The social-media savvy actor tweeted that will be contesting against Congress candidate Gurudas Kamat
Kamal Rashid Khan better known as KRK is the latest Bollywood actor and producer to join political party Samajwadi party from Mumbai.
KRK started his career in Bollywood as a producer and actor with the film Deshdrohi in 2008. He was recently signed by Mohit Suri to play the role of the antagonist in his film The Villain.
KRK made his television debut in the 3rd season of Indian reality TV programme Bigg Boss.
Although he was already nominated for eviction for three weeks consecutively, he eventually became the first contestant to be prematurely kicked out from the Big Boss house because of his violent behaviour towards other house mates. Khan verbally abused Rohit Verma and threw a water bottle at him, which hit Shamita Shetty. He also had an altercation with comedian Raju Srivastav. Khan was asked to leave the house that very night.
Samajwadi Party was formed by Mulayam Singh Yadav in Uttar Pradesh.
Twitter fans have wished KRK good luck for his new role as a politician.
Story text and image courtesy DNA