Poonam Mahajan Rao (born 9th dec 1980) in a Maharashtrian Deshastha Brahmin family is a politician of the BJP in India. She is the daughter of Mrs Rekha Mahajan and the late Pramod Mahajan, who was one of the most prominent leaders in BJP. She and her brother Rahul Mahajan both are trained pilots. She is married to Anand Rao Vajendla, an industrialist from Hyderabad. Prior to her father\s murder in 2006, Poonam Mahajan did not hold a high public profile. Following his death, it was speculated that her brother or mother Rekha Mahajan also declined to become active politically. Both were being considered for Pramod\s vacant parliament seat. On October 31st, 2006, Poonam Mahajan joined the BJP as a normal member of the party, with the encouragement of her uncle Gopinath Munde, himself an ex-Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra state. In the run up to the Lok Sabha elections she made
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