Carrying forward Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’ agenda of connecting with the youth, Mumbai Pradesh President of Bharatiya Janata Party Ashish Shelar today appointed a young lawyer and actor Rajeev Panday as the spokesman for the Mumbai BJP. Besides practicing in The Supreme Court of India and Bombay High Court for around 15 years, Panday has been a name to reckon with in the entertainment industry.
Panday, who’s acted in Bollywood grocers like Amitabh Bachchan’s starrer Pink and John Abraham’s starrer Madras Cafe, has given many terrific performances on stage. He started doing theatre in 1998 with famous theatre group Act One in Delhi. After shifting his base to Mumbai (in 2003) to practice law, Panday continued to dabble in theatre and films. His recent performances at Ibsen Festival at Prithvi Theatre were appreciated well by the audience and critics alike.
A law graduate from Delhi University’s Campus Law Centre, Panday has also been actively involved in legal activism. Through his Public Interest Litigations, Panday has raised many pertinent issues like regulation of television content and charitable hospitals not providing free treatment to the poor people.
In his longstanding association with the BJP, Rajeev Panday has served the party as the convenor of its Mumbai Human Rights cell and the convenor of the Election Cell of its Maharashtra unit.