Kirron, 61, who joined the BJP in 2009, decided to contest the elections for the first time in March, after previous reluctance to do so. She follows a notable list of actresses in India who have ventured into politics, such as current Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa Jayaram and parallel (independent) cinema icon, Shabana Azmi.
Kher has starred and appeared in over 30 films ranging from Hindi, Punjabi, Bengali and Malayalam cinema, and has worked with legendary director Shyam Benegal. Kirron can be seen in the film Punjab 1984, directed by Anurag Singh, to be released this summer, but if you can’t wait, just grab a copy of Dostana or the 2002 remake of Devdas which she is absolutely fantastic in. -pep boy