The relationship between films and politics is very old. Somehow they both are connected in many ways. It happened many times that an actor will campaign for a politician in his rally, and sometimes the actor himself becomes a leader. Sometimes actors from the film world joined politics, and sometimes they had personal relations with politicians. Similarly, many actors’ families were involved in politics, but the actor chooses to make his career in the filmy world.
Let’s tell you about the actor who was either from a political background or his family was somewhat associated with politics.
1. Ritesh Deshmukh
We know how versatile the actor Ritesh Deshmukh is. The way played the funny role in Housefull to the psychopath villain’s role in Ek Villain. By anyhow doesn’t seem like a politician. But let me tell you about the political connections of Ritesh Deshmukh. He is the son of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh. Because of this connection, his brothers are allied with the Indian National Congress Party. Sometimes, he also played a role as a faithful party campaigner.
2. Sonakshi Sinha
Sonakshi started her career as a costume designer but got most fame when she began her acting career with the film Dabangg, which starred Salman Khan. The film set new records at that time and earned record-breaking revenue. She has appeared in many great movies so far and has made a mark in Bollywood. Apart from this, she is also famous for being the daughter of Shatrughan Sinha, an actor turned politician. Her mother, Poonam Sinha, is also a politician from Samajwadi Party. One of her brothers, Luv Sinha, is also a politician from INC like his father.
3. Ayush Sharma
Ayush Sharma is Salman Khan’s brother-in-law, husband of his sister Arpita Khan. He made his film debut with the film Loveyatri. Apart from this, he came from a very influential political family of Himachal Pradesh. His grandfather, Sukh Ram Sharma, was a famous INC leader known for bringing the Telecom revolution to Himachal Pradesh. His father, Anil Sharma, is a BJP candidate in Himachal Pradesh.
4. Allu Arjun
Allu Arjun is one of the most fantastic actors from Tollywood who has a huge fan base in all parts of India. But this example is different from others. This time, his two uncles named Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan are also actor turned politicians who are active in state politics of Andra Pradesh under Praja Rajyam’s youth wing banner.
5. Chirag Paswan
Chirag Paswan is an active politician from his father’s (Late Politician Ram Vilas Paswan) party LJP. He recently made headlines due to the division of his father’s party. He is a former actor who has made his Bollywood debut with the movie Miley Naa Miley Hum with Kangana Ranaut, Neeru Bajwa, and Sagarika Ghatge. However, the film was a big flop at the box office.
6. Neha Sharma
Neha Sharma is a stunning actress who works both in Bollywood and Tollywood and also a trained dancer of various dance forms such as Kathak, Hip Hop, Latin dancing salsa, Merengue, etc. Apart from this, she is also from a political family as her father, Ajit Sharma, is a politician and the MLA for Bhagalpur, representing the Indian National Congress party. She many times has campaigned for her father in various elections.
7. Prateik Babbar
Prateik Babbar is an Actor who is predominantly visible in Hindi Movies. Before starting his career in acting, he began his career as a production assistant. He made his debut with the 2008 Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. He also made his debut in the Tamil film industry through Darbar. Apart from this, he is also known as the son of actor turned politician Raj Babbar, a key leader of INC in Uttar Pradesh.
8. Arunoday Singh
Arunoday Singh is an actor in the Hindi film industry. He earned lots of praises for his acting in the web series Apharan and is also known for his notable supporting roles in Jism 2, Yeh Saali Zindagi, and Mohenjo Daro, Mai Tera Hero, etc. But apart from this, he also has roots from Madhya Pradesh’s one most important leaders’ Family. His grandfather Arjun Singh was a big name in Indian politics and was also the former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
9. Sanjay Dutt
I guess Sanjay Dutt didn’t need an introduction. He himself is a very gigantic name in the film industry, like his father Sunil Dutt and his mother, Nargis Dutt. Sanjay Dutt’s sister Priya Dutt is also a politician representing Indian National Congress like her father. But do you know Sanjay Dutt, Sunil Dutt also come from the category of actor turned politician? I guess some people know the answer who follows politics.
10. NTR Junior
NT Rama Rao Junior is known as one of the most famous actors known for his commendable work in the Telugu industry. His movies are always fun to watch. He is popularly referred to as the “Young Tiger of Tollywood”. But do you know he got this after his grandfather NT Rama Rao? NT Rama Rao, popularly known as NTR, is a former Chief Minister of Andra Pradesh and also a founder of TDP.
11. Mahesh Babu
Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu is known as the Prince of the Tollywood industry who not only known for his acting skills but his charms and wise nature. He is also a brother in law of Galla Jayadev, an industrialist and Member of the Indian Parliament from TDP. He has a family relationship with a politician. Still, he has always made it extremely clear that he is apolitical and does not have plans at any time in future to enter the arena.
12. Akshaye Khanna
Akshaye Khanna is an amazing Bollywood actor known for his cute smile and brilliant expressions. The actor started his career with the film Himalay Putra which became a box office success. Apart from this, he is also known as the son of late actor turned politician Vinod Khanna, a former member of parliament from BJP.