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In Pics: Actors Who Lost Their Maiden Political Battle

From Gul Panag to Pawan Kalyan, we are looking at entertainment industry celebs whose maiden political battle did not result in victory.

Movies | News18.com | May 4, 2021, 3:05 pm
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  Kamal Hassan has been defeated from the Coimbatore (South) constituency by BJP’s Vanathi Srinivasan

Kamal Hassan has been defeated from the Coimbatore (South) constituency by BJP’s Vanathi Srinivasan

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 After launching his party Jana Sena Party in 2014, Pawan Kalyan contested in 2019 general elections from two constituencies. However, he lost from both seats

After launching his party Jana Sena Party in 2014, Pawan Kalyan contested in 2019 general elections from two constituencies. However, he lost from both seats

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 Gul Panag took the political plunge in 2014 Lok Sabha elections as she contested on Aam Aadmi Party ticket from Chandigarh. However, she lost to BJP’s Kirron Kher

Gul Panag took the political plunge in 2014 Lok Sabha elections as she contested on Aam Aadmi Party ticket from Chandigarh. However, she lost to BJP’s Kirron Kher

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 Rakhi Sawant contested the 2014 Lok Sabha elections by launching her party Rashtriya Aam Party. She was contesting from Mumbai North-West as an independent candidate. She lost in the elections

Rakhi Sawant contested the 2014 Lok Sabha elections by launching her party Rashtriya Aam Party. She was contesting from Mumbai North-West as an independent candidate. She lost in the elections

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 Mahesh Manjrekar was a Maharashtra Navnirman Sena candidate from Mumbai’s North-West in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections but lost to Gajanan Kirtikar of Shiv Sena

Mahesh Manjrekar was a Maharashtra Navnirman Sena candidate from Mumbai’s North-West in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections but lost to Gajanan Kirtikar of Shiv Sena

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 Ravi Kishan  joined the Congress party from Jaunpur constituency in Uttar Pradesh and contested in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. He lost and joined BJP in 2019. After joining BJP, he won from Gorakhpur constituency of Uttar Pradesh

Ravi Kishan joined the Congress party from Jaunpur constituency in Uttar Pradesh and contested in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. He lost and joined BJP in 2019. After joining BJP, he won from Gorakhpur constituency of Uttar Pradesh

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 Smriti Irani joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2003 and became the vice-president of the Maharashtra Youth Wing. In the 2004 general elections for the 14th Lok Sabha, Smriti contested unsuccessfully against Kapil Sibal from the Chandni Chowk constituency in Delhi

Smriti Irani joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2003 and became the vice-president of the Maharashtra Youth Wing. In the 2004 general elections for the 14th Lok Sabha, Smriti contested unsuccessfully against Kapil Sibal from the Chandni Chowk constituency in Delhi

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 Manoj Towari  took the political plunge in 2009 general elections on a Samajwadi Party ticket. But lost to Yogi Adityanath of BJP from Gorakhpur, UP

Manoj Towari took the political plunge in 2009 general elections on a Samajwadi Party ticket. But lost to Yogi Adityanath of BJP from Gorakhpur, UP

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 Shatrughan Sinha lost his maiden election battle against film industry co-star Rajesh Khanna in 1992

Shatrughan Sinha lost his maiden election battle against film industry co-star Rajesh Khanna in 1992

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