Amit Thackeray, Divija Fadnavis, Zohr Irani: What kids of famous politicians are doing now

Feb 28, 2019, 13:43 IST
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    Zohr and Zoish Irani:

    Zohr and Zoish Irani are children of Smriti Irani, the textiles minister in the Government of India. Zohr in 17 years old while Zoish Irani is 15. Both school-going kids are pursuing their education.

    In picture: Smriti Irani shared this picture of Zohr and Zoish as the two are seen holding medals which they won at the International Martial arts championship.

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    Politician, model, television actress, and producer are few of the facets of Smriti Irani. A Member of Parliament, Smriti Irani was elected to the Rajya Sabha from the state of Gujarat. She is the currently the Textiles Minister in the Narendra Modi Government and is the mother of Zohr Irani, Zoish Irani. Smriti is also a step-mother to her stepdaughter Shanelle Irani from her husband Zubin Irani's first marriage.

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    Divija Fadnavis:

    Divija Fadnavis, the daughter of Devendra Fadnavis and Amruta Fadnavis, attends Mumbai's Cathedral School in Fort. She is the youngest-ever occupant of the Chief Minister's official bungalow 'Varsha' located in South Mumbai.

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    From being a staunch politician to an intelligent person and a family man, Devendra Fadnavis is a man of many facets. He became the second youngest Chief Minister of Maharashtra when he took hold of the office on October 31, 2014. Devendra and his wife Amruta Fadnavis, who is a singer, social activist, and banker, are doting parents to their daughter Divija.

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    Amit and Urvashi Thackeray:

    Amit Thackeray is the son of Raj and Sharmila Thackeray. He was soft-launched into politics during the 2014 Maharashtra Assembly elections. In 2017, during the civic polls, Amit started a Facebook page to interact with the youth of Maharashtra.  Amit is a cartoonist and loves playing football. Recently, Amit tied the knot with his fiancee Mitali Borude in a traditional Maharashtrian wedding which saw the presence of who's who of Bollywood, business, politics, and others. Amit's younger sister, Urvashi, has always stayed away from politics. But she has carved a name for herself in Bollywood and fashion industry. Urvashi was the assistant director of the David Dhawan directorial Judwaa 2 and garnered a lot of appreciation for her work in the film. She even launched a ready-to-wear label - ‘The Rack’ - a few years back with her now sister-in-law Mitali.

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    Raj Thackeray is a politician, cartoonist and the founder and president of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) political party in Maharashtra. Raj is married to Sharmila Thackery and together they have two children; Amit Thackeray and Urvashi Thackeray.

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    Riteish, Amit and Dheeraj Deshmukh:

    Riteish Deshmukh, the son of Vilasrao Deshmukh, is a Bollywood actor, producer, and architect who is known for his work in Hindi and Marathi cinema. His elder brother, Amit Deshmukh is a politician and a member of the Indian National Congress and represents the Latur City Constituency in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly. Vilasrao Deshmukh's youngest son Dheeraj Deshmukh stepped into the world of politics in 2017 and filed his nomination for the Latur Zilla Parishad election in the same year.

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    Vilasrao Deshmukh served two terms as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He also served in the Union cabinet as the Minister of Science and Technology and Minister of Earth Sciences under the UPA government. Vilasrao Deshmukh passed away in 2012

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    Aaditya and Tejas Thackeray:

    Aaditya Thackeray is the eldest son of Uddhav Thackeray and is currently the President of Yuva Sena, a youth wing of Shiv Sena. Aaditya is often seen in public attending political rallies, and events for social causes. Aaditya finished his education from St Xavier's College and is currently in the fray to contest elections in the upcoming Lok Sabha and State Assembly elections. On the flip side, Aaditya's younger brother, Tejas Thackeray, has stayed away from the world of politics. The 21-year-old lad was in the news for conservation work and has recently got the CM Devendra Fadnavis' nod to collect a live specimen of freshwater crabs for research purposes. The work was for the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation and was required in order for  them to carry out geotechnical investigations relating to the proposed Borivli-Thane tunnel passing below Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP)

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    Uddhav Thackeray is an Indian politician who is the chief of Hindu nationalist Shiv Sena party. He is the son of Shiv Sena founder, the late Bal Thackeray. He has two sons, Aditya Thackeray and Tejas Thackeray

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    Rahul and Priyanka Gandhi:

    Rahul Gandhi is the eldest son of Rajiv and Sonia Gandhi. He is also a member of the 16th Lok Sabha from Amethi, Uttar Pradesh. On the other hand, his sister Priyanka Gandhi serves as the Trustee of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. The granddaughter of Feroze and Indira Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi is also a member of the wider Nehru-Gandhi family and is currently serving as the party General Secretary of the Nationalist Congress Party. 

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    Rajiv Gandhi served as the 6th Prime Minister of India from 1984 to 1989. His wife Sonia Gandhi is the former President of the Congress Party.

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    Varun Gandhi:

    Varun Gandhi is the son of Sanjay and Maneka Gandhi and is a politician and a member of Lok Sabha, representing the Sultanpur constituency. He is also a leader of Bharatiya Janata Party. He is also a member of the Nehru-Gandhi family.

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    Sanjay Gandhi was a politician from the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty. During his lifetime he was expected to succeed his mother, Indira Gandhi, as head of the Indian National Congress, but following his early death in a plane crash in 1980, his elder brother Rajiv became Indira's political heir and succeeded her as Prime Minister of India. Sanjay's widow Maneka Gandhi and son Varun Gandhi are leading politicians in the BJP party.

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    Kanishk and Ishaan Tharoor:

    Kanishk Tharoor, the son of Shashi Tharoor, is a New York-based writer who has released his book, titled Swimmer Among The Stars (Aleph). His twin brother Ishaan Tharoor is a Washington Based journalist.

