Shatrughan Sinha: News

Shatrughan Prasad Sinha is an Indian actor and politician born on December 9, 1945. Sinha received his first acting chance to play a Pakistani military officer in Dev Anand's 'Prem Pujari'. However, his first release was 'Sajan' (1969) as 'Prem pujari' was delayed. As a lead hero, some of his notable movies were 'Ab Kya Hoga,' 'Khan Dost,' 'Dillagi,' 'Yaaraon Ka Yaar,' 'Vishwanath,' Muqabla, and 'Jaani Dushman'. In 2008, he served as a judge on 'The Great Indian Laughter Challenge' Season 4 aired on STAR One TV. Sinha is known for portraying Chief Minister NT Rama Rao in Ram Gopal Varma's 'Rakta Charitra'. He also forayed into politics and had been a member of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) until 2019; he later switched to Indian National Congress (INC). Notably, Sinha served as a Lok Sabha Member (2009–2019) from the Patna Sahib constituency and as a Rajya Sabha member from 1996–2008. He was also the Union Cabinet Minister of Health and Family Welfare (2002-2003) as well as Shipping (2003-2004) in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. In 2016, his biography named 'Anything but Khamosh' was released. Actress Sonakshi Sinha is his daughter.

24 Jan 2023

Subhash Ghai

Subhash Ghai birthday special: Looking at his iconic blockbuster movies    

The prominent director, producer, and screenplay writer Subhash Ghai needs no introduction!

16 Apr 2022

West Bengal

West Bengal: TMC sweeps bypolls; Mamata Banerjee thanks voters

Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee, thanked voters on Saturday as her party secured an easy win in the by-elections to the Asansol Lok Sabha and Ballygunge Assembly seats.

02 Feb 2021


Shatrughan Sinha 'unhappy' with film industry being ignored in Budget

Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha is not pleased with the 2021 Union Budget, announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman.

15 Apr 2020

Akshay Kumar

Schoolboys' competition: Shatrughan Sinha's indirect jibe at Akshay Kumar

Plain-speaking Shatrughan Sinha has gone all guns blazing.

10 Apr 2020


Shatrughan Sinha slams Mukesh Khanna for mocking daughter Sonakshi

The ongoing reruns of classics Ramayan and Mahabharat are triggering two things the most: massive viewership for Doordarshan and some fresh controversies.

23 Feb 2020

Article 370

Congress' Shatrughan Sinha meets Pakistan President in Lahore, discusses Kashmir

In a surprise development, Bollywood actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha met Arif Alvi, the President of Pakistan, in Lahore on Saturday and both of them reportedly discussed Kashmir.

06 Dec 2019

Salman Khan

Troll calls Sonakshi 'Salman Khan's chamchi'. Here's her reply

In her Bollywood journey so far, Sonakshi Sinha has had her fair share of encounters with online trolls targeting her relentlessly. But, she also knows how to shut them.

21 Sep 2019

Salman Khan

#YoSonakshiSoDumb trends after actress fails to answer question on Ramayana

The recent episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati 11 was all about humor and glamour as Sonakshi Sinha was the special guest for the Karamveer segment.

15 Jul 2019


After quitting Punjab Cabinet, Sidhu gets support from Shatrughan Sinha

Navjot Singh Sidhu, who resigned from Punjab Cabinet, found support from his party colleague Shatrughan Sinha with the latter saying he was "appalled" by the decision.

19 May 2019

Arvind Kejriwal

"Conspiracy to kill me," says Lalu's son Tej Pratap Yadav

On Sunday, a disturbing video from Patna emerged on social media. The bodyguards of RJD leader Tej Pratap Yadav were seen thrashing a video journalist in the Bihar capital.

01 May 2019


Poonam Sinha is richer than husband Shatrughan, their assets reveal

On Monday, Congress' Shatrughan Sinha, who is contesting from Bihar's Patna Sahib, declared his assets worth Rs. 112.22 crore. But he is still poorer as compared to his wife Poonam, who is Samajwadi Party's candidate from Lucknow.

27 Apr 2019

Madhya Pradesh

Slip of tongue: Shatrughan Sinha on calling Jinnah Congress' member

A day after actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha took Pakistan's founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah's name in the same breath as Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Patel, and Jawaharlal Nehru, he clarified that it was a slip of tongue and he wanted to take Maulana Azad's name instead.

16 Apr 2019


Shatrughan Sinha's wife Poonam joins SP, will contest from Lucknow

On Tuesday, Poonam Sinha, the wife of actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, joined Samajwadi Party in the presence of Dimple Yadav.

06 Apr 2019

Lok Sabha

Rebel BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha joins Congress, speaks against Modi

Disgruntled BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha joined Congress on Saturday, ahead of crucial Lok Sabha elections. A few weeks ago, Sinha wasn't given a ticket from Patna Sahib and BJP fielded Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad instead.

23 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

From Shotgun to turncoat: Shatrughan Sinha doesn't have many options

When he was an actor, Shatrughan Sinha played the bad boy everyone feared. So when he took the political plunge, he retained the fearlessness of his on-screen characters.

