April 12, 2024Republic Entertainment Desk

Bollywood Stars Who Turned Politicians

Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut has been unveiled as the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) candidate from Mandi, Himachal Pradesh.

Source: @KanganaRanaut-Facebook

Smriti Irani joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2003. The following year, she was appointed vice-president of the Maharashtra Youth Wing in 2004.

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Veteran Bollywood actor Govinda recently joined Shiv Sena in the presence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde. Govinda had previously contested the Mumbai North Lok Sabha seat in 2004.

Source: Govinda Instagram

Amitabh Bachchan also entered politics for a time in the 1980s. Bachchan has also been actively involved in several humanitarian works and he is a leading brand endorser in India.

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Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar officially joined the Shiv Sena.

Source: Urmila Matondkar/Instagram

Jaya Bachchan was first elected in 2004 as the Member of Parliament from the Samajwadi Party, representing Uttar Pradesh in the Rajya Sabha till March 2006.

Source: Sansad TV

In February 2004, Hema Malini officially joined the BJP. From 2003 to 2009, she served as an MP to the upper house – the Rajya Sabha.

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