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Shatrughan Sinha

Shatrughan Sinha

Biography

An Actor turned Politician started his political career by being a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party but in 2019 he joined Congress. He entered politics by contesting in a by-election opposite Rajesh Khanna. Sinha quoted in an interview that his biggest regret in his life was contesting election against his friend Khanna. Khanna won the elections by beating Sinha by the good number of votes but however, he was hurt and never spoke to Sinha thereafter. Sinha did try to rebuild his friendship with Khanna, however that never happened till Khanna's death in 2012. He won the Patna Sahib Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar during the Indian general elections, 2009.
Apart from being a member of Lok Sabha (2009-2014, 2014-2019) and Rajya Sabha twice,
he became the cabinet minister in the Third Vajpayee ministry from the 13th Lok Sabha, holding two portfolios, the Department of Health and Family Welfare, and the department of shipping.
As of May 2006, he was appointed as the head of the BJP Culture and Arts Department.
Later, he defeated a Cinema Celebrity Shekhar Suman. He won the seat in the subsequent Indian general elections, 2014, as well. During 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, he left BJP and joined Congress Party. The Bollywood actor was fielded by the Congress party in 2019 general election from the prestigious Patna Sahib constituency but got handed over a defeat by his ex-colleague and BJP candidate Ravi Shankar Prasad.
The time turned and Bihari Babu went to Bengal. TMC chief Mamata Banerjee made him fight a by-poll on Asansol parliamentary constituency as Trinamool candidate and Mr. Sinha registered a massive victory over Agnimitra Paul of the BJP. The byelection on Asansol took place because a baffled Babul Supriyo shifted to TMC from BJP and resigned as the MP of Asansol.

Personal Life

Full Name Shatrughan Sinha
Date of Birth 15 Jul 1946 (Age 76)
Place of Birth Patna (Bihar)
Party name All India Trinamool Congress
Education Graduate
Profession Film Artist,Social Worker
Father's Name Late Shri B.P. Sinha
Mother's Name Late Smt. Shyama Devi Sinha
Spouse's Name Poonam Sinha
Spouse's Profession Politician
Children 2 Son(s) 1 Daughter(s)

Contact

Permanent address HOUSE NO-102, D BLOCK- KADAMKUAN, DISTRICT-PATNA
Contact number 09811962003
Email shatrugn@sansad.nic.in
Website sinhashatrughan.in

Interesting Facts

Sinha was selected by Rediff as one of the most unconventional actors in Hindi cinema (the others being Ajay Devgan, Amitabh Bachchan, Irfan Khan, Rajesh Khanna, Rajinikanth, Shahrukh Khan, and Sunil Shetty). During his tenure in 16th Lok Sabha, Sinha did not ask any question in Lok Sabha, whereas he had huge differences from the ruling party. Although he has excellent speaking skills, he did not use this skill inside the lower house. He did not participate even in a single debate.

Political Timeline

  • 2022
    Trinamool Congress fielded Shatrughan Sinha in the Asansol by-poll and the Bihar Babu registered a whooping victory over Agnimitra Paul of BJP.
  • 2019
    He left BJP and joined the Indian National Congress. Contested MP election as a Congress candidate from Patna Sahib constituency but got defeated by his erstwhile party colleague Ravi Shankar Prasad, a BJP candidate.
  • 2014
    He was Re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha (2nd term). 1 Sep. 2014: He was the Member, Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture Member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of External Affairs and Overseas Indian Affairs
  • 2009
    2009: He was Elected to the 15th Lok Sabha He defeated Vijay Kumar of RJD Party by 166,770 votes. 31 Aug. 2009: He was the Member, Standing Committee on Transport, Tourism and Culture
  • 2003
    29 Jan. 2003 - May 2004: He was the Union Cabinet Minister, Shipping
  • 2002
    2002 - 2008: He was Re-Elected to Rajya Sabha (2nd term) July 2002 - 29 Jan. 2003: He was the Union Cabinet Minister, Health and Family Welfare
  • 1996
    1996 - 2002: He was the Member, Rajya Sabha He defeated Ram Lakhan Singh of BJP Party by 88,334 votes.

Achievements

In 2016, his biography, entitled Anything but Khamosh, was released.
He has wide list of Awards:
B.F.J.A. Award for best supporting actor in `Tanhai`;
Punjab-Kala-Shree Award as Best Actor for film `Khudgarz`
Golden Semurg Award, Tashkent, 1988 for the film `Antorjoli Jatra`
All India Filmgoers award `Abhinaya Samrat`
Rashtriya Kishore Kumar Samman` by Madya Pradesh Government
Name entered in the Limca Book of Record, as the first actor from the Hindi Mainstream Cinema to become a Cabinet Minister in Govt. of India
Bihar Ratna for philanthropic activities
Award of Honour, New York (USA) and Toronto (Canada) for contribution to the Indian Cinema
Certificate of Recognition by the Presiding Officer of Nasau County Legislature in recognition of his outstanding charitable work as Member of Parliament
IIFA`s Award at Florida, USA
Life Time Achievement Award and many other Awards & Rewards
Chairman, Indo-Japan Friendship
Net Worth12.42 CRORE
ASSETS15 CRORE
Liabilities2.59 CRORE

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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