After actors upping the glam quotient of the Rajya Sabha, looks like it’s Lok Sabha’s turn to get a dose of style. Dimple Yadav, the 35-year-old wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, is being talked about as much for her charming persona and style sense, as for getting elected unopposed to the Kannauj Lok Sabha seat.
When filmmaker Shekhar Kapoor tweeted on Friday that, “Dimple Yadav will add huge touch of glamour to LS, n hope she will debate as well as she looks (sic),” he set off a flood of posts on Twitter about Dimple’s simple, yet noticeable dress sense.
“Dimple Yadav’s nomination just reminded me of Kat’s (actor Katrina Kaif) role in Rajneeti. Both Pretty. And of course, mighty hubbys at back (sic),” posted@bkrishn.
Many compared her to Pakistan’s foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar, who is quite a fashionista and was applauded for her style sense when she visited India. “Is Dimple Yadav India’s answer to Hina Rabbani Khar?” tweeted @Barbarian Indian.
“Dimple Yadav is beautiful!,” tweeted @superkingchris.
Fashion designers, too, give Dimple — a homemaker and mother of three kids — a thumbs up for her looks. “She dresses with an identity. She comes from a part of the country where saris are worn and she wears beautiful saris teaming them with pretty blouses. She follows her own style and looks good,” says designer Ritu Kumar.
“The first thing that comes to my mind every time I see Dimple Yadav is that she is the best suited face for Indian couture. Her dressing style is perfect for her position as a young Indian woman politician,” adds designer Reynu Taandon.
“She carries off the quintessential Indian woman look really well but she should also experiment with western wear such as crisp shirts with formal trousers and scarves, says designer Hemant Lalwani.
UP’s bhabi Dimple Yadav... is well-spoken... Beauty with brains...cake-walk win apparently @anveshr
Dimple Yadav is very pretty." @madhu_gopalan
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Born in 1978, and daughter to Indian Army’s Colonel SC Rawat (retd), Dimple did her graduation in Arts from Lucknow University before her love marriage to Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s son Akhilesh at the age of 21.