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Bollywood Actress Gul Panag Has Gained A Ticket From Aam Aadmi Party’s Chandigarh

Panag, a former Miss India and established actress had already carved a niche in Bollywood with diverse roles. However, her interest in social activism and her father’s association with AAP drew her towards politics. She saw it as an opportunity to contribute to real change beyond the make-believe world of cinema.

Bollywood Actress Gul Panag and former Miss India,35, Has Gained A Ticket From Aam Aadmi Party’s Chandigarh. Panag’s candidature was approved by the AAP election committee on 13th March 2014. Gul Panag made her foray into politics by joining the Aam Aadmi Party recently. After being formally allotted the Chandigarh seat she said , “I am here to stay in politics, problems facing this country are corruption and communism.”

“I have joined AAP as it is a movement and mainstream parties have failed to deliver,” the actress-turned-politician who is a native of Chandigarh, She said.

She also said said: “It’s important to first trace the journey of where I’m today, how it began. I was a girl studying in the Government College for Girls in Patiala and it is because I had a dream and I chased that dream somewhere in Bombay and that, at no point, makes me non-aam.”

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In 2014, Bollywood actress Gul Panag made a bold career move, trading the silver screen for the political arena. She secured the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ticket for the Chandigarh Lok Sabha constituency, challenging the established parties in the upcoming elections.

A Rising Star:

Panag, a former Miss India and established actress was known for her diverse roles and outspoken social activism. Aligning herself with the AAP’s anti-corruption platform resonated with her progressive image.

In 2014, Bollywood actress and former Miss India Gul Panag took a bold step into the political arena by contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Chandigarh on an Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ticket. This marked a significant shift from her established career in the film industry and highlighted her growing interest in public service.

Although Panag didn’t win the election, her campaign generated significant buzz, garnering attention due to her celebrity status and association with AAP, a rising political force at the time. Her candidacy reflected the party’s attempt to attract young, educated voters and project a fresh image.

While her political journey continued after 2014, including contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Amritsar, the 2014 Chandigarh campaign remains a notable chapter in her multifaceted career. It showcased her willingness to challenge conventions and engage in public service beyond the realm of entertainment.

The AAP Wave:

The AAP, a relatively new party led by Arvind Kejriwal, was riding a wave of anti-establishment sentiment across India. Panag’s high profile and local roots in Chandigarh made her a strategic candidate for the party.

A Tough Battle:

Despite the enthusiasm, Panag faced a tough battle. The BJP and Congress were formidable opponents, and her lack of direct political experience was a potential hurdle. The campaign was intense, marked by passionate debates and accusations.

The Results:

Ultimately, Panag lost the election to Kirron Kher of the BJP. However, she garnered a respectable 31% of the vote, establishing herself as a strong political contender. Despite a strong campaign, Panag ultimately lost the election to Kirron Kher of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). However, her political debut grabbed national attention and established her as a significant voice beyond the entertainment industry.

Beyond the Election:

Panag’s political journey didn’t end with the 2014 defeat. She remained active with the AAP, advocating for various social causes. In 2019, she contested the Lok Sabha elections again, this time from the Patiala constituency in Punjab, but was unsuccessful.


While she hasn’t yet secured an electoral victory, Panag’s 2014 AAP candidacy remains significant. It marked the entry of a prominent Bollywood voice into the alternative political scene, inspiring many to consider similar paths. Her journey continues to spark conversations about celebrity engagement in politics and the potential for change outside the traditional power structures.

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