Agnimitra Paul

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Agnimitra Paul
Agnimitra (Paul) sitting in her chamber at the studio - photographed by Sou Boyy (Sourendra Kumar das).JPG
Member of West Bengal Legislative Assembly[1]
Assumed office
2 May 2021
Preceded byTapas Banerjee
ConstituencyAsansol Dakshin
President of the BJP Mahila Morcha, West Bengal
Assumed office
2020
Preceded byLocket Chatterjee
Personal details
Born
Agnimitra Roy[2]

1973 (age 48–49)[3]
Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman, West Bengal
NationalityIndian
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Spouse(s)Partha Paul
Children2 sons
Parent(s)
  • Dr. Ashok Roy (father)
Alma mater
ProfessionPolitician, Fashion designer

Agnimitra Paul is an Indian fashion designer turned politician who serves as the Member of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly from Asansol South and as the President of the West Bengal unit of BJP Mahila Morcha.[4] Prior to joining politics she was a Kolkata-based fashion designer.

Personal life[edit]

Agnimitra Paul was born into a family of doctors and academicians. Her father Dr. Ashok Roy is a paediatrician in Asansol. She completed her schooling from Loreto Convent and Asansol Girls' College[5] She completed her bachelor's degree in Botany (Honours) in Banwarilal Bhalotia College.

She is married to Partho Paul, an entrepreneur.[6] They have two children.

Career in fashion[edit]

Paul as a fashion designer, designed clothes for several of Bollywood films such as Koi Mere Dil Se Pooche and Via Darjeeling.[7]

She has designed costumes and personal wardrobes for Sridevi, Esha Deol, Mithun Chakraborthy, Shonal Rawat, Kay Kay Menon, Sonali Kulkarni, Vinay Pathak and Parvin Dabas.[8][9]

She started her own fashion label "Inga" across many cities in India. Paul also designed for the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2013.

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was presented with shawls and blankets that Paul designed.[9]

Political career[edit]

Paul joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in March 2019.

In 2020, Paul became the BJP Mahila Morcha president of West Bengal succeeding Locket Chatterjee.[10]

As the BJP Mahila Morcha president, she organised self-defence training workshop called "Uma" for women across 23 districts the state.[11]

She defeated TMC's Saayoni Ghosh in the 2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election from Asansol Dakshin Vidhan Sabha.[12]

References[edit]

  1. "Asansol Dakshin Election Result 2021 Live Updates: Agnimitra Paul Of BJP Wins". News18.
  2. "I admire Modi ji a lot and that's the sole reason I joined the BJP: Agnimitra Paul". The Optimist.
  3. "Bio". myneta.info. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  4. "Asansol Dakshin Election Result 2021 LIVE: BJP's Agnimitra Paul wins by 1,800 votes". cnbctv18.
  5. "I admire Modi ji a lot and that's the sole reason I joined the BJP: Agnimitra Paul". 17 September 2019.
  6. "Following her heart". www.telegraphindia.com.
  7. "Fashion designer Agnimitra Paul joins BJP in Bengal". Business Standard India. 23 March 2019 – via Business Standard.
  8. "Sridevi gave me my Bollywood break in 2000: Agnimitra Paul". Business Standard India. Press Trust of India. 26 February 2018 – via Business Standard.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "About Indian Designer Agnimitra Paul | Search Indian and Asian Fashion Designer Online". strandofsilk.com.
  10. Das, Madhuparna (24 June 2020). "Roopa, Locket, Agnimitra — how BJP mahila morcha got a 'glamorous turn' in Bengal".
  11. "BJP Mohila Morcha to give self-defence training to Bengal women". The Hindu. 16 September 2020 – via www.thehindu.com.
  12. "TMC's Saayoni, BJP's Agnimitra battle it out in Asansol South | Kolkata News - Times of India". The Times of India.