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Smriti Zubin Irani

Smriti Zubin Irani


Actress turned Politician Smriti Zubin Irani was born in a Delhi-based Punjabi middle class family. Her Ajay Kumar Malhotra, belongs to Punjabi family. He used to run a small courier company. Her mother is Bengali. Smriti is always counted among the most progressive women politicians in India. Initially she served BJP's women wing and then elected to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat. She contested assembly election against Congress leader Kapil Sibal and Loksabha election against Rahul Gandhi. She lost both. She served as HRD Minister from mid of 2014 to mid 2016. Currently she is Minister of Textile in Government of India. In 2019, she succeeded in doing what she failed to do in 2014 and won the Amethi seat by beating Rahul Gandhi in his home turf. Consequently she was conferred the portfolio of Minister of women and child development; and Minister of textiles.

Personal Life

Full Name Smriti Zubin Irani
Date of Birth 23 Mar 1976 (Age 43)
Place of Birth New Delhi
Party name Bharatiya Janta Party
Education 12th Pass
Profession Actor
Father's Name Ajay Kumar Malhotra
Mother's Name Shibani Bagchi
Spouse's Name Zubin Irani
Spouse's Profession Businessman
No of Sons 1
No of Daughters 1


Permanent address A-602, Neptune Apartments, 4th Cross Lane, Lokhandwala Complex,Andheri West, Mumbai
Present address Bungalow no. 28, Tughlak Crescent, New Delhi110003
Contact number 9820075198
Email smritizirani@gmail.com
Social Handles

Interesting Facts

Smriti irani did her schooling in Holy Child Auxilium, Delhi and School of Correspondence and currently she is enrolled in University of Delhi. She is associated with various NGOs such as Cancer Patients Aid Association and Vatsalya Street Kids Foundation. Smriti was the first Indian to represent the nation at the Monte Carlo Television Festival. She was appointed, Goodwill Ambassador to India by USAID for the WHO-ORS program for 3 years. Smriti established her own NGO called 'People for Change' in 2007. 'People for Change' has provided sports scholarships in Nasik, undertaken drinking water projects in rural India providing borewell facilities to over 35 villages in Maharashtra, collected and distributed over 10 tons relief material in association with 92.5 FM radio station, during the Mumbai floods in 2007. The organisation also provides scholarships for higher education to children from the economically weaker background and holds financial literacy programmes for women called 'Women & Wealth'.

Political Timeline

  • 2019
    She succeeded in doing what she failed to do in 2014 and won the Amethi seat by beating Rahul Gandhi in his home turf. Consequently she was conferred the portfolio of Minister of women and child development; and Minister of textiles.
  • 2014
    Member, Committee on Coal and Steel
  • 2014
    Member, Parliamentary Forum on Disaster Management Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Urban Development
  • 5 July 2016
    She became Minister of Textiles in Government of India after the seat was vacant by M.Venkaiah Naidu. He resigned from the Ministry to take part in Vice Presidential Elections.
  • 27 May 2014 - 5 July 2016
    Minister of Human Resource Development. During this tenure she announced to start new yoga departments in six new universities in June 2016.
  • 2012
    She was appointed as a member of Indian Parliamentary delegation to the 126th General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Kampala (Uganda), led by Smt. Meira Kumar, former Speaker of Lok Sabha.
  • 18 July 2017 - 14 May 2018
    Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Information and Broadcasting.
  • 2014
    Smriti contested Loksabha Elections from Raibareli against Rahul Gandhi.
  • 2011
    In August 2011, she was elected to the Rajya Sabha as a member from Gujarat.
  • 2010
    Irani was appointed as National Secretary of BJP and also All India President of the BJP's women's wing, BJP Mahila Morcha.
  • 2009
    While campaigning for Vijay Goel, Smriti advocated capital punishment for rapists as a deterrent.
  • 2004
    She contested in Delhi Assembly Elections from Chandni Chowk constituency gainst Kapil Sibal. Even she lost the election, she was inducted in Central Committee of BJP as executive member.
  • 2003
    Smriti Irani joined the Bharatiya Janata Party's Maharashra wing. Later she became the vice-president of the Maharashtra Youth Wing of BJP in 2004.

Early Life

  • 2012
    Smriti worked in Bengali movie Amrita in 2012. Before that she played Personification of Dwarkamai in Hindi movie 'Malik Ek' in 2010. In 2011 she played a role of activist in Telugu movie 'Jai Bolo Telangana.'
  • 2008
    Irani along with Sakshi Tanwar hosted the dance based reality show Yeh Hai Jalwa. In the same year she also produced 'Waaris'. After this in 2009 she appeared in a comedy show Maniben.com.
  • 2007
    Smriti produced the TV serial 'Virrudh'. Also she portrayed the lead character of Vasudha in it. Later she produced Mere Apne. Vinod Khanna played important role in it. She also acted in 'Teen Bahuraaniyaan.'
  • 2001
    She played the epic character Sita in Zee TV's Ramayan. Also she co-produced the show Thodi Si Zameen Thoda Sa Aasmaan.
  • 1998
    Smriti reached final round of the beauty pageant Miss India 1998. Later she appeared in one of the song of the album "Saawan Mein Lag Gayi Aag" with Mika Singh.
  • 2000
    She made her début with TV series Aatish and Hum Hain Kal Aaj Aur Kal. Later she won the lead role of Tulsi Virani in 'Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi.'
Net Worth7.56 CRORE
Liabilities1.76 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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