14 Facts About Atishi


Atishi Singh, who is known as Atishi Marlena is an Indian politician, educator, political activist and MLA from Kalkaji, Delhi.


Atishi served as Advisor to the Former Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia, primarily on education, from July 2015 to 17 April 2018.


Atishi was born to Delhi University professors Vijay Singh and Tripta Wahi on 8 June 1981 in Punjabi Rajput family.


Atishi was given the middle name 'Marlena' by her parents.


Atishi spent some time teaching at Rishi Valley School in Andhra Pradesh.


Atishi has worked with the non-profit organisation Sambhavana Institute of Public Policy.


Atishi was closely involved with the Jal Satyagraha in Khandwa district of Madhya Pradesh 2015 and provided support to the AAP leader and activist spearheading the campaign Alok Agarwal during the historic protests, as well as during the legal battle that ensued.

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Atishi was appointed the Lok Sabha in-charge for East Delhi for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.


Atishi contested from the East Delhi Lok Sabha constituency as an AAP party candidate for the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections.


Atishi lost to BJP's candidate Gautam Gambhir by a margin of 4.77 lakh votes, coming in third.


Atishi contested in the 2020 Delhi Legislative Assembly election from Kalkaji constituency of South Delhi.


Atishi defeated Dharambir Singh, a Bharatiya Janata Party candidate, by 11,422 votes.


Atishi was inducted into the Delhi Government as a Cabinet Minister, along with Saurabh Bharadwaj after the resignation of Deputy Chief Minister Manish sisodia and Health Minister Satyender Jain.


Atishi was spearheading the flagship Mohalla Sabha Project for the Government of NCT of Delhi.