Pillars of strength: Women behind India's successful politicians

Oct 24, 2018, 18:00 IST
  • Pillars of strength: Women behind India's successful politicians

    Sharmila and Raj Thackeray are among the world's top power couples. Sharmila Thackeray can often be seen supporting the MNS leader at various public events and functions. The couple has one son, Amit and daughter Urvashi. Sharmila is the daughter of producer-director Mohan Wagh

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    Married to Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray, Rashmi Thackeray has always stood as an anchor for the political leader. The duo got married on the 13th of December, 1988 and has two sons Aaditya and Tejas. Aaditya Thackeray is active in politics and leads the Yuva Sena, the youth wing of Shiv Sena

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    Sonal Shah has been a definite source of support for BJP President, Amit Shah. Married in 1987, the couple has a son named, Jay Shah

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    Married in 1971, Usha and Venhkaiah Naidu have two children, a son and a daughter. From his beginings in politics to becoming the Vice president of India, Venkaiah Naidu has got the support of his Usha Naidu along every step of the way

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    Poonam Sinha is a former Bollywood actress, married to popular movie star, turned BJP Politician Shatrughan Sinha. She is a former Miss Young India winner. Much like in Bollywood movies, the couple first met on a train in 1960's. They went on to get married in 1980. The couple have a daughter Sonakshi Sinha, who is a Bollywood actress and twin sons - Luv and Kush

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    Rajya Sabha MP Dr Subramanian Swamy met his wife Roxna while the duo was pursuing their higher education at Harvard. With a doctorate in mathematics, the beautiful woman behind Swamy's success, has an equally strong intellect. The couple were married in 1966

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    Daughter of retired Army colonel SC Rawat, Dimple Yadav married former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in November 1999. Dimple is a talented painter and a horse rider. The couple has three children - Aditi, Tina and Arjun

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    A doctor by profession who also served in Punjab Health Department, Navjot Kaur Sidhu is married to Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu. The couple has a son, Karan and daughter, Rabia.

    In pic: Seen here celebrating her husband's victory in the Punjab Assembly elections. The 

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    Married to the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadavis, Amruta Fadnavis is a woman of many talents. Apart from being a trained classical singer and a banker, Amruta is also a social activist. The couple have an adorable daughter, Divija

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    Nalini Chidambaram, who is the daughter of a former Justice of the Supreme Court, is married to Congress leader and former finance minister, P. Chidambaram. With the duo having declared assets worth Rs 95 crore, Nalini has definitely added to Palaniappan Chidambaram's prosperity. The couple has a son named Karti

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  • Pillars of strength: Women behind India's successful politicians

    Pranab Mukherjee married Suvra Mukherjee in 1957. She served as India's First Lady from 2012 until her unfortunate demise in 2015. Pranab has three children with his late wife - Sharmishtha, Abhijit and Indrajit

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  • Pillars of strength: Women behind India's successful politicians

    Lalu Prasad Yadav and and his wife Rabri Devi got married in 1973. Rabri joined Lalu Prasad in politics, even serving as the Chief Minister of Bihar, once he had to resign from his post following coppurtion charges

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  • Pillars of strength: Women behind India's successful politicians

    Savitri Singh and Rajnath Singh got married in 1971. The Union Minister for Home Affairs and his wife have three children - 2 sons and a daughter

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  • Pillars of strength: Women behind India's successful politicians

    Sangeeta Jaitley plays a vital role behind Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's success as a leader and politician. The couple tied the knot in 1982 and they have two children, Rohan and Sonali

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    Politician Kameshwar Baitha and his wife Deomunia Devi apparently had to fight many odds to reach their current position. The couple, who are from Bihar, has three sons and one daughter

    In pic: Kameshwar and Deomunia after the former became the first Maoist politician to be elected to the Indian Parliament.

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About The Gallery

These wonderful women stood behind their celebrity husbands through thick and thin, supporting them, loving and caring for them and being their secret pillar of strength. Here's a look at wives who played a key role in the success of their politician husbands

 

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