Priya Dutt

Priya Dutt

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Priya Dutt Roncon (born 28 August 1966) is an Indian politician. She was first time elected to the 14th Lok Sabha from Mumbai North West constituency in Maharashtra on 22 November 2005, representing the Indian National Congress party. She is currently representing Mumbai North Central constituency in the 15th Lok Sabha since 2009.

Early life and education

Dutt is the daughter of the late Bollywood actor and politician Sunil Dutt, and actress and politician Nargis. Both her parents were elected to represent the Indian National Congress, and her father was a government minister. She is the sister of actor Sanjay Dutt, and Namrata Dutt. Along with her sister, she published a memoir, entitled Mr and Mrs Dutt: Memories of our Parents, in 2007.

She received her B.A. degree in sociology from Sophia College, Mumbai University.

Career

After university, Dutt worked in television and video and studied at The Center for the Media Arts in New York.

During a tense political period in 1992-1993, Dutt worked with Muslim refugees in Bombay . She reported receiving threatening telephone calls and public harassment.

In 2005, despite low voter turnout, she won her seat in the Lok Sabha by a margin of 172,043 votes over a rival candidate from the Shiv Sena. Dutt received considerable media attention for this victory, partially on account of her famous family and the fact she had...
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