Glamorous, stunning wives of famous politicians

Updated: Jul 20, 2019, 09:31 | Shawn.Dsouza
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    Sara Abdullah, the daughter of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, married Congress leader Sachin Pilot in 2004. After qualifying in Hotel Management from London Sara Abdullah Pilot returned to India and joined UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women) as an intern. She pursued a Masters in International Relations from London and started working with UNIFEM again. After working there for a few more years, Sara and her colleague Lora Prabhu launched Center for Equality and Inclusion (CEQUIN), an NGO that works towards female empowerment and women's rights

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    Charu Singh married Rashtriya Lok Dal leader and former Mathura MP Jayant Chaudhary in 2003. Jayant Chaudhary is the grandson of former Indian Prime Minister Chaudhary Charan Singh. Charu completed her graduation in investment banking from an institute in the UK has also worked in the corporate sector. Charu and Jayant have two daughters

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    Harsimrat Kaur Badal is the Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing in the Government of India and an MP from Bathinda. She is married to Sukhbir Singh Badal, President of Shiromani Akali Dal, a Sikh political party. Harsimrat is a matriculate and holds a diploma in textile design. Born into a family that traces its roots to Attar Singh Majithia, a prominent general in Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s army Harsimrat Kaur Badal did her schooling from Loreto convent school, New Delhi. She later entered into the field of textile designing and pursued a three-year course in the field

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    Daughter of film producer Manmohan Shetty, Pooja Shetty married former Union minister and Congress leader Milind Deora in 2008. A film producer herself, Pooja Shetty Deora is current on the Board of Adlabs Imagica, and is the Joint Managing Director of the venture started by her father, Manmohan Shetty. Pooja Shetty’s father Manmohan Shetty is credited with bringing multiplexes to India and Pooja helped him bring Adlabs Imagica to Mumbai as well

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    Raj Laxmi Yadav, Lalu Prasad Yadav's youngest daughter married Mulayam Singh Yadav’s great-nephew Tej Pratap Singh in 2015. The wedding took place in Delhi where Raj Laxmi's Swarovski studded lehenga stole the limelight. Raj Laxmi Yadav is the youngest of Lalu Prasad Yadav's nine children and was born in 1990. She studied in Amity University, where she met Tej Pratap Singh for the first time. After they finished their studies, Tej Pratap Singh proceeded to get his MBA from Leeds University in the United Kingdom

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    Renu Sharma is the wife of BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain. The couple met in 1986 when Shahnawaz was pursuing his graduation and Renu was only a higher secondary student. The two fell in love while travelling in a bus. After a courtship that spanned over nine years, the inter-faith couple decided to get married. One they tied the knot, Renu worked as a teacher in a government school while

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    Dimple Yadav married former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in the year 1999 after a courtship period of about four years. She is a commerce graduate from Lucknow University and is the daughter of an Army officer. An MP Kannauj constituency, Dimple Yadav married Akhilesh Yadav when she was only 21-years-old.  Dimple entered politics during 2009 general election after her name was floated by her husband Akhilesh Yadav

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    Priyadarshini Raje Scindia married Jyotiraditya Scindia in 1994. The wife of an MP representing the Guna constituency, Priyadarshini is known for her poise and character. She belongs to the Gaekwad family of Baroda. Priyadarshini Raje Scindia attended Mumbai's Fort Convent School and later Sophia College. Scindia appeared in Verve's "Best dressed - 2008" hall of fame list and was included in the "India's 50 Most Beautiful Women" list by Femina in 2012. She is involved in the restoration of Jai Vilas Mahal, Usha Kiran Palace, and formulating projects for children. According to her, "living in a palace is a full-time job

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    TV journalist Amrita Rai married senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh in Chennai in 2015. The relationship became a matter of public knowledge after several photographs of the couple were leaked on social media. Rai also complained that she was the target of severe online abuse because of her relationship with Singh. The senior Congressman made the relationship public and the happy couple got married in 2015

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    Poonam Sinha is married to Shatrughan Sinha, an actor and politician. Poonam Sinha was an actress herself and was even crowned Miss Young India 1968. The couple got married in 1980 and have a daughter Sonakshi Sinha - a Bollywood actress. After her marriage, Poonam Sinha largely left her acting career to raise their children. After a long gap of thirty years, she starred in the film Jodha Akbar (2008) playing the role of Mallika Hamida Banu Begum - mother of Emperor Akbar, enacted by Hrithik Roshan, directed by noted film director Ashutosh Gowariker

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    Michelle Obama is the wife of former US president Barack Obama. A lawyer when she met her husband, Michelle is known to be articulate, stylish and someone who loves to help those in need. While at the White House, Michelle Obama was known to use her power as the first lady to educate children on the importance of eating healthy. Raised on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois, Obama is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School and spent her early legal career working at the law firm Sidley Austin, where she met her husband. She subsequently worked as the Associate Dean of Student Services at the University of Chicago and the Vice President for Community and External Affairs of the University of Chicago Medical Center. Barack and Michelle married in 1992 and have two daughters

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    Laureen Harper is married to the 22nd and former Prime Minister of Canada Stephen Harper. Laureen is known to support her husband and was even called his 'secret weapon' during the 2006 elections. After graduating from Oilfields High School, Laureen Harper attended the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology where she studied journalism and photography.She was first married to New Zealander Neil Fenton from April 1985 to 1988.[2] Teskey joined the Reform Party of Canada in the late 1980s. She met Stephen Harper in 1990 while working for GTO Printing, a computer graphics firm operating in Calgary that helped create professional graphs and tables for Harper's major paper for his master's degree in Economics at the University of Calgary

