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Lok Sabha Election 2019: Meet the Actors Who Have Taken the Political Plunge

India | News18 | March 14, 2019, 2:11 pm
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 Nusrat Jahan: An actress and model, she will contest elections for the first time in 2019. Nusrat made her screen debut with Raj Chakroborty’s Shotru and later appeared in Khoka 420. She did her schooling from Our Queen of Missions School in Kolkata and then completed her B.Com from the city’s Bhawanipore College. (Image: Instagram)

Nusrat Jahan: An actress and model, she will contest elections for the first time in 2019. Nusrat made her screen debut with Raj Chakroborty’s Shotru and later appeared in Khoka 420. She did her schooling from Our Queen of Missions School in Kolkata and then completed her B.Com from the city’s Bhawanipore College. (Image: Instagram)

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 Mimi Chakraborty: Active in Bengali cinema since 2008, Mimi was born in Jalpaiguri after spending her childhood in Arunachal Pradesh. After a brief stint in modelling, her acting career began in earnest in 2008. (Image: Instagram)

Mimi Chakraborty: Active in Bengali cinema since 2008, Mimi was born in Jalpaiguri after spending her childhood in Arunachal Pradesh. After a brief stint in modelling, her acting career began in earnest in 2008. (Image: Instagram)

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 Actor-activist Prakash Raj, who had on January 1 announced he will enter politics, said he will contest the 2019 general elections from Bengaluru Central as an independent candidate. The actor has been vocal about his reservations with the Narendra Modi government, especially since his close friend and Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh was murdered allegedly by Right-wing members. (Image: Facebook)

Actor-activist Prakash Raj, who had on January 1 announced he will enter politics, said he will contest the 2019 general elections from Bengaluru Central as an independent candidate. The actor has been vocal about his reservations with the Narendra Modi government, especially since his close friend and Kannada journalist Gauri Lankesh was murdered allegedly by Right-wing members. (Image: Facebook)

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 Television actor Shilpa Shinde joined the Congress in the presence of its Mumbai unit chief Sanjay Nirupam in February 2019. Shilpa said that she was keen to contest elections, but did not specify if it was for the Lok Sabha or the state Assembly, both of which are scheduled for this year. (Image: News18)

Television actor Shilpa Shinde joined the Congress in the presence of its Mumbai unit chief Sanjay Nirupam in February 2019. Shilpa said that she was keen to contest elections, but did not specify if it was for the Lok Sabha or the state Assembly, both of which are scheduled for this year. (Image: News18)

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 Following the footsteps of Shilpa Shinde, Arshi Khan too joined Congress. Arshi joined Congress as the Vice President of Maharashtra. (Image: Instagram)

Following the footsteps of Shilpa Shinde, Arshi Khan too joined Congress. Arshi joined Congress as the Vice President of Maharashtra. (Image: Instagram)

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 Reportedly the highest-paid Bengali actor, Dev is also a producer, singer and film writer. He has his own production house and is a veteran politician in his own right. It was his star power that ensured his victory when he fought off veteran CPI leader Santosh Rana and Congress’ Manas Bhuniya in 2014. Dev garnered 6,85,122 votes and defeated Rana by a margin of 2,60,939 votes. (Image: Instagram)

Reportedly the highest-paid Bengali actor, Dev is also a producer, singer and film writer. He has his own production house and is a veteran politician in his own right. It was his star power that ensured his victory when he fought off veteran CPI leader Santosh Rana and Congress’ Manas Bhuniya in 2014. Dev garnered 6,85,122 votes and defeated Rana by a margin of 2,60,939 votes. (Image: Instagram)

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