Date of Birth: 16 October 1948, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu,
Nickname: Dream Girl
Address: 17, Jai Hind Society, 12th JVPD Scheme, Mumbai- 400 049
Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)
Debut Film: "Sapno Ka Saudagar"
Filmfare Best Actress Award for "Seeta Aur Geeta", Filmfare
Life Time Achievement Award (1999)
Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award from the Government of
Zee Cine Award for Lifetime Achievement (2003),
Star Screen Award Jodi No. 1 for "Baghban "(with Amitabh
Bachchan) Lifetime Achievement Award at the Bollywood Movie Awards
Sports World's "Jodi of the Year" along with Amitabh Bachchan
Living Legend Award by the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and
Industry (FICCI) in recognition of her contribution to the Indian
entertainment industry (2004)
Hema Malini was born in a chakaravarthy family at Ammankudi in
Tamilnadu. Her mother Jaya was a Tamil film producer. Hema Malini is a
trained classical dancer and she has performed at a number of dance
shows and concerts. Hema made her debut in Bollywood with the film "Sapno
Ka Saudagar" opposite Raj Kapoor. Her next movie was "Johny
Mera Naam" opposite Dev Anand. The movie "Johny Mera Naam"
was super hit at box office and Hema became a top star. Hema Malini
again worked with Deva Anand in the film "Tere Mere Sapne".
Hema Malini played double role with Dharmendra and Sanjeev Kumar in the
movie "Seeta Aur Geeta" which was also a successful film at
box office. With these hit films she became one of the ruling divas in
the Bollywood and her fans called her 'Dream Girl' of the Bollywood.
Though Hema had starred many hit movies in 70's and 80's but she is best
remembered for her role in "Sholay" as talkative Tangewali.
She had taken backseat from films for a few years and Hema joined
politics, she is now a member of Rajya Sabha. Hema Malini had turned
down marriage proposal from Jeetendra and Sanjeev Kumar before marrying
her co-star Dharmendra. She has two daughters Esha and Aahan. Esha Deol
is film actress and Aahan is set to enter Bollywood as film director.
Besides acting in the films she had tried her hand at directing and made
the film "Dil Ashna Hai" with Sharukh Khan and late Divya
Bharti. Hema also directed and starred in the TV serial Noopur, in which
she was depicted as a Bharatanatyam dancer going to America.
Pandava Vanavasam, Sapnon Ka Saudagar, Waris, Jahan Pyar Mile, Tum
Haseen Main Jawaan, Sharafat, Aansoo Aur Muskan, Johny Mera Naam, Paraya
Dhan, Naya Zamana, Lal Patthar, Andaz, Tere Mere Sapne, Seeta Aur Geeta,
Raja Jani, Gora Aur Kala, Garam Masala, Bhai Ho To Aisa Babul Ki
Galiyaan, Shareef Budmaash, Prem Parvat, Chhupa Rustam, Gehri Chaal ,
Jugnu, Joshila, Dulhan, Amir Garib, Dost, Prem Nagar, Patthar Aur Payal,
Haath Ki Safai, Dharmatma, Khushboo, Pratiggya, Sholay, Sharafat Chod Di
Maine, Naach Uthe Sansaar, Charas, Dus Numbri, Mehbooba Jaaneman, Shirdi
Ke Sai Baba, Dream Girl, Dil Kaa Heera, The Burning Train, Alibaba Aur
40 Chor, Kranti, Meri Aawaz Suno, Satte Pe Satta, Desh Premee, Razia
Sultan, Andhaa Kanoon, Hum Dono, Ek Chadar Maili Si Sitapur Ki Geeta ,
Jamai Raja, Hey Ram, Censor, Aman Ke Farishtey, Baghban, Veer-Zaara,
Bhagmati , Ganga and Laaga Chunari Mein Daag.