Smriti Irani Height, Weight, Age, Biography, Husband, Family & More

Smriti Irani

Real NameSmriti Zubin Irani
NicknameIndia's Bahu
ProfessionIndian politician, Former Model, Television Actress and Producer
Physical Stats & More
Heightin centimeters- 170 cm
in meters- 1.70 m
in Feet Inches- 5’ 7”
Weightin Kilograms- 82 kg
in Pounds- 181 lbs
Eye ColourBlack
Hair ColourBlack
Personal Life
Date of Birth23 March 1976
Age (as in 2017)41 Years
Birth PlaceNew Delhi, India
Zodiac sign/Sun signAries
HometownMumbai, Maharashtra, India
SchoolHoly Child Auxilium School, New Delhi
CollegeUniversity of Delhi, Delhi
Educational QualificationsNot Known
DebutFilm: Malik Ek (Hindi, 2010)
TV: Aatish and Hum Hain Kal Aaj Aur Kal (Hindi, 2000)
Politics: Joined Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in 2003
FamilyFather- Shri Ajay Kumar Malhotra (Punjabi Khatri)
Mother- Smt. Shibani Bagchi (Bengali)
Brother- N/A
Sister- N/A
HobbiesHoroscope, Reading, Music
Major 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.
Favourite Things
Favourite FoodGujrati Cuisines, Tea, Coffee
Favourite ColourBlue
Favourite ActorDharmendra
Favourite ActressRekha, Hema Malini
Favourite PoliticianNarendra Modi
Boys, Affairs and More
Marital StatusMarried
Affairs/BoyfriendsNot Known
HusbandZubin Irani (Businessman, m.2001-present)
Smriti Irani with her husband Zubin Irani
ChildrenSon- Zohr Irani (Born in 2001)
Daughters- Zoish Irani (Born in 2003), Shanelle Irani (Step-daughter)
Smriti Irani with her husband
Money Factor
Net Worth4 Crore (INR)

Smriti Irani

Some Lesser Known Facts About Smriti Irani

  • Does Smriti Irani smoke?: No
  • Does Smriti Irani drink alcohol?: No
  • Her mother was a member of Jana Sangh and her grandfather was an RSS Swayamsevak, so, she has been too a part of RSS Swayamsevak Sangh from her childhood.
  • In the early days of her career, Irani worked at the Mc Donalds in Bandra, Mumbai as a waitress.
  • In 1998 Miss India Contest, Irani was one of the finalists. Smriti Irani - Miss India competition
  • She appeared in a song of the album “Saawan Mein Lag Gayi Aag” with Mika Singh in 1998.
  • In mid-2000, she became a household name when she played the role of Tulsi Virani in Ekta Kapoor’s production “Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi” on Star Plus.
  • She holds the record for the maximum number (consecutively five times) of Indian Television Academy Awards for Best Actress (popular).
  • She had differences with Ekta Kapoor and left the show in 2007. However, in 2008, she made a comeback in a special episode.
  • She also played the mythological role of Sita in Zee TV’s Ramayan in 2001.
  • She joined BJP in 2003 and became Vice President of Maharashtra Youth Wing in 2004.
  • Irani contested unsuccessfully in the 2004 General Elections for the 14th Lok Sabha against Kapil Sibal of Indian National Congress from the Chandni Chowk Constituency of Delhi.
  • On 24 June 2010, she was appointed All India President of “BJP Mahila Morcha” – BJP’s women’s wing.
  • In August 2011, Irani became Rajya Sabha Member from Gujarat.
  • In 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, she contested unsuccessfully against Rahul Gandhi from the Amethi Constituency in Uttar Pradesh.
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi appointed her as HRD Minister in his cabinet on 26 May 2014, making her the youngest Cabinet Minister at that time.
  • On 5th July 2016, she was shifted from HRD Ministry to the Textiles Ministry in a massive Cabinet Reshuffle of the Central Government.