Hema Malini

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Hema Malini
Malini in 2013
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
16 May 2014
Preceded byJayant Chaudhary
ConstituencyMathura
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
In office
4 March 2011 – 2 April 2012
Preceded byM. Rajasekara Murthy[1]
Succeeded byBasavaraja Patil Sedam
ConstituencyKarnataka
In office
16 November 2003 – 15 November 2009
Preceded byMrinal Sen
Succeeded byJaved Akhtar
ConstituencyNominated
Personal details
Born (1948-10-16) 16 October 1948 (age 75)
Ammankudi, Madras State, India
Political partyBJP[2]
Other political
affiliations
National Democratic Alliance
Spouse
(m. 1980)
[3]
Children
Occupation
  • Actress
  • producer
  • director
  • politician
AwardsPadma Shri (2000)

Hema Malini (born 16 October 1948[4]) is an Indian actress, director, producer, and politician who is currently serving as a member of the Lok Sabha from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), representing Mathura constituency since 2014. She was a member of the Rajya Sabha from Karnataka from 2011 to 2012, subsequent to her nomination to that chamber from 2003 to 2009 as a member of the BJP.[5] Primarily known for her work in Hindi films, she has starred in both comic and dramatic roles, and is one of the most popular and successful leading actresses of mainstream Hindi cinema.[6][7][8]

Malini made her acting debut in 1963 with the Tamil film Idhu Sathiyam.[9] Malini first acted in a lead role in Sapno Ka Saudagar (1968), and went on to feature in numerous Hindi films, frequently opposite Dharmendra, whom she married in 1980.[10][3] Malini was initially promoted as the "Dream Girl", and in 1977 starred in a film of the same name.[3] She won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her dual role in the comedy Seeta Aur Geeta (1972), and was nominated ten more times leading up to Baghban (2003).[11] In 2000, Malini won the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2019 a Filmfare Special Award for 50 Years of Outstanding Contribution to Cinema.[12]

Malini was honoured with the Padma Shri in 2000, the fourth-highest civilian honour awarded by the Government of India.[13] In 2012, the Sir Padampat Singhania University conferred an honorary doctorate on Malini in recognition of her contribution to Indian cinema.[14] Malini served as chairperson of the National Film Development Corporation. In 2006, Malini received the Sopori Academy of Music And Performing Arts (SaMaPa) Vitasta award from Bhajan Sopori in Delhi for her contribution and service to Indian culture and dance. In 2013, she received the NTR National Award from the Government of Andhra Pradesh for her contribution to Indian cinema.[15] Malini has been involved with charitable and social ventures. Currently, Malini is also a life member of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON).[16]

Early life and family[edit]

Malini was born in a Tamil Iyengar Brahmin[17] family to Jaya Lakshmi and VSR Chakravarti Iyengar in Srirangam.[18][19] She attended the Andhra Mahila Sabha in Chennai, where her favourite subject was history.[20] She studied at DTEA Mandir Marg until the 11th Standard, after which she pursued her acting career.[21]

Her first film with Dharmendra was Tum Haseen Main Jawaan (1970).[22] The two got married in 1980.[3][10][23] Dharmendra already had two sons and two daughters with his first wife Prakash Kaur, two of whom later became Bollywood actors – Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol. Malini and Dharmendra have two children, Esha Deol (born 1981)[24] and Ahana Deol (born 1985).[25][26][27]

Madhoo Raghunath, who played the female lead in Phool Aur Kaante, Roja and Annayya, is Malini's niece.

On 11 June 2015, Hema Malini became a first-time grandmother when her younger daughter, Ahana Deol, gave birth to her first child, Darien Vohra. On 19 October 2017, she became a grandmother for the second time when her elder daughter, Esha Deol Takhtani, gave birth to a girl, Radhya Takhtani.[28]

Film career[edit]

1960–1970 (Early work)[edit]

Malini had played small roles in Pandava Vanavasam (1965) and Idhu Sathiyam (1962). In 1968, she was chosen to play the lead opposite Raj Kapoor in Sapno Ka Saudagar[29] and promoted as Dream Girl.[29]

1970–1979 (Established actress)[edit]

Malini played the lead in Johnny Mera Naam (1970). Roles in subsequent films such as Andaz (1971) and Lal Patthar (1971)[29] established her as a leading actress. In 1972, she played a double role opposite Dharmendra and Sanjeev Kumar in Seeta Aur Geeta,[30] which earned her a Filmfare Best Actress Award for the film.[31] The list of successful films she starred include Sanyasi, Dharmatma and Pratigya, Sholay, Trishul to name a few.

