Elections Results 2019: How contesting film celebs fared

Updated: May 24, 2019, 12:29 IST
  • Elections Results 2019: How contesting film celebs fared

    Sunny Deol entered politics in 2019 and is contesting for the first time from Gurdaspur. Sunny Deol, popular for his role in patriotic films like "Border", played on issues in tune with the saffron party's scheme of things. Sometimes Sunny Deol wooed the voters by holding aloft a handpump, recreating a scene from his hit film "Gadar: Ek Prem Katha", and at other times he mouthed popular dialogues from his films such as "Dhai kilo ka hath" and "Hindustan zindabad hai, zindabad rahega. Sunny Deol won against Congress candidate Sunil Kumar Jakhar

  • Elections Results 2019: How contesting film celebs fared

    Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar joined the Congress in March 2019 and is contesting against sitting BJP MP Gopal Shetty who is seeking re-election from this erstwhile Gujarati-dominated BJP bastion of Mumbai North. As part of her political 'schooling', Matondkar - who has already made an impact in the constituency - met leaders of different friendly parties with a 56-party state 'Mahagathbandhan' supporting her. Urmila Matondkar lost against sitting MP Gopal Shetty

  • Elections Results 2019: How contesting film celebs fared

    Actress Poonam Sinha is the wife of actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha and her campaign got a boost with the participation of her daughter and Bollywood star Sonakshi Sinha. Sonakshi was accompanied by her brother Kushh Sinha as they campaigned for their mother. Poonam Sinha is contesting the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat as a Samajwadi Party candidate. Poonam Sinha lost against Rajnath Singh

  • Elections Results 2019: How contesting film celebs fared

    Veteran actor turned politician Shatrughan Sinha is contesting from Patna Sahib constituency. He had won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections by 4,85,905 votes on a BJP ticket, but this time he is contesting against the party as a Congress candidate. The deciding votes would be of the Kayastha community. Sinha is banking on his own popularity and the support of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). Shatrughan Sinha lost against Ravi Shankar Prasad

  • Elections Results 2019: How contesting film celebs fared

    Bollywood actress Kirron Kher contested against old rival Pawan Kumar Bansal from the Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat. In 2014, Kirron Kher had defeated Bansal by a margin of nearly 70,000 votes. The actress not only faced a tough challenge from the Congress but also from within the local unit of the BJP. Kirron Kher won against Pawan Kumar Bansal

  • Elections Results 2019: How contesting film celebs fared

    Many in the constituency were taken by surprise when Trinamool Congress supremo and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee fielded Bengali actress Mimi Chakraborty from Jadavpur after sitting MP and Harvard University professor Sugata Bose opted out citing lack of permission from the US university where he teaches history. Chakraborty, 30 is pitted against Left Front-backed CPI-M candidate and former Kolkata Mayor Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya and the BJP's Anupam Hazra. Mimi Chakraborty won against Anupam Hazra

  • Elections Results 2019: How contesting film celebs fared

    Just like Mimi Chakraborty, Bengali actress Nusrat Jahan made her debut in politics in 2019. She is contesting on a TMC ticket from Basirhat parliamentary constituency in West Bengal. Nusrat Jahan won against Sayantan Basu

  • Elections Results 2019: How contesting film celebs fared

    South Indian multi-lingual actor Prakash Raj in March 2019 filed his nomination to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Bangalore Central constituency as an Independent. Raj, 53, who hails from Bangalore, is a popular actor in Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Hindi films. The actor is contesting from the seat against BJP's outgoing MP P.C. Mohan. Prakash Raj stood third in his constituency and lost with a very high margin

  • Elections Results 2019: How contesting film celebs fared

    Popular actor and Mathura MP Hema Malini, was again fielded by BJP from the seat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Hema Malini with Rs 250 crore is also among the three richest women candidates contesting in the elections. Hema Malini is all set to retain her Mathura seat, establishing a huge lead of 2,78,629 votes over her nearest rival Kunwar Narendra Singh of Rashtriya Lok Dal. Hema Malini won against Kunwar Narendra Singh

