Rati Agnihotri

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Rati Agnihotri
RatiAgnihotri1.jpg
Agnihotri in 2015
Born 10 December 1960 (age 57)
Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, India
Other names Rati Virwani
Occupation Model, actress
Years active 1979–1990
2001–present
Spouse(s) Anil Virwani (1985–2015, divorced)
Children Tanuj Virwani

Rati Agnihotri (born 10 December 1960) is an Indian actress whose films are mainly in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.

Early life[edit]

Agnihotri was born in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, in a Punjabi family.[citation needed] She began modelling at age ten.[1] When she was a teenager, her father relocated the family to Madras, Tamil Nadu because of his job.[citation needed] She attended Good Shepherd's Convent School and acted in a school play.[citation needed]

Film career[edit]

Bharathiraja, a Tamil cinema director, was in the audience and was searching for a heroine for his new film.[citation needed] He met with Agnihotri's father and promised the film would wrap in a month. Her father agreed, and in 1979 she appeared in her first film, Puthiya Vaarpugal.[citation needed] It was also Bhagyaraj's first film, and he coached her with her lines by teaching her Tamil.[citation needed] The film was successful and Agnihotri became known.[citation needed]

Bharathiraja soon directed her in her second film, Niram Maaratha Pookkal (1979).[2] Even though she was Punjabi, South Indian audiences embraced her as one of their own. She reciprocated by calling herself "Tamilian at heart" and calling Madras her home.[3] She also starred in Telugu and Kannada films and made 32 films in just three years. She is popular in Karnataka due to her hot rain songs with Vishnuvardhan that are frequently shown in the Midnight Masala TV program.

She worked with big banners and top stars in South Indian cinema. She had worked with director K. Balachander once before and had been Kamal Hassan's leading lady in many South Indian films, so she wasn't surprised when they approached her for the Hindi remake of their Telugu blockbuster Maro Charitra (1979). Now re-titled Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981), the film was about passionate lovers who are torn apart by their parents in the storytelling tradition of Romeo and Juliet. It became one of the top grossing hits of 1981 and marked the debut into Hindi films of five stars of the South Indian film industry: director K. Balachander, hero Kamal Hassan, heroine Rati Agnihotri, singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and supporting actress Madhavi. She then starred in over 43 Hindi films. Her biggest hits were Farz Aur Kanoon (1982), Coolie (1983) opposite megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Tawaif (1985) for which she received her second Filmfare nomination as Best Actress, Aap Ke Saath (1986) And Hukumat (1987) opposite the Bollywood icon Dharmendra.

Personal life[edit]

Agnihotri married businessman and architect Anil Virwani on 9 February 1985,[4] This, coupled with her father's death, convinced her to leave Hindi films.[5] On 28 November 1986, she gave birth to her only son, Tanuj Virwani, and she concentrated on raising him and focusing on other creative interests.[citation needed] The couple divorced in 2015.[6][7][8][9]

Return[edit]

In 2001 she played Kajol's mother in Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi.[citation needed] Other film offers came in, and she took them, such as Yaadein (2001) and Dev (2004). After a 20-year absence from South Indian films, she returned in the Tamil film Majunu (2001). She made her Malayalam debut in Anyar (2003), English debut in An Ode to Lost Love (2003), and Bengali debut in Aaina-te (2008).[10] She has acted on stage in plays such as Please Divorce Me Darling (2005) and television serials, such as Sixer (2005). Besides acting, she devotes time to social causes like cancer and AIDS.[11] Her son Tanuj Virwani is an actor.[12]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Filmography[edit]

