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Lesser known facts about Hema Malini as she turns 72

Oct 16, 2020 08:54 IST

Dream Girl, Hema Malini's acting career, her notable-movies, the actor turned politician’s contribution to the Indian Cinema has always remained praiseworthy. Here are some interesting facts about the actress. Hema's entry in Tinsel Town Hema began her career with regional cinema as a dancer in a Tamil film titled 'Idhu Sathiyam' in 1963. Faced rejection In 1964, she was rejected by Tamil film director, C.V.Sridhar who thought she was too thin to act and the role was later offered to Jayalalitha. But destiny had other things in store for Hema Malini. She finally made her Bollywood debut in the 1968 film 'Sapno Ka Saudagar'. Hema earned the nickname 'Dream Girl' in 1970 when she starred opposite Dharmendra in a film by the same name. Hema Malini has acted in over 150 films, in a career spanning four decades. Worked with 5 Kapoor's Hema is the only actress who has romanced with the five Kapoor squad on screen. Hema debuted with Raj Kapoor starrer 'Sapno Ka Saudagar' in 1968, In 1971 Hema starred opposite Shammi Kapoor in 'Andaaz', In 1974 Hema starred opposite Randhir Kapoor in 'Haath ki Safaai'. Hema was paired with Shashi Kapoor in 1978's 'Trishul', Last but not the least Hema was seen opposite Rishi Kapoor in 1986's 'Ek Chaadar Maili Si'. Hema Malini the dancer Her love for dance is known and even at the age of 71, she doesn’t shy away from giving enthralling performances. Hema Malini is a trained Bharatnatyam, Odissi and Kuchipudi dancer. Even her daughters, Esha Deol and Ahana Deol are trained Odissi dancers. Hema runs a dance school called Natya Vihar Kalakendra dance school. Highest paid actress Hema was the fourth highest-paid actress in 1971-1975 and the second-highest-paid actress in 1976-1980 and shared the spot with Zeenat Aman in 1982-1985 Awards The 'Sholay' actress won her first Filmfare award for the movie 'Seeta Aur Geeta' in which she played the role of twins. She was also felicitated with the Padma Shri for her contribution to Indian Cinema in 2000. Politics calling The veteran actress began her political career when she was nominated by former President Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam as a Rajya Sabha MP in 2003. She officially joined BJP in 2004 and became the General Secretary in 2010. In 2014 she became an MP in the General Elections by winning the Mathura Lok Sabha seat.

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