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Hema Malini Biography, Age, Husband, Children, Family, Facts, Caste, Wiki & More

Updated On : October 16, 2020

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Short Biography

Hema Malini was born on 16-10-1948 in Ammankudi, Thanjavur in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. She is an Indian Film Actress, Dancer, Television Actress, Television Director, Television Producer, Screenwriter & Politician.  She is best known for her work in Bollywood Industry as well as in Tamil, Telugu & Bhojpuri cinema.

Other Name: Dream Girl, Hema Malini R. Chakravarty, Hema Malini Deol, Hema Deol
Other Professions: Dancer Television Actress Television Director Television Producer Screenwriter Politician
Appearance: Bollywood Tamil Telugu Bhojpuri Hindi

Hema Malini Complete Bio & Career

Hema Malini started off as a dancer in a regional movie in the year 1961. On her first attempt to grab a role, she was rejected by noted Tamil film director named C.V. Sridhar. She finally made her acting debut with a supporting role in the Tamil film titled "Ithu Sathiyam". She finally made her Hindi film debut with the film titled 'Sapnon Ka Saudagar' opposite Raj Kapoor in the year 1968. The film though boomed at the box office, she got noticed. Since then there was no looking back for this beautiful actress who acted in over 150 films. She has directed and produced a couple of films and has also directed the famous television series ‘Noopur’.
She rejected the marriage proposal from veteran actors like Jeetendra and Sanjeev Kumar. Then she met Dharmendra and both of them started dating each other while Dharmendra was already married. The couple finally married in 1979.
She had made a formidable on-screen pairing with Dev Anand, Shashi Kapoor, and Dharmendra in the decade of the 1970s. After her marriage with Dharmendra, she made a formidable pair with Rajesh Khanna and gave 8 hits with him. In all, she and Dharmendra worked together in 35 films and most of them were hits. Off late, she started playing mother’s role and among her recent roles, her performance in the film Baghban opposite Amitabh Bachchan garnered her wide acclaims. She still continues to act in films as of 2017. In addition to the silver screen, she has also acted in television series like Jai Mata Ki and Kamini Damini. For her contribution to Indian cinema, she was felicitated with Padma Shri Award in the year 2000.
Malini made her foray into politics by campaigning for her fellow actor Vinod Khanna during the 1999 general elections. She officially joined BJP in the year 2004 and from 2003 to 2009 served as a Rajya Sabha MP. In 2014, she was finally handed the Lok Sabha ticket and won with a thumping win with a margin of over 3.25 lakh votes against the incumbent Jayant Chaudhary from the Mathura Constituency. In 2019 general elections as well, she defended her constituency.

Honours & Awards

Padma Shri Civilian Award 2000 Arts

Hema Malini Family, Relatives and Other Relations

She was born to V.S.R. Chakravarthy and Jaya Chakravarthy. She has two brothers named R.J. Chakravarti & R.K. Chakravarti. Both of her brothers are Film Producer. On 21-08-1979, she married actor Dharmendra. Together the couple is blessed with two daughters named Esha Deol (married to Bharat Takhtani) and Ahana Deol (married to Vaibhav Vohra). Actor Sunny Deol & Bobby Deol are her step-sons. Actor Abhay Deol is her nephew.

Life's Important Dates Of Hema Malini

Body Measurements

Breast Size 34
Waist Size 32
Hip Size 35
Body Figure 34-32-35
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Dark Brown
Hair Colour Black

Personal Info

Home Town Ammankudi, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu.
Nationality Indian
Religion Hindu
Address 43, Shakunt Plot No.17, Jaihind Society, 12th Road, JVPD Juhu, Mumbai Upnagar, Teh.-Andheri, Dist.-Mumbai, Pin-400049
School Andhra Mahila Sahiba, Chennai. Delhi Tamil Education Association Sr. Sec. School, New Delhi.
College N/A
Qualification 11th Standard
Hobbies Dancing, Driving, Doing Yoga
Marital Status Married
Debut Tami Film - Idhu Sathiyam (1963)
Telugu Film - Pandava Vanavasam
(1965) Bollywood Film - Sapno Ka Saudagar (1968)
Bhojpuri Film - Gangotri (2007)
TV - Tera Panhey (1986)
TV (as a Director & Producer) - Noopur (1990)
Best Movies Johnny Mera Naam (1970), Lal Patthar (1971), Seeta Aur Geeta (1972), Sanyasi (1975), Sholay (1975) and among others
Salary N/A
Net Worth 178 Crore INR (as in 2014)
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black, Red
Favorite Politician Narendra Modi
Favorite Actress Kareena Kapoor , Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Favorite Actor Dharmendra , Shah Rukh Khan
Favorite Film Director Ramesh Sippy
Favorite Singer Lata Mangeshkar
Favorite Dress Saree
Favorite Food Rice with Rasam, Green Tea, Curd

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About Hema Malini

  • Hema Malini is a 10th standard dropout as she always wanted to get into films. In 2012, she received an Honorary Doctorate in Philosophy from Singhania University in Udaipur, Rajasthan.
  • The dream girl got her first Filmfare award for Seeta aur Geeta in 1972.
  • For repeatedly raising her voice to oppose cruelty to animals and for her staunch commitment to a humane vegetarian diet, she has won the title PETA Person of the Year in 2011.
  • Hema Malini was amongst the first few actresses to wear bell bottoms and shirts on Silver Screen.
  • In her autobiography ‘Hema Malini: The Authorized Biography’ she reveals that Jeetendra and Sanjeev Kapoor, two of the biggest superstars of the retro era, approached her with a marriage proposal. But it was Dharmendra who won her heart.
  • During a scene in Sholay where Dharmendra is seen teaching pistol to Hema Malini, Dharmendra paid the light boys to repeatedly make mistakes during the shots so that he gets a chance to embrace the actress.
  • As Dharmendra was already married and had four children, Hema Malini and Dharmendra converted to Islam. Post conversion Hema was named Aisha Bi R Chakravarty and Dharmendra was named Dilawar Khan.
  • Hema Malini is six year elder to Sunny Deol –Dharmendra’s son from Prakash Kaur.
  • Shah Rukh Khan is Hema Malini’s gift to Bollywood. She was the one who gave Bollywood break to King Khan after watching him in Fauji (TV Serial). Hema signed him for Dil Ashana Hai (1992) which is also her directorial debut.

Hema Malini Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

75 years, 9months, 2 days old age Hema Malini will turn 76 on 16 October, 2024. Only 2 months, 27 days, 13 hours,34 minutes has left for her next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

Hema Malini has celebrated the total number of 76 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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