Bindiya Goswami

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Not to be confused with Bindiya (actress).
Bindiya Goswami
Bindiya Goswami in 2014
Born (1961-08-08) August 8, 1961 (age 53)
Mumbai, India
Occupation actress
Years active 1970s–1980s (Retired)
Spouse(s) J.P. Dutta

Bindiya Goswami (born 8 August 1961) is a former Bollywood actress. She acted in Hindi films from the late 1970s to early 1980s.

Film career[edit]

Bindiya was discovered at a party, when she was just fourteen years old, by Hema Malini's mother. She felt that Bindiya had a resemblance to Hema and recommended her to film producers. Her first Hindi film was "Jeevan Jyoti" where she co-starred with Vijay Arora whose career was on the decline, and the film flopped. Bindiya forged on ahead and soon became a success starring for director Basu Chatterjee in Khatta Meetha (1977) and Prem Vivah (1979). However, her biggest hit was for director Hrishikesh Mukherjee in the comedy Gol Maal (1979).[1] That film's success led her to a role opposite Shashi Kapoor in the big-budget film Shaan (1980),. However, movie was declared as 'average', but Bindiya Goswami's role was not noticed. She also appeared in popular film Dada (1979) alongside Vinod Mehra.

Career as costume designer[edit]

Bindiya has taken up designing costumes for female stars such as Rani Mukherjee and Kareena Kapoor for her husband J.P. Dutta's films, such as Border (1997), Refugee (2000) and LOC Kargil (2003).[2]

Personal life and education[edit]

Bindiya was born in Mumbai to a South Indian father and a Catholic mother. She was married to her frequent co-star Vinod Mehra, but they divorced after four years of marriage.[3] Thereafter, Bindiya would give up her acting career to marry director J.P. Dutta in 1985, with whom she has two daughters, Nidhi and Siddhi.[2] Her daughter Nidhi is following in her mother's footsteps by becoming an actress.[4]


Bindiya knew actress Parveen Babi since she was a little girl, as her elder sister Pearl and Babi went to the same school. After both became actresses, they acted together in Shaan (1980) opposite Shashi Kapoor and Amitabh Bachchan, and Bindiya said that they had a lot of fun on that set.



  1. ^ Looking after my family is a full-time job: Bindiya Goswami.
  2. ^ a b c "Bindiya Goswami. -Biography -People". Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
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