Hema Malini

Hema Malini

Movie Actress

Hema Malini is an Indian film actress, director and producer. She made her debut in the 1968 movie Sapno Ka Saudagar and has since become a legendary figure in Bollywood cinema. Her performances have been praised for their grace, charm and beauty.

Full Name
Hema Malini R. Chakravarthy
Oct 16, 1948
5′ 6″
Net Worth


Hema Malini is an Indian movie actress, director, producer, and a classical dancer. She was born on October 16, 1948 in Ammankudi, Tamil Nadu India. Hema's zodiac sign is Libra, and her ethnicity is Indian. Her parents were V.S. Ramanathan and Jaya Baloch.

Hema made her debut as an actress in the 1968 Hindi film “Sapno Ka Saudagar” (Dream Merchant). She went on to have success in many other movies including “Seeta Aur Geeta” (1972), “Sholay” (1975), “Dharmatma” (1975), and “Baghban” (2003). In addition to acting, she has directed two films: “Dil Aashna Hai” (1992) and “Taj Mahal: An Eternal Love Story” (2005).

In 2000, Hema was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India for her contribution to the arts. In 2008, she was awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for her contribution to Indian cinema. She also received an honorary doctorate from the University of Bedfordshire in 2018 for her outstanding achievements in film, dance and humanitarian work. 

Hema has been actively involved with numerous charitable causes including being appointed as the brand ambassador for Project Nanhi Kali which supports education for underprivileged girls in India. In 2001 she founded the Dream Girl Foundation which raises funds to help disadvantaged children access basic healthcare and education services.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1948</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Hema Malini is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On October 16, 1948, Hema Malini was born in Ammankudi, Tamil Nadu, India.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1967</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Debut Film ‘Sapno Ka Saudagar’</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Malini made her debut in the Hindi film industry with the movie ‘Sapno Ka Saudagar’.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1970</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starred in ‘Johny Mera Naam’</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Malini starred in the hit movie ‘Johny Mera Naam’, propelling her career to new heights.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1980</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Filmfare Award for Best Actress</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Malini wins the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her performance in the movie ‘Dream Girl’.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1983</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marries Actor Dharmendra</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Malini marries actor Dharmendra and together they have two children, Esha and Ahana Deol.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2004</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Directional Debut with ‘Dil Aashna Hai’</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Malini makes her directional debut with the movie ‘Dil Aashna Hai’.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Elected to Rajya Sabha</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Malini is elected to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Talented Actress</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Hema Malini is one of the most talented actresses in India. Her performances in films such as Seeta Aur Geeta, Sholay and Dream Girl are legendary. She is a natural performer who can bring any role to life with her impressive acting skills.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Dedicated Philanthropist</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Hema Malini is also a dedicated philanthropist. She has been involved in several charitable activities and organizations over the years, including the Hema Malini Foundation which works to empower women and children.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She Continues to Inspire</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Hema Malini continues to be an inspiration for many people. She has shown that it is possible for a woman to be successful in her career, while still maintaining a balance between her personal and professional life. This is why she continues to be admired by so many people.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started her Film Career at Age 17</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Hema Malini started her film career at the age of 17 in the 1967 movie Sapno Ka Saudagar. She quickly rose to fame, becoming one of India’s most popular actresses.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Won National Award for Best Actress </h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Hema Malini won a National Award for Best Actress for her performance in the 1975 movie Seeta Aur Geeta. She also won a Filmfare Award for the same role.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Established a Dance Academy</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1979, Hema Malini established Natya Vihar Kalakendra, a dance academy in Mumbai that teaches classical Indian dance. She has held several dance shows in India and abroad.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Member of Parliament</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Hema Malini was elected as a Member of Parliament for the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2003 and reelected in 2009. She is also an active politician and social worker.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Appointed National Goodwill Ambassador</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Hema Malini was appointed as the National Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund in 2002. As part of her role, she promotes women's rights, health, and education.</p></div>


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