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Tapas Paul

Tapas Paul


Tapas Paul, a member of All India Trinamool Congress Party, began his career as an Indian film artist and gained recognition for his work in Bengali film Industry. Prior to his sojourn into Indian politics in 2001, he galvanized his position in Bengali films, winning scores of awards for his performance in copious movies. In a span of three decades, he's said to have starred in over 400 movies. He served as an MLA of Alipore constituency for two terms before he was elected as the MP of Krishnanagar in West Bengal in 2009. He was re-elected in 2014 in the 16th Lok Sabha elections, however, his political career was marred by scandal when he was arrested for his involvement in a ponzi scam in Rose Valley group for which he served a thirteen-month sentence. Despite the scandal, he still retained his position as a Lok Sabha elect.

Personal Life

Full Name Tapas Paul
Date of Birth 29 Sep 1958 (Age 61)
Place of Birth Chander Nagore, Distt. Hooghly (West Bengal)
Party name All India Trinamool Congress
Education Graduate
Profession Film Artist
Father's Name Late Dr. Gajendra Chandrapal
Mother's Name Smt. Mira Pal
Spouse's Name Nandini Paul
Spouse's Profession Television Personality
No of Daughters 1


Permanent address 74F/1J Golf Club Road, Kolkata-700033
Present address B-704, M.S.Flats, B.K.S. Marg, Opp. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, New Delhi - 110 001 09013180060 (M)
Contact number 9433003232
Email tpaullmp@gmail.com

Interesting Facts

Tapas Paul is Bio-Science graduate from Hooghly Mohsin College under the University of Burdwan. He opted acting as his career and after doing a lot of successful movies he joined politics. 15th Lok Sabha elections, Tapas Paul defeated the incumbent MP of Krishnanagar Jyotirmoyee Sikdar a sportsman who won the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in the year 1998.

Political Timeline

  • 2014
    He was re-elected to 16th Lok Sabha from Krishnanagar seat to serve a 2nd term. In Loksabha Elections he defeated Jha Shantanu of CPM by the margin of 71,255 votes.
  • 2009
    23 Sep. 2009: He became the member of Rules Committee.
  • 2009
    24 Dec. 2009: He was a member of Committee on Provision of Computers to Members of Lok Sabha and a member, Standing Committee on Information and Broadcasting.
  • 2001
    Tapas Paul was a member of West Bengal Legislative Assembly from Alipore. He completed two terms as MLA. Also, he served in as the Chairman of Standing Committee for Information & Culture, Youth and Sports, West Bengal Legislative Assembly.
  • 2009
    After defeating Jyotirmoyee Sikdar of AITC by the margin of 77,386 votes, he was elected to 15th Lok Sabha. Later, on 31 Aug 2009, he became a member, Standing Committee on Human Resource Development and a member of Standing Committee on Chemicals and Fertilizers.
  • 1 Sept. 2018
    He became a Member of Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment.
  • 1 Sep. 2014 - 31 Aug. 2016
    He was a member of Standing Committee on Defense and a member, Consultative Committee, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

Early Life

  • 1984-Present
    He made his Bollywood debut opposite Madhuri Dixit in the movie Abodh in 1984.For three decades he starred in over 400 movies, making him one of the most bankable stars in the Bengali film industry.
  • 1980
    A graduate of B.Sc. (Bio-science), he made his debut in Bengali film in 1980.
Net Worth2.78 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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