Data of parliamentary business clearly reflects that such actor-turned politicians lack the zeal of public service. Though some of them joined the politics with an aim to do something for the society, they failed to prove their niche in this field.  

Dev Anand: After receiving much applauds for his hit films like ‘Guide’, ‘Hare Ram Hare Krishna’ and ‘Hum Dono’, Dev Anand was probably the first actor to join politics.
During emergency, the common people were very much fed up of dictatorial attitude of the government. After getting motivated from South Indian superstar MG Ramchandran, he entered into politics and founded National Party of India. Anand had organized his political rally at historical Shivaji Park. Eminent Bollywood personalities including FC Mehra, GP Sippy addressed the public.

He kept encouraging the common people with its slogan ‘Unko Sabak Sikhana Hai’. Later he quit politics.
Amitabh Bachchan: Popularly known for his nick names in Bollywood, the megastar too joined politics. Unfortunately, his popular ‘angry young man’ image in Bollywood failed to click in politics.

In 1984 on insistence of Rajiv Gandhi, he contested from Allahabad LS seat and defeated former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Hembati Nandan Bahuguna with a huge margin.

After his name was involved in Bofors Scandal, Bachchan decided to quit politics asserting that ‘politics is not meant for him’.
Rajesh Khanna: Popularly known as the ‘first superstar’ of the Indian cinema. On request of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi in 1984, Khanna started to campaign for Congress candidates.

He was narrowly defeated by LK Advani with a margin of 1589 votes from New Delhi seat during the 1991 Lok Sabha elections. Khanna won the same seat in 1992 by-election by defeating Shatrughan Sinha (Bihari Babu). In 1996, he retained his seat. Later, he said good bye to active politics.

Dharamendra: Popularly known with the nick name of ‘He-Man’of Bollywood, Dharmendra joined politics in 2004 and successfully contested from Bikaner on BJP ticket.
Sanjay Dutt: Actor, who went through many ups and down in his life, decided to enter into politics in 2009. On request of Amar Singh, he decided to contest the Lok Sabha elections from Lucknow on the Samajwadi Party ticket. He withdrew his candidature due to legal hurdles. Dutt was also appointed as the SP general secretary. Later in 2010, the controversial actor quit politics.

Govinda: Noted actor Govinda chose to start his new innings in politics and contested 2004 LS polls on Congress ticket. He defeated senior BJP leader Ram Naik from Mumbai North seat. The actor-turned-politician failed to make regular visit during Parliament session. Later, on January 20, 2008, he decided to quit politics and move back to revitalize his filmy career.