Films and politics have a long history together. They are inextricably linked in many ways. Many times, an actor may campaign for a candidate during a rally, and occasionally, the actor will become the event’s leader. Actors from the film industry have occasionally entered politics, and they have also had personal relationships with politicians. Many actors’ families have also been involved in politics, but the actor has chosen to pursue a career in the film industry.
Let me tell you about an actor who came from a political family or whose family was politically connected in some way.
1. Ritesh Deshmukh
Ritesh Deshmukh is a versatile actor, as we all know. The actor transitioned from a comedic character in Housefull to a psychopath villain in Ek Villain. In any case, he doesn’t appear to be a politician. But first, let me tell you about Ritesh Deshmukh’s political ties. He is the son of Vilasrao Deshmukh, the former Maharashtra Chief Minister. His brothers are associated with the Indian National Congress Party as a result of this link. He also served as a loyal party campaigner on occasion.
2. Sonakshi Sinha
Sonakshi began her career as a costume designer, but it was with the film Dabangg, starring Salman Khan, that she gained the most renown. At the time, the picture set new records in terms of box office receipts. She has already created a name for herself in Bollywood, having acted in a number of fantastic films. She is also well-known for being the daughter of Shatrughan Sinha, an actor who later became a politician. Poonam Sinha, her mother, is a Samajwadi Party politician. Luv Sinha, one of her brothers, is an INC politician like his father.
3. Ayush Sharma
Salman Khan’s brother-in-law Ayush Sharma is the husband of his sister Arpita Khan. With the film Loveyatri, he made his film debut. Aside from that, he was born into a powerful political family in Himachal Pradesh. Sukh Ram Sharma, his grandpa, was a well-known INC leader who was credited with introducing the Telecom revolution to Himachal Pradesh. In Himachal Pradesh, his father, Anil Sharma, is a BJP candidate.
4. Allu Arjun
Allu Arjun is one of Tollywood’s most popular actors, with a large following across the country. This case, however, is distinct from others. This time, his two uncles, Chiranjeevi and Pawan Kalyan, are also actors who have turned politicians and are active in Andra Pradesh politics under the banner of Praja Rajyam’s youth wing.
5. Chirag Paswan
Chirag Paswan is a member of his father’s (late politician Ram Vilas Paswan) LJP political party. He recently made headlines as a result of his father’s political party’s split. He is a former actor who made his Bollywood debut with Kangana Ranaut, Neeru Bajwa, and Sagarika Ghatge in the film Miley Naa Miley Hum. The picture, however, was a box office disaster.
6. Neha Sharma
Neha Sharma is a lovely actress who works in both Bollywood and Tollywood, as well as a trained dancer in Kathak, Hip Hop, Latin dancing salsa, Merengue, and other dance genres. Apart from that, she comes from a political family, since her father, Ajit Sharma, is a politician and the Indian National Congress’s MLA for Bhagalpur. She has campaigned for her father in a number of elections.
7. Prateik Babbar
Prateik Babbar is primarily known for his work in Hindi films. He worked as a production assistant before embarking on his acting career. He made his acting debut in 2008 with Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. Darbar also marked his debut in the Tamil film business. He is also recognised for being the son of actor-turned-politician Raj Babbar, a significant figure in the INC in Uttar Pradesh.
8. Arunoday Singh
In the Hindi film business, Arunoday Singh works as an actor. He received acclaim for his performance in the web series Apharan, and he’s also renowned for supporting roles in Jism 2, Yeh Saali Zindagi, Mohenjo Daro, Mai Tera Hero, and other films. Apart from that, he comes from the family of one of Madhya Pradesh’s most powerful leaders. Arjun Singh, his grandfather, was a well-known figure in Indian politics and a former Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh.
9. Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt probably didn’t need an introduction. He, like his father Sunil Dutt and mother Nargis Dutt, is a household name in the film business. Priya Dutt, Sanjay Dutt’s sister, is a politician who, like her father, represents the Indian National Congress. But did you know that Sanjay Dutt and Sunil Dutt are also actors who have turned politicians? I’m sure some folks who follow politics know the answer.
10. NTR Junior
NT Rama Rao Junior is a well-known Telugu actor who is well-known for his outstanding performances. His films are always entertaining to see. He is dubbed the “Young Tiger of Tollywood” by his fans. Do you know that he received this after his grandfather, NT Rama Rao? NTR, or NT Rama Rao, is a former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh and a founding member of the TDP.
11. Mahesh Babu
Ghattamaneni Mahesh Babu, often known as the Prince of Tollywood, is noted for his attractions and intelligent nature, in addition to his acting abilities. He is also Galla Jayadev’s brother-in-law, an industrialist and TDP Member of Parliament in India. He is related to a politician through his family. Nonetheless, he has always stated unequivocally that he is apolitical and has no aspirations to enter the political arena in the near future.
12. Akshaye Khanna
Akshaye Khanna is a talented Bollywood actor who is recognised for his endearing grin and great facial expressions. The actor made his debut in the film Himalay Putra, which was a box office hit. He is also recognised for being the son of late actor and politician Vinod Khanna, a former BJP member of parliament.