the 16th of October, celebrates the birthday of the original 'Dream Girl' of Bollywood. Today, Hema Malini
was born into a Tamil Iyenger Brahmin family to V.S. Ramanujam
Chakravarthy and Jaya Chakravarthy. Her mother was a film producer and
this served as one of the main reasons why she left her education midway
to build a career in the field of acting. She debuted with Tamil movies
but had her first major breakthrough in Hindi cinema with Sapnon Ka Saudagar (1968) opposite Raj Kapoor.
From thereon, Malini was seen in many successful films such as Johny Mera Naam, Seeta Aur Geeta, Dreamgirl, Sanyasi, Dharmatma, Pratigya, Sholey, The Burning Train and Andha Kanoon. It has to be acknowledged that a majority of these films were opposite her
real life partner, Dharmendra, who she married in the year 1980. It is said that they fell in love during the shooting of Sholay. Malini and Dharmendra Singh Deol now have two children, actress Esha Deol and Ahana Deol while actors Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol are Malini's stepsons.
After taking a sabbatical from movies to concentrate on her family life, Malini returned to the silver screen in 2003 with Baghban. Costarring
Amitabh Bachchan, the film dealt with the issue of aging parents being
ignored by their own children. She continued to play smaller roles in
other films such as Veer Zaara, Baabul, Aarakshan and Tell Me O Kkhuda which she directed, produced and stared in herself.
from acting, Malini is also an exquisite dancer. Trained in
Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi, she is also popular for performing at
live stage shows. One such event witnessed her performing at the
Khajuraho Dance Festival with her daughters.
Before we you bid adieu, here is a quick playlist of her most popular tracks.
1. "Nadan Ki Dosti" - Sapnon Ki Saudagar
2. "Koi Ladki Mujhe Kal" - Seeta aur Geeta
3. "Zindagi Hai Khel" - Seeta aur Geeta
4. "Dream Girl" - Dreamgirl
5."Holi Ke Din" - Sholey
6."Haa Jab Tak Hai Jaan" - Sholey
7. "Kabhi Na Kabhi" - Andha Kanoon
8. "Ek Taraf Hum Tum" - Andha Kanoon
9. "Tere Chehre Mein Woh Jaadu Hai" - Dharmatma
10. "Kya Khoob Lagti Ho" - Dharmatma
11."Lodi" - Veer Zaara
12."Holi Khele" - Baghban
wishing our Dream Girl Hema Malini a wonderful birthday once again.
BollyCurry simply hopes she always stay blessed with lots of happiness
and success in both her career and life.
Writer: Siona M.
Editors: Shreya S. & Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Virina R.