Jaya Bachchan, Urmila Matondkar: Politicians who have acted in movies

Updated: Apr 09, 2019, 19:05 IST
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    Jaya Bachchan: Jaya Bachchan is considered one of the most successful Bollywood actresses having won eight Filmfare Awards including three for Best Actress and three for Best Supporting Actress. As a politician, Jaya Bachchan was first elected in 2004 as a member of parliament from the Samajwadi Party, representing Rajya Sabha, and in February 2010 she stated her intent to complete her term. She was re-elected in 2012 for the third term and again in 2018 for her fourth term in the Rajya Sabha

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    Urmila Matondkar: Urmila Matondkar, shot to fame as a child star in "Masoom" (1983). Starting her successful acting at the age of seven as a child actor, over the years Matondkar has worked in some of the biggest blockbusters with the top actors in Bollywood, Marathi and South Indian films. In March 2019, Bollywood actor Urmila Matondkar decided to foray into politics and joined the Congress. She will contest from the Mumbai North parliamentary constituency and will be pitted against BJP veteran Gopal Shetty

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    Hema Malini: Hema Malini regarded as the 'Dream girl of Bollywood', joined the BJP in 2004. She was also the general secretary of the party. From 2003 to 2009, Malini was elected to the Rajya Sabha as a representative of the Bharatiya Janata Party. In the 2014 general elections, Malini defeated the Mathura incumbent, Jayant Chaudhary to get elected to the Lok Sabha. She is once again contesting for the LS polls from Mathura in 2019

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    Smriti Irani: Smriti Irani initially gained recognition after participating in the Miss India beauty pageant. However, she became a popular household name with the TV show 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi' where she played the protagonist Tulsi. Irani joined BJP in 2003 and is currently the Minister of Textiles in the Government of India. She is a Member of Parliament, being nominated to the Rajya Sabha from the state of Gujarat. Smriti Irani will contest from Amethi once again, having lost the  2014 polls to Congress President Rahul Gandhi from the same constituency

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    Jaya Prada: Jaya Prada was a prominent Bollywood star in the 80s and she has also starred in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali and Marathi films. She joined Telugu Desam Party in 1994 before shifting loyalties to Samajwadi Party a few years later. In March 2014, she joined Rashtriya Lok Dal and contested from Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh in 2014 general elections. However, she lost in the election. In 2019, Jaya Prada joined the BJP and she will be contesting from Rampur constituency in Uttar Pradesh

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    Moon Moon Sen: Moon Moon Sen is a Trinamool Congress MLA representing the Bankura constituency in West Bengal. Moon Moon Sen joined Trinamool Congress in March 2014 and won in 2014 Lok Sabha Polls from Bankura, defeating CPI(M)'s nine-time MP, Basudeb Acharia. In 2019 elections, he is pitted against Moon Moon Sen, a Trinamool Congress candidate who is also a former actress. Sen will be contesting  against Babul Supriyo of BJP in West Bengal’s Asansol constituency

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    Babul Supriyo: Babul Supriyo gained fame as a playback singer and actor. He made a successful career as a singer in Bollywood and in other regional films including Bengali and Odia before entering politics. He joined the BJP in 2014 and became part of the Narendra Modi's government as the Union Minister of State, Ministry of Urban Development; and Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation. In July 2016 his portfolio was changed to Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. In 2019 elections, he is pitted against Moon Moon Sen, a Trinamool Congress candidate who is also a former actress

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    Shatrughan Sinha: Shatrughan Sinha, popularly known as the Shotgun left Bollywood and entered the world of politics in the late 90s. Shatrughan Sinha defeated actor and Congress nominee Shekhar Suman in Bihar's Patna Sahib constituency in the 2009 Lok Sabha election and defended his seat in the 2014 polls. Sinha was the Cabinet Minister for the Department of Health and Family and subsequently the department of shipping for the 13th Lok Sabha. In 2019, Sinha left BJP and joined Congress

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    Raj Babbar: Raj Babbar is a Hindi and Punjabi film actor and politician belonging to Indian National Congress. Raj Babbar entered politics by joining Janata Dal in 1989. He later joined Samajwadi Party and was elected as Member of Parliament of India three times. From 1994 to 1999 he was a member of Rajya Sabha. He was suspended from Samajwadi Party in 2006. In 2008, Raj Babbar joined CongressFor the 2019 general elections, Raj Babbar is contesting from Fatehpur Sikri

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    Kirron Kher: Kirron Kher is an actress, TV show judge and considered as new-age Bollywood's favourite mummy. Kher joined Bhartiya Janata Party in 2009. She campaigned for the party in across the country during the elections for the 2011 municipal corporation elections. In May 2014, Kher made an impressive debut in Lok Sabha elections from BJP ticket in Chandigarh where she defeated former Railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal of Congress

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    Dharmendra: Veteran actor Dharmendra is an iconic Hindi cinema actor. Dharmendra was elected as a Member of the Parliament in the 2004 general elections, from Bikaner in Rajasthan, on a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ticket. Dharmendra rarely attended Parliament when the house was in session, preferring to spend the time shooting for movies. Pic/AFP

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    Chiranjeevi: Konidela Siva Sankara Vara Prasad better known by as Chiranjeevi is a member of the Indian National Congress. In 2008, Chiranjeevi started Praja Rajyam, a political party in the state of Andhra Pradesh. On February 6, 2011, Chiranjeevi merged the 30-month-old Praja Rajyam Party with the Indian National Congress

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    Paresh Rawal: Paresh Rawal is not only an acclaimed figure in Bollywood but is also a national award winner for his films. He boasts a number of commercially hit films and critically acclaimed ones in his kitty. As far politics is concerned, Rawal won as the Bharatiya Janata Party's Member of Parliament (MP) from Ahmedabad East in the Indian general election, 2014. Paresh Rawal announced that he won't be contesting in 2019 general elections

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    Jayalalithaa: Jayalalithaa started her career as a child actress and went on to do Kannada, Tamil and Bollywood movies but her influence grew after she became a politician. One of the most influential leaders Jayalalithaa served five terms as the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu for over fourteen years between 1991 and 2016. From 1989 she was the general secretary of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK). She passed away in December 2016

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    Sunil Dutt: One of the finest actors of all time Sunil Dutt aka Balraj Dutt plunged into politics with Indian National Congress. In 1984, he joined the Indian National Congress party and was elected to Parliament of India for five terms from the constituency of Mumbai North West. He was the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports in the Manmohan Singh government (2004-2005). Sunil Dutt passed away in May 2005

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About The Gallery

The trend of actors taking up politics as a full-time career has been a global phenomenon and Bollywood is no different. On veteran actor-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan's birthday, we profile people from the film industry who have forayed into the world of politics. It is immaterial whether their political stint was successful or not but these Bollywood actors dabbled with politics at some point in their lives

 

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