Celebrities Who Turned Politicians

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26 March 2024

From Kangana Ranaut to Hema Malini, here are 10 celebrities who joined politics after their successful acting careers

Bollywood's “Dream Girl” Hema Malini joined the BJP in the year 2004. She represents the Mathura constituency of Uttar Pradesh

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Kangana Ranaut will be contesting in the upcoming elections from Mandi, Himachal Pradesh

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Jaya Bachchan joined the Samajwadi Party in the year 2004 and has since served four terms in the Upper House 

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Smriti Irani joined the BJP in 2003. She is currently the Union Cabinet Minister for Ministry of Women and Child Development

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Kirron Kher joined the BJP in 2009. She won the Chandigarh seat in the 2014 and 2019 Lok Sabha polls 

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Bollywood actor Shatrughan Sinha was a Member of Lok Sabha from 2009-2019. He will contest from Asansol on a Trinamool Congress Ticket 

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Arun Govil, the actor famed for his role as Lord Ram in the popular TV show Ramayan, has been fielded by the BJP from Uttar Pradesh's Meerut, which is also his hometown

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The BJP has fielded Ravi Kishan, a well-known Bhojpuri actor, from Gorakhpur for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, a seat he has held since the 2019 elections

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Manoj Tiwari has been a Member of Parliament from the North East Delhi constituency since 2014 and BJP has reappointed him for this year's Lok Sabha polls 

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Kerala actor Suresh Gopi will contest from Thrissur on a BJP ticket 

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