23 Mar 2019


BJP drops Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib, Prasad replaces him

For upcoming Lok Sabha elections, BJP dropped Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib and gave the seat to Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

18 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

BJP gets Patna Sahib seat. Will Shatrughan Sinha be dropped?

The Bharatiya Janata Party may drop Shatrughan Sinha from Patna Sahib seat this election season and field Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad from the coveted constituency instead, a PTI report claimed.

20 Jan 2019


Truth v/s hype: Less than 10L attended Mamata Banerjee's mega-rally

While the opposition leaders want people to believe, the mega rally in Kolkata was a success and has laid roots for the end of BJP's rule, data shows otherwise.

19 Jan 2019

Lok Sabha

#UnitedIndiaRally: Sharad Yadav confuses Bofors and Rafale, leaves leaders embarrassed

Sharad Yadav of the Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) made a huge mistake on the stage of mega opposition rally in Kolkata on Saturday, after which West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said it was a slip of tongue.

17 Jan 2019


BJP finally tells Shatrughan Sinha: Leave if you're unhappy

It seems the BJP has had enough of Shatrughan Sinha's barbs as the actor-turned-politician was recently advised to quit the party if he didn't like it.

14 Jan 2019

Kapil Sharma

Shatrughan Sinha shares a funny incident on Kapil Sharma's show

Kapil Sharma is back with The Kapil Sharma Show, and how.

01 Jan 2019


BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha loses VIP status at Patna airport

On Monday, officials told the press that actor-turned politician and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha would no longer be treated as a VIP at the Patna airport and will have to undergo regular frisking when travelling from the airport.

15 Nov 2018


Braving sub-zero temperature, Indian-Americans celebrate Chhath Puja in US

Hundreds of Indian-Americans, mainly those tracing their roots from Bihar, Jharkhand and eastern UP celebrated Chhath Puja in the US yesterday.

16 Oct 2018

Salman Khan

#MeToo: Salman and brothers accused of rape by Pooja Mishra

With skeletons in closets being exposed in the #MeToo movement, actress-model Pooja Mishra has made shocking claims.

15 Oct 2018

Indian Government

Shatrughan Sinha criticizes BJP govt over Rafale deal

Disgruntled BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha criticized the BJP government at the Center over the Rafale deal.

12 Oct 2018

Narendra Modi

Will 'Shotgun' Shatrughan take on Modi in Varanasi next year?

Shatrughan Sinha, also known as Shotgun, might compete with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha elections in the PM's own constituency, Varanasi.

08 Oct 2018


Mumbai will come to halt if North-Indians stop working: Nirupam

Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam has said Mumbai will come to a standstill and its people will not even get food to eat if the North Indian community in the metropolis decides to stop working.

22 Aug 2018

Pakistan News

Shatrughan Sinha defends Navjot Singh Sidhu on hug controversy

Under attack for hugging Pakistan's Army Chief, Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu received support from BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha who said Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Narendra Modi had hugged their Pakistani counterparts during their visits to that country.

10 Aug 2018

Kapil Sharma

Shatrughan Sinha is not happy with Kapil Sharma: Here's why

While Kapil Sharma is a favorite among celebrities and fans, he got on the wrong side of veteran actor turned politician, Shatrughan Sinha, with his mimicry act.

No probe will be ordered into 'exchange-of-currency' in Ahmedabad-bank: Sinha

Former BJP leader Yashwant Sinha yesterday said the government wouldn't order any probe into reports of exchange of currency notes worth Rs. 745.58cr at Ahmedabad District Cooperative Bank within five days of the announcement of demonetization on November 8, 2016.

26 Apr 2018


Shatrughan Sinha doesn't deny casting couch's existence in Bollywood, Parliament

Wading into the ongoing conversation on casting couch, actor and BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha said it's prevalent in both politics and Bollywood.

07 Apr 2018

Salman Khan

Bollywood celebrities have proven to be Salman Khan's best lawyers

For Salman Khan fans, his release from Jodhpur Central Jail after being convicted in 1998 blackbuck poaching case is equivalent to the release of his movie.

06 Mar 2018

Narendra Modi

Shatrughan Sinha to star in PM Narendra Modi's biopic

Till now, we have seen several films based on the lives of some prominent personalities, but none of them were as grand as this.

03 Mar 2018

Jet Airways

Shatrughan Sinha honored with "lifetime achievement award" in the UK

Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha has been honored with a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to the fields of arts and politics at a ceremony in the UK's Parliament in London.

14 Oct 2017

Amit Shah

Despite 80cr turnover, Jay lost 1.5cr: Amit Shah defends son

BJP President Amit Shah has come to son Jay's defence after The Wire had alleged that the firm, Temple Enterprises Pvt. Ltd., owned by Jay Shah had increased its revenue 16,000 times after PM Narendra Modi came to power.

14 Oct 2017


Modi in Bihar: Praises Nitish's commitment to Bihar's development

For the first time since JD(U) joined hands with NDA, PM Modi and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar are sharing the stage at Patna University's centenary celebrations.

28 Sep 2017


BJP government dismisses Yashwant Sinha's critique of the economy

Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha, in an IE op-ed, blamed PM Modi and FM Arun Jaitley for making a "mess" of the economy.