By Samrudhi Ghosh
Published August 7, 2020

Hindustan Times


Bollywood stars
who dabbled in politics

Son of actor-turned-politician Sunil Dutt, Sanjay was naturally drawn to politics.

Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay was to contest the 2009 Lok Sabha election but withdrew after the court refused to suspend his conviction under the Arms Act

Instagram: Sanjay Dutt

He was a Congress MP from 2004 to 2009 but later said that politics was not his cup of tea


Hema Malini joined the BJP in 2004 and contested the Lok Sabha elections for the first time in 2014

Hema Malini

Currently, Hema Malini is a Member of Parliament from Mathura

Instagram: Hema Malini

Urmila Matondkar contested the 2019 Lok Sabha election on a Congress ticket from Mumbai North but lost

Urmila Matondkar

In September 2019, Urmila Matondkar quit the party, citing ‘petty in-house politics’

Sunny Deol joined the BJP in April 2019 and is currently an MP from the Gurdaspur constituency

Sunny Deol

In 1984, Amitabh Bachchan won the Lok Sabha elections from Allahabad (now Prayagraj) on a Congress ticket

Amitabh Bachchan

He quit politics for good after three years and later called it a ‘cesspool’

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