Shri Ashish Sood was born on 2nd September, 1966 in a middle class family in Janakpuri to Shri Madan Gopal Sood and Smt. Sushila Sood. He completed his schooling from the Delhi Tamil Education Association (DTEA) School in Mandir Marg and Graduation in Commerce from Delhi University. He is married to Anupam and blessed with two daughters and a son.
He is rare and selective class of young Indian politicians who are not just aware of the social problems but realize that only the deeds are the solution and not the words. In a political career spanning two decades, as youth leader he has imbibed and worked with "CAN DO" spirit.
He started his social activism from his early days as member of ABVP and was elected as Secretary Student's union of ARSD College in year 1985. He united the unorganized, scattered student energy into a socially useful organization and started to channelize the energy for the social welfare of society. His leadership qualities and ability as team player led him to be elected as Joint Secretary Delhi University students union and subsequently as President of Delhi University Students Union. His activism had left ineffaceable imprints in the realms of social and political issues of Delhi in general and youth in particular.
His student life journey and experience helped him to transform from politically aware student to full time political activist. He devoted four years of his life for expansion of ABVP as its full time worker and become the Delhi State ABVP Secretary. He also held the position of All India Secretary ABVP. There was a time when he held position simultaneously at national and state level due to his organizational capabilities. He held positions in BJYM and was the Vice President, BJYM Delhi and later became the General Secretary, BJYM Delhi. He is also the former Vice President, BJP, Delhi. He remained the General Secretary of BJP for Delhi State from 2009 to 2013 and 2014 to 2017. He is the sitting Municipal councillor for Ward No. 117, Janakpuri