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Sarojini Hembram

Sarojini Hembram


Sarojini Hembrom is a Rajya Sabha MP and an artist from the Odisha state. She has a Post Graduate in Music studies and was educated at K.N.G. High School, Baripada and Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, Bhubaneswar. She is known as the Vocal folk singer/artist in All India Radio, Cuttack and Doordarshan since 1983. She has participated in many cultural programmes relating to tribal culture. She has also performed as an artist, playback singer, actress, and production controller.

An Artist turned Politician, she belongs to the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) party. She was elected to the Odisha Legislative Assembly from Bangriposi (Odisha Vidhan Sabha constituency) in 2009 and became the minister for textile, handlooms, and handicrafts in the Odisha Government. She was elected to the Rajya Sabha the Upper house of Indian Parliament in 2014 from Odisha.

Personal Life

Full Name Sarojini Hembram
Date of Birth 01 Oct 1959 (Age 61)
Place of Birth Rairangpur, Distt. Mayurbhanj (Odisha)
Party name Biju Janata Dal
Profession Politician
Father's Name Chaitanya Prasad Majhi
Mother's Name Damayanti Majhi
Spouse's Name Bhagirathi Nayak
Spouse's Profession Social Service


Permanent address At-Baghra Road, W. No. 19, P.O. Baripada, Distt. Mayurbhanj, Odisha.757001
Present address C-502, Swarna Jayanti Sadan, Dr. B.D. Marg, New Delhi.
Contact number {0674} 2397121 / 9013181123
Email sarojini.hembram@sansad.nic.in

Interesting Facts

In 1990-99, Sarojini Hembram was a Lecturer in Music in Jayadev College of Education and Technology, Naharkanta, Bhubaneswar. As Minister in the Government of Odisha, she requested all public servants to wear handloom clothes once in a week. She is proficient in English, Hindi, Odia, Bengali and Santhali languages. She is known for her Vocal folk singer/artist in All India Radio, Cuttack and Doordarshan in 2008. She was part of Allegation Committee on "The Great Political Circus" (a Television Programme in Odia language).

Political Timeline

  • 2018
    She became a Member of Committee on Government Assurances.
  • 2015
    From May 2015- April 2016, she served in as a Member of Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
  • 2010
    She became a member of Tribal Advisory Council, House Committees on Women & Child Welfare, Environment and Pollution and Sub-Committee on Amenities of Members in Odisha Legislative Assembly. Also, she served as a member of State Level High Power Vigilance & Monitoring Committee (ST/SC) and the Standing Committee on Health in Odisha Legislative Assembly. She became Vice-President of Bharat Scouts and Guides, Odisha.
  • 2009
    She succesfully contested the Odisha Assembly Elections. She was elected as MLA from Bangriposi constituency.
  • 2008
    She became a Vice-President, Biju Janata Dal (B.J.D.), Mayurbhanj. She served this post for one year. She became a member of All India Radio, Cuttack.
  • 2014
    She was elected to Rajya Sabha. In July 2014, she became a member of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar and in Sept 2014, member of Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • 2012 - 2014
    From 2012 to 2014 she serves as the Minister of State (Independent Charge), Department of Textiles, Handloom and Handicraft in Government of Odisha.
  • 2011
    She became a member of the State Level Selection Committee- Panchayati Raj Department, Government of Odisha.
  • 2006
    She was appointed as a Member of Policy Holders' Council, Life Insurance Corporation of India, Divisional Office, Cuttack.
  • 1996
    She started her political career by being a Representative for the District Welfare Department, Mayurbhanj. She became a Member of Programme Advisory Committee, State Resource Centre (Adult Education), Orissa.

Early Life

  • 1990-1999
    Sarojini Hembram was a Lecturer of Music in Jayadev College of Education and Technology, Naharkanta, Bhubaneswar.
Net WorthN/A

Disclaimer: The information relating to the candidate is an archive based on the self-declared affidavit filed at the time of elections. The current status may be different. For the latest on the candidate kindly refer to the affidavit filed by the candidate with the Election Commission of India in the recent election.


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