Smriti Zubin Irani, more famous as Smriti Irani, was born on 23 March, 1976, as Smriti Malhotra in New Delhi. She is an Indian politician and former model and popular television actress and producer. Her most famous role is that of Tulsi Virani in Ekta Kapoor's popular and long-running soap Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi (2000-2008). Smriti Irani is the current Minister of Textiles with the additional charge as the Minister of Information and Broadcasting in the cabinet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Smriti Irani was earlier the Minister of Human Resource Development in the Government of India. Smriti Irani is a member of the right-wing Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) since 2003. She is a Member of Parliament, being nominated to the Rajya Sabha from the state of Gujarat.