Mar 222014

Bollywood actresses in politics

One of the core and irreplaceable element of Bollywood is the presence of female actors. Their attendance has today taken the industry to a completely different level. Now it seems that the women have added a feather more on their caps by joining politics. Actresses who were face of beauty and attraction in the film industry have today joined different parties or have their presence felt in the Rajya Sabha.

Hema Malini

The lady who was the epitome of beauty in Bollywood and the dancing legend will be contesting for the upcoming general election from Mathura. She and her husband Dharmendra were actively involved in the politics and were also the members of the Lok Sabha. She had earlier campaigned for the former Bollywood actor, Vinod Khanna in 1999 Lok Sabha Elections in Punjab. Later which she joined the BJP in 2004 and was made the general secretary.

Kirron Kher

One of the best actresses in the industry, Kirron Kher will be contesting the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Chandigarh. She had campaigned for a number of non-profit organizations and against social evils. She had also spent a lot of time anchoring and judging TV shows. The actress was also an active participant in the 2011 anti corruption movement with Anna Hazare.

Jaya Bachchan

One of the finest actresses of her time, she was specially known for giving a natural touch in acting. She was elected as a Samajwadi Party member of parliament representing Rajya Sabha in 2010. She was further re-elected in 2012.


The beauty queen who in her early career found it difficult to adjust in Mumbai has today found her way in to the Indian Parliament. She was nominated as the member of Rajya Sabha in the Parliament in May 2012. She has acted in more than 180 movies and most of them portraying strong woman characters.

Shabana Azmi

This Indian actress who was is famously known for being a member of the Population Fund (UNPFA) had been nominated as the member of Rajya Sabha in the Parliament in 1997. She is a well known social activist supporting child survival and fighting AIDS. She has stood for a variety of social issues and since 1989 she has been the member of the National Integration Council headed by the Prime Minister of India.

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