Here , we will take a quick look on artist turned politician’s performance in elections 2022.
Artists Turned Politicians List
Bhagwant Mann –
Bhagwant Singh Mann is current and 17th chief minister of Punjab. He is a former actor , comedian and satirist. Since May 2014, he is the Member of parliament, Lok Sabha for Sangrur constituency, Punjab.
Mann was born in a Sikh family on 17 October, 1973 in Satoj village of Sangrur district of Punjab. He pursued his graduation from Shaheed Udham Singh Government College , Sunam . Mann participated in youth comedy festivals and inter-college competitions and won two gold medals at Punjabi University Patiala for his college.
He started his political career by joining People’s Party of Punjab in 2011.
After joining politics, he dreamed of making Punjab a happy Punjab by seeing tears in the eyes of the people and this dream came true on 10 March 2022.
In 2012, Mann fought his first election from Lehragagga assembly seat against former chief minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal but lost.
In 2014, Mann fought on the Aam Aadmi Party ticket from the Sangrur Lok Sabha seat and won by a record margin of over 2 lakh votes defeating veteran Akali leader Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa.
Anmol Gagan Maan –
Full Name – Gagandeep Kaur Maan
She is the winner candidate from the Kharar constituency in Punjab Aam Aadmi Party and won by a huge margin of over 36,000 votes.
Born in the Mansa district of Punjab, currently living in Mohali . She is a popular singer, lyricist and music composer in Punjab. In 2014 , she started her singing career and was crowned Miss Mohali Punjaban at Mis World Punjaban in 2013.
Balkar Sidhu –
He won from Rampura Phul seat in Punjab and defeated two old-time ministers Sikander Singh Maluka and Gurpreet Singh Kangar.
He was born in the village of Poohla of Bathinda district in Punjab and three-times university gold medalist winner in singing and learned music from the famous Dhadi singer Gurbakhsh Singh Albela.
Sidhu Moose Wala –
Full Name – Shubhdeep Singh Sidhu
The singer had joined the congress party last year and he was representing party from Mansa seat.
He was defeated by Aam Aadmi Party candidate Dr Vijay Singla by a margin of 63,323 votes. Punjab congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu had confirmed him as a youth icon.
Born in Moosa village in Mansa (Punjab). Sidhu is a singer, rapper, songwriter and actor associated with Punjabi music and Punjabi cinema. He started his career with writing the lyrics of the song “License” sung by Ninja, and began his singing career on a duet song titled “G Wagon”.