Smriti Irani aka Tulsi Virani – New Face of women in Indian Politics

Smriti Irani – gutsy, Courageous , Daring and Bold ! she did not stuck up with her Tollywood Image of Tulsi virani in her Earlier career with TV, She chose to walk out from Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi TV Show when Smriti Irani and Tulsi Virani were house hold names Across south Asians watching TV, her ‘Adarsh Bahu’ character in the show got her similar offers to act in TV. She was iconic in the ‘Bahu’ character that Tollywood is still not enough of it and we can find similar character all across serials till date. Her career move raised many eye brows when she started campaigning for BJP, however it was considered just a celebrity face to attract the crowd. After holding important positions like the national secretary of the party and All India President of the BJP Mahila Morcha in 2010, she became BJP’s vice-president. Though the party had other actresses too as members, it was the articulate and uncomplaining Smriti who rose above the challenges.

In her life, every decision she took turned into a stepping stone, taking her closer to stardom and politics. In one of her interviews she was quoted as saying that she started earning after the 10th standard – the Delhi girl used to earn Rs. 200 for promoting a beauty product. But determined to chart her own destiny Smriti, one of the three daughters of a conservative Punjabi-Bengali family, broke free of the norms and decided to try her luck in the glamour world.

Smriti’s political journey started in 2003 when she joined the BJP which has just pulled off a landslide win in the 16th parliamentary election by winning 282 out of the 543 contested seats.

Although she couldn’t win when she contested the 14th Lok Sabha polls as the BJP candidate from the Chandni Chowk constituency in Delhi – being defeated by Congress candidate Kapil Sibal – she became a prominent and articulate face of the party on television. In the 2014 general election, the gutsy Smriti took on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi in his pocket borough of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh and gave him tough competition.

As we write this on, Smriti Irani Malhotra aka Tulsi Virani is all set to become HRD Minister in new government, though majority of the times it is considered to be an only Glamour factor while any actor or actress is winning on politics polls, Smriti Irani has been trend setter through out to be a Women Icon in Indian politics


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