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Agni Prasad Sapkota was born on March 7, 1958 in Kubhinde-7, Sindhupalchowk. Son of Dhanapati Sapkota and Til Maya Sapkota, Agni Prasad has been in politics since the past 38 years. He is contesting from Sindhupalchowk-2 in the CA Election 2013 representing UCPN-Maoist.

With a Master's Degree in Sociology, Sapkota came into politics in 1975. He took the party membership in 1978 and served as the founder secretary of CPN (Fourth Convention) of Sindhupalchowk in 1980.

A teacher by profession, Sapkota fully dedicated himself to politics in 1992.

In the CA Election 2008, Sapkota was elected from Sindhupalchowk-2, defeating Subhas Karmacharya of CPN-UML by a margin of 20,112 votes. Sapkota received 30,175 votes while Karmacharya got 10,063 votes. Bhupendra Bahadur thapa of NC came third with 5,241 votes.

Also a former minister for information and communications, Sapkota is currently the party spokesperson of UCPN-Maoist. He is considered close to Prachanda.

Sapkota has been accused of murdering Arjun Lama of Kavre and had to reply in court on the case while he was in the government. 

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