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Smriti Zubin Irani
Smriti Zubin Irani

  • Department : Ministry of Textiles
  • Constituency :
  • Party : Bharatiya Janata Party
  • Date of Birth : Tuesday, March 23, 1976
  • State Name : Gujarat
  • Permanent Address : A-602 Neptune Apartment, 4th Cross Lane, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri. (W), Mumbai. 400053
  • Education Qualifications : Educated at Holy Child Auxilium, Delhi and School of Correspondence and Continuing Education, University of Delhi, Delhi
  • Present Address : Bungalow no. 28, Tughlak Crescent, New Delhi 110003
  • Email Address : smritizirani@sansad.nic.in

About

About Smriti Zubin Irani is an Indian politician and the new Textiles Minister under the Narendra Modi government. She served as the Union Minister for Human Resource Development (HRD) before the reshuffling of the Cabinet took place on July 5. She is the member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Irani is a former model and a television actress who worked for a considerable number of daily soaps (TV serials). She is also a producer and has an entertainment company by the name of Ugraya Entertainment. Political Career of Smriti Irani In the year 2003, Smriti Irani joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In the subsequent year, she was appointed as the Vice-President of the Maharashtra Youth Wing. She contested as a BJP candidate against Kapil Sibal from Chandni Chowk constituency in 2004 general elections. Though she lost the elections, the party acknowledged her hard work by appointing her as an executive member of its central committee. Irani continued on climb the ladder of success. She became the national secretary of the party and the President of the party's women's wing in 2010. Looking at her leadership skills and her dedication, the BJP gave her the ticket to contest against Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, UP in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. She lost to Gandhi with a very narrow margin. Looking at her determination and the leadership qualities, she was appointed as the HRD minister in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers. She, thus, became the youngest member of the cabinet.In a Cabinet expansion and reshuffle that took place on July 5, Smriti Irani was shifted to the Ministry of Textiles. Political Journey of Smriti Irani Smriti Irani became the Member of Rajya Sabha in 2011. She was appointed as the BJP's Vice-President in 2012. From Sept. 2011 to May 2014, she was a member of Committee on Coal and Steel. In august 2012, she was appointed as a member of Parliamentary Forum on Disaster Management and a member of the Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Urban Development. Smriti became the Union Minister for Human Resource Development on May 26, 2014. She is the current Information and Broadcasting and Textiles Minister in the Government of India. Source: http://www.elections.in/political-leaders/smriti-irani.html