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Smriti Irani Biography, Weight, Age, Caste, Husband, Children, Family, & More

Smriti Zubin Irani is an Indian politician, former model, television actress, and producer. Irani is a Minister in the Union Cabinet of India.

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Husband: Zubin Irani
Education: 12th
Net Worth: Rs. 7.00 Crore
Smriti Irani Biography
Smriti Irani Biography
Smriti Irani Biography
Real Name Smriti Malhotra
Profession(s) Actress, Model, Politician
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.) centimeters– 170 cm
meters– 1.70 m
feet inches– 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.) in kilograms– 80 kg
in pounds– 176 lbs
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Black
Politics
Political Party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
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Political Journey 2003: Joined BJP
2004: Contested the Lok Sabha Elections from Chandi Chowk in Delhi and lost to Congress candidate Kapil Sibal. The same year, she was absorbed as a Vice-President for the Maharashtra youth wing
2009: Campaigned for Vijay Goel’s candidature in New Delhi
2010: Appointed as the National Secretary of the party and was roped in as the President of the Mahila (women) wing for BJP
2011: Became a member of the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat
2014: Contested the Lok Sabha Elections against Rahul Gandhi in the Amethi Constituency and lost by 1,07,923 votes. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed her as the Minister of Human Resource Development in his cabinet
2016: In July, the Ministry of Human Resource Development was taken away from Irani, and she was given the Ministry of Textiles instead, in a cabinet reshuffle
2017: In July, she was handed the additional charge of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
2018: In May, the additional charge of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting was taken away from her and was given to Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
2019: Contested the Lok Sabha Elections against Rahul Gandhi in the Amethi Constituency and won by a margin of 55,120 votes and became the Minister of Women and Child Development
Biggest Rival Rahul Gandhi
TV Career
Debut Video Song: Song “Boliyan” of the album “Saawan Mein Lag Gayi Aag” with Mika Singh in 1998
TV Serial: Aatish and Hum Hain Kal Aaj Aur Kal, both aired on Star Plus in 2000
Producer: Virrudh for Sony TV in 2007
TV Host: Yeh Hai Jalwa, a dance-based reality show on 9X in 2008
Film (Actress): Amrita, a Bengali film in 2012
Personal Life
Date of Birth 23 March 1976
Age (as in 2021) 45 Years
Birthplace New Delhi
Zodiac sign Aries
Signature Smriti Irani Signature
Nationality Indian
Hometown New Delhi, India
School Holy Child Auxilium School, New Delhi
College/University School of Open Learning, University of Delhi
Educational Qualification • 12th Pass
• Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) first year from Delhi University’s School of Open Learning (did not complete the three-year degree course)
Religion Hinduism
Caste/Ethnicity • Half-Punjabi half-Maharashtrian (from her father’s side)
• Bengali-Assamese (from her mother’s side)
Address A-602, Neptune Apartments, Swami Samarth Nagar 4th Cross Lane, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West, Mumbai 400053
Hobbies Doing Yoga, Listening to Music, Travelling, Playing Carrom
Controversies • Her educational qualification became controversial in 2014 when she made contradictory claims regarding her educational degrees. In 2004, she claimed to have a degree in BA while in 2014 she claimed to have a degree in Commerce.
• She was criticized for not taking appropriate action in the suicide case of a Dalit student of Hyderabad University, Rohit Vemula.
• A number of central-university Vice-Chancellors criticized Irani when she sacked two vice-chancellors, during her tenure as HRD Minister.
• In October 2014, a furor was created over her decision to replace German with Sanskrit as the third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas.
• Management institutes i.e., IIMs were at the loggerheads with Irani when she cleared a clause to include the IIMs under the ambit of her ministry.
• A number of bureaucrats left her ministry citing her high-handed way of functioning.
Relationships & More
Marital Status Married
Affairs/Boyfriends Not Known
Marriage Date The year 2001
Family
Husband/Spouse Zubin Irani (Businessman)
Smriti Irani Husband
Children Son– Zohr Irani (Born in 2001)
Smriti Irani Son
Daughters– Zoish Irani (Born in 2003), Shanelle Irani (Step-daughter)
Smriti Irani Daughters

