From 2003 to 2009, Malini was elected to the Rajya Sabha , the upper House of parliament, as a representative of the Bharatiya Janata Party .  In 2014, Malini was elected to the Lok Sabha . Malini has been involved with charitable and social ventures. Currently, Malini is also a life member of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON). She was the top successful actress of her time. She has been praised by critics for her dancing and acting.