Tina Ambani in 2012
11 February 1957
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.
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. They were also linked romantically. In 1985 Rajesh Khanna turned into a film producer and cast Ambani as his female lead in the film Alag Alag. 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.
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.
Between 1981 and 1987, Ambani was in a relationship with Rajesh Khanna. When the relationship ended, she decided to move to California to attend college there. 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, 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
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