Kalpana Iyer

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Kalpana Iyer
Born (1955-04-17) 17 April 1955 (age 64)
ResidenceDubai, United Arab Emirates
Other namesKalpna
OccupationActress and Business
Years active1978–present
Partner(s)Amjad Khan (actor)

Kalpana Iyer (born 17 April 1955) is a former Miss India and Bollywood actress, well known as a famous vamp of the 1980s and 1990s. Having appeared in a number of films featuring dance sequences (item numbers), she has somewhat reduced in appearance with a brief hiatus in Indian Television. She is currently a restaurateur based in Dubai, UAE.[citation needed]


After being first runner-up at Miss India in 1978,[1] she went on to represent her country at the Miss World 1978 beauty pageant where she placed as a top 15 semi-finalist.


Later, Kalpana started making full-fledged appearances as a vamp character in a number of Hindi films, continuing in the tradition of Bindu, Helen and Aruna Irani. Some of her famous dance numbers were to the songs "Hari om Hari" in Pyaara Dushman (1980), "Tu Mujhe Jaan" in Wardat (1981) and "Rambha Ho" in Armaan. Some of her renowned films are Satte Pe Satta (1982), Anjaam (1994), Raja Hindustani (1996) and Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999).[2] She was critically acclaimed for her performance as a prison warden in Anjaam (in which she was hanged to death) which also features Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan in a negative role. She has also acted on television. She also became a pop singer and performed in shows.[3]



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