Changing his political outfit, Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishan has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on February 19 while the announcement was priorly made by the BJP MP and Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari. Ravi Kishan was formerly welcomed to the party by BJP president Amit Shah.
His welcome ceremony took place at the BJP headquarters at 11 Ashok Road in New Delhi, this morning.
Ravi Kishan was earlier a member of Congress party who also contested Loksabha election in the year 2014 from Jaunpur constituency in Uttar Pradesh but lost the seat.
Ravi Kishan is a prominent Bhojpuri actor who is well known for his work in the films. He has also worked in several Hindi, Kannada and Telugu films and had also appeared in the debut season of the reality show Big Boss. He has done 101 films till date.
He is also among the film actors who groomed themselves in the Bhojpuri film industry and later turned politicians.
Actors like Manoj Tiwari and Nagma also hails from Bhojpuri film world who dominates nowadays in the political streets as well. Especially, Tiwari who started his political career from Samajwadi Party and contested the 2009 general elections from Gorakhpur. He lost the seat in 2009. Later, he joined BJP and once again fought the general elections in the year 2014 from North East Delhi constituency and won against Congress and Aam Aadmi Party candidates. Recently, Tiwari was elected as the president of Delhi BJP.