Tina Ambani

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Tina Ambani
TinaAmbani.jpg
Tina Ambani in 2012
Born Tina Munim
(1957-02-11) 11 February 1957 (age 57)
Mumbai, India
Occupation Actress
Years active 1978–1991
Spouse(s) Anil Ambani

Tina Ambani (née Munim, born 11 February 1957) is an Indian film actress who acted in Bollywood movies during the late 1970s to late 80s. She is married to Anil Ambani. She is involved in a number of philanthropic and charity activities and is currently running an NGO and a hospital.

Early life and background[edit]

Tina Ambani was born as Niruvati Munim in Mumbai in a Gujarati-speaking family. She belongs to the Svetambara sect of Jainism.

Career[edit]

Tina Ambani was discovered by Dev Anand after she represented India in 1975 at the International Teen Princess contest in Aruba, and won the Miss Photogenic and Miss Bikini awards.

In 1978, Dev Anand cast her in his film Des Pardes, which launched her film career. He went on to cast her in two other films with him in the lead role: Lootmaar and Man Pasand. Sunil Dutt launched his son Sanjay Dutt in Rocky, and cast Munim as the heroine. Director Basu Chatterjee cast her in Baaton Baaton Mein and Man Pasand.

Ambani worked with Rajesh Khanna in several films in the 1980s, including Fiffty Fiffty, Souten, Bewafai, Suraag, Insaaf Main Karoonga, Adhikar, Rajput, Akhir Kyun and Paapi Pet Ka Sawaal Hai.[1] They were also linked romantically.[2] In 1985 Rajesh Khanna turned into a film producer and cast Ambani as his female lead in the film Alag Alag.[3] In 1992, Ram Awatar Agnihotri wrote that it was in Alag Alag that Ambani showed the "first sparks" of her career, and praised her performance in Bhagwaan Dada. Ambani has stated that her performance in the film Adhikar was the best performance of her career.[4]

In 1987, Ambani gave up her Bollywood career and moved to the United States, but two of her movies were released in 1988 and 1991, respectively.

Ambani acted with Rishi Kapoor in six films, Yeh Vaada Raha, Aap Ke Deewane, Bade Dil Wala, Deedar-E-Yaar and the successful films Karz and Katilon Ke Kaatil.[5][6]

Personal life[edit]

Between 1981 and 1987, Ambani was in a relationship with Rajesh Khanna.[7] When the relationship ended, she decided to move to California in order to attend college there.[8] In 1992 she married Anil Ambani. She has two sons with him. Today, she is involved in a number of charity, arts, and talent endeavours,[9] including

  • Harmony Foundation - For Senior citizens
  • Harmony Art Foundation - For Promotion of Art
  • Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital & Medical Research Institute - Mumbai
  • Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Nursing College (KDA-NC) - Mumbai

Filmography[edit]

Year Film Role Notes
1978 Des Pardes Gauri Debut film, as Tina
1979 Baaton Baaton Mein Nancy
1980 Karz Tina
1980 Man Pasand Kamli
1980 Lootmaar Neela Ramniklal
1980 Ek Do Teen Chaar
1980 Aap Ke Deewane Sameera
1981 Katilon Ke Kaatil Petty thief
1981 Fiffty Fiffty Mary
1981 Khuda Kasam Tina Hukamchand
1981 Harjaee Geeta Chopra
1981 Rocky Renuka Seth
1982 Yeh Vaada Raha Sunita Sikkan/Kusum Mehra
1982 Rajput Jaya
1982 Deedar-E-Yaar Firdaus Changezi
1982 Suraag
1983 Souten Rukmani Mohit
1983 Bade Dil Wala Rashmi sinha
1983 Pukar Usha
1984 Karishmaa Radha
1984 Wanted: Dead or Alive Neeta
1984 Aasmaan
1984 Paapi Pet Ka Sawaal Hai
1984 Zindagi Jeene Ke Liye
1985 Alag Alag Chandni
1985 Insaaf Main Karoonga Seema Khanna
1985 Aakhir Kyon? Indu Sharma
1985 Bewafai Asha
1985 Bayen Hath Ka Khel
1985 Yudh Anita / Rita
1986 Samay Ki Dhaara Rashmi A. Verma
1986 Bhagwaan Dada Madhu
1986 Adhikar Jyoti
1987 Kamagni Megha
1987 Muqaddar Ka Faisla Nisha
1988 7 Bijliyaan
1991 Jigarwala Sohni

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rajesh Khanna, the phenomenon". rediff.com. Retrieved 2011-03-09. 
  2. ^ Entertainment (2010-12-29). "Birthday Special: Rajesh Khanna - 6". Entertainment.in.msn.com. Retrieved 2011-03-09. 
  3. ^ "ALAG ALAG - Film / Movie". Citwf.com. Retrieved 2011-03-09. 
  4. ^ Artistes and their films of modern ... - Google Books. Books.google.com. 2008-05-21. Retrieved 2011-03-09. 
  5. ^ http://www.boxofficeindia.com/showProd.php?itemCat=186&catName=MTk4MA==
  6. ^ http://www.boxofficeindia.com/showProd.php?itemCat=187&catName=MTk4MQ==
  7. ^ "The Tribune, Chandigarh, India - HER WORLD". Tribuneindia.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07. 
  8. ^ "Bollywood Divas". Hindustantimes.com. Retrieved 2011-03-09. 
  9. ^ Indbazaar.com - FamilyTime