Pinarayi Vijayan Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 16, 2023

Date of Birth

21 / March / 1944


80 Years



Pinarayi Vijayan (born on 21 March 1944) is an Indian Politiker and the 12th (current) Chief Minister of Kerala from 25 May 2016. In addition, he is a member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Political Party. He was the longest-serving secretary of the Kerala State Committee between 1998 and 2015.

Pinarayi Vijayan Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Pinarayi Vijayan is the current Chief Minister of Kerala and a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of India (Marxist).


Mundayil Koran Pinarayi Vijayan's Father

Mundayil Koran Pinarayi Vijayan’s Father

Kalyani Koran Pinarayi Vijayan Mother

Kalyani Koran Pinarayi Vijayan’s Mother

Kamala Vijayan Pinarayi Vijayan Wife

Kamala Vijayan Pinarayi Vijayan’s Wife

Vivek Kiran Vijayan Pinarayi Vijayan son

Vivek Kiran Vijayan Pinarayi Vijayan’s son

Veena Vijayan Pinarayi Vijayan Daughter

Veena Vijayan Pinarayi Vijayan’s Daughter

Early Life

He (age 78 years old) was born on May 24, 1945, in Pinarayi, Malabar District, Madras Presidency, British India to Koran and Kalyani.


Before joining Government Brennen College, Thalassery studied the pre-university courses and Pinarayi Vijayan, a handloom weaver for a year. He graduated with a B.A. diploma with a major in Economics at the exact university.

Highest Qualification Graduate.
School High School.
College/University Government Brennen College, Thalassery.

Personal Life

His birth date was May 24th, 1945. According to the official information, his birthday falls on the 21st of March April 1944. He is from a poor toddy tapper’s family from Pinarayi in the Kannur district.

He is the youngest child of father and mother Kalyani along with Mundayil Koran. After finishing his schooling, Vijayan worked as a handloom weaver for a year. He then enrolled in Government Brennen College, Thalassery for a pre-university program and graduated from the same institution. The wife of Kamala Vijayan, and they have one daughter as well as one son.

Political Career

He began his journey to politics during his school time during his time at Government Brennen College. Pinarayi Vijayan was involved in the activities of the student union and became a member of the Communist Party in 1964. He was then appointed Kannur district secretary for the Kerala Students Federation (KSF) which later changed to known as the Students Federation of India (SFI).

He was eventually promoted to the post of state secretary and president of the SFI. Pinarayi Vijayan then joined the Kerala State Youth Federation (KSYF) which later changed to The Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI). He was appointed to the state president committee. In the course of his presidency, Vijayan was imprisoned for one and a half years for his political involvement. He also served as head of the Kerala state-owned cooperative bank.

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Election Victories

Constituency Closest rival The majority (votes) Year
Koothuparamba Thayath Raghavan (PSP) 743 1970
Koothuparamba Abdulkadar (RSP) 4,401 1977
Koothuparamba P. Ramakrishnan (INC) 12,960 1991
Payyannur K. N. Kannoth (INC) 28,078 1996
Dharmadom Mambaram Divakaran (INC) 36,905 2016

As a Chief Minister

In a first for India in the history of the country, in a first for India, the Pinarayi Vijayan Ministry introduced an annual Progress Report to mark accountability and transparency for government officials.

The report card details the performance and evaluation of the ministry by the manifesto for elections released by the Left Democratic Front. His ministry set a precedent by delivering 570 of the 600 promises to voters made in the manifesto for the elections by November 2020.

Riyaz Pinarayi Vijayan

He appoints son-in-law Mohammad Riyaz the accused in a riots trial, as an official of his cabinet.

Pinarayi Vijayan Religion


Pinarayi Vijayan is a Hindu

He is an Indian politician and politician. He is currently the chief minister of Kerala Serving since May 2016.

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Body Measurements Not Yet Update
Birth Place Pinarayi Madras Presidency British India
Children Son: Vivek Kiran Vijayan
Daughter: Veena Vijayan
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Salt & Pepper
Height In CM 173 CM
Height In Meter 1.73 M
Nationality Indian
Parents Father: Mundayil Koran
Mother: Kalyani
Profession Politician
Siblings Not Yet Update
Spous Kamala Vijayan
Weight 75 Kg
165 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Gemini


If you have any question, please write below.

    What is his actual name? Pinarayi was added later i suppose. Was there a family name attached with his name before Pinarayi added or initial?

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