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Smriti Irani’s changing face from being a TV bahu to BJP’s poster girl

Smriti Irani got everyone talking when the Lok Sabha elections results were being declared a few days ago. Irani gave a tough competition to Rahul Gandhi and at one point of time during the counting.

Smriti Irani’s changing face from being a TV bahu to BJP’s poster girl

The once popular face of daily soaps and now a regular on news channels, Smriti Irani might have lost the elections to Rahul Gandhi. But that’s not the end of her political career, there’s much more. Let’s take a look at her journey

Smriti Irani got everyone talking when the Lok Sabha elections results were being declared a few days ago. Irani gave a tough competition to Rahul Gandhi and at one point of time during the counting. She was even leading from Amethi constituency. Now there’s a buzz that Smriti is likely to be given the HRD Ministry berth. While that is yet to be declared, let’s take a quick look at Smriti Irani’s career from being a TV bahu to being BJP’s most popular candidate.

To those of you who don’t know, Smriti Irani was the finalist in the beauty pageant Femina Miss India 1998. Though she made her small screen debut with the lesser known program Aatish, she rose to fame with her role as Tulsi Virani in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi. That’s not all, Irani claims to have worked as a waitress before she entered the glam world. She created a record of sorts in her acting career by winning Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Actress (Popular) for five consecutive years. It’s known to all that Smriti had a fallout with Ekta Kapoor and she walked out of the show. However, she made a special appearance in Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi in 2008.

Let’s move on to her political career. So when did Smriti Irani join politics? The most loved bahu of tellyland joined the Bhartiya Janata Party in 2003. She contested elections from Chandni Chowk in Delhi in 2004, but lost against Kapil Sibal. She became Vice-President of the Maharashtra Youth Wing in 2004. In 2010, she was appointed as the National Secretary of BJP. The same year she was appointed as All India President of the BJP Mahila Morcha. She was sworn in as a Member of Parliament from Gujarat in 2011. What more, she was known to have criticised Narendra Modi’s handling of the Godhra riots, only to take back her words. In fact, she had voiced out against Modi quite a few times in the past. And well, that’s a thing of the past now so let it remain buried there. What say, peeps?

Well now, let’s wait and watch what BJP has in store for Smriti Irani’s political career… Stay tuned!

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