Actress Hema Malini [Old]Profiles

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Personal Profile (Personal Biography):-
: Hema Malini
Original Name
: Hema Malini R. Chakravarty
Other Name
: Dream Girl
Date Of Birth
: October 16, 1948
Birth Of Place
: Ammankudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India
Zodiac Sign
: Libra
: 5′ 6
Hair Color
: Black
Marital Status
: Separated
: Actress, Director, Producer, Politician
Dancing Skills
: Bharatanatyam dancer
: Andhra Mahila Sabha, Chennai
Languages Known
: Tamil, Hindi, English
Other Facts
: Bharatnatyam dancer

Family :-
: V.S.R. Chakravarty (Producer)
: Jaya Chakravarthy
: Dharmendra (Actor)
: Ahana Deol, Esha Deol (Actress)

Film Background (Filmography):-
Debut Films :-
Sapnon Ka Saudagar

Awards, honours and recognitions:-
Civilian honours
2000 – Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India.

Filmfare Awards:-
1973 – Filmfare Best Actress Award, Seeta Aur Geeta
1999 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award

1974 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for Amir Garib
1974 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for Prem Nagar
1975 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for Khushboo
1975 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for Sanyasi
1976 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for Mehbooba
1977 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for Kinara
1979 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for Meera
1981 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for Naseeb
1990 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for Rihaee
2003 – Filmfare Best Actress Award for Baghban

Bollywood Movie Awards:-
2004 – Most Sensational Actress Award for Baghban
2003 - Lifetime Achievement Award

Star Screen Awards:-
2003 – Star Screen Award Jodi No. 1, Baghban (with Amitabh Bachchan)

Zee Cine Awards:-
2003 – Lifetime Achievement Award

Other awards and honours:-
1998 – Guest of Honour Award at the 18th Ujala Cinema Express Awards
2004 – Sports World's "Jodi of the Year" along with Amitabh Bachchan for Baghban
2004 – Icon of the year
2004 – "Living Legend Award" by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in recognition of her contribution to the Indian entertainment industry
2007 - Rashtrabhushan Award From FIE Foundation Ichalkaranji
2007 – The 2007 Bangkok International Film Festival screened several films starring Hema Malini in a special tribute programme.
2008 – Honoured for her contribution to classical dance
2009 – Lifetime Achievement Award at the 7th Pune International Film Festival (PIFF)  

Latest filmography:-
Hey Ram 
Aman Ke Farishtey 
Laaga Chunari Mein Daag

Hema Malini (born 16 October 1948) is an Indian actress, director and producer, as well as a Bharatanatyam dancer-choreographer. Making her acting debut in Sapno Ka Saudagar (1968), she went on to appear in numerous Bollywood films, most notably those with actor and future-husband Dharmendra. She was initially promoted as "Dream Girl", and in 1977 starred in a film of the same name.  During this period, she established herself as one of Hindi cinema's leading actresses, noted for both her comic and dramatic roles, her beauty, and her accomplished classical dancing.

Malini is one of the most successful female film stars in the history of Indian cinema. Appearing in over 150 films in a career span of 40 years, she has starred in a large number of successful films, and her performances in both commercial and arthouse cinema, were often recognised. During her career, she has been nominated 11 times for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress, of which she won once in 1972. In 2000, she was presented with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. In the same year, she was honoured with the Padma Shri, the fourth-highest civilian honour, by the Government of India.

Of late Malini spends most of her time on charitable and social ventures, while making occasional appearances in films. She is a member of India's Bharatiya Janata Party and was nominated member by the party in Rajya Sabha, the upper House of parliament during 2003-2009.

Early life and education:-
Hema Malini Chakravarty was born in a Tamil Iyengar family at Srirangam, Tiruchirappalli to V.S.R. Chakravarty and Jaya Chakravarthy. Her mother was a film producer. Hema Malini's mother tongue is Tamil. She was educated at DTEA(Delhi Tamil Education Association) Mandir Marg, formerly known as MEA Sr.Secondary School.

Film career:-
Hema was considered for a Tamil film when she was 15 but rejected by director C. V. Sridhar saying that she was too thin. In 1965, she got an opportunity to act in a short episode as dancer in Pandava Vanavasam, a Telugu film. Later Ananthaswamy, a film poducer offered her a role opposite Raj Kapoor in his film Sapno Ka Saudagar (1968). She was promoted as the dream girl of Bollywood right from her that film itself.

In Johnny Mera Naam (1970) she was cast in a more pivotal role and the film became a blockbuster. She took challenging roles which most of the heroines of the 1960s refused to do. She played the role of a young widow in Andaaz (1971) and in Lal Patthar (1971) she played played a character with negative shades. The following year , Hema double-roled with Dharmendra and Sanjeev Kumar in Seeta Aur Geeta. Even after many years the film remains one of the best in her career. The film was a blockbuster and earned her first Filmfare Best Actress Award.. With in four years of her entry, she established herself as one of the leading actresses in Bollywood.

She worked with Jeetendra in more films. During the mid 70's she became one of the reigning divas of the Bollywood film industry, and her fans started calling her The Dream Girl of Bollywood, an allusion to the movie of the same name where she starred opposite Dharmendra.

A majority of films released during this period were highly successful; Sanyasi, Dharmatma and Prattigya. Sholay released in 1975 became a box-office phenomenon, where she played the role of Basanti, an unforgettable role of a talkative girl.

Hema starred in many movies throughout the 1970s and is perhaps best remembered for her glamour, style, and accomplished classical dancing. She formed a hit pair with Dharmendra, and the duo performed a number of hit movies like Charas, Aas Paas, Jugnu, Seeta Aur Geeta and The Burning Train. She also achieved some strong dramatic or comic moments in films like Trishul, Joshila and Khushboo In the late 1970s she acted in female-centric movies like Kinara (1977) and Meera (1979).

The Dharmendra-Hema pair had back to back hits like Naya Zamana, Raja Jani, Jugnu, starring together in 28 movies in all, eventually marrying him in 1980.

Post marriage: 1980-1999:-
After her marriage she continued to work in films like Kranti, Naseeb, Razia Sultan Vijay Anand's Rajput. In 1983 she starred in Andha Kanoon which marked the debut of Tamil actor Rajinikanth. In the film she played the sister of Rajinikanth, seeking revenge for the death of her parents. The following year she acted in K. Balachander's Ek Nai Paheli, a remake of his Tamil film Apoorva Raagangal. She portrayed the role of a classical singer in the film.

Successful films like Aandhi Toofan and Ramkali in 1985 saw her doing action oriented roles while Ek Chaddar Maili Si (1986) and Rihaee (1990), saw her playing more matured roles.

Hema also directed a film, Dil Aashna Hai which was a commercial failure and her career tapered off as she chose to concentrate more on her dance ballets and Television serials. She also owned the editorship of a Hindi woman's magazine

Comeback: 2000s:-
After taking a long break from films for a number of years in the 1990s and early 2000s, Hema made a comeback with Baghban (2003). The film had Amitabh Bachchan playing her husband and also earned her a Filmfare Best Actress Award nomination. She also played a cameo in the 2004 film Veer-Zaara. In both films, she played a self-possessed, old married woman, different from the ones which she played early in her career.

She also directed and starred in the Television serial Noopur, in which she played the role of a Bharatanatyam dancer.

Political career:-
Hema Malini and her husband have been involved in politics, as members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She was elected to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, with the support of the Bhratiya Janata Party. She campaigned for the Bharatiya Janata Party (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.

In February 2004, she joined the party (BJP) officially. 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 a general secretary of the BJP. In February 2011, it was reported that Hema Malini has been recommended by H.N.Ananth Kumar, party general secretary.

Personal life:-
Malini performing at a concert
Some of the popular Bollywood actors like Sanjeev Kumar and Jeetendra proposed Hema Malini, but she married actor Dharmendra on 2 May 1980, though Dharmendra was already married to Prakash Kaur and had two sons, Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol. However, after their marriage, she subsequently gave birth to two daughters: Esha Deol (born 1982) and Ahana Deol (born 1984).

Hema Malini's niece is actress Madhoo who had starred in hits Phool Aur Kaante (1991) and Roja (1992).

Hema Malini is a dedicated Bharatanatyam artiste, a classical dance of India. Her two daughters are also well trained in the same dance form and the three have performed together at several charity dance concerts.Hema Malini also had a natural ability of performing Odissi. Her refulgent smile eased her portray a wide range of characters ranging from the fiery Narasimha to a graceful Lord SriRama on Ramcharitmanas, written by Tulasidas.