Hema Malini

Hema Malini is an Indian actress, director and producer

Hema Malini is an Indian actress, director and producer, Bharatanatyam dancer-choreographer, and a politician, well known for her roles in Hindi cinema.Hema Malini said that she is proud about the fact that she was a part of Sholay, which also featured Amitabh Bachchan, Jaya Bhaduri, Sanjeev Kumar and Amjad Khan, apart from her husband Dharmendra Hema Malini is one of the most successful film star in the history of Indian cinema. She has worked in more than 150 films with all the popular actors of her time and gave large number of successful films. She is also known as the Dream Girl of bollywood. She is popular not only for her beauty, but also for her splendid acting and her accomplished classical dancing. Hema Malini is a trained Bharatanatyam artist. Her role of Basanti in blockbuster movie Sholay is memorable one. She has also served as a member of Rajya Sabha.
Hema Malini Chakravarty was born on 16 October 1948 into a Tamil speaking Iyengar family. Her mother was a film producer. She was the youngest among the three children. She has studied at DTEA Mandir Marg till class 10 but not completed class 10 and got into acting. She got married to actor Dharmendra in 1980. She has two daughters with Dharmendra, Esha Deol (born 1981) and Ahana Deol (born 1985). Her elder daughter Esha is a well-known actress in Bollywood. Esha got married to a diamond merchant Bharat Takhtanj, on 29 June 2012, while her younger daughter Ahana is an aspiring director who worked as an assistant director to Sanjay Leela Bhansali for his film Guzarish (2010). Ahana is married to a businessman Vaibhav Vohra on February 2, 2014 and is blessed with a baby boy named Darien Vohra.
Hema fell in love with her co-star Dharmendra during the filming of Sholay. She eventually married to him in 1980. Before, they married both converted to Islam, since Dharmendra was already married to Prakash Kaur who refused to divorce him. After her marriage she became the step-mother of Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol, both popular actors in Bollywood. Hema Malini has made her acting debut with the movie Sapno Ka Saudagar. After she got offers of many films by popular film makers. In 70-80 she has appeared in numerous Bollywood movies and most of them were successful. Some hit films are sholay, Satte Pe Satta, Tum Haseen Main Jawan, Naya Zamana, Raja Jani and Seeta Aur Geeta. She was nominated 11 times for the prestigious Filmfare Award for Best Actress, of which she has won once. After taking a break from films for a number of years, Hema made a comeback with film Baghban opposite Amitabh Bachchan, where she played the role of his wife.

She also played a substantial supporting role in the film Veer-Zaara. Malini also directed the films Dil Aashna, Tell Me O Khuda. She also served as the Chairperson of the National Film Development Corporation. She has honoured with the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian honour, by the Government of India. She has campaigned for the BJP candidate, Vinod Khanna, former Bollywood actor in the 1999 Lok Sabha Elections in Gurdaspur in Punjab. In 2004, Hema Malini joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. With her film career less hectic, she has been an active member of the party, attending party meetings and rallies and campaigning for the party through various elections. In March 2010, she was made general secretary of the BJP.
Sapno Ka Saudagar
Do Aur Do Paanch
Satte Pe Satta
Seeta Aur Geeta

Publish Date August 25 2015

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