The moment the entire nation has been eagerly waiting for is just around the corner. The results for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 will be announced on May 23, 2019. About 12 film celebrities-turned-politicians are also up for seats in various constituencies. While candidates like Shatrughan Sinha, Hema Malini and Jaya Prada are veteran players in politics, 9 new candidates are looking forward to winning a seat. Coming from celebrityhood, does give these candidates an upper hand as they are all known and popular faces, with devoted fans. The past is proof that many celebrity-turned-politicians have actually done good work for in the service of the public. Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Surbhi Chandna, Kapil Sharma, Drashti Dhami and Other TV Stars Cast Their Vote- View Pics.
Urmila Matondkar, Congress - Mumbai North
Known for her movies like Bhoot, Rangeela, Judai, the actress bid adieu to Bollywood a few years ago. She married her Kashmiri boyfriend, Mohsin Akhtar Mir, on March 3, 2016. She announced her candidacy in April 2019.
Sunny Deol, BJP - Gurdaspur
The actor is known for his power packed dialogues and action roles. His most popular movies include Gadar, Ghayal, Darr, Damini. His father Dharmendra's second wife, Hema Malini, was a member of Rajya Sabha from 2003-2009.
Hans Raj Hans, BJP - North West Delhi
Padma Shri award winner Hans Raj Hans is one of the most popular singers in India. His song credits include Dil Chori Sada Ho Gaya and Dil Tote Tote Ho Gaya.
Nusrat Jahan, TMC - Basirhat
The actress is known for her work in the Bengali film industry. Her popular movies include Sondhe Namar Agey and Power.
Mimi Chakraborty, TMC - Jadavpur
The actress has predominantly worked in Bengali movies and TV industry.
Prakash Raj, Independent - Bengaluru Central
Prakash is an all-rounder in the film industry. He has worked as a producer, actor, director in the Kannada, Tamil, Telegu, Malayalam, Marathi and Hindi film industries.
Poonam Sinha, SP - Lucknow
Yesteryear actress Poonam Sinha (screen name: Komal) is joining politics following her husband, actor Shatrughan Sinha, has already established a name for himself in the political world.
Ravi Kishen, BJP - Gorakhpur
Ravi Kishen is only THE most popular Bhojpuri actor. He featured in the debut season of Bigg Boss, which propelled his popularity in the Hindi audience as well.
Nirahua, BJP - Azamgarh
Dinesh Lal Yadav, who goes by screen name Nirahua, has worked in some of the most popular Bhojpuri movies. You might know him from movies like Nirahua Hindustani and reality show, Bigg Boss 5.
Pawan Kalyan, JSP - Gajuwaka and Bhimavaram
He is a superstar in the Telugu film industry. In 1998, he won the National Film Award for his role in Tholi Prema. He was invited to be a guest speaker at Harvard University in 2017. He is contesting in the Assembly Elections which are happening simultaneously with Lok Sabha Elections in Andhra Pradesh.
Shatrughan Sinha - Congress Patna Sahib
He was the most sought out actor in the '70s and '80s in Bollywood. A former member of the BJP, Shatrughan joined INC in 2019. He served as Union Cabinet Minister for Shipping from January 2003 to May 2004.
Hema Malini - BJP - Mathura
The actress was called Bollywood's Dream Girl. She has worked in over 100 movies panning across Tamil, Telugu and Hindi languages.
Jaya Prada - BJP - Rampur
The veteran actress has worked in movies in the Telugu, Tamil, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Bengali and Marathi film industries.