Plabita Borthakur

Plabita Borthakur is an Indian movie actor whose 2017 release includes Lipstick Under My Burkha, which also features Konkona Sen Sharma, Ratna Pathak, Aahana Kumra and Jagat Singh Solanki in pivotal roles.

Smriti Irani
Real NameSmriti Malhotra
Profession(s)Actress, Model, Politician
Physical Stats & More
Height (approx.)in centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in feet inches- 5’ 7”
Weight (approx.)in kilograms- 80 kg
in pounds- 176 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Political PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Political Journey2003: Joined BJP
2004: Contested the Lok Sabha Elections from Chandi Chowk in Delhi and lost to Congress candidate Kapil Sibal. The same year, she was absorbed as a Vice-President for the Maharashtra youth wing
2009: Campaigned for Vijay Goel's candidature in New Delhi
2010: Appointed as the National Secretary of the party and was roped in as the President of the Mahila (women) wing for BJP
2011: Became a member of the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat
2014: Contested the Lok Sabha Elections against Rahul Gandhi in the Amethi Constituency and lost by 1,07,923 votes. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed her as the Minister of Human Resource Development in his cabinet
2016: In July, the Ministry of Human Resource Development was taken away from Irani, and she was given the Ministry of Textiles instead, in a cabinet reshuffle
2017: In July, she was handed the additional charge of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
2018: In May, the additional charge of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting was taken away from her and was given to Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore
2019: Contested the Lok Sabha Elections against Rahul Gandhi in the Amethi Constituency and won by a margin of 55,120 votes and became the Minister of Women and Child Development
Biggest RivalRahul Gandhi
TV Career
DebutVideo Song: Song "Boliyan" of the album "Saawan Mein Lag Gayi Aag" with Mika Singh in 1998
TV Serial: Aatish and Hum Hain Kal Aaj Aur Kal, both aired on Star Plus in 2000
TV Producer: Virrudh for Sony TV in 2007
TV Host: Yeh Hai Jalwa, a dance based reality show on 9X in 2008
Film (Actress): Amrita, a Bengali film in 2012
Personal Life
Date of Birth1976-03-23 00:00:00
Age (as in 2021)45 Years
BirthplaceNew Delhi
Zodiac signAries
HometownNew Delhi, India
SchoolHoly Child Auxilium School, New Delhi
College/UniversitySchool of Open Learning, University of Delhi
Educational Qualification• 12th Pass
• Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) first year from Delhi University's School of Open Learning (did not complete the three-year degree course)
Caste/Ethnicity• Half-Punjabi half-Maharashtrian (from her father's side)
• Bengali-Assamese (from her mother's side)
AddressA-602, Neptune Apartments, Swami Samarth Nagar 4th Cross Lane, Lokhandwala Complex, Andheri West, Mumbai 400053
HobbiesDoing Yoga, Listening to Music, Travelling, Playing Carrom
Controversies• Her educational qualification became controversial in 2014 when she made contradictory claims regarding her educational degrees. In 2004, she claimed to have a degree in BA while in 2014 she claimed to have a degree in Commerce.
• She was criticized for not taking appropriate action in the suicide case of a Dalit student of Hyderabad University, Rohit Vemula.
• A number of central-university Vice Chancellors criticized Irani when she sacked two vice chancellors, during her tenure as HRD Minister.
• In October 2014, a furor was created over her decision to replace German with Sanskrit as the third language in Kendriya Vidyalayas.
• Management institutes i.e., IIMs were at the loggerheads with Irani when she cleared a clause to include the IIMs under the ambit of her ministry.
• A number of bureaucrats left her ministry citing her high-handed way of functioning.
Relationships & More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known
Marriage DateYear 2001
Husband/SpouseZubin Irani (Businessman)
ChildrenSon- Zohr Irani (Born in 2001)
Daughters- Zoish Irani (Born in 2003), Shanelle Irani (Step-daughter)
ParentsFather- Ajay Kumar Malhotra
Mother- Shibani Bagchi
SiblingsBrother- Name Not Known
Sister(s)- Two Younger Sisters (Names Not Known)
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodGujarati Cuisines, Pizza, Chocolates
Favourite FruitStrawberry
Favourite ColourBlue
Favourite Actor(s)Dharmendra, Saif Ali Khan, Shah Rukh Khan
Favourite Actress(es)Rekha, Hema Malini
Favourite Cartoon ShowTom and Jerry
Favourite Politician(s)Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Narendra Modi
Favourite Film(s)Mr. India (1987), Avengers Series
Favourite Film DirectorShekhar Kapur
Style Quotient
Assets/PropertiesMovable: Rs. 3.83 Crore (as in 2019)
Immovable: Rs. 7.28 Crore (as in 2019)
Money Factor
Salary (as a Member of Parliament)Rs. 1 Lakh + Other Allowances (as in 2019)
Net Worth (approx.)Rs. 11.11 Crore (as in 2019)

Some Lesser Known Facts About Plabita Bortahkur

  • Does Plabita Bortahkur smoke?: Not Known
  • Does Plabita Borthakur drink alcohol?: Not Known
  • She was born and brought up in the beautiful North Eastern State- Assam.
  • She is an actor and a singer for the band Manu & Chow (MnC).
  • All her family members are performing artists.
  • After her graduation, she did an acting course from “Barry John Acting Studio”.
  • She has done more than 20 TV commercials.
  • She made her debut with Aamir Khan & Anushka Sharma starrer blockbuster movie- ‘PK’ (2014), wherein she portrayed the character of Anushka Sharma’s younger sister.

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