Here are some lesser known facts about Hema Malini on her 68th birthday


The Dream Girl of Bollywood, Hema Malini turns 68 today. From her acting profession to her notable films, the performer turned-government official's commitment to the Indian Cinema has dependably stayed excellent. The performing artist has constantly stood out as truly newsworthy for her own, political and social life. On her birthday, October 16, look at some interesting facts about the gorgeous on-screen character.


Hema Malini is a tenth standard dropout as she always wanted to get into movies. In 2012, she got a Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy from Singhania University in Udaipur, Rajasthan.

Confronted rejection

In 1964, she was dismisses by Tamil director CV Sridhar for not being a 'star material'. The part was later gotten by Jayalalitha. Hema Malini got her first break in 1965 with a little part in a film called Pandava Vanavasam.

Bollywood debut

Hema's Bollywood debut was inverse Raj Kapoor in Sapno Ka Saudagar (1968). In spite of the fact that the film didn't perform well, she was lauded for her work and was signed for Johny Mera Naam and Tum Haseen Main Jawaan inverse Dev Anand and Dharmendra separately. Both the movies were super hit.

Awards and acknowledgement

The dream girl got her first Filmfare award for Seeta aur Geeta in 1972. She was additionally congratulated with Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2000 and was awarded Padma Bhushan for her commitment to Indian Cinema.

For over and over raising her voice to oppose cruelty to animals and for her staunch responsibility to a humane vegetarian diet, she has won the title PETA Person of the Year in 2011.

Highest paid actress

She was the fourth Highest paid  performer in 1971-1975 and the second Highest paid on-screen character in 1976-1980 and 1982-1985 alongside Zeenat Aman.

Trend setter

Hema Malini was among the first few on-screen characters to wear bell bottoms and shirts on Silver Screen.

Marriage proposal

In her life account 'Hema Malini: The Authorized Biography' she uncovers that Jeetendra and Sanjeev Kapoor, two of the biggest superstar of the retro time, approached her with marriage proposal. Yet, it was Dharmendra who won her heart.

Dharmendra bribed light boys

Amid a scene in Sholay where Veeru (Dharmendra) is seen instructing gun to Basanti (Hema Malini), Dharmendra paid the light young men to repeatedly make mistakes during the shots with the goal that he gets an opportunity to grasp the on-screen character.

Met perfect partner

Hema Malini met her adoration Dharmendra on the sets of 'Tum Haseen Main Jawan'. Thereafter, the couple accomplished more than 40 movies together.

Converted to Islam

As Dharmendra was at that point wedded and had four children, Hema Malini and Dharmendra changed over to Islam. Post change Hema was named Aisha Bi R Chakravarty and Dharmendra was named Dilwar Khan.

Age matters

Hema Malini is six year elder to Sunny Deol –Dharmendra's child from Prakash Kaur.

Kapoor connection

Hema has more than 150 movies surprisingly. She is the only performing artist in Bollywood who has acted inverse all Raj Kapoor clan actors.

Raj Kapoor – Sapno Ka Saudagar

Shammi Kapoor – Andaaz

Shashi Kapoor – Trishul

Randhir Kapoor – Haath ki Safaai

Rishi Kapoor – Ek Chaadar Maili Si

Hema's blessing to Bollywood

Shah Rukh Khan is Hema Malini's blessing to Bollywood. She was the person who offered Bollywood break to King Khan in the wake of watching him in Fauji (TV Serial). Hema signed him for Dil Ashana Hai (1992) which is additionally her directorial debut.

Love for art

Hema Malini is the founder of Natya Vihar Kalakendra, an organization resolved to make and spread the Indian legendary subjects from the stories like Ramayana and Mahabharata through the medium of move.

Politics calling

In 1999 Lok Sabha Elections in Punjab's Gurudaspur she battled for the BJP hopeful and previous Bollywood on-screen character Vinod Khanna. In 2003, she was designated to the Rajya Sabha by then President APJ Abdul Kalam. She formally joined BJP in 2004 and turned into the General Secretary in 2010. In 2014 she turned into a MP in the General Elections by winning the Mathura Lok Sabha situate.

There's a lot more to say in regards to the performer. But, now everything we can say is 'Happy Birthday'!

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