Mandaviya was born in a small village named Hanol in Palitana taluka of Bhavanagar district in Gujarat State. Born to a middle class farmer family, he is youngest among 4 brothers.
Mandaviya has played multiple leadership roles for both his political party as well as an elected representative of the people of Palitana, Gujarat. Politically he was active since his youth and became member of Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad. He selected as a member of State Executive Committee of ABVP, Gujarat Unit.
He holds a Post Graduate Degree in Political Science from Bhavnagar University. Starting his political career in the mid nineties, in a short span, has become a respected political leader of the masses. His organization skills were recognized by senior leaders in party and was given responsibility of Yuva Morach of Palitana and then President of Palitana BJP unit.
His organization skills were recognized by senior leaders in party and was given responsibility of Yuva Morcha of Palitana and then President of Palitana BJP unit. He has the distinction of being the youngest MLA in Gujarat; in year 2002 at the age of 28 he fought Palitana Constituency.
123 KM Padyatra
Being MLA, in year 2005 he organized 123 KM long padyatra for 45 educationally backward villages of Palitana for purpose of Girl Education.
Again, in year 2007 he organized 127 KM long padyatra for 52 villages for cause of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao and Vayasan Hatao (Give up bad habits).
After his tenure, in 2010 he became chairman of Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation Limited.
In a very short span at the age of 38, in 2012 he got elected in Rajya Sabha for Gujarat state. During his tenure in Rajya Sabha in opposition he raised many important questions of Gujarat. He raised very important question on patent for youth and researchers of country. He has been a part of various important standing committees of parliament over the years, namely petroleum & natural gas, chemical & fertilizers and industries. Was also member in consultative committee of environment, forest & climate change; textiles and in select committee for real estate bill – 2015. He was also chairman of Gujarat state consultative committee of FCI.
His organization skills were very important for party and he became Secretary for state unit BJP in 2013 and General Secretary in 2014. In the end of 2014 he became Gujarat State Incharge of BJP’s High-tech & Mega Membership Drive Campaign. By his thoughts, ideas and excellent organisation skill more than 1 crore people join BJP in Gujarat.
Mandaviya was a part of President’s Delegation for three countries Ghana, Namibia and Cote d’lvoire. As a very good learner Mandaviya had travels for many countries. He has visited China for the study of the development of Industries, Israel to study the new technology of Agriculture, Europe including England & Germany to study for the facility of urban development & technology, and food festival in Dubai & the study of free trade system. He also visits eastern African countries; Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ravanda for the study of forest life & culture.
5th July,2016 he sworn as a Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers in Government of India.
Shri Mandaviya visited Brazil and Argentina. In Argentina, he had a meeting with Vice Minister Production on promoting bilateral cooperation in field of Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Energy and Pharma at Buenos Aires on 17th April, 2017. After this he witnessed the signing of MoU between the Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET) and University of Buenos Aires (UBA) in Argentina for initiate collaboration in the areas of student exchange, academics, research and development of polymeric materials.
After becoming the Minister; Mandaviya was a part of Vice President’s Delegation for South African countries – Algeria and Hungary.