New Delhi, June 17: Navneet Kaur R. Rana, who has worked in Telugu and Punjabi films, is the only actress to be elected MP from Maharashtra in the May 2019 elections. She is elected as Member of Parliament from Amravati constituency in 2019 Loksabha election as an independent candidate.
Navneet has objections that slogans of 'Jai Sri Ram' were raised in Parliament when members were taking an oath, "This is not the right place, temples are there for it. All gods are the same but targeting someone and taking that name, it's wrong."
Navaneet Kaur Rana is an Indian film actress who mainly acts in Telugu films.Navneet's victory is remarkable as she scored a victory over veteran Shiv Sena leader Anandrao V. Adsul. The victory margin was not great, it was by 36,951 votes, but what is important is that she defeated a big and famous politician.The first-time YSP MP is among a record 8 women from Maharashtra to grace the 17th Lok Sabha.
These include Poonam Mahajan (Mumbai North-Central), Heena Gavit (Nandurbar), Pritam Munde (Beed), Bharti Pawar (Dindori) and Raksha Khadse (Jalgaon), all from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shiv Sena's Bhavana Gawali-Patil (Yavatmal-Washim) and Nationalist Congress Party's Supriya Sule-Pawar (Baramati).
As an actress, Navneet's film career saw her majorly in Telugu cinema. But she has also dabbled in Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and Punjabi films.
She has worked with actors like Srikanth and Naveen and has also paired with comedian Brahmanandam. She featured in Punjabi film "Chhevan Dariya" in 2010.
In 2011, she married Ravi Rana, now an independent legislator from Badnera in Amravati district and the nephew of yoga guru Ramdev, in 2011.
They tied the knot in a mass marriage ceremony in 2011 along with 3,100 other couples.
The 28-year-old had contested elections in 2014 as a Nationalist Congress Party candidate but had lost to Adsul. The recent election season, a slew of film celebrities were in the fray and many were elected from different political parties.