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    Carla Bruni is a model, singer and songwriter who married French president Nicolas Sarkozy. The two got married in 2008 when Bruni was extremely famous herself. Bruni was born in Italy and moved to France at the age of seven. She was a model from 1987 to 1997 before taking up a career in music. She wrote several songs for Julien Clerc that were featured on his 2000 album, Si j'etais elle.  Bruni is heiress to the fortune created by the Italian tire manufacturing company CEAT, founded in the 1920s by her legal grandfather, Virginio Bruni Tedeschi. The company was sold in the 1970s to Pirelli. Bruni met French president Nicolas Sarkozy in November 2007 after he had just been through a divorce, at a dinner party. After a brief romance, they married on 2 February 2008 at the Élysée Palace in Paris and had two children thereafter. The marriage is Bruni's first and Sarkozy's third. Involved for years in humanitarian and charity work, in 2008, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy became world ambassador for the protection of mothers and children against HIV. In April 2009, she launched the Foundation Carla Bruni-Sarkozy in order to promote access to various culture and knowledge for all

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    The gorgeous Queen Rania-Al-Abdullah is the wife of King Abdullah II of Jordan. They met at a dinner party in 1993 and announced their engagement two months later. Since their marriage, the couple has four children. Rania Al-Yassin was born in Kuwait, to Palestinian parents. She received a degree in Business Administration from the American University in Cairo. Upon her graduation from the American University, she worked briefly in marketing for Citibank, followed by a job with Apple Inc. in Amman. Since her marriage, Queen Rania has used her position to advocate for various sectors of society in Jordan and beyond

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    Maria Shriver is the ex-wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, an actor and California's ex-Governator. A journalist and author, hailing from the Kennedy family, married Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1986. On May 17, 2011, Schwarzenegger publicly admitted to fathering a child with a longtime member of their household staff, Mildred Patricia Baena, 14 years earlier, and before his election as Governor of California. He confessed to Shriver only after she confronted him with the information, having earlier confirmed what she had suspected about the child in a confrontation with Baena. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have four children together. In 2013, Shriver began dating political consultant Matthew Dowd, the strategist for Arnold Schwarzenegger's 2006 re-election campaign

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    Charlene Wittstock, a former Olympic swimmer,  is the beautiful wife of the Prince of Monaco. She met her future husband at a swimming event in Monaco in 2000 and got married in 2011. Charlene has won three gold medals and a silver medal at the 1999 All-Africa Games in Johannesburg. She represented South Africa at the 1998 and 2002 Commonwealth Games, winning a silver medal in the 4 × 100 m medley relay in the latter competition. She also was a member of the South African women's 4×100 m medley team at the 2000 Summer Olympics, which finished fifth. On 27 May 2011, the Special Olympics announced that Charlene had become global ambassador for the movement, charged with promoting respect and inclusion for people with intellectual disabilities to a worldwide audience. Charlene said that the Special Olympics movement is close to her heart because, as a former athlete, she values its role in "using the power of sport to change lives".

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    Jeanette Rubio is a former cheerleader and is married to Marco Rubio, a Florida Senator. Jeanette attended South Miami High School and met her future husband, Marco Rubio, at a neighborhood party when she was 17 and he was 19.After graduating from high school, she attended Miami Dade College. Before her marriage, she worked as a bank teller. In 1997, she became a member of the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders and was featured in the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders' first swimsuit calendar. It was during her time as a cheerleader that Jeanette Dousdebes and Marco Rubio, met again and began to date. When the Rubios were first married, she enrolled in a course of study in fashion design at International Fine Arts College, but did not complete her studies, devoting herself, instead, to being a full-time mother of four children. The couple got married in 1997

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    Asma al-Assad is the First Lady of Syria. Married to the 19th President of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, Asma al-Assad was born and raised in London to Syrian parents. She studied at Twyford Church of England High School and later a private girls' school, Queen's College, London. She graduated from King's College London in 1996 with a first-class honours Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and a diploma in French literature. She quit her investment banking job after she married Bashar al-Assad and moved to Syria, where their three children were born. As the First Lady, she plays a major role in the ensuring the proper functioning of governmental organisations involved with social and economic development throughout the country as part of a reform initiative under Bashar's governance; which was halted due to the outbreak of the Syrian Civil War

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    Elizabeth Kucinich married US Representative Dennis Kucinich. The 34-year-old is the director of public affairs for the Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine and was raised in England. Her husband, who is 31 years older than her, proposed the second time they met and the couple eventually got married in 2005. Elizabeth is a British organic food and vegan. She attended Coopers' Company and Coborn School in Upminster from 1989 to 1996. According to her mother, as a girl, Kucinich was always interested in human rights and the environment and circulated petitions on animal rights at school and lobbied Parliament from the age of 14 years. After leaving school, she travelled alone to India for six months. There she went to Agra and volunteered at one of Mother Teresa's homes for India's poorest children. After completing her university education in 2002, Kucinich lived for 16 months in Tanzania, where she worked with Voluntary Services Overseas on education and HIV prevention programmes. Kucinich holds a BA in Religious Studies and Theology and an MA in International Conflict Analysis from the University of Kent and also has a certificate in Peace and Reconciliation Studies from Coventry University

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    Sonsoles Espinosa is the wife of the former Prime Minister of Spain, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. The couple now has two daughters and have been married since 1990. Born in Ávila, Sonsoles Espinosa is the daughter of a military officer and received a law degree from the Universidad de León. She met Rodríguez Zapatero in León in 1981. Sonsoles is a soprano and music teacher, and several times she stated she loves singing soft rock music. While living in León, she was a member of the city's prestigious university choir and used to be a music teacher for seven to nine pupils at one of León's and Spain's most prestigious schools, Colegio Leonés

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These women are married to renowned politicians, while some live their lives away from the prying media eye, others have a fair share of media attention just like their husbands. Here's a list of the glamorous wives of famous politicians from India and around the world

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