Rakhi Sawant Contesting Polls; Here Are 7 More Indian Actresses Who Have Embraced Politics

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For the not-so-politically-aware voters of north-west Mumbai, at least one name in the EVM must have looked pretty familiar. Yes, you guessed it - it was Rakhi Sawant. The multi-talented Rakhi contested the Lok Sabha polls from north-west Mumbai, on behalf of Rashtriya Aam Party, set up and funded by various businessmen of Mumbai. We call Rakhi multi-talented because other than being an actress, a dancer, a reality show participant and a self-touted social worker, politics is the new 'agenda' that has helped her hit the headlines. When asked about her qualifications in the nomination form, she had checked on illiterate , but this illiterate 'controversy' queen holds assets worth Rs 15 crore. However, she is not the first showbiz star to enter the political arena. Business Insider India takes a close look at seven famous female entertainers who have embraced politics for reasons best known to them.

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