash amount Rs. 53,000
- Bank Deposit Rs. 51,84,228
- Bonds of an amount of Rs. 6,37,900
- Investment in insurance policies Rs. 17,00,000
- Gold jewelery worth Rs. 36,76,070
- Residential building Rs. 1,28,75,026
- Loans of Rs. 1,17,00,000
Agnimitra has an estimated net worth of Rs. 1.24 crores.
Facts / Trivia
- Since childhood, she wanted to become a doctor like her father.
- He worked on social causes and even before becoming a politician, he helped the acid attack survivors and visually impaired people.