Glam Queen of 70's, Bindu was born to Gujarati parents on 17 Jan 1951 in Valsad district of Gujarat. When she was only 13 years of age, she underwent a tragedy as her father passed away. Being eldest, she took up the responsibility of the family and started to earn for the family. She started her career in films from a young age of 11 appearing in the blockbuster film “Anpadh”. She has acted in almost 160 films in her career span of 4 decades. In 1969, she did two blockbuster films with
Rajesh Khanna “
Ittefaq” and “Do Raaste” that made her one of the best actress of 70s.
Bindu was the most attractive in the Bollywood house of glamorous item girls of her times including
Hema Malini and Helen of the 70s. She did a sizzling dance in “Kati Patang” for which she is even remembered now. Bindu proved her acting skills in films like “Arjun Pandit” and “Abhiman”. Apart from being seductive queen she still today is remembered as
Mona Darling of “
Zanjeer” which was another blockbuster with Amitabh Bachchan.
As she was tall, she was paired with Amitabh and Rajesh Khanna most of the times. After a certain gap, she has again appeared in bollywood films playing roles like nasty aunts and doing item numbers in “
Hero”, “Biwi Ho to Aisi”, and “Krishan Kanhaiya”. She also appeared in latest movies "
Om Shanti Om" (2007) and "
Mehbooba" (2008). She got married to Champaklal Zaveri, who did his job perfectly of being a husband and always supported and encouraged her to continue to contribute to Indian cinema. Many times he was seen managing her productions.
Bindu is a dancer, an attractive woman, a singer, but above all - an excellent actress.
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Bindu is an Indian Actress, who captured every heart in the 1970’s.She was born on the 17th of April 1951. Her charming personality and her unique persona blew away