Hema Malini born 16 October is an Indian actress, writer, director, producer, dancer and politician. Malini first acted in a main role in Sapno Ka Saudagar , and went on to feature in numerous Bollywood films, primarily as the lead actress. In most of her films, she starred opposite her husband Dharmendra and with Rajesh Khanna and Dev Anand. During her career, she received eleven nominations for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress , winning the award in From to , Malini was elected to the Rajya Sabha , the upper House of parliament, as a representative of the Bharatiya Janata Party.
Malini has been involved with charitable and social ventures. On 11 June , Malini became grandmother when her younger daughter Ahana Deol gave birth to her first child, Darien Vohra.
On 20 October , she became grandmother for the second time when elder daughter, Esha Deol Takhtani gave birth to a girl, Radhya Takhtani. Malini had played small roles in Pandava Vanavasam and Idhu Sathiyam Malini played the lead in Johnny Mera Naam Roles in subsequent films like Andaz and Lal Patthar  established her as a leading actress. Their subsequent films like Mehbooba and Janta Hawaldar however did not do well at the box-office.
In the 80s Malini continued to star in big budget films like Kranti , Naseeb , Satte Pe Satta and Rajput , most of which proved successful at the box-office. She also produced and directed her second feature film Mohini , 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. After taking a break from films for a number of years, Malini made a comeback with Baghban ,  for which she earned a Filmfare Best Actress Award nomination. In , she acted in Sadiyaan alongside fellow veteran actress Rekha. In , 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.
The film was directed by Gul Bahar Singh. The film was released on 21 April Abdul Kalam. In , she wrote a letter to the Mumbai Municipal Commissioner urging him to ban horse carriages from Mumbai's busy streets. Malini is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer.
They performed with Malini in a production called Parampara for charitable events. She has played a number of dance roles including Narasimha and Rama in Tulasidas 's Ramcharitmanas. Malini owns the Natya Vihar Kalakendra dance school. She played the role of goddess Durga. In , Malini entered a promotional contract with Kent RO Systems , makers of a mineral water purifier system. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Indian actress, dancer and politician. Main article: Hema Malini filmography. Retrieved 14 June Archived from the original on 17 October Accessed 24 September Accessed 30 June Box Office India.
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