  1. Dictator 2016 ... Mahima Rai
  2. Ranviir The Marshal 2015... Ayesha, the protagonist Ranviir's mother
  3. Karbonn 2015
  4. Singh is Bling 2015 .... Mr.Singh's mother
  5. Second Hand Husband (2015) ..... Beant Kaur (Ajit's wife)
  6. Purani Jeans 2014
  7. Shaukeen remake .... Herself
  8. Shaadi Ke Side Effects (2014) .... Role of mother in law
  9. Agreement {2015} .... Role of a Prostitute (Kaali)
  10. Ardhangini {2013} .... Savitri
  11. Diary of a Butterfly (2012) .... Shobha
  12. Chatur Singh Two Star (2011) .... Gulshan Grover's wife
  13. Bin Bulaye Baraati (2011) .... Koki (commissioner's wife)
  14. Jaanleva (2010) .... Kiran Jaitley
  15. Vardi – The Uniform (2010) ...
  16. Admissions Open (2010) .... Radhika
  17. Aao Wish Karein (2009)
  18. Blue Oranges (2009) .... Uma Dixit
  19. Chal Chalein (2009) .... Navneet Mother
  20. Luck (2009) .... Ram's Mother
  21. Hum Phirr Mileinge... (2009) .... Rahul Mother
  22. Karma Aur Holi (2009) .... Vani
  23. Phir Kabhi (2009) .... Lakshmi H. Singh
  24. Love Has No Language (2008) .... Mrs. Roy
  25. Ru Ba Ru (2008) .... Meera
  26. Aaina Te (2008) [Bengali]
  27. Jimmy (2008) .... Mrs. Pushpa
  28. Rama Rama Kya Hai Dramaaa (2008) .... Shraddha
  29. My Wife's Husband (2007)
  30. Mai Baap (2007)
  31. Hot Money (2006) .... Sunita Sanyal
  32. [[Kaajjal – Sabbki Aankhon Mein Basi (2006/07) [TV Series] .... Nayantara Pratap Singh
  33. Aisa Kyon Hota Hain (2006) .... Kiran
  34. Pehchaan: The Face of Truth (2005) .... Uttara D. Khanna
  35. Socha Na Tha (2005) .... Aditi's aunt
  36. Ho Jaata Hai Pyaar (2005) .... Asha B. Roy
  37. Kis Kis Ki Kismat (2004) .... Mrs. Kokila Hasmukh Mehta
  38. Shukriya: Till Death Do Us Apart (2004) .... Sandhya K. Jindal
  39. Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa (2004) .... Dr. Shashi Rawat
  40. Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na (2004) .... Meenakshi, Arjun's mum
  41. Dev (2004) .... Dr. Bharati Singh
  42. Hum Tum (2004) .... Anju Kapoor, Karan's mother
  43. Dukaan: Pila House (2004) .... Wahidanbai
  44. Krishna Cottage (2004) .... Sunita Menon
  45. Dillagi... Yeh Dillagi
  46. Anyar (2003) [Malayalam]
  47. Chupke Se (2003) .... Almera Kochar
  48. Kaante (2002) .... Major's wife
  49. Yeh Hai Jalwa (2002) .... Smita Mittal
  50. Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (2002) .... Maya Esha's Bua/aunt
  51. Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai (2002) .... Naina's mother
  52. Kranti (2002) .... Sushma Singh
  53. Majunu (2001) [Tamil]
  54. Yaadein (2001) .... Shalini Singh Puri (Special Appearance)
  55. Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi (2001) .... Archana Khanna
  56. Jaan-E-Wafa (1990)
  57. Albela (1989)
  58. Zalzala (1988) .... Radha Shiv Kumar
  59. Hukumat (1987)
  60. Itihaas (1987) .... Shobha
  61. Dadagiri (1987) .... Deepa (Special Appearance)
  62. Dil Tujhko Diya (1987) .... Rati
  63. Mera Suhag (1987)
  64. Ek Aur Sikander (1986) .... Doctor
  65. Zindagani (1986) .... Anuradha 'Annu'
  66. Aap Ke Saath (1986) .... Deepa/Salma
  67. Babu (1985) .... Pinky
  68. Bepanaah (1985) .... Bhavna Bhardwaj
  69. Tawaif (1985) .... Sultana
  70. Bhawani Junction (1985) .... Shakun
  71. Dekha Pyar Tumhara (1985) .... Anu
  72. Ek Se Bhale Do (1985) .... Jenny
  73. Jaanoo (1985) .... Kanchan
