The Film Industry in Politics
The Film Industry in Politics Career change is nothing new in this world, and taking the big decision is tough, especially when one is a celebrity. It has been from many years that film industry celebrities take part in the politics in India. Most of them have made the tough decision to leave the fashion and glamour world to the political world. It has been widely accepted as well as some of them have grown even more popular after becoming active politicians. Several former television and movie stars have decided to change from glitz and glam life to work for people in the recent national general election. Some of them are following the footsteps of their parents, and some have a different family background. This article brings you all the information on fresh batches of celebrities who decided to join the politics in the year 2019:-
#1. Sunny Deol – Famous Bollywood actor and son of veteran actor Dharmendra is an Indian Film Actor, Director, Producer, Politician and now the member of Parliament. He is famous for his work in Hindi Cinema and has bagged two National Film Awards and two film fare awards. He recently joined Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in the presence of Union Ministers Piyush Goyal and Nirmala Sitharaman on 23rd April 2019. He has been fielded as the party candidate for the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat. He won the Lok Sabha Elections against his rival Sunil Jakhar who is a member of Indian National Congress with a margin of 82,459 votes. Regarding his personal life, he is happily married to Pooja Deol and has two sons Karan and Rajveer.
#2. Isha Koppikar – Born in Konkani family at Mumbai, Maharashtra, India, Isha Koppikar is an Indian actress, Politician, and model. She has appeared in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Marathi films. Freshly, she decided to join the Bharatiya Janata Party in the presence of Union minister Nitin Gadkari. She has been appointed as the president of the BJP’s women transport wing. She is also a representative for the animal rights association PETA. In her achievements, she has a black-belt in Taekwondo and has also won the Filmfare best female debut for Tamil Film. She also won the Stardust Award for a most exciting new face in the year 2003 for a film company. Regarding her personal life, she is married to Hotelier Timmy Narang and is the mother of one daughter name Rianna.
#3. Arshi Khan – Born of Afghan basis, she is an Indian model, actress, reality television personality, Internet luminary, and is also a politician of Indian National Congress Party. She joined the Political party for the 2019 elections where she will be the representative from Mumbai. She joined Congress as the Vice president of Maharashtra. In her life, she has achieved two awards which are Indian Affairs Entertainer of the year 2018 and the second one being Popular Internet celebrity and Entertainer of the year 2019. She got famous during Big boss 11 as it was observed that she was Google India’s second-most searched Entertainer of 2017. She rose to eminence due to her videos, images, and comments on social media, discussing her daily routine and countless debated issues.
#1. Poonam Sinha – Born in Sindhi family and wife of Shatrughan Sinha, Poonam Sinha is an Indian Actress, Fashion model, and Politician. She is the mother of three children, twin sons and a daughter whose name are Luv Sinha, Kush Sinha, and Sonakshi Sinha. During her early career in cinema, she acted with name Komal as the screen name. She has produced two films and worked in minor roles in Hindi movies. She was also crowned as Miss Young India in the year 1968. And now in April 2019, she decided to join the Samajwadi Party. She contested Loksabha election against Rajnath Singh from Lucknow.
#2. Urmila Matondkar – She is genuinely famous for her work in Hindi Cinema and well known Indian film actress, television personality and Politician. She has also worked in Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, and Telugu language films. Among her achievements in Bollywood, she has bagged Nandi Award for best-supporting actress and Filmfare award – Critics Award for best actress. She joined Indian National Congress on 27th March 2019 in the national capital for the Mumbai North Lok Sabha Seat. She contested against rival BJP incumbent MP Gopal Shetty in the constituency. As a child artist, she has worked in many films and most popular being Masoom movie in the year 1983. Regarding her personal life, she is married to Kashmir based businessman and model Mohsin Akhtar Mir.
#1. Nusrat Jahan – She is an actress and model who mainly works in Bengali Cinema. She is from a Bengali Muslim family in Kolkata, West Bengal, India. Nusrat has decided to join Trinamool Congress and contest elections from Basirhat for the first time in 2019. She arose as the winner by a margin of 3.5 lakh votes contrary to BJP candidate Sayantan Basu. Currently, she is elected member of Parliament of Basirhat. She started her modeling career after winning the beauty contest in the year 2010. She has also received the Star Jalsha Poribar award for best Jodi with Ankush Hazra. Regarding her personal life, she is married to Nikhil Jain, who is a businessman.
#2. Prakash Raj – Born in Banglore, India, Prakash Raj is famous for his work in the South Indian Film industry. He is an Indian film actor, director, producer, thespian, television presenter, activist, and Politician. His early career life has been full of struggle as he was born in a lower-middle-class family. Regarding his personal life, he is married to choreographer Pony Verma and has a son, Vedanta. Before his marriage with Pony Verma, he was married to Lalitha Kumari and got divorced after 15 years of marriage. With his previous marriage, he is a father to two daughters, Meghana and Pooja and a son, Sidhu. He started his active political movement with #justasking hashtag on the social media platform. He contested in 2019 Indian general election from Banglore Central Lok Sabha constituency but badly lost as he barely secured 2.5% of votes in the election. He has been vocal about his reservations with the Narendra Modi government and especially since Right-wing members assassinated his close friend Gauri Lankesh.
#3. Dev –Dev was born as Deepak Adhikari in Mahisha, West Bengal, India. He is an Indian film actor, producer, entertainer, singer and film writer. He is famous for his works in Bengali Cinema and is also the highest-paid Bengali actor and even has his own production house. He is currently an honorable member of Parliament of India from All India Trinamool Congress party. He won the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections as a Trinamool Congress candidate from Ghatal Constituency. It was his star power that ensured his victory against rival CPI leader Santosh Rana and Congress Manas Bhuniya. Dev has been achieved the numerous awards which are Tele Cine Awards, Kalakar Awards, Filmfare Awards East, Filmfare Awards East (2017) & NABC International Bangla Film Award 2017. Apart from his achievements, he is often trolled for his poor accent and average acting skills.
#4. Mimi Chakraborty – Mimi was born in West Bengal, India and is famous for her work in Bengali cinema and television. She is a model, Indian actress, and Politician. One of the interesting facts about her is that she was listed as the most desirable woman in the Calcutta Times list of Most Desirable women in 2016. And in the year 2019, She decided to join All India Trinamool Congress party. She contested from Jadavpur Lok Sabha Constituency in Indian general election. In her achievements, she has won various awards which are Telesomman, Big Bangla Rising Star Awards, 71st Annual BFJA Awards as best promising actoress, and Star Jalsha Parivar Awards.
#5. Shilpa Shinde – Shilpa is born in Mumbai, India and is an Indian television actress. She is famous for her role in STAR plus’s soap opera Bhabhi Ji Ghar pe hai. She has been the winner in Big Boss in the year 2017. And on February 2019, She decided to join the Indian National Congress in the presence of Sanjay Nirupam. She contested in Lok Sabha election on Congress ticket in Mumbai. She got engaged to actor Romit Raj, but the wedding was called off as she was unable to meet the demands of Raj and his family. She went into depression after her father’s death in the year 2013 and then came back to a career with lots of ups and downs from 2014.
It’s not only the Film Industry celebrities that decide to join the Politics, but there have been many sportspeople too. Since many years, many veteran actors and actress have taken the shift from the glamour world to politics. The list is long for the actor turned Politician, few of them have been successful in both the careers and few of them gained more popularity after joining politics. Several veteran actors have been a part of politics but this year 2019 Lok Sabha elections, a new batch of film actors have made their way into the political world.