Shazia Ilmi is an Indian politician, journalist and social activist. She is a senior BJP leader of Delhi. She had started her political career with Arvind Kejriwal led AAP. However, Arvind Kejriwal didn’t like her questioning some of the policies. She was sidelines and forced to resign from the party.
Shazia Ilmi is being seen as a sensible politician. She has taken a firm stand on many controversial issues, like that of Triple Talaq and Rafale Deal. Her erudite and exceptional debating skills have immensely helped the BJP. She is expected to fight the next Lok Sabha Election from New Delhi (BJP is all set to replace Meenakshi Lekhi).
Profile of Shazia Ilmi
Shazia Ilmi was born and brought up in Kanpur in a highly educated family. Her father was a well – known journalist who was revered for his strong nationalistic opinion. He was a person who had faith in the Indian secularism.
Shazia did schooling from Kanpur and Shimla. She has completed a diploma in Mass Communication from the prestigious Zamia Milia Islamia. After that, she has worked with many top notch media organization as journalist and anchor, including Star News (Now, ABP News). She left the field of journalism to work as a social activist. The culmination point of her career was Anna Andolan of 2011 where she was one of the core members along with Kejriwal, Kumar Vishwas and Manish Sisodia.
Husband and Family of Shazia Ilmi
Shazia Ilmi is married to Sajid Malik. He is a successful business person. Recently, he has also joined the BJP. He is actually half Gujarati and half Tamil Iyer.
Sajid Malik has lots of real estate properties in the national capital region. The family owns many plots in South Delhi and Gurgaon.
There is no information in the public domain about children of Shazia Ilmi. Once she had said that she can’t fight against Sonia Gandhi because of her daughter’s exam. However, in the election affidavit, she had mentioned that she has no offspring.
There is also ongoing battle for properties of Ilmi family. Rashid Ilmi, the brother of Shazia, had accused her of usurping ancestral properties.