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    Shashi Tharoor is a politician and a former international diplomat who has been serving as Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, since 2009.

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    Milind and Mukul Deora:

    Milind Deora is the eldest son of Murli Deora. A politician, Milind was a Member of the 15th Lok Sabha from the Mumbai South constituency. Milind's brother Mukul Deora is a film producer, musician, and entrepreneur living in Mumbai.  Mukul is currently the Chairman of Watchtower Pictures, a film production and distribution company. Watchtower's first production was Bheja Fry 2 in 2011

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    Murli Deora was a politician, businessman, and social worker. He was the Mayor of Mumbai, a Member of Parliament in both the upper and lower houses, and a Minister of Cabinet. He was a member of the Indian National Congress and passed away in the year 2014.

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    Pankaja, Pritam and Yashashri Munde:

    Pankaja Munde is the eldest daughter of the late Gopinath Munde and is a politician belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She is currently heading the Ministry of Rural Development, Women and Child Welfare under the Narendra Modi government. She is also the head of Maharashtra State Guardian Minister for Latur district and Beed district in Government of Maharashtra. Her brother Pritam Munde is also a politician and is a Member of Parliament of India. While her younger sister Yashashri Munde holds the title of LL.M. from Cornell University and was recently awarded the title of the most promising Asian student by the college.

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    Gopinath Munde was a politician from Maharashtra and was a senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Union Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj in Narendra Modi's Cabinet, which, however, was short-lived due to his death in a road accident in 2014.

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    Poonam and Rahul Mahajan: 

    Rahul Mahajan is the eldest son of Pramod Mahajan with Poonam being the youngest. Rahul is a reality show entertainer and former pilot and appeared as a contestant on the reality show Bigg Boss 2 and again in Bigg Boss Halla Bol. While Rahul carved a name for himself in the Television industry his sister, Poonam Mahajan followed the footsteps of her father and is currently the Member of Parliament from Mumbai North Central under the Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra. She has become a popular face of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and is seen as a role model for upcoming politicians in Maharashtra.

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    Pramod Mahajan was a politician from Maharashtra who carved a name for himself in the BJP party. A second-generation leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), he belonged to a group of relatively young "technocratic" leaders. At the time of his death, in 2016, he was in a power struggle for the leadership of the BJP given the imminent retirement of its aging top brass.

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    Upinder Singh, Amrit Singh, and Daman Singh:

    Upinder Singh, the eldest daughter of Manmohan Singh, is a historian and the head of the History Department at the University of Delhi. She is also the recipient of the inaugural Infosys Prize in the category of Social Sciences. Daman Singh is a writer and is married to Ashok Patnaik who is the CEO of the National Intelligence Grid of India. Manmohan Singh's third daughter Amrit Singh is a lawyer and writer by profession and is the Head, Accountability, Liberty & Transparency Cluster at the Open Society Foundation. She conducts strategic litigation, documentation, and advocacy on a range of human rights issues.

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    Manmohan Singh is an Indian economist and politician who served as the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014. He has three daughters, Upinder Singh, Amrit Singh, and Daman Singh. Singh is also the first PM to be re-elected in office after a full 5-year-term since Jawaharlal Nehru.

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    Misa Bharti, Tej Pratap Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav:

    Misa Bharti, the daughter of Lalu Prasad Yadav is a politician from the state of Bihar. While his son Tej Pratap Yadav is a Cabinet Minister for Health in Government of Bihar, he was elected to the Bihar Legislative Assembly from the Mahua constituency as a member of the  Rashtriya Janata Dal in 2015. And finally, Tejashwi Yadav is also a politician and a former cricketer. He was the Deputy  Chief Minister of Bihar, in Nitish Kumar government for twenty months.

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    Lalu Prasad Yadav is a politician from the state of Bihar and is the President of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). Lalu was the former Chief Minister of Bihar, former UPA Minister of Railways, and former Member of Parliament of the 15th Lok Sabha. Lalu Prasad Yadav has nine children of which three are well known; they are Misa Bharti, Tej Pratap Yadav, Tejashwi Yadav.

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    Supriya Sule:

    Supriya Sule is the only daughter of Sharad Pawar, who is a politician from the Nationalist Congress Party and currently a Member of Parliament in the 16th Lok Sabha. In 2009, Supriya contested the elections for the Baramati Lok Sabha constituency and won. In 2011, Supriya started a statewide campaign against female foeticide. She was recently awarded the Decade Achievers Award by ALL Ladies League for her outstanding contribution to social service.

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    Sharad Pawar is a politician who serves as the president of the Nationalist Congress Party which he founded in 1999, after separating from the Indian National Congress. Pawar served as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra on three separate occasions. He also held the posts of Minister of Defence and Minister of Agriculture in the Government of India under the UPA government. 

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    Nitesh and Nilesh Rane:

    Nitesh Rane, son of Narayan Rane, is also a politician, youth leader and a member of Maharashtra Legislative Assembly for the Kankavli Vidhan Sabha constituency and is the head of the non-governmental organization "Swabhiman Sanghatana". Narayan Rane's second son Nilesh Rane was a member of the 15th Lok Sabha of India. He represented Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg constituency of Maharashtra and is a member of the Indian National Congress political party.

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    Narayan Rane is a politician from the state Maharashtra and former Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He was a Minister for Industry, Port, Employment and Self-employment in the Government of Maharashtra under the UPA government.

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They are the children of political heavyweights. While some of them have carved their own career paths and have become forces to reckon with, others are still pursuing their education in schools and colleges as they prepare to design their own respective careers.e Here's a look at famous politicians' kids and what are they up to

 

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