Urmila Matondkar, Nusrat Jahan and other film stars who recently entered politics


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Here are the film celebrities who recently took the political plunge:
Urmila Matondkar
Urmila Matondkar with Congress chief Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi. Sripriya
Sripriya is one of the core committee members of Makkal Needhi Maiam. Nusrat Jahan

Bengali actor Nusrat Jahan recently joined Trinamool Congress and this was announced by Mamata Banerjee. 0
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Prakash Raj will be contesting the elections as an independent candidate. Kamal Haasan

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Kamal Haasan will not be contesting elections this year. She will be contesting the upcoming elections from Basirhat constituency. (File photo)
Prakash Raj has had strong political opinions for a while and he used Twitter to effectively share his concerns. Isha Koppikar
Isha Koppikar joined Bhartiya Janta Party recently. She will be contesting from the Mumbai North constituency in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. (Photo: Varinder Chawla)
Isha Koppikar recently joined Bhartiya Janta Party and took the post of president of the BJP’s women transport wing. He recently joined Janata Dal (Secular) and is contesting for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Mandya. (File photo)
Kamal Haasan launched his own party Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) in 2018 but he will not be contesting the Lok Sabha elections. Television actor Shilpa Shinde joined the Indian National Congress in February 2019. Arshi Khan

Former Bigg Boss contestant Arshi Khan joined Indian National Congress in February 2019. Deve Gowda. Kovai Sarala
Actor Kovai Sarala joined Makkal Needhi Maiam in March 2019. Dinesh Lal Yadav ‘Nirahua’

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Actor Sumalatha will be an independent candidate from the Mandya constituency. He will be contesting against Akhilesh Yadav in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections from Azamgarh. D. Kumaraswamy and grandson of former Prime Minister H. Her late husband Ambareesh also dabbled in politics along with being a popular actor. (Twitter/@INCIndia)
Urmila Matondkar recently joined the Indian National Congress. D. Snehan

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Lyricist Snehan joined Makkal Needhi Maiam in 2018. (Photo: Sripriya/Twitter)
Actor Sripriya joined Makkal Needhi Maiam and she is one of the core committee members. Mimi Chakraborty

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Bengali actor Mimi has also joined Trinamool Congress and will be contesting the elections from Jadavpur constituency. (PTI Photo)
Actor Sumalatha will be an independent candidate from the Mandya constituency. It is yet to be announced if Shilpa will be contesting the Lok Sabha elections. Nikhil Gowda

Nikhil is the son of Karnataka Chief Minister H.