Bollywood and politics are closely connected to each other, we all saw that many actors who joined politics after their successful career in the film industry. These actors-turned-politicians are bestowed with immense love.
Therefore, to emphasise the relationship between politics and Bollywood, we bring you 11 Bollywood actors who were also successful politicians.
Govinda is an Indian actor whose debut movie Ilzaam. , he has predominantly worked in Hindi film industry since 80 century. Govinda has acted in over 140 Hindi films and some guest appearances in regional cinemas. . his Interest was shift towards politics and He won the Mumbai North seat in the 2004 Look Sabha elections with fifty thousand votes and began his journey in politics.He was also a member of parliament.
2. RAJESH KHANNA
Rajesh khanna is one of the most Successful actor of film industry . He is called the ‘First superstar of India’ and has many Superhit movies under his belt. he started his Carrier with Aakhri Khat in 1966 . He worked in 163 films , After successful carrier in Bollywood he joined politics, He contested the Lok Sabha from the Congress in 1991, and lost to L. K. Advani. He later became a member of the Lok Sabha in 1992, defeating Shatrughan Sinha.
Vinod Khanna was an Indian actor, producer and politician. He made his debut in the industry as an antagonist in the movie, Man Ka Meet (1968), but got his break as the solo lead in the movie Hum Tum Aur Woh (1971). He has given many successful films in hindi film industry. he was also an MP from the Gurdaspur constituency in Punjab.
Hema Malini is well known actress of her time . Malini initially promoted as the “Dream Girl”, .she is a versatile actress, and a stunningly graceful dancer, An actress, a mother, a politician, a social activist, Hema Malini is all this and more, epitomising the power of a person who can handle it all. she acted in many super hit movies . she was elected the Member of the Lok Sabha from B.J.P for the first time. She is currently a MP from B.J.P. from Mathura.
Sunil Dutt was super star , director and successful politician .he was the hero of the super hit movie of mother India, He started his political journey from joining the Indian National Congress party since 1984 and later went on to become a Congress MP five times.He was the Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports in the Manmohan Singh government (2004–2005).
Bollywood actress Jaya Prada say goodbye to Bollywood and added herself to politics. He started his political career with the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) in 1994, but soon after leaving the party after differences with the party’s top leader N Chandrababu Naidu. He then joined the Samajwadi Party and during the general election of 2004, contested from Rampur parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh and was elected. He was elected again in 2009. She was a Member of Parliament (MP) from rampur from 2004 to 2014.
Another name included in this list ‘Raj Babbar’ who’s punjabi and Hindi actor. He entered politics in 1989 by joining Janata Dal. He later joined Samajwadi Party and was a member of Rajya Sabha from 1994 to 1999. He was re-elected in the 14th Lok Sabha elections in 2004 and was suspended from the party in 2006. He joined the Indian National Congress in 2008 and was elected as the Member of Parliament in 2009. He lost the 2014 Lok Sabha elections to VK Singh. Currently, he serves as the President of Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee.
‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kbhi Bahu thi’ fame Smriti Zubin Irani is an Indian politician, former model, television actress and producer. she joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2003 . she is a Member of Parliament, being elected to the Rajya Sabha from the state of Gujarat. She is the current Information and Broadcasting and Textiles Minister in the Government of India.
Paresh Rawal Rawal is an Indian film actor, thespian, comedian and politician known for his works notably in Bollywood. Following the 2014 Indian general election, he is a member of parliament in the Lok Sabha of the Indian Parliament representing the Ahmedabad East constituency. He is politically affiliated with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Shabana Azmi is the Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Population Fund (UNPFA). In appreciation of Azmi’s life and works, the President of India gave her a nominated (unelected) membership of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of parliament.
Mithon Chakarborty is well known name of Hindi film industry. he is an Indian film actor, singer, producer, writer, social worker, entrepreneur, television presenter and a former Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament.