Shatrughan Sinha (Hindi: शत्रुघ्न सिन्हा; Urdu: شتروگھن سنہ; born Shatrughan Prasad Sinha on December 9, 1945) is an Indian film actor and politician. Apart from being member of Rajya Sabha twice he was also Union Cabinet Minister of Health and Family Welfare (Jan 2003-May 2004) and Shipping (Aug. 2004). He was elected to 15th Lok Sabha in 2009.
Shatrughan Sinha's first acting opportunity was playing a Pakistani military officer in Dev Anand'sPrem Pujari. Subsequently, he got a small role as a police inspector in Mohan Sehgal’s Sajan in 1969. The release of Prem Pujari was delayed, so his first released film was Sajan. He played supporting roles in many films before appearing in Gulzar’s Mere Apne in 1971.
He later appeared in Dulal Guha’s Dost in 1974 and in Kalicharan in 1976.