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Sheikh Shahjahan Biography, Age, Wife, Family & More

Sheikh Shahjahan Biography

Sheikh Shahjahan Biography, For 55 days, Trinamool Congress leader Shahjahan Sheikh has been hiding since the police raided his house. But now, the West Bengal Police caught him. Sheikh and his friends are accused of grabbing land and sexually harassing people. These accusations came up after protests turned violent in Sandeshkhali island, North 24 Parganas district.

Sheikh Shahjahan Biography

Profession(s) Politician, Businessman
Other name(s) • Bhai
• Matsa Karmadhakshya
• Betaj Badshah
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) in centimeters– 162 cm
in meters– 1.62 m
in feet & inches– 5’ 4”
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Political Party Trinamool Congress (TMC)
Personal Life
Date of Birth Year, 1971
Age (as of 2023) 53 Years
Birthplace Sandeshkhali, West Bengal
Nationality Indian
Hometown Sandeshkhali, West Bengal
Controversies Shahjahan’s Cross-Border Escapes

He often faces the charges of crossing into Bangladesh to escape the West Bengal Police. Reportedly, Shahjahan remained difficult to catch, even when accused of double murder in 2020 involving two BJP leaders.

Legal Woes Accumulate

Between 2020 and 2023, he faced 16 land grabbing, 13 murder or attempted murder, five rape, and 17 criminal conspiracy complaints.

Ration Scam Probe

In January 2024, during a raid at Sheikh’s residence conducted by ED officials as part of a probe into a ration distribution scam, his supporters turned violent, assaulting the ED officials and damaging their vehicles. He was then arrested in February 2024.

Relationships & More
Marital Status Married
Wife/Spouse Name Not Known
Children He has four children.
Parents Father– Masibur Mollah
Siblings Brothers– 2
• Sheikh Sirajuddin Akhtar
• Sheikh Alamgir
Style Quotient
Car Collection He owns 17 cars.
Money Factor
Salary (approx.) Rs. 19.8 lakh per annum
Assets/Properties Movable• Bank deposits: Rs. 1.9 crore
• Land: Rs. 4 crore
• Residential Property: Rs. 1.5 crore


Sheikh Shahjahan Personal Life 

Sheikh Shahjahan, who’s 42 years old and also known as “Bhai”, used to work in fishing and making bricks in Sandeshkhali, which is in North 24 Parganas near the border with Bangladesh, as reported by PTI (Press Trust of India).

He began his working life as a laborer, doing hard physical work. Over time, he moved into politics. In 2004, he started leading groups of workers in brick-making factories, and later he became part of the local CPI(M) party. He stayed active in politics even when there were changes in the government in West Bengal.

Sheikh Shahjahan Some Lesser Known Facts About

  • Sheikh Shahjahan was born into a family that didn’t have much money.
  • His dad, Masibur Mollah, had two wives, one in India and another in Bangladesh.
  • When he was in his twenties, Sheikh Shahjahan worked as a middleman at a fish market in Sandeshkhali, West Bengal.
  • In 1999, he started driving trekkers and sometimes worked as a bus ticket collector. Later, he sold vegetables at the local market for a while.
  • In 2003, Sheikh Shahjahan got into politics, inspired by his uncle Moslem Sheikh, who ran for a village head election with the CPI(M) party.

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