The 26th of October marks the birthdays of two
gorgeous Bollywood divas. Any guesses? Yes, BollyCurry along with all
the fans celebrate the birthdays of Raveena Tandon
and Asin Thottumkal
was born on 26th October, 1974 to film maker Ravi Tandon and Veena and
completed her studies at Jamnabai Narsee School and Mithibai College.
While pursuing her course, director Shantanu Sheorey offered her a
chance to act for which she had to drop out of college. Thus, she
debuted in the year 1991 with the film Patthar Ke Phool for which she received the Filmfare Lux New Face award.
Following this, Tandon acted in movies such as Mohra, Dilwale and Laadla in the year 1994. Though Laadla performed averagely at the Box Office, it fetched her a Filmfare award nomination for the for best supporting actress. In the year 1995, she acted in Zamaana Deewana co-starring Shah Rukh Khan but it did not do well. Her later releases, Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996) and Ziddi (1997), were huge hits but she found more fame in 1998 with eight film releases with Bade Miyan Chote Miyan,
starring alongside Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda, turning to be the
second biggest hit of the year. In the year 1999, Tandon acted in
Kannada film Upendra which won a couple of Filmfare Awards. She
also won the National Award for best actress in the year 2001 for her
performance in the film Daman:The Victim of Marital Violence.
Apart from acting, Tandon has also appeared in commercials, is
an active member of PETA and made her small screen debut last year as a
host with Isi Ka Naam Zindagi.
terms of her personal life, Tandon is happily married to film
distributor Anil Thandani. She has four children, two of who were
adopted before her marriage. To celebrate her birthday in good cheer, here are the few songs where she mesmerized us with her scintillating screen presence:
- "Subah Se Lekar" - Mohra
- "Tip Tip Barsa Paani" - Mohra
- "Main Cheez Badi Hoon Mast" - Mohra
- "Batha Mujko Sanam Mere" - Divya Shakti
- "Khaate Hain Hum Kasam" - Aatish
- "Ello Ello" - Andaz Apna Apna
- "Jeeta Tha Jis Ke Liye" - Dilwale
- "Saaton Janam Main Tere" - Dilwale
- "Kabhi Tu Chhalia Lagta Hai" - Patthar Ke Phool
born in 1985, started her career as a model at the age of 16, which
also coincided with her acting debut in a Malayalam venture. Following this, she debuted in the Telugu film industry with the movie Amma Nanna O Tamila Ammay in the year 2003. The same film was re-made in 2004 as M. Kumaran S/O Mahalakshmi. She has also acted with leading Tamil actors including Kamal Haasan in the movie Dasavathaaram.
Asin's Bollywood debut came in the form of Ghajini alongside
Aamir Khan in the year 2008, which is a re-make of her Tamil movie of
the same name. The films were huge hits in both arenas and the first
Bollywood movie to rake in a 100 crores. In 2011, she stared in Ready opposite Salman Khan and was loved by the audience. She then performed in the multi-starrer Housefull 2 alongside Akshay Kumar in 2012 and in the same year, she managed to give two back to back hits with Bol Bachchan and Khiladi 786 with Ajay Devgn and Akshay Kumar respectively.
Below is a mini playlist to celebrate Asin's birthday with a bang.
- "Guzarish" - Ghajini
- "Kaise Mujhe" - Ghajini
- "Aye Bachchu" - Ghajini
- "Man Ko Ati Bhavey Saiyaan" - London Dreams
- "Dhinka Chika" - Ready
- "Humko Pyaar Hua" - Ready
- "Right Now" - Houseful 2
- Sari Sari Raat - Khiladi 786
Here's wishing these two gorgeous women a very happy birthday from this BollyCurry writer and others.
Editor: Vibha B. and Jenifer Y.
Graphics: Virina R.