Born April 29, 1946, Jogi graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Maulana Azad College of Technology, Bhopal. He joined the Indian Police Service during the year 1968-1970. Later, he joined the Indian Administrative Service and continued to serve as a officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre between 1970 and 1986.
Jogi, was elected to Rajya Sabha during the term 1986-1998. He was later elected to Lok Sabha in the year 1998 from Raigarh constituency in Madhya Pradesh. A very articulate person the Congress president Sonia Gandhi, had appointed him as the spokesperson of the Congress between 1998 and 2000.