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.
Bollywood actress Esha Deol walked the ramp with her mother and Bollywood's dreamgirl Hema Malini for designer Sanjukta Dutta. Esha took to her Instagram and shared a picture from the event.