Smriti Irani Family

Parents Father– Ajay Kumar Malhotra
Mother– Shibani Bagchi
Smriti Irani Mother
Siblings Brother– Name Not Known
Sister(s)– Two Younger Sisters (Names Not Known)
Smriti Irani Siblings In Their Childhood
Favorite Things
Favorite Food Gujarati Cuisines, Pizza, Chocolates
Favorite Fruit Strawberry
Favorite Colour Blue
Favorite Actor(s) Dharmendra, Saif Ali Khan, Shah Rukh Khan
Favorite Actress(es) Rekha, Hema Malini
Favorite Cartoon Show Tom and Jerry
Favorite Politician(s) Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Narendra Modi
Favorite Film(s) Mr. India (1987), Avengers Series
Favorite Film Director Shekhar Kapur
Style Quotient
Assets/Properties Movable: Rs. 3.83 Crore (as in 2019)
Immovable: Rs. 7.28 Crore (as in 2019)
Money Factor
Salary (as a Member of Parliament) Rs. 10 Lakh + Other Allowances (as in 2021)
Net Worth (approx.) Rs. 7.00 Crore (as in 2021)
Smriti Irani Biography
Smriti Irani Biography

Some Lesser Known Facts About Smriti Irani Biography

  • Does Smriti Irani smoke?: No
  • Does Smriti Irani drink alcohol?: No
  • Smriti Irani is a popular Indian TV actress-turned-politician.
  • Her mother was a member of Jana Sangh and her grandfather was an RSS Swayamsevak.
  • When Smriti Irani was still a schoolgirl in Delhi, her parents had invited an astrologer to predict their three daughters’ futures. The astrologer declared that while her two younger sisters would do all right, “Badi Ladki Ka Kuchh Nahin Hoga.”
Smriti-Irani-As-A-Child
Smriti Irani As A Child
  • In an interview, she revealed that her parents had no big dreams for her either; they just wanted her to get married to a good boy.
Smriti Irani’s Childhood Photo
Smriti Irani’s Childhood Photo
  • Growing up in Delhi, Smriti wanted to become either a civil servant or a journalist. However, her father didn’t approve of any of them; as he thought that neither profession would suit her.
    Smriti Irani In Her School Days
    Smriti Irani In Her School Days

     

  • Thereafter, she packed her bags for Mumbai where she participated in the Femina Miss India contest in 1998. However, she couldn’t reach the top 9. In the contest, Lymaraina D’Souza had become the winner.
Smriti_Irani- Miss India Competition
Smriti Irani- Miss India Competition
  • In the early days of her career, Irani worked at McDonald’s in Bandra, Mumbai as a waitress. On his job at McDonald’s, Smriti says-

    All I wanted at that point was to graduate to the next level where I would be the one standing and welcoming guests to McDonald’s. That meant more money.”

  • She appeared in a song of the album “Saawan Mein Lag Gayi Aag” with Mika Singh in 1998.
  • Smriti was first spotted by the TV producer Shobha Kapoor (Ekta Kapoor’s mother) when she was working with the producer of a show called Bakeman’s Ooh La La.
  • In the mid-2000, she became a household name when she played the role of Tulsi Virani in Ekta Kapoor’s production “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi” on Star Plus. The serial ran for eight years and Smriti became India’s most loved Bahu. Smriti says she never saw even a single episode of the serial though.
  • Before her TV stint, Smriti had also done numerous modeling assignments.
Smriti_Irani In Her Modelling Days
Smriti Irani In Her Modelling Days
  • She holds the record for the maximum number (consecutively five times) of the Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Actress (popular).
Smriti_Irani at the 2017 ITA Awards
Smriti Irani at the 2017 ITA Awards
  • Reportedly, she developed differences with Ekta Kapoor and left the show in 2007. However, in 2008, she made a comeback in a special episode.

 

  • She also played the mythological role of Sita in Zee TV’s Ramayan in 2001.
  • In 2003, while Kyunki… was still at its peak, Smriti joined the BJP, a party that was then looking after a high-profile showbiz star into its fold.
    Smriti_Irani Joining BJP in 2003
    Smriti Irani Joining BJP in 2003
  • In the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, she contested unsuccessfully against Rahul Gandhi from the Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed her as HRD Minister in his cabinet on 26 May 2014, making her the youngest Cabinet Minister at that time.
  • Smriti has also been one of the BJP’s most visible faces in media interactions.
  • She has always been in demand for rallies and campaigning as she is fluent in Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, and Bengali.
  • During her campaign in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, in which she went on to defeat Rahul Gandhi, she did firefighter avatar in dousing a fire that had broken out in a village in Amethi.

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