Malini and Dharmendra acted together in 28 films including Sharafat, Tum Haseen Main Jawan, Naya Zamana, Raja Jani, Seeta Aur Geeta, Patthar Aur Payal, Dost (1974), Sholay (1975), Charas, Jugnu, Apna Khoon, Azaad (1978) and Dillagi (1978).

Her chemistry with Rajesh Khanna was appreciated in Andaz and Prem Nagar. Their subsequent films such as Mehbooba and Janta Hawaldar did not, however, do well at the box office.

1980–1997 (Commercial success)[edit]

In the 80s Malini continued to star in big budget films such as Kranti, Naseeb, Satte Pe Satta and Rajput, most of which proved successful at the box office. She continued to work in heroine-centric roles after becoming a mother in films such as Aandhi Toofan, Durgaa, Ramkali, Sitapur Ki Geeta, Ek Chadar Maili Si, Rihaee and Jamai Raja.[29]

During this period, her films with Dharmendra included Alibaba Aur 40 Chor, Baghavat, Samraat, Razia Sultan, Baghavat, and Raaj Tilak. She continued to be paired with Rajesh Khanna in movies such as Dard, Bandish, Kudrat, Hum Dono, Rajput, Babu, Durgaa, Sitapur Ki Geeta and Paap Ka Ant, some of which were major successes in her career.

In the 1990s, she produced and directed the 1992 film Dil Aashna Hai, starring Divya Bharti and Shah Rukh Khan in the leading roles. She also produced and directed her second feature film Mohini (1995), starring her niece Madhoo and actor Sudesh Berry in the leading roles. She then focused on dancing and television work, only occasionally appearing in films.[29] In 1997, she acted in Vinod Khanna's production Himalay Putra.

2000(s)–present[edit]

After taking a break from films for a number of years, Malini made a comeback with Baghban (2003),[29] for which she earned a Filmfare Best Actress Award nomination. She also made guest appearances in the 2004 film Veer-Zaara and the 2007 film Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, in addition to a supporting role in the 2006 film Baabul. In 2010, she acted in Sadiyaan alongside fellow veteran actress Rekha. In 2011, she produced and directed her third feature film Tell Me O Khuda which featured both her husband Dharmendra and her daughter Esha Deol, which was a box office failure.[32] In 2017 she acted in the film Ek Thi Rani Aisi Bhi in the role of Vijaya Raje Scindia of Gwalior, with Vinod Khanna as her husband; unfortunately it was Khanna's last film. The film was directed by Gul Bahar Singh. The film was released on 21 April 2017. Her latest film is Shimla Mirchi, starring Rajkummar Rao and Rakul Preet Singh.[33] The movie was theatrically released in India on 3 January 2020 and made available on Netflix on 27 January 2020.

In 2021, she was honoured with the Indian Film Personality of the Year Award at the 52nd International Film Festival of India.[34]

Political career[edit]

In 1999, Malini campaigned for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate, Vinod Khanna, a former Bollywood actor, in the Lok Sabha Elections in Gurdaspur, Punjab. In February 2004, Malini officially joined the BJP.[35] From 2003 to 2009, she served as an MP to the upper house – the Rajya Sabha, having been nominated by the then President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam. In March 2010, Malini was made general secretary of the BJP, and in February 2011, she was recommended by Ananth Kumar, the party general secretary.[36] In the 2014 general elections for the Lok Sabha, Malini defeated the Mathura incumbent, Jayant Chaudhary (RLD) by 3,30,743 votes.[37][38]

Controversy[edit]

In 2016 the Bombay High Court entertained a Public Interest Litigation challenging allotment of a plot of land in Mumbai to the Dance Academy run by Hema Malini. The petitioner Ketan Tirodkar sought to file a cheating case against the actress for defrauding the government to allot a piece of land which was reserved for gardens. The State Government of Maharashtra informed the Bombay High Court that Hema Malini had not yet accepted the land allotted to her.[39][40][41][42]

Association with social causes[edit]

Malini is a supporter of the animal rights organisation, PETA India. In 2009, she wrote a letter to the Mumbai Municipal Commissioner urging him to ban horse carriages from Mumbai's busy streets.[43] In 2011, she wrote to the Union Minister for Environment and Forests, Jairam Ramesh, urging him to ban bull fighting (jallikattu).[44] She said, "My friends at PETA have organised investigations at Jallikattu events and documented that bulls are pulled roughly by their nose rings, punched, pummelled, hit with sharp sticks and crammed into trucks so tightly that they can barely move".[45] PETA named Malini their "PETA Person of the Year" for 2011.[46] As a vegetarian, she said, "Knowing that my food choices are helping the planet and animals too, makes me happy".[47]

Other works[edit]

Dance[edit]

