Ramesh Jarkiholi Biography: Net Worth, Age, Family, Career

Ramesh Jarkiholi was an MLA and a former Water Resource Minister in Karnataka. He was born on 1 May 1960 in Belgaum. His father, Laxmanrao Jarkiholi was a businessman and they come from a well-to-do family.

He was a candidate for the Indian National Congress and later joined BJP. Currently, he is not serving as a minister as he gave his resignation on moral grounds after he was accused of a sex scandal in 2021 which has not yet proved.

Ramesh Jarkiholi Age

Ramesh Jarkiholi was born on 1 May 1960 and he is currently 64 years old.

Ramesh Jarkiholi Education

Ramesh Jarkiholi has completed his education up to 12th grade. He was pursuing a degree in Bachelor of Arts (BA) but did not complete it. He is not a graduate but he has a very good political acumen which shows education is not just the only thing, experience matters a lot.

Ramesh Jarkiholi Family

Ramesh Jarkiholi comes from a strong political family that has a good influence on Karnataka. He is the son of Laxmanrao Jarkiholi. Ramesh Jarkiholi has 4 brothers, Satish, Balachandra, Bhimashi, and Lakhan, and all of them are involved in politics.

Ramesh Jarkiholi is the uncle of Priyanka Jarkiholi, MP From Chikkodi Lok Sabha constituency.

His wife is Shakuntala Jarkihol, who is a homemaker and involved in agricultural activities. He has two children, a son and a daughter.

Family MemberDetails
FatherLaxmanrao Jarkiholi
SiblingsSatish Jarkiholi: Member of Indian National Congress, represents Yamakanmardi constituency in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, held various ministerial positions.
Balachandra Jarkiholi: Associated with BJP, represents Arabhavi constituency.
Bhimashi Jarkiholi: Involved in local politics and business.
Lakhan Jarkiholi: Politician, contested elections against Ramesh from Congress.
SpouseShakuntala Jarkiholi
ChildrenTwo, including a son named Amarnath Jarkiholi

Ramesh Jarkiholi Political Career

Ramesh Jarkiholi started his political career in 1999 as a member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from Gokak Constituency. At that time he was a candidate of INC. He joined BJP in 2019 and won the by-election from Gokak.

Here is a complete political; career timeline of Ramesh Jarkiholi:

1999Elected to the Karnataka Legislative Assembly from Gokak (INC)
2004Re-elected from Gokak (INC)
2008Won the Karnataka Legislative Assembly elections from Gokak (INC)
2013Re-elected from Gokak (INC)
2016Appointed Minister for Small Scale Industries in Karnataka
2018Became Minister for Municipal Administration and Belgaum District Guardian Minister
2018Removed from ministerial position due to internal conflicts within the Congress party
2019Resigned from Congress, joined BJP, and won the by-election from Gokak
2020Appointed Minister of Major and Medium Irrigation in Karnataka
2021Resigned from ministerial position following a sex scandal

Ramesh Jarkiholi Biography

Here is a brief biography of Ramesh Jarkiholi:

Full NameRamesh Jarkiholi
Date of BirthMay 1, 1960
Place of BirthBelgaum, Mysore State, India
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since 2019
Previous AffiliationIndian National Congress (until 2019)
EducationBachelor of Arts
ConstituencyGokak, Karnataka
Legislative RoleMember of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly
Ministerial Positions– Minister of Municipal Administration (2018)
– Minister of Small Scale Industries (2016-2018)
– Minister of Major and Medium Irrigation (2020-2021)
FamilyPart of a politically active family with siblings in politics; family involved in sugarcane farming and business
FacebookRamesh Jarkiholi
InstagramRamesh Jarkiholi

Ramesh Jarkiholi Net Worth

Ramesh Jarkiholi has a net worth of ₹17.98 crore including assets of ₹78.57 crore and liabilities, of ₹60.59 crore as per the data of 2023.

CategoryAmount (Rs.)
Total Assets78,57,48,744
– Movable Assets25,64,27,720
– Immovable Assets52,93,21,024
Total Liabilities60,59,33,294
Net Worth17,98,15,450

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