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Babita (left) with daughters in 2001
Born Bombay, India
Occupation Actress
Years active 1966–1973
Spouse(s) Randhir Kapoor (m. 1971)
Children Karishma Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor
Parent(s) Hari Shivdasani
Maria Shivdasani
Relatives See Kapoor family

Babita (born Babita Shivdasani), also known by her married name Babita Kapoor, is a former Indian actress of Sindhi and British descent, who appeared in Bollywood films. The daughter of actor Hari Shivdasani, she is the first cousin of her contemporary actress Sadhana Shivdasani. Her debut film was Raaz opposite Rajesh Khanna. From 1966 to 1973, she starred in nineteen films as the lead heroine, including the box office successes Dus Lakh, Haseena Maan Jayegi (1968), Farz (1967), Kismat (1968), Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati, Doli, Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai, Kal Aaj Aur Kal (1971), Jeet, Banphool and Ek Hasina Do Diwane. Following her marriage to actor Randhir Kapoor in 1971, she acted in Jeet, Ek Hasina Do Diwane. Her subsequent release Sone Ke Hath flopped and she decided to leave her film career. The couple have two daughters, film actresses Karisma and Kareena.


Babita was born to actor Hari Shivdasani, who was of a Hindu Sindhi family which had migrated from Pakistan to India after the partition, and a British Christian mother. Her sister, Meena Advani, is the owner of Powermaster Engineers Private Limited and Powermaster tools Private Limited.[1] The famous actress and her contemporary Sadhana Shivdasani is her first cousin.[2]


In her movie career, she appeared in nineteen films. Her first film to release was Dus Lakh however her debut film was actually Raaz (1967) co-starring Rajesh Khanna which she had signed first. Her biggest box office successes were Dus Lakh with Sanjay Khan, Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati and Haseena Maan Jayegi (1968), (with her future uncle-in-law)Shashi Kapoor, Farz, Banphool and Ek Hasina Do Diwane with Jeetendra, Doli with Rajesh Khanna, Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai (1969) with her future uncle in law Shammi Kapoor, Kismat with Biswajeet, Kab? Kyoon? Aur Kahan? (1970) with Dharmendra. In 1971 she acted opposite her future husband Randhir Kapoor as well as father in-law Raj Kapoor and Grandfather-in-law Prithviraj Kapoor in Kal Aaj Aur Kal. After their marriage, they were cast together by director K. Shankar in Jeet which was remake of En Annan starring M. G. Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa. She left the film industry in 1973.

Personal life[edit]

Babita married Randhir Kapoor on 6 November 1971.[citation needed] They have two children, actresses Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor.[3][4][5] She and Randhir live in separate homes, even though they are still legally married and have no intention of divorcing.[6]


Year Film Role Notes
1966 Dus Lakh Rita
1967 Raaz Sapna
1967 Farz Sunita
1968 Kismat Roma
1968 Haseena Maan Jayegi Archana (Archie)
1968 Aulad Bharti
1969 Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai Sapna Nath
1969 Ek Shrimaan Ek Shrimati Deepali Lakhanpal
1969 Doli Asha
1969 Anmol Moti Manisha
1969 Anjaana Rachna Malhotra
1970 Kab? Kyoon? Aur Kahan? Asha Prasad
1970 Pehchan Barkha
1971 Kal Aaj Aur Kal Monica (Mona)
1971 Bikhare Moti Indrani
1971 Banphool Gulabi
1972 Jeet Priyanka
1972 Ek Hasina Do Diwane Neeta
1973 Sone Ke Hath Pooja


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