Celebs around the world have been known to capitalise on their star power to launch political careers — and Bollywood stars are no different.

Actors like Kirron Kher, Hema Malini and Urmila are now fairly politically seasoned; in India's just concluded elections, they were joined by a few first-timers such as Sunny Deol!

How did they fare? Let's find out.

Kirron Kher

BJP candidate Kirron Kher bagged the Chandigarh seat for the second time in a row! She won the seat with 14,654 votes, reports NDTV.

Her husband Anupam Kher was obviously elated:

Hema Malini

BJP candidate Hema Malini also succeeded in retaining her seat in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura.

Esha Deol tweeted her excitement over her mother's winning streak:

Sunny Deol

He may be new to politics but actor Sunny Deol did his bit for BJP and won the Gurdaspur seat by over 82,000 votes.

Speaking about his success, Deol said: “I am feeling good and I am very happy. I was confident that people of this constituency (Gurdaspur) love me a lot and will ensure my victory.”

However, not every celebrity emerged a winner...


Urmila Matondkar lost in her Mumbai North constituency. While she congratulated her triumphant rival, she also conveyed her suspicions about foul play:

Shatrughan Sinha

Veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha lost from Bihar's Patna Sahib seat.