  • Elections Results 2019: How contesting film celebs fared

    The most hotly contested battle was witnessed in Rampur between Azam Khan and Bollywood actress Jaya Prada that has acquired legendary proportions. It was 15 years ago that Azam Khan had brought Jaya Prada to Rampur to challenge the political supremacy of the family of Begum Noor Bano, a Congress leader. Jaya Prada contested and defeated Bano in the 2004 Lok Sabha polls. In 2009 general elections, Azam Khan was shown the door from SP on the issue of his deteriorating relationship with Jaya Prada who won the election. By 2014, both Amar Singh and Jaya Prada had quit the SP and both lost the elections while Azam Khan returned to the Samajwadi fold. In 2019, Khan is cautious not to take the name of Jaya Prada but his statements, laced with sarcasm, make it obvious and the people lap up his speeches. Jaya Prada lost her seat against Azam Khan

  • Elections Results 2019: How contesting film celebs fared

    Asansol, the industrial belt in West Bengal close to the Jharkhand border, seems set for a high-profile Lok Sabha fight. Trinamool Congress candidate and yesteryear's actress Moon Moon Sen from the seat is taking on singer-turned-Union Minister Babul Supriyo, the sitting BJP MP. Moon Moon Sen lost to Babul Supriyo

  • Elections Results 2019: How contesting film celebs fared

    Singer, actor, television host and BJP's MP from Asansol Babul Supriyo will be contesting against Moonmoon Sen. Babul Supriyo became only one of the BJP's two Lok Sabha members from West Bengal in 2014 by defeating Trinamool labour leader Dola Sen and CPI-M MP Bansa Gopal Chowdhury. Babul Supriyo won against Moon Moon Sen

  • Elections Results 2019: How contesting film celebs fared

    The JD-S has high stakes in Mandya constituency where Chief Minister H.D Kumaraswamy's son and actor Nikhil Gowda is up against multi-lingual South Indian actress Sumalatha Ambareesh as an Independent, supported by the BJP. L.R. Shivarame Gowda of the JD-S had won the by-election from here in 2018. The son of the state , Nikhil's (28) contest against Sumalatha is being billed as the "mother of all battles." Sumalatha is also backed by the Kannada film industry, led by its superstars Yash and Darshan, and thousands of fans of late rebel star Ambareesh. Nikhil Gowda lost to Sumalatha

  • Elections Results 2019: How contesting film celebs fared

    North East Delhi constituency has emerged as the prestigious seat for both Congress and the BJP where three-time Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit has locked horns with Bhojpuri actor and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari. Also in the fray is AAP's Dilip Pandey, making the contest triangular. Manoj Tiwari won against Sheila Dixit

  • Elections Results 2019: How contesting film celebs fared

    Regarded as the fiefdom of the Gorakhnath peeth, the Nishads hold the key on this seat. Being the home turf of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath from where Bhojpuri film star Ravi Kishan is contesting on a BJP ticket, the constituency with 19.54 lakh voters has emerged as one of the high-profile seats in the state. The main contest appears to be between Kishan and alliance nominee Nishad. Ravi Kishan won against Rambhau Nishad

  • Elections Results 2019: How contesting film celebs fared

    In Azamgarh, Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav is locked in a battle with Bhojpuri actor Dinesh Lal Yadav also known as Nirahua, who seems over-confident of his victory. In Azamgarh, which has four lakh Yadav, three lakh Muslim and around 2.75 lakh Dalit voters, people are enjoying Nirahua's presence. Dinesh Lal Yadav lost to Akhilesh Yadav

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About The Gallery

The phenomenon of film actors joining forces with politicians is not a new thing. In the South, it happened much earlier while the Hindi film actors took the cue a bit late. But, things have changed now. Film folk is no longer moving to politics as an alternative when their film career is over. Here's a report card of actors and actresses contested for Lok Sabha 2019 Elections

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