  74. Karishma Kudrat Kaa (1985) .... Radha (Vijay's sister)
  75. Triveni (1985)
  76. Ulta Seedha (1985) .... Shobha Roy
  77. Zabardast (1985) .... Sunita
  78. John Jani Janardhan (1984) .... Madhu
  79. Mashaal (1984) .... Geeta
  80. All-rounder (1984) .... Ritu
  81. Boxer (1984) .... Rajni Khatau
  82. Mera Faisla (1984) .... Rati Verma
  83. Paapi Pet Ka Sawaal Hai (1984)
  84. Rakta Bandhan (1984) .... Roopa
  85. Shrimad Virat Veerabrahmendra Swami Charitra (1984)
  86. Coolie (1983) .... Julie D'Costa
  87. Mujhe Insaaf Chahiye (1983) .... Malati
  88. Main Awara Hoon (1983) .... Archana G. Prasad
  89. Mazdoor (1983) .... Smita Batra/Smita Ramesh Saxena
  90. Pasand Apni Apni (1983) .... Geeta
  91. Rishta Kagaz Ka (1983) .... Aarti A. Sharma
  92. Shubh Kaamna (1983) .... Sujata
  93. Star (1982) .... Maya
  94. Waqt Ke Shehzade (1982)
  95. Ayaash (1982) .... Mrs. Jaswant Singh
  96. Farz Aur Kanoon (1982)
  97. Johny I Love You (1982) .... Seema
  98. Kaliyuga Ramudu (1982) .... Sandhya
  99. Sumbandh (1982) .... Kiran H. Mathur
  100. Swami Dada (1982) .... Seema
  101. Shaukeen (1982) .... Anita
  102. Sahhas (1981) .... Radha V. Singh
  103. Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981) .... Sapna
  104. Tirugu Leni Manishi (1981)
  105. Do Dil Diwane (1981)
  106. Jeene Ki Arzoo (1981)
  107. Satyam Shivam (1981) .... Rekha
  108. Bhogimanthulu (1981)
  109. Jagamondi (1981)
  110. Jeevitha Ratham (1981)
  111. Kazhugu (1981) [Tamil]
  112. Prema Pichchi (1981)
  113. Maayadhaari Krishnudu (1980)
  114. Kalinga (1980) [Kannada]
  115. Punnami Naagu (1980)
  116. Anbukku Naan Adimai (1980)
  117. Murattu Kaalai (1980) .... Kannamma
  118. Ullasa Paravaigal (1980)
  119. Andala Raasi (1980)
  120. Veettukku Veedu Vasapadi (1979)
  121. Niram Maaratha Pookkal (1979)
  122. Puthiya Vaarpugal (1979) .... Jyothi

Television[edit]

  • 2006: Kaajjal as Nayantara Pratap Singh
Year Show Standing
2006 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Eliminated 7th

References[edit]

  1. ^ "I am where my destiny has brought me", Hindu.com
  2. ^ "The return of Rati", Rediff.com
  3. ^ " In the spotlight again", Hindu.com
  4. ^ "One for the other". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. 28 October 2006.
  5. ^ "The Hindu : All set for a second innings". Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  6. ^ "Rati Agnihorti's husband shocked at the wife harassment allegations - Times of India". Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  7. ^ "Rati Agnihotri Files Domestic Violence Case Against Husband - NDTV Movies". 15 March 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Rati Agnihotri files complaint against her husband for harassment and torture". 15 March 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Rati Agnihotri: I've taken 30 years to opt out of my marriage". Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  10. ^ "The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum". Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  11. ^ [1] Archived 10 October 2008 at the Wayback Machine.
  12. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 9 March 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2013.
  13. ^ 1st Filmfare Awards 1953

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