Harsimrat Kaur Badal is an Indian politician serving as the Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing in the Government of India. She is an MP from Bathinda.
Badal was born on July 25, 1966, to Satyajit and Sukhmanjus Majithia in Delhi. She is a matriculate and holds a diploma in textile design. She got married to Sukhbir Singh Badal in 1991. The couple has two daughters and a son. Her brother Bikram Singh Majithia is an Akali MLA from Majitha and an ex-minister in the Punjab state government led by her father-in-law Parkash Singh Badal.
She started her political career with the 2009 general elections. She was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Bathinda constituency after defeating Indian National Congress candidate Raninder Singh. Her first speech was on December 3, 2009, where she expressed her concern about the victims and survivors of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. She was part of a project named "Nanhi Chhan" to save girl child and trees.
Badal was re-elected as an MP from Bathinda in 2014 having defeated Indian National Congress-People's Party of Punjab joint candidate Manpreet Singh Badal. Then, she was appointed in the Modi government as State Minister for Food Processing. She got elected for the third time in a row from Bathinda in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. She defeated Congress candidate Amrinder Singh Raja Waring in a close fight by around 21000 votes. She has continued her stint in the Ministry of Food Processing Industries.