Shripad Naik was born on 4 October 1952 at Adpai village, North Goa District, Goa. In 1999, he was elected to the 13th Lok Sabha from Panaji constituency in Goa. As of 2014, he has held his seat in this constituency winning in 2004, 2009 and 2014 elections. As of 2014, he is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha. In 2014 Lokh Sabha Election he won with a margin of 105000 votes which is very high for a small state of Goa. Further, as advised by the Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi, the President has appointed Shripad Yesso Naik as Minister for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) in the 16th Lok Sabha. He is also Minister for Yoga and Traditional Medicine, Government of India.