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!

indian politicians before and after

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!

indian politicians before and after

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.

indian politicians before and after

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.

7. Mayawati

Whether you look at her as egotistical or strong-willed, Mayawati in her younger years was no different than she is now.

indian politicians before and after

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.

10. Jayalalitha

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.

indian politicians before and after

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.

Let us know if we missed any of YOUR favorite politicians, whom YOU would like to read about! indian politicians before and after

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