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Bollywood Celebrities and their political career
Bollywood actor Dharmendra has also been active member of politics. He was elected as a Member of the Parliament in the 2004 general elections, from Bikaner in Rajasthan, on a Bharatiya Janata Party ticket. Dharmendra rarely attended Parliament when the house was in session, preferring to spend the time shooting for movies or doing farm-work at his farm house.
Bollywood actress and former Miss Universe Gul Panag is running the Colonel Shamsher Singh Foundation, an NGO that works towards a variety of causes including gender equality, education and disaster management. Gul has chosen to stand for the Aam Aadmi Party. She was an active participant of JanLokpal Movement too.
Dream girl of Bollywood Hema Malini was a member Rajya Sabha MP from 2005 to 2009 and she continues to be an active member of the BJP. In the General Elections 2014 she debuted from Mathura Lok Sabha constituency defeating incumbent Jayant Chaudhary of RLD by an impressive margin.
Bollywood megastar Amitabh Bachchan's wife Bollywood actress Jaya Bachchan was elected as a Member of Rajya Sabha from the Samajwadi Party. Bachchan was first elected in 2004 as a Samajwadi Party member of parliament, representing Rajya Sabha, and in February 2010 she stated her intent to complete her term.She was re-elected in 2012.
Bollywood actress Jaya Prada was a Member of Parliament (MP) from Rampur from 2004-2014. In 2014 she got the ticket to contest from Bijnor seat in general elections. However she lost the election.
Bollywood gorgeous character actress a TV talk show host is a member of the Bhartiya Janata Party. Kirron Kher contested and won against Aam Aadmi Party’s contestant Bollywood actress Gul Panag.
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Bengali actress Moon Moon Sen joined Trinamool Congress in March 2014 and won in 2014 Lok Sabha Polls from Bankura constituency, where she defeated CPI(M)'s nine-time MP, Basudeb Acharia.
Bollywood's best comedian Paresh Rawal is currently a member of the Lok Sabha. The actor belonging to the Bharatiya Janata Party won from Ahmedabad East in the Indian general election, 2014.
Bollywood's veteran actor Raj Babbar is also a politician belonging to the Indian National Congress party. In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, he unsuccessfully contested against Gen. V. K. Singh of BJP from Ghaziabad.
Bollywood actress who is famous for her item numbers and appearances in reality TV shows, Rakhi Sawant had launched her own political party, the Rashtriya Aam Party to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.
Rekha noted for her versatility and acknowledged as one of the finest actresses in Hindi cinema was nominated as a Rajya Sabha MP by the President of India in 2012.
Bollywood actress Shabana Azmi has been a committed social activist, active in supporting child survival and fighting AIDS and injustice in real life. She was nominated as a member of the Rajya Sabha in 1997. In 1998, the United Nations Population Fund appointed her as its Goodwill Ambassador for India.
Bollywood actor Shatrughan Sinha was a member of Rajya Sabha twice and he was also Union Cabinet Minister of Health and Family Welfare. Currently he is an active member of Bharatiya Janata Party. As of May 2006, he was appointed as the head of the BJP Culture and Arts Department.
Veteran actor of Bollywood Vinod Khanna entered politics in 1997 when he joined Bharatiya Janata Party. In 2014 general election he was again elected from Gurdaspur constituency.
Bollywood actor Govinda entered politics as a member of Indian National Congress. He was an MP from the Mumbai North Constituency from 2004 to 2009. During his tenure as the Member of Parliament, he was criticized for never playing any active role. He was mostly absent while the house was in session. He also did not participate in any debates or raise any queries regarding his constituency. On 20th January 2008, he decided to quit politics.