Malini performing at a concert in 2011

Malini is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer. Her daughters Esha Deol and Ahana Deol are trained Odissi dancers. They performed with Malini in a production called Parampara for charitable events.[48][49] She also performed with her daughters at the Khajuraho Dance Festival.[50]

Malini studied Kuchipudi with Vempati Chinna Satyam and Mohiniattam with Kalamandalam Guru Gopalakrishnan. She has played a number of dance roles including Narasimha and Rama in Tulasidas's Ramcharitmanas.[51] In 2007, she performed in Mysuru on the eve of Dussehra, where she played the roles of Sati, Parvati and Durga.[52]

Malini owns the Natya Vihar Kalakendra dance school.[53]

Television[edit]

Malini has appeared in television serials such as Jai Mata Ki (2000), directed by Puneet Issar. She played the role of goddess Durga.[54] Other television series appearances include Kamini Damini on Sahara One where she played twin sisters and Noopur which Malini directed and in which she played a Bharatanatyam dancer.[29] Malini also starred in Yug, a fictional series depicting the story of Indian freedom fighters and their struggle to win freedom for India.

Production and promotional work[edit]

Malini was the editor of New Woman and Meri Saheli, Hindi women's magazine.[55][56] In 2000, Malini was appointed as the first female chairperson of the National Film Development Corporation for a term of three years.[21][57]

In 2007, Malini entered a promotional contract with Kent RO Systems, makers of a mineral water purifier system.[58] Malini also became a brand ambassador for Pothys, a textile showroom in Chennai.[59]

Reception and legacy[edit]

Malini in 2011
Malini at an event

Malini is regarded as one of the greatest actresses of Indian cinema.[60] Malini is highly regarded for her range as an actor, her dance, beauty and her styling.[60][61] During the 1970s and early 1980s, she was among the highest paid actress.[6] She appeared in Box Office India's "Top Actress" list 15 times, from 1970 to 1985 and topped the list 10 times (1972-1978, 1981-1983).[6][8] Rediff.com placed Malini in their "Bollywood's Best Actresses of all time" list.[62] In 2022, Malini was also placed in Outlook India's "75 Best Bollywood Actresses" list.[63] Filmfare included Malini's performances in Seeta Aur Geeta and Sholay at 46th and 41st place respectively, in its list of Bollywood's "80 Iconic Performances".[64]

Malini was widely known as the "style icon of the 70s", with funky polka dot blouses as her style statement.[65] She was placed in Times of India's "50 Beautiful Faces" list.[66] Malini has been cited in the media as the "Dream Girl" of bollywood. Bindu Batra of India Today noted, "Her rise was ascribed partly to her youth and largely to her cultivated resemblance to Vyjayanthimala."[67] Rachit Gupta of Filmfare feels her "dominance was unprecedented" and said, "Malini defined everything that the Dream Girl tag stood for. She could dance, act, emote with equal ease."[68] Rajeev Masand termed her the "radiant superstar".[69] Dinesh Raheja of Rediff.com praised her "takes-your-eyes-prisoner beauty" and "tinkling laugh" and noted, "Hema was never in danger of being mistaken for a thespian. But for sheer screen presence, she was hard to beat."[70]

Malini was placed 18th among the "Greatest Bollywood Stars", in a UK poll celebrating 100 years of Indian cinema in 2013.[71][72] Malini received the "Living Legend Award" by FICCI in recognition of her contribution to the Indian entertainment industry.[73] The 2007 Bangkok International Film Festival screened several films starring Hema Malini in a special tribute programme[74] She has been the recipient of Rajinikanth Legend award (2010),[75] Rajiv Gandhi Award (2010),[76] and ANR National Award (2011).[77] For her presence around the world, she received the International Personality of the Year award at the 12th Asian Achievers Awards[78]

Three biographies of Malini have been published, As of June 2021, namely - Hema Malini: Diva Unveiled, that released in 2005[79] Hema Malini: The Authorized Biography by Bhawana Somaaya in 2007,[80] and Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl by Ram Kamal Mukherjee in 2017,[81]

Filmography[edit]

Accolades[edit]

Malini received eleven Filmfare Award for Best Actress nominations. She won only one among them, for Seeta Aur Geeta (1972). In 1999, she received the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.[82][83]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Mukherjee, Ram Kamal (2005). Hema Malini: Diva Unveiled. Magna Publishing Co. Ltd. ISBN 978-81-7809-286-7.
  • Somaaya, Bhawana (2007). Hema Malini: The Authorized Biography. The Lotus Collection. ISBN 978-81-74366-50-4.
  • Mukherjee, Ram Kamal (2017). Hema Malini: Beyond the Dream Girl. HarperCollins India. ISBN 978-93-5277-323-7.

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