Hema Malini

Actor, Film actor

1948 –

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Who is Hema Malini?

Hema Malini is an Indian actress, director and producer, Bharatanatyam dancer-choreographer, and a politician, well known for the roles in Hindi cinema. Making her acting debut in Sapno Ka Saudagar, she went on to appear in numerous Bollywood films, most notably those with actor and future-husband Dharmendra and with Rajesh Khanna. Malini 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.

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Born
Oct 16, 1948
Ammankudi
Also known as
  • Hema Malini R. Chakravarty
  • Mrs. Hema Malini
  • Hema Maliniji
  • Aisha Bi R. Khan
  • Hemamalini
  • Hema Dharmendra Deol
  • Dream Girl
  • Ms. Hema Malini
  • Aisha Bi R. Chakravarty
  • Hēmā Māliṉi
Parents
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Islam
Ethnicity
  • Tamil
  • Indian people
Nationality
  • India
Profession
Employment
  • Chairman, National Film Development Corporation of India
    (2000 - 2003)
  • Bharatiya Janata Party
Lived in
  • Tamil Nadu

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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