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Hema Malini Bio, Daughter, Husband, Family, Movies, Net Worth & Wiki

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

Hema Malini

Hema Malini Wiki/Bio

Birth NameHema Malini Chakravarty
Nick NameDream 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
ReligionHinduism
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignLibra
Birth PlaceJeeyapuram, Tiruchirappalli District, Madras Presidency, India
Date of Birth16 October 1948 (Saturday)
NationalityIndian
Residence43, Shakunt Plot No.17, Jaihind Society, 12th Road, JVPD Juhu, Mumbai Upnagar, Teh.-Andheri, Dist.-Mumbai, Pin-400049
Home TownTiruchirappalli District, Tamil Nadu
HobbiesDancing, Driving, Doing Yoga
Politics PartyBharatiya Janata Party (BJP)

Family

Mother's NameJaya Lakshmi Chakravarti
Father's NameVSR Chakravarti
Brother• R.K. Chakravarti
• R.J. Chakravarti
SisterNot Known

Boyfriends/Affairs

Affairs/Boyfriends• Jeetendra, Actor (1970s)
• Dharmendra (Actor)

Marital Status, Husband and Children

Husband/SpouseDharmendra
Hema Malini Husband

Hema Malini Husband

Marriage Date2 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)
Hema Malini Daughter

Hema Malini Daughter

Education

School• Andhra Mahila Sabha
• Delhi Tamil Education Association Sr. Sec. School, New Delhi
College/UniversityN/A
Educational Qualification12th Drop-out
ProfessionActress & Politician
Brands Endorsed• Patanjali
• Kent RO
Career ManagerNot 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

Figure Measurements

Breast Size34 inches
Hips Size35 inches
Waist Size32 inches

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicityTamil Iyengar Brahmin
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorDark Brown
S*xual OrientationStraight
Dress Size6 US
Shoe Size8 US

Style Quotient

Car Collection• Audi Q5
• Mercedes-Benz M-Class
• MG Hector (bought on her 71st birthday in October 2019)

Favourite Things

Favourite ActressKareena Kapoor, Aishwarya Rai
Favourite ActorsDharmendra, Shah Rukh Khan
Favourite AuthorErle Stanley Gardner (American Author)
Favourite Food/BeveragesRice with Rasam, Green Tea, Curd
Favourite SubjectHistory
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.

Life Journey

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 SalaryUnder Review
Income SourceActress & Politician

Career

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.

Movies List

1963Idhu Sathiyam
1965Pandava Vanavasam
1968Sapno Ka Saudagar
1969Waris
Jahan Pyar Mile
1970Tum Haseen Main Jawaan
Sharafat
Abhinetri
Aansoo Aur Muskan
Johny Mera Naam
1971Sri Krishna Vijayamu
Paraya Dhan
Naya Zamana
Lal Patthar
Andaz
Tere Mere Sapne
1972Seeta Aur Geeta
Raja Jani Shanno
Gora Aur Kala
Bhai Ho To Aisa
Babul Ki Galiyaan
1973Shareef Budmaash
Prem Parvat
Chhupa Rustam
Gehri Chaal
Jugnu
Joshila
1974Dulhan
Amir Garib
Dost
Prem Nagar
Kasauti
Patthar Aur Payal
Haath Ki Safai
1975Sunehra Sansar
Sanyasi
Kahte Hain Mujhko Raja
Do Thug
Dharmatma
Khushboo
Pratigya
Sholay
1976Sharafat Chod Di Maine
Naach Uthe Sansaar
Maa Nimmi
Charas
Aap Beati Geeta
Dus Numbri
Mehbooba
Jaaneman
1977Shirdi Ke Sai Baba
Kinara
Khel Khilari Ka
Dream Girl
Dhoop Chhaon
Chacha Bhatija
Palkon Ki Chhaon Mein
1978Dillagi
Azaad
Apna Khoon
Trishul
1979Ratnadeep
Janta Hawaldar
Dil Kaa Heera
Meera
Hum Tere Aashiq Hain
1980The Burning Train
Bandish
Do Aur Do Paanch
Alibaba Aur 40 Chor
1981Maan Gaye Ustaad
Jyothi
Dard
Aas Paas
Krodhi
Kranti
Naseeb
Kudrat
Meri Aawaz Suno
1982Samraat
Farz Aur Kanoon
Do Dishayen
Bhagawat
Satte Pe Satta
Suraag
Rajput
Desh Premee
Meharbaani
1983Taqdeer
Razia Sultan
Andha Kanoon
Nastik
Justice Chaudhury
1984Sharara
Ram Tera Desh
Raaj Tilak
Qaidi
Ek Naya Itihas
Ek Nai Paheli
1985Phaansi Ke Baad
Durga
Aandhi-Toofan
Ramkali
Yudh
Hum Dono
Babu
1986Ek Chadar Maili
1987Sitapur Ki Geeta
Hirasat
Apne Apne
Anjaam
Jaan Hatheli Pe
Kudrat Ka Kanoon
1988Vijay
Mulzim
Mohabbat Ke Dushman
Rihaee
1989Galiyon Ka Badshah
Deshwasi
Sachche Ka Bol-Bala
Santosh
Desh Ke Dushman
Paap Ka Ant
1990Shadyantra
Lekin...
1991Jamai Raja
Hai Meri Jaan
1994Vivekananda
1995Param Vir Chakra
1996Aatank
Maahir
1997Himalay Putra
1998Swami Vivekananda
2000Hey Ram
2001Censor
2003Baghban
2004Veer-Zaara
2005Bhagmati
2006Ganga
2006Baabul
2007Laaga Chunari Mein Daag
Gangotri
2010Sadiyaan
2011Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap
Aarakshan
2013Mahabharat Aur Barbareek
2016Aman Ke Farishtey
2017Gautamiputra Satakarni
Ek Thi Rani Aisi Bhi
2020Shimla Mirchi

TV Shows & Serials List

1986Tera Panhey
1989Rangoli
1990Noopur
1995Mohini
1996-1998Yug
1996Women of India
1999-2000Jai Mata Di
2004-2005Kamini Damini
2008-2009Dancing Queen
2010-2011Matti 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.

FAQs

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.

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