Sangeeta Bijlani

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Sangeeta Bijlani
Bijlani in 2015
Born (1960-07-09) July 9, 1960 (age 55)
Mumbai, Maharashtra,India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Actress, Model
Religion Hinduism
Spouse(s) Mohammad Azharuddin (div. 2010)

Sangeeta Bijlani (born 9 July 1960) is a former Indian Bollywood actress and former model. Bijlani was the Miss India winner in 1980.[1]

Film career[edit]

After winning the Miss India title in 1980, Bijlani kept herself busy in modeling and did a couple of commercials for brands like Vicco Turmeric cream and Nirma detergent.

During the early 1980s, she signed on for films. J.P Dutta's Blockbuster and Superhit Hathyar was the first film she signed which was earlier offered to Dimple Kapadia who left the role for Batwara. She tasted success with Tridev in 1989, a film that went on to be a superhit in that year.

She received a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress nomination for Mahesh Bhatt's Jurm (1990). Apart from successful films Tridev and Jurm, she was part of films like Ijjat, Yugandhar, Yodha, Khoon Ka Karz and Vishnu Deva. She continued acting in films till the mid-1990s.

During the same time, she also anchored for Doordarshan's popular Sunday morning show Rangoli and played the title role in Zee TV's Chandni. She also featured in a Nirma Soap ad along with Shilpa Shetty. She has not acted in many films since 1997 and is often seen in party circles.

Personal life[edit]

Born on July 9, 1960, in Mumbai into a Sindhi-speaking household, her father's name is Motilal Pandey. She was married to former India cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin until the divorce in 2010.


Year Film Role Notes
1991 Police Mathu Daada Kannada film with Super Star Dr. Vishnuvardhan
1991 Dhun Unreleased film
1988 Qatil Kiran Mathur
1989 Hathyar Jenny
1989 Tridev Natasha Tejani
1990 Jai Shiv Shankar
1990 Gunahon Ka Devta Bhinde's sister
1990 Hatim Tai Gulnar Pari,Husna Pari
1990 Jurm Geeta Sarabhai
1990 Paap Ki Kamaee
1991 Yodha Vidya Agnihotri
1991 Numbri Aadmi Sangeeta Rana
1991 Inspector Dhanush Sangeeta
1991 Vishnu-Devaa Sangeeta Samppat
1991 Khoon Ka Karz Sagarika D. Mehta
1991 Gunehgar Kaun Nisha
1991 Izzat Surya
1991 Shiv Ram
1991 Lakshmanrekha Beenu
1993 Yugandhar
1993 Tahqiqaat Roopa
1993 Game Advocate Shraddha
1996 Nirbhay
1997 Jagannath


  1. ^ Sangeeta Bijlani.

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Preceded by
Swaroop Sampat
Miss India Succeeded by
Rachita Kumar