Actor Sunny Deol has become the latest celebrity to join a political party. Sunny Deol joined the Bhartiya Janata Party in the presence of Union Ministers Nirmala Sitharaman and Piyush Goyal on April 23 in New Delhi. It is being speculated that Deol will be the party’s candidate from either Gurdaspur or Amritsar. He is the third member of his family to join BJP after Dharmendra and Hema Malini.
Sunny Deol said, “The way my Papa worked with and supported Atal ji, I am here today to work with and support Modi ji. My work will do the talking.”
Sunny Deol is one of the many celebrities who recently joined politics. Actors Urmila Matondkar, Isha Koppikar, Dinesh Lal Yadav ‘Nirahua’ and many others have recently entered the world of politics.
Here are the film celebrities who recently took the political plunge:
Urmila Matondkar recently joined the Indian National Congress. She will be contesting from the Mumbai North constituency in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Prakash Raj has had strong political opinions for a while and he used Twitter to effectively share his concerns. This year, the versatile actor is contesting elections as an independent candidate from the Bangalore Central constituency.
Kamal Haasan launched his own party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) in 2018 but he will not be contesting the Lok Sabha elections.
Isha Koppikar recently joined Bhartiya Janta Party and took the post of president of the BJP’s women transport wing.
Dinesh Lal Yadav ‘Nirahua’
Nirahua joined BJP in Lucknow in the presence of Yogi Adityanath. He will be contesting against Akhilesh Yadav in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Azamgarh.
Bengali actor Nusrat Jahan recently joined Trinamool Congress and this was announced by Mamata Banerjee. She will be contesting the upcoming elections from Basirhat constituency.
Bengali actor Mimi has also joined Trinamool Congress and will be contesting the elections from Jadavpur constituency.
Television actor Shilpa Shinde joined the Indian National Congress in February 2019. It is yet to be announced if Shilpa will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections.
Former Bigg Boss contestant Arshi Khan joined Indian National Congress in February 2019. She serves as the Vice President of Mumbai Congress committee.
Nikhil is the son of Karnataka Chief Minister H. D. Kumaraswamy and grandson of former Prime Minister H. D. Deve Gowda. He recently joined Janata Dal (Secular) and is contesting for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Mandya.
Actor Sumalatha will be an independent candidate from the Mandya constituency. Her late husband Ambareesh also dabbled in politics along with being a popular actor.
Actor Kovai Sarala joined Makkal Needhi Maiam in March 2019.
Actor Sripriya joined Makkal Needhi Maiam and she is one of the core committee members.
Lyricist Snehan joined Makkal Needhi Maiam in 2018. He will be contesting Lok Sabha elections from Sivaganga constituency.