Narendra Modi is an Indian politician and current Prime Minister of India. He is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and has been in office since 2014. Modi previously served as the Chief Minister of Gujarat from 2001 to 2014 and is the Member of Parliament for Varanasi.
Modi's political career began in 1987, when he joined the BJP. He rose to prominence within the party through his work on the political campaigns of senior party leaders. Modi was born on 17 September 1950 in Vadnagar, a small town in the state of Gujarat. He was the third of six children born to Damodardas Mulchand Modi and Hiraben Modi.