Jothimani Sennimalai  Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 20, 2023

Date of Birth

9 / August / 1975


49 Years


Politician, Writer, Social Worker

Born on August 9, 1975, Jothimani Sennimalai, known mononymously as Jothimani, is a multi-faceted Indian personality, being a politician, writer, and social worker. In 2019, she was elected as a Congress Member of Parliament (MP) to represent the Lok Sabha from Karur, Tamil Nadu. Jothimani’s early entry into politics led her to hold key positions as the General Secretary and Vice President of both the Indian Youth Congress and Tamil Nadu Youth Congress in separate terms.

Jothimani Sennimalai Biography, Career, Family, Age and More

Jothimani Sennimalai, born on Saturday, August 9, 1975, in Dharapuram, Tirupur, Tamil Nadu, is currently 48 years old as of 2023.


Jothimani’s father is named Sennimalai, and he works as a farmer. Her mother is named Muthulakshmi.

Jothimani Mother Pic

Jothimani Mother Pic


With the encouragement of her mother, Muthulakshmi, Jothimani pursued her education. She attended Sri G.V.G Visalakshi College for Women in Udumalaipet, Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, and Bharathiyar University, Tamil Nadu, where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Master of Arts (in 2003), and Master of Philosophy (in 2005). During her college years, she actively engaged in NSS Camps and actively participated in various social service activities.

College/University  Sri G.V.G Visalakshi College for Women, Udumalaipet
Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu
Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu
Bharathiyar University, Tamil Nadu
Educational Qualification(s) Bachelor of Science in Mathematics
Master of Arts (2003)
Master of Philosophy (2005)


She is not married.


Jothimani’s involvement extended beyond local politics. She represented the Indian Youth Congress at international platforms, including the American Council for Young Political Leaders in the United States in 2006 and the Asian Young Leader’s Summit in 2009 in Malaysia. Her determination finally paid off in 2019 when she emerged victorious in the 2019 Indian general elections, becoming the Member of Parliament for the Karur constituency. Additionally, she was selected to participate in the Vital Voice of Asia Asian Women Leaders Meet held in New Delhi in 2010.


Question on Jothimani’s dressing style

In 2019, Jothimani stirred up controversy when she faced criticism for her choice of attire, alternating between sarees and jeans with a top on different occasions. To promote her initiative, calendars and pamphlets were distributed throughout her constituency. The criticism was voiced by Tamil Nadu General Secretary KS Narendiran, who took to Twitter to share a picture of Jothimani in two contrasting outfits. She also established youth groups as part of her outreach to engage with voters. In response to Narendiran’s viral tweet, Twitter users began posting pictures of Narendra Modi wearing different attire, including shirts and kurta-pajamas on various occasions.

Tamil Nadu state assembly election, 2016

Between the time when the DMK and Congress announced that the national party, Congress, would contest 41 seats and the subsequent revelation of which specific seats those would be, there was an extended period of suspense and silence. During this time, Jothimani participated in a television panel discussion where she criticized the BJP’s handling of immigrants during the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, when Aravakurichi did not appear on the Congress list, Jothimani expressed strong criticisms and even contemplated running as an independent candidate. In response, Karu made personal comments about her during the show, which led her to leave the discussion abruptly. Following a meeting with her supporters, she decided not to contest in the Aravakurichi constituency, prioritizing the overall interest of the Congress party. Ultimately, the Election Commission canceled the polls for both the Aravakurichi and Thanjavur Assembly seats.

2019 Election to the Parliament

Jothimani secured the Indian National Congress’ candidacy for the 2019 Indian general election, representing the Karur constituency in the Lok Sabha. In 2019, she raised concerns about Karur district collector T. Anbazhagan allegedly blocking her mobile number, hindering her ability to address the issues faced by the people in Karur.

In what was considered a significant upset by many media outlets and political analysts, Jothimani managed to defeat the experienced All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader, M. Thambidurai, who had previously held roles as the Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha and in the Union Cabinet.

Positions held

State level

  • Councillor of K. Paramathi panchayat union for two terms from 1996 to 2006.
  • District General Secretary of Karur district Congress from 1997 to 2004.
  • Council Member of Tamil Nadu Congress Committee from 1998 to 2000.
  • Vice President, Tamil Nadu Youth Congress from 2006 to 2008.
  • Member, Tamil Nadu Censor Board from 2006 to 2009.

National level

  • Indian Youth Congress National Coordinator- Kerala – 2008 (Appointed through State level talent search by Young Congress MPs).
  • Indian Youth Congress general secretary – 2009 to 2012 (Appointed by Rahul Gandhi, through a National level talent search).
  • State Returning Officer, Youth Congress Election – Kerala (Additional charge).
  • Media panelist on State issues in Indian National Congress.
  • 2019–present (23 May 2019) Member 17th Lok Sabha – Karur constituency


  • Ottrai Vasanai – Short story collection
  • Sithirak Koodu – Novel
  • Neer Pirakku Munn (Translated into English as No Shortcut to Leadership)


  • Ilakkiya Chinthanai Award for Best Short Story, 1999
  • Shakthi Award for Best Short Story Collection, 2007

Net Worth

As of 2023, Jothimani’s reported net worth was Rs. 5,667,055.

Money Factor

Assets/Properties Movable Assets
Cash: Rs. 5,35,000
Deposits in Banks, Financial Institutions and Non-Banking Financial Companies: Rs. 3,83,605
LIC or other insurance Policies: Rs. 6,27,450
Jewellery: Rs. 6,00,000
Gross Total Value: Rs. 21,46,055Immovable Assets
Agricultural Land: Rs. 30,00,000
Residential Buildings: Rs. 9,00,000
Total Immovable Assets: Rs. 39,00,000
Net Worth (as of 2019) Rs. 5,667,055

Physical Appearance

Jothimani Sennimalai stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches and has a weight of 55 kilograms. She possesses captivating black eyes, and her hair is also of the same striking black color.

Jothimani Social Network


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Body Measurements Chest: 34 Waist: 26 Hips: 34
Birth Place Dharapuram, Tirupur, Tamil Nadu
Children N/A
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Height In CM 170 CM
Height In Meter 1.70 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Sennimalai (farmer) Mother: Muthulakshmi
Profession Politician, Writer, Social Worker
Siblings N/A
Spous N/A
Weight 55 kg
Zodiac Sign Leo


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