|Real Name||Deepa Dasmunsi|
|Profession||Politician and Artist|
|Political Party||Indian National Congress (INC)
|Political Journey||• 2006-2009, Member of West Bengal Legislative Assembly
• 2009, Elected to 15th Lok Sabha
• 31 August 2009, Member of Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice
• 28 October 2012, onward Union Minister of State, Urban Development
|Biggest Rival||Mamata Banerjee|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height (approx.)||in centimeters– 165 cm
in meters– 1.65 m
in feet inches– 5’ 5”
|Weight (approx.)||in kilograms– 75 kg
in pounds– 165 bs
|Date of Birth||15 July 1960|
|Age (as in 2017)||57 Years|
|Birth Place||Kolkata (West Bengal)|
|Hometown||Kolkata (West Bengal)|
|College||Rabindra Bharati University, Kolkata, West Bengal|
|Educational Qualification||M.A (Dramatics)|
|Debut||Elected to the West Bengal state assembly in 2006 from the Goalpokhar (Vidhan Sabha constituency).|
|Family||Father– Shri Binoy Ghosh
Mother– Smt. Durga Ghosh
Brother– Not Known
Sister– Not Known
|Address||7, Lodhi Estate,New Delhi – 110 003|
|Hobbies||Reading Books, Gardening, Cooking and Listening to classical Music|
|Controversies||The Congress on Friday fielded former Union Minister Deepa Dasmunsi against West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee from Bhawanipore Assembly segment in the State. .However, Congress central leadership decided to field Ms. Dasmunsi, who had earlier represented Raiganj constituency in the State in the Lok Sabha. Dasmunsi, wife of veteran Congress leader from Bengal Priyaranjan Dasmunshi, was a staunch critic of Ms. Banerjee.|
|Favourite Actor||Paresh Rawal|
|Boys, Affairs and More|
|Husband/Spouse||Late Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi
|Marriage Date||15 April 1994|
|Children||Son– Priyadeep Dasmunshi (lives in London)
|1 crore INR (as in 2009)|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Deepa Dasmunsi
- She is a member of Indian National Congress and represents Raiganj constituency of West Bengal in the current Lok Sabha.
- She started her career as an actress and has performed on stage since 1984.
- She has also been a television artist, costume designer and art director for television serials and short films.
- In 1996, she married Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, an Indian National Congress politician 15 years her senior who was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1971. He was re-elected 5 times from West Bengal’s Rajganj constituency.
- Deepa first forayed into politics in 2006 after winning the State Assembly polls from the Goalpokhar constituency of West Bengal’s North Dinajpur district. She was a member of West Bengal Legislative Assembly from 2006 to 2009.
- After being elected to the Lok Sabha in May 2009, she was appointed as a Member of Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice in August 2009.
- The Urban Development portfolio is her first experience as a Union minister.
- She has been also the President of the Delhi Women Football Association.