May 16 2012
Joining the ranks of other celebrities and actors, Bollywood actress Rekha on Tuesday took the oath as Rajya Sabha MP.
Accompanied by Congress Member of Parliament (MP) Rajiv Shukla, Rekha entered the Parliament from Gate 4 because a large number of fans were assembled at Gate 12 to take a glimpse of newly nominated MP of the upper house.
Evergreen Rekha (56) is the latest to be part of the star-studded House of Elders.
Jaya Bachchan, another Bollywood actor of yesteryears, is currently in the upper house as a member of Samjawadi Party.
Besides, Bollywood stars including Shatrughan Sinha, Jaya Prada and Hema Malini are already part of the Upper House.
Other film personalities who were nominated to the Rajya Sabha in the past include Vyjayantimala, Nargis Dutt, Lata Mangeshkar and Sivaji Ganesan. In addition, Telgu movie icon Chiranjeevi is a Congress MP in Rajya Sabha. Indian Television’s popular bahu ‘Smriti Irani’ is part of the Upper House as a BJP member.
Cricketer Sachin Tendulkar will enter Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.