Hema Malini is a well-known Indian actress, dancer, producer, director, and politician. She is also popular by that name ‘Dream Girl’. Apart from working in mainstream Hindi cinema, Hema Malini has also worked in Tamil movies as well. She apeared in both comic and dramatic roles, as well as being a dancer. She has appeared in more than 150 films.
Hema Malini was born as Hema Malini Chakravarthy in a Tamil Hindu family on 16 October 1948 in Jeeyapuram, Tiruchirappalli district, Madras Presidency, India. Her mother’s name is Jaya Lakshmi Chakravarti, was a film producer in South Indian Cinema. Her father’s name was VSR Chakravarti. She is the youngest of her two brothers R.K.Chakravarti and R.J.Chakravarti, who are also film producers. Mesmerized by Hema’s beauty, the Bollywood actor Sanjeev Kumar proposed to her for marriage, but she rejected the proposal. Later, she got involved in an affair with her co-actor Jeetendra; this relationship could not last long and, eventually, ended.
While shooting with Dharmendra for the film Sholay, Hema Malini got attracted to him. Both expressed their emotions to each other and chose to get married. At the same time, Dharmendra has a wife Prakash Kaur, and according to Hindu rituals, he could not marry Hema until he divorced his first wife. But Prakash Kaur was not ready to divorce him. In the end, Hema Malini and Dharmendra converted to Islam and got married on 2 May 1980. The couple has two daughters Esha Deol (Actress) and Ahana Deol. Her step-sons are the famous Bollywood actors Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol.
Hema Malini Wiki/Bio
|Birth Name||Hema Malini Chakravarty|
|Nick Name||Dream Girl|
|Age||(as in 2020) 72 Years|
|Debut||• Film (Tamil): Idhu Sathiyam (1963, Supporting Actress)|
• Film (Hindi): Sapno Ka Saudagar (1968, Lead Actress)
• TV: Jai Mata Ki (2000) directed by Puneet Issar
• Politics: In February 2004, when she joined BJP
|Sun Sign/Zodiac Sign||Libra|
|Birth Place||Jeeyapuram, Tiruchirappalli District, Madras Presidency, India|
|Date of Birth||16 October 1948 (Saturday)|
|Residence||43, Shakunt Plot No.17, Jaihind Society, 12th Road, JVPD Juhu, Mumbai Upnagar, Teh.-Andheri, Dist.-Mumbai, Pin-400049|
|Home Town||Tiruchirappalli District, Tamil Nadu|
|Hobbies||Dancing, Driving, Doing Yoga|
|Politics Party||Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)|
|Mother's Name||Jaya Lakshmi Chakravarti|
|Father's Name||VSR Chakravarti|
|Brother||• R.K. Chakravarti|
• R.J. Chakravarti
|Affairs/Boyfriends||• Jeetendra, Actor (1970s)|
• Dharmendra (Actor)
Marital Status, Husband and Children
|Marriage Date||2 May 1980|
|Children||• Daughters- Esha Deol, Ahana Deol, Vijayta Deol (step-daughter), Ajeeta Deol (step-daughter)|
• Sons- Sunny Deol (step-son), Bobby Deol (step-son)
|School||• Andhra Mahila Sabha|
• Delhi Tamil Education Association Sr. Sec. School, New Delhi
|Educational Qualification||12th Drop-out|
|Profession||Actress & Politician|
|Brands Endorsed||• Patanjali|
• Kent RO
|Career Manager||Not Known|
Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements
|Height (Approx.)||in centimeters- 168 cm|
in meters- 1.68 m
in Feet Inches- 5' 6"
|Weight (Approx.)||in Kilogram- 54 kg|
in Pounds - 120 lbs
|Breast Size||34 inches|
|Hips Size||35 inches|
|Waist Size||32 inches|
Extra Ordinary Features
|Race / Ethnicity||Tamil Iyengar Brahmin|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Dress Size||6 US|
|Shoe Size||8 US|
|Car Collection||• Audi Q5|
• Mercedes-Benz M-Class
• MG Hector (bought on her 71st birthday in October 2019)
|Favourite Actress||Kareena Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai|
|Favourite Actors||Dharmendra, Shah Rukh Khan|
|Favourite Author||Erle Stanley Gardner (American Author)|
|Favourite Food/Beverages||Rice with Rasam, Green Tea, Curd|
|Controversies||• A controversy was created when she was allotted a 2,000-square-metre plot for 70000 rupees only (the market price for the same was more than 50 crore rupees) to run a dance class in the Andheri area of Mumbai by the BJP-led Government.|
• She was also criticized for her tweet about the Vrindavan widows in which she said widows from Bihar and West Bengal should not come to Vrindavan.
• In 2015, she attracted controversy when a 2-year-old girl succumbed to her injuries after Hema's Mercedes rammed into an Alto car on the Yamuna Expressway near Agra.
• She has also been criticized for her low-attendance in Parliament.
Hema Malini had an interest in dancing since childhood. She started learning dancing at a very young age. She attended the Andhra Mahila Sabha in Chennai, and later, Delhi Tamil Education Association Sr. Sec. School in Delhi. She was good at studies and liked the history subject the most. Being more interested in dancing, she left her studies in between and debuted as a dancer in a regional movie in 1961.
Being a producer, Hema’s mother wanted her to become an actress. But she could not make a place in South Indian movies as an actress although she continued working as a dancer. In 1968, she made her debut as an actress with Raj Kapoor starrer Hindi film “Sapno Ka Saudagar.” She was the fresh face, which every director wanted to cast in their movie. So, her journey as an actress was started.
Hema Malini Net Worth
Hema Malini’s net worth is estimated to be around 60 million USD. She is a huge car enthusiast, as she owns a Mercedes-Benz ML-Class, Hyundai Santa Fe, and an Audi Q5. The actor has also served as chairperson of the National Film Development Corporation.
|Estimated Net Worth in 2019 (Approx)||$ 60 Million|
|Estimated Net Worth in 2018(Approx)||Under Review|
|Annual Salary||Under Review|
|Income Source||Actress & Politician|
In her career spanning more than two decades, she worked with every famous actor of her time. She did 15 movies with the Superstar Rajesh Khanna. She worked with Dev Anand, Jeetendra, Amitabh Bachchan, Shashi Kapoor, Shammi Kapoor, Sanjeev Kumar, and many other well-established artists. Hema Malini was one of the highest-paid actresses in Bollywood within four years after her debut.
She worked in over 155 films including, Tum Haseen Main Jawaan, Sholay, Lal Patthar, Andaaz, Naseeb, Gora Aur Kala, Dharmatma, Sanyasi, Satte Pe Satta, Dream Girl, Trishul, Suraag, Kranti, Andha Kanoon, Sitapur Ki Geeta, etc.
Hema Malini is trained in Indian classical dance forms including Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, and Mohiniattam. She continued to perform on stage besides acting. She also gave training to her daughters in Odissi and has performed in many charitable events with them.
Along with acting on the silver screen, Hema Malini also went on to work on the small screen. She acted in the TV shows Jai Mata Ki (2000, as Goddess Durga) and Kamini Damini (2004, double role).
Hema Malini made her directorial debut with the film Dil Aashna Hai, which was the first signed film of Shahrukh Khan. She was critically acclaimed for her performance in her comeback film Baghban (2003) and was even nominated for Filmfare Best Actress Award.
Hema Malini campaigned for Vinod Khanna (BJP) in 1999, and in the year 2004, she joined BJP as an MP in the Rajya Sabha. She was appointed the general secretary of the BJP in March 2010. She later got elected as a member of the Lok Sabha in 2014 by defeating Jayant Chaudhary by 3,30,743 votes. In the Elections of Lok Sabha 2019, Hema again emerged victorious by winning the election from the Mathura Constituency in Uttar Pradesh by a margin of 2,93,471 votes.
|1968||Sapno Ka Saudagar|
Jahan Pyar Mile
|1970||Tum Haseen Main Jawaan |
Aansoo Aur Muskan
Johny Mera Naam
|1971||Sri Krishna Vijayamu|
Tere Mere Sapne
|1972||Seeta Aur Geeta|
Raja Jani Shanno
Gora Aur Kala
Bhai Ho To Aisa
Babul Ki Galiyaan
Patthar Aur Payal
Haath Ki Safai
|1975||Sunehra Sansar |
Kahte Hain Mujhko Raja
|1976||Sharafat Chod Di Maine |
Naach Uthe Sansaar
Aap Beati Geeta
|1977||Shirdi Ke Sai Baba|
Khel Khilari Ka
Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein
Dil Kaa Heera
Hum Tere Aashiq Hain
|1980||The Burning Train|
Do Aur Do Paanch
Alibaba Aur 40 Chor
|1981||Maan Gaye Ustaad|
Meri Aawaz Suno
Farz Aur Kanoon
Satte Pe Satta
Ram Tera Desh
Ek Naya Itihas
Ek Nai Paheli
|1985||Phaansi Ke Baad|
|1986||Ek Chadar Maili|
|1987||Sitapur Ki Geeta |
Jaan Hatheli Pe
Kudrat Ka Kanoon
Mohabbat Ke Dushman
|1989||Galiyon Ka Badshah |
Sachche Ka Bol-Bala
Desh Ke Dushman
Paap Ka Ant
|1991||Jamai Raja |
Hai Meri Jaan
|1995||Param Vir Chakra|
|2007||Laaga Chunari Mein Daag|
|2011||Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap|
|2013||Mahabharat Aur Barbareek|
|2016||Aman Ke Farishtey|
Ek Thi Rani Aisi Bhi
TV Shows & Serials List
|1996||Women of India|
|1999-2000||Jai Mata Di|
|2010-2011||Matti Ki Banno|
Facts About Hema Malini
- In 1964, a Tamil film director, C.V. Sridhar, rejected her for being too thin.
- Hema Malini listed the highest-paid Bollywood actress from 1976 to 1980.
- Hema got the sobriquet of Dream Girl after starring in a film of the same name in 1977.
- Her first film with Dharmendra was Sharafat in 1970 till now she worked in 35 films along with him.
- During the shooting of Sholay, Dharmendra fell in love with Hema Malini and according to sources, he used to bribe the spot boys on the set of Sholay to switch off lights frequently so can have takes again and again with Hema.
- Malini directed Shah Rukh Khan‘s first film- Dil Aashna Hai. However, it was released after Deewana.
- Hema Malini is an ardent animal lover and supports PETA India. She also wrote to the Mumbai Municipal Commissioner in 2009 urging him to ban horse carriages. In 2011, she also wrote to Jairam Ramesh (the then Union Minister for Environment and Forests) to ban Jallikattu (bullfighting).
- She is an advocate of pure water for everyone. She is also associated with a water purifier company and endorses it.
- Hema Malini is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer and also versed in Kuchipudi. She has also trained her daughters in Bharatnatyam and often performs at various events along with her daughters.
What does Hema Malini eat?
Hema Malini fast twice a week where her fasting diet has only dry fruits, fresh fruits, and cottage cheese or Paneer. The idea behind keeping these fasts is that this helps to detoxify the body and stabilize internal systems.
Why is everyone criticizing Hema Malini?
Actress Hema Malini has been criticized for leaving the site of an accident after her speeding Mercedes hit a Maruti Alto, without reaching out to the victims of the accident, including two very young children. A two-year-old girl was killed in the accident and her six-year-old brother is in ICU at a Jaipur hospital with fractures in both arms and both legs. They were traveling in the Alto with their parents and another relative; all of them were injured.
Who is more beautiful: Madhuri Dixit or Hema Malini?
Hema is very graceful, dignified, and never did anything vulgar onscreen in her career, unlike Madhuri who’s not even beautiful. Madhuri is average-looking and she sold her morals to get to the limelight even when she was a nobody like she charged Rs. 1 Crore for a kissing scene in Dayavan. she’s just lucky to be in Bollywood, she’s an overrated dancer and I hate her smile! She hasn’t aged gracefully at all either, she looks full of Botox and injections.
Why did the BJP state government of Maharashtra give land worth INR 40 crores to Hema Malini for just Rs. 70,000?
Many such lands have been allotted to trusts run by politicians especially in Mumbai & Maharashtra many cases are going on over such preferential treatments, if Hema Malini really wants to teach traditional dancing must try it outside Mumbai as in Mumbai many organization already teaches & trains students.