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7 celebrities, who are equally popular politicians

We have seen actors playing politicians on big screen and facts state that many of them have made this transition in their real life too. There are many famous celebrities, who had earned a prestigious reputation in their careers, went on to try their card in politics but not all of them got successful on both the platforms. However, here is a list of those popular celebrities who got the access to either rule the government or hold a colossal position in the political arena.

Imran Khan

 

One of the most popular names in the world of cricket Imran Khan is the only Pakistani captain who brought the only World cup Trophy in 1992. He is not only a successful cricketer but a tremendous politician. Imran Khan is that captain of Pakistan cricket team who lead the team intermittently throughout from 1982 to 1992. He is also in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Imran Khan is an equally popular political leader of Pakistan, he is the chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf which he established in 1996. Imran rose to real fame in political front during the campaigns of 2013 elections and he is the most popular politician of the country till date.

Ronald Reagan

 

Ronald Reagan probably tops this list as he started his career in entertainment, appeared in more than 50 films, he was a also a host of weekly television drama series The General Electric Theatre. President Reagan also served as the president of Screen Actor’s Guild in Hollywood. The man became famous in political arena when he entered the political arena and served as Governor of California for two terms. Later, Ronald Reagan won the presidential elections that made him the President of USA, he served as the President for two terms from 1981 to 1989.

 

Idi Amin

 

Mostly people know Idi  Amin as the most sadistic Ugandan dictator but hardly few know that former Uganda president was also a light and heavy weight boxing champion of Uganda from 1951 to 1960. Idi Amin had a great love for sports which he continued supporting even after becoming president of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. The man was Hero in sports as he was a swimmer, boxing champion basket ball and rugby Player.

Arnold Schwarzenegger 

The man with the celebrity status Arnold Schwarzenegger first rose to fame as the world’s top bodybuilder then he became a giant Hollywood star. The man from Terminator series has also won seven Mr. Olympia titles and he has also bagged Mr. Universe title.  Arnold joined political arena and also earned a reputable position there by becoming Governor of California in 2006.

 

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao is a Filipino national professional boxer. He is the first and only eight-division world champion who has won ten world titles. The men who rise from poverty to rule the sports arena is world famous for winning titles in different weight classes. He is one of the most successful men of Philippines.  Manny formed a local political party called Peoples’ Champ movement in 2010 and won a legislative seat in 2010 by an overwhelming majority.

 

 

Joseph Estrada

Another big name in celebrity turn politician list is Joseph Estrada former President of Philippines (1998-2001). Joseph started his professional life with a prolific film career, He acted in some 80 movies and produced around 70 movies.  He later ran for vice presidency and won it in 1992. As an actor Joseph has won Filipino Academy award in the categories of best actor and best film for five times each.

Khushbaksh Shujaat

Khushbakht Shujaat is a popular and influential political leader of a famous political party of Pakistan. She started her career as a journalist. The multi-talented lady is not only a famous politician but was a famous anchorperson and television host in the initial days of her career. Khushbakht Shujaat won a seat in national assembly from Karachi in 2008.

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