Rakesh Tikait was born in Sisauli, Mujaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh), India, on the 4th of June 1969. His father Mahendra Singh Tikait, a farmer leader, was also the co-founder and first president of BKU. Baljori Devi, his mother was a housewife.
Rakesh began his career in 1992 as a Delhi Police Department officer. Later, he quit this job at the Delhi farmer’s protest of 1993-1994. He soon left his job and joined the farmer’s demonstration as a member in good standing of the father’s farmers union, BKU. He joined the BKU union in 2011 following the death of Mahendra Singh Tikait. He soon became the spokesperson for the Bharatiya Kisan Union.
Rakesh was also a candidate for the election to the UP assembly on a ticket from Indian National Congress from Khatauli, but was unable win the election and ended up in sixth place.
Rakesh again ran for the Lok Sabha Election on the ticket of Rashtriya Lok Dal, Amroha Lok Sabha Constituency. However, he was unable secure even 1%.
Rakesh Tikait Net Worth
Rakesh Tikait net worth is approximately or more than 90 Crore INR ($12 million) as of 2022. All of this wealth was earned through his contributions in farming and business.
Rakesh Tikait has been married to Sunita Devi. He is the father of his three children. He is the father of one son and two daughters, Charan Singh, Seema, and Jyoti.
Rakesh is 2nd among the 6 children his father has. His brothers are Surendra Tikait, Naresh Tikait and Narendra Takait. However, the names of his sisters remain unknown.
Rakesh Tikait is an educated individual, but he has not disclosed much about his primary education. He was educated at Chaudhary Charan Univeristy in Meerut, and he received his M.A. degree from that institution.
Rakesh Tikait married Sunita Devi at an early age, He has not revealed any details about his marriage life. He used to keep his marital life private from the rest of the world.