Harsimrat Kaur Badal is the Union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing in the Government of India and member of parliament from Bathinda. She is a member of Shiromani Akali Dal. Her husband Sukhbir Singh Badal is the deputy chief minister of Punjab and the president of Shiromani Akali Dal.Personal lifeHarsimrat was born on 25 July 1966 to Satyajit and Sukhmanjus Majithia in Delhi. She is a matriculate and holds a diploma in textile design. She got married to Sukhbir Singh Badal on 21 November 1991,. The couple have 2 daughters and a son. Her brother Bikram Singh Majithia is a Akali MLA from Majitha and a minister in the Punjab state government led by her father-in-law Parkash Singh Badal.Political careerBadal started her political career with the Indian general election, 2009. She was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from the Bhatinda constituency after defeating Congress candidate Raninder Singh by 120960 votes. Her first speech was on 3 December 2009, where she expressed her concern about the victims and survivors of the 1984 Sikh riots. She was part of a project named "Nanhi Chhan" to save girl child and trees. At present she is the union minister for food processing in the Government of India.