Besides, Male Film Stars, Female Film Actresses also made an impressive mark in politics and proved that they are not just ‘Glamorous and Attractive’ but have the wits to become powerful politicians. Of Course, South film actress Jayalalitha Jayaram proved her talent by reaching the zenith of politics by becoming Chief Minister. After, Jayalalitha, though no film actress could become a Chief Minister of a state but there are many actresses who have left their impact.
Vyjayanthimala contested her first Lok Sabha election on Congress ticket and won the election from Madras South in 1984 with a huge margin of 48,000 votes. In 1989 she again defeated her rival by a huge margin of 12584 votes. In 1993, she was nominated to the Rajya Sabha however upset by the Congress Party drifting from its principals after Rajiv Gandhi’s death she quit Congress and joined BJP in 1999. However, these days she is not active in politics despite South Super Stars Rajnikanth and Kamal Hassan pleading her to make a comeback.
Like Vyjayanthimala, Dream Girl, Hema Malini, also is a frontrunner of female stars who have earned a good name in politics. She joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2004 and worked as general secretary of the BJP. In 2014 General Elections, She contested the election and defeated RJD candidate Jayant Chaudhary by whopping over 3 lakh votes!! In 2019 Election she is contesting from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh. In 2019 Lok Sabha election, she is contesting from Mathura.
Jaya Prada the South actress who made a big name in Bollywood in the ’80s with hit films like Sargam, Kaamchor, Aakhree Raasta and Sharaabi, etc. joined politics in 1994; she joined N.T. Ramarao’s party Telugu Desam Party. She left Telugu Desam Party and joined Samajwadi Party and won twice Lok Sabha seats from Rampur (Uttar Pradesh) in 2004 and 2009 but she lost the seat in 2014 general elections. The latest news is that she has quit Samajwadi Party and joined BJP for the coming Lok Sabha elections.
Vijayashanthi, another South actress who made a name in Bollywood with few hit films like Tejaswani and Eeshwar joined the BJP in 1998 later joined Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and 2009; she won as MP from Medak in Telangana. She later joined Congress and fought 2014 Lok Sabha Election but lost!!! Right now she has maintained silence on her political future.
Bengal beauty Moon Moon Sen who created waves with her sex appeal in Bollywood with films like Andar Baahar, Jaal, 100 Days in the ’80s and 90’s made her career in politics in 2014, when she joined Mamta Banerjee’s All India Trinamool Congress and defeated CPI(M)’s nine-time MP Basudeb Acharia from Bankura. The latest news is that Moon Moon Sen would be clashing with BJP Union minister Babul Supriyo, the sitting MP from Asansol in Kolkata.
Satabdi Roy, West Bengal actress, and filmmaker has a successful career in politics. She became the Member of Parliament, on Trinamool Congress ticket 2009 and 2014. She is expected to contest the 2019 election from the same Birbhum constituencies in West Bengal.
Bollywood actress Urmila Matondkar joined Congress. Urmila Matondkar who won stardom with her sex appeal and charming dances in Bollywood hit film Rangeela is roped in by the Congress to defeat BJP candidate Gopal Shetty in the Mumbai North constituency that is seen to be a stronghold of the ruling party.
Kirron Kher, wife of Anupam Kher and character actor in Bollywood joined BJP in 2009 and in 2014 she contested from Chandigarh and won the election. Will she contest the 2019 Lok Sabha is still a suspense.