Smriti Irani is an Indian Model, Actress and Politician. She is the member of Lok Sabha from Amethi Constituency in the 17th Lok Sabha (2019-2024).
About Smriti Irani
|Real Name||Smriti Malhotra|
|Known Name||Smriti Irani|
|Profession||Actress, Model, Politician|
|Famous For||Actress, Politician|
|Birth Date||23 March 1976|
|Age (as in 2020)||45 Years|
|Caste||Half-Punjabi half-Maharashtrian (from her father’s side)|
Bengali-Assamese (from her mother’s side)
|Hobbies||Doing Yoga, Listening to Music, Travelling, Playing Carrom|
|Debut Appearance||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
TV 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
|Net Worth||5 Crores INR|
|Hight(Approx)||in centimeters– 170 cm|
in meters– 1.70 m
in feet inches– 5’ 7”
|Weight (Approx)||in kilograms– 80 kg|
in pounds– 176 lbs
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family Background, Education
|Father Name||Ajay Kumar Malhotra|
|Mother Name||Shibani Bagchi|
|Siblings||Brother– Name Not Known|
Sister(s)– Two Younger Sisters (Names Not Known)
|Born Place||New Delhi|
|Current City||New Delhi, India|
|School||Holy Child Auxilium School, New Delhi|
|College||School of Open Learning, University of Delhi|
|Education 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)
Boyfriend, Husband, Marriage
|Husband||Zubin Irani (Businessman)|
|Children||Son– Zohr Irani (Born in 2001)|
Daughters– Zoish Irani (Born in 2003), Shanelle Irani (Step-daughter)
Favorite Things and Assets
|Favorite Food||Gujarati Cuisines, Pizza, Chocolates|
|Favorite Destination||New York|
Social Media Accounts
Phone Number, House Address, Email Address
|Fan Mail Address||Not Known|
|Address Information||New Delhi|
|Phone Number||Not Known|
|Email ID||Not Known|
|Official Website||Not Known|
|House Address||A-602, Neptune Apartments, Swami Samarth Nagar 4th Cross Lane, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West, Mumbai 400053|
Smriti Irani Biography
Smriti Irani was born in a Hindu family on 23 March 1976 in New Delhi, India. She is Half-Punjabi half-Maharashtrian from father side and Half Bengali-Assamese from mother side, her zodiac sign is Aries. Smriti did her schooling from Holy Child Auxilium School, New Delhi, and complete her 12th standard from the School of open learning, University of Delhi. She enrolled in Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) Delhi University but did not complete the three-year degree course.
Smriti’s grandfather and her mother Shibani Bagchi was the member of Jana Sangh. When she was very young, her parents had invited an astrologer to predict their three daughters’ futures, and the astrologer said their two younger daughters would do all right, “Badi Ladki Ka Kuch Nahi Hoga.” In an interview, Smriti revealed that her parents had no big dreams of her; they just wanted her to get married to a good boy. Later she got married to Zubani Irani, a businessman in 2001, and he is a childhood friend of Shah Rukh Khan.
Smriti wanted to become either a civil servant or a journalist, but her father didn’t allow any of them as he thought that neither profession would suit her. Later in 1998 she participated in the Femina Miss India Contest, but she could not reach the top 9. In the contest, Lymaraina D’Souza had become the winner.
Smriti worked at McDonald’s in Bandra, Mumbai as a waitress in the early days of her career. She Said-
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.”Smriti Irani (Indian Politician)
She appeared with Mika Singh in 1998 in a song of the album “Saawan Mein Lag Gayi Aag.” 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. This serial on air for eight years and she became India’s most loved Bahu. Smriti says she never saw even a single episode of the serial, though. She also did modeling assignments before her TV Debut. She won the Indian Television Academy Award for Best Actress, Consecutively five times (a record). She left the show in 2007 due to differences with Ekta Kapoor, but later in 2008, she made a comeback in a special episode.
In 2003 she joined the BJP, a party which was then looking after a high-profile showbiz star into its fold. She contested unsuccessfully against Rahul Gandhi for the Amethi Constituency in Uttar Pradesh in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections. On 26 May 2014, PM Modi appointed her as HRD Minister in his cabinet, making her the Youngest Cabinet Minister at that time.
She is fluent in Hindi, English, Gujarati, Marathi, and Bengali, that’s why she has always been in demand for rallies and campaigning.
- In 2014 Lok Sabha Elections her educational qualification became controversial when she claims her education degrees. In 2004she claimed to have a degree in BA while in 2014 she claimed to have a degree in Commerce.
- On the Rohit Vemula’s suicide case, she criticized for not taking appropriate action.
- A number of bureaucrats left her ministry citing her high-handed way of functioning.
- In October 2014, a furor was created over her decision to replace German with Sanskrit as the third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas.