From Sachin Tendulkar to Govinda, a large number of Indian celebrities went on to joining Politics, later on in their lives. Having had colourful careers already, these politicians quickly gain even more followers, garnering support in a very short span of time!
Here’re a few pictures of how some prominent Indian politicians used to look before and after they came into the spotlight! indian politicians before and after
1. Narendra Modi
NaMo and his humble younger self! So that’s where his fascination with scarves originated from!
2. Manmohan Singh
No idea if he still used to be as silent as he was in his later years, but he’s been rocking that beard since forever! indian politicians before and after
3. Atal Bihari Vajpayee
The pensive poet, Vajpayee was as astute in his youth as he was during his term as our Prime Minister.
4. Rajiv Gandhi
Even as a youngster, the youngest Prime Minister of India was a man of immense will and spirit.
5. Indira Gandhi
Born to one of the most powerful families of India, Indira Gandhi was hailed as “Goddess Durga”, by opposition leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee. indian politicians before and after
6. Jawaharlal Nehru
The first Prime Minister of India was well known for his affection towards children, even in his youth, because of which, his birthday started being celebrated as Children’s Day.
Whether you look at her as egotistical or strong-willed, Mayawati in her younger years was no different than she is now.
8. Rahul Gandhi
Although not much is known about Pappu’s life before his political start, it’s rumoured that he has studied only until class 12, and that his BA from Rollins College as well as M.Phil from Trinity College, Cambridge are all made up.
9. Sonia Gandhi
The Italian-born Sonia Gandhi used to work as a waitress in The Varsity Restaurant in Cambridge town, where she first met Rajiv Gandhi, soon to be her husband.
Jayalalithaa, the current Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, was forced to join the Tamil Film Industry by her actress mother at the age of only 15.
11. Mamata Banerjee
The mercurial “Didi” is the first woman Chief Minister of West Bengal, and the first woman Railway Minister of India.
12. Bal Thackeray
A cartoonist and a writer, the founder of the Shiv Sena was entangled in numerous controversies for his support and admiration for Adolf Hitler.
13. Arvind Kejriwal
The Mechanical Engineering student from IIT Kharagpur used to be called ‘A diminutive cutie with several tedious affairs’ by his friends.
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