Chulbuli Pandey

We chanced upon these snapshots of actress-turned-politician Smriti Irani from her beauty pageant days in 1998, which had Gauri Pradhan as her co-contestant.

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(Left) Smriti Irani at one of her earlier photoshoots and (right) Irani at a recent campaign

From the ramp, to being the Minister of Human Resource Department, she has played many roles.

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Smriti Irani (Second from right) and Gauri Pradhan (second from left) at a beauty pageant