Hema Malini – Bollywood Actress Profile
Name : Hema Malini
Date Of Birth : October 16, 1948
Birth Of Place : Ammankudi, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India
Profession : Actress, Director, Producer, Politician
Dancing Skills : Bharatanatyam dancer
Scholling : Andhra Mahila Sabha, Chennai
Languages Known : Tamil, Hindi, English
Father : V.S.R. Chakravarty (Producer)
Mother : Jaya Chakravarthy
Spouse : Dharmendra (Actor)
Daughters : Ahana Deol, Esha Deol (Actress)
Debut Film : Sapnon Ka Saudagar (1968) Hindi
Malini is one of the most successful female filmstars in the history of Bollywood. She has starred in a large number of hit films and in both commercial and arthouse cinema. She is a member of India’s Bharatiya Janata Party and represents the party in Rajya Sabha, the upper House of parliament. She now spends most of her time involved in charitable and social ventures, though she still makes special appearances in films.
Hema Malini is Actress, Bharatanatyam dancer-choreographer, who starred in numerous successful Bollywood films in the 1970s, most notably the extremely successful Sholay.
Hema Malini was married in Dharmendra on 2 May 1980, who was already married with four children; two sons: Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol and two daughters. Later Dharmendra and Hema Malini had two daughters: Esha Deol, Ahana Deol.
In 2005, on the TV show Koffee with Karan, she said that she taught her daughters Tamil language very well, but had to hire a tutor to help her daughter Esha Deol learn Punjabi for a film. Apparently, Esha’s father Dharmendra, whose mother tongue is Punjabi, converses with Hema and his daughters only in Hindi and English.
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 BJP. In February 2004, she joined the party 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.
She has said in interviews that she would never wear revealing outfits in movies, and has been true to her words till date. It is said that after she had shot for a swimsuit scene in a movie early in her career, her mother was so upset that she promised never to repeat it.
1973 – Filmfare Best Actress Award, Seeta Aur Geeta
1999 – Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award
1998 – Guest of Honour Award at the 18th Ujala Cinema Express Awards
2003 – Zee Cine Award for Lifetime Achievement
2003 – Star Screen Award Jodi No. 1, Baghban
2003 – Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bollywood Movie Awards
2004 – Bollywood Movie Award – Most Sensational Actress for Baghban
2004 – Sports World’s “Jodi of the Year” along with Amitabh Bachchan for Baghban
2004 – Icon of the year
2000 – Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India.
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 – 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.