“Will be in Mumbai with my family for my birthday and then go to Mathura for a few days where I will oversee preparations for the Cleanliness Drive,” Hema Malini posted on her Twitter page.
Hema Malini first appeared as a dancer in the year 1961 in a Telugu film titled Pandava Vanavasam. She made her Bollywood debut in the year 1968 with Sapnon Ka Saudagar, which also featured Raj Kapoor.
However, it was Seeta Aur Geeta (1972), that established her as a star. In Seeta Aur Geeta she played a double role opposite Dharmendra and Sanjeev Kumar.
Having started her career as a teenager, Hema Malini has had an illustrious film career spanning over five decades.
Apart from being an actor, a Bharatiya Janata Party’s Lok, Sabha member from Mathura, she is also a classical dancer par excellence. Even until today, she gives live stage performances and thus pays ode to Indian dance forms -Bharatanatyam and Odissi.
Married to Dharmendra, Hema Malini has two daughters; Esha and Ahana. Both are married and well settled.
With a number of super hits like Johny Mera Naam, Andaz, Seeta Aur Geeta, Pratigya, Meera, Naseeb, Mehbooba, Sholay, Satte Pe Satta, Baghban and several others to her credit, Hema Malini has evolved as one of the finest performers Indian Cinema has ever produced.
Hema Malini thanked her fans for being with her for so many years and stated, “I don’t know what people saw in me. But I’ve only received love and respect from within the film industry and from my fans. I look back with a lot of affection at all the films that I’ve done. If you ask me to single out one film, it would have to be Gulzar Saab’s Meera.”
Hema Malini is currently busy shooting Shimla Mirchi, which also stars Rajkummar Rao. The film is being directed by Ramesh Sippy, who Hema Malini is working with after almost forty years.
Hema Malini who hasn’t faced the movie camera for a year now, says Ramesh Sippy made her an offer she couldn’t resist.
Here’s wishing Hema Malini a very happy birthday!!
The dear girl of Bollywood, Hema Malini turns sixty six today, October 16, 2014 and will be spending her birthday with her family in Mumbai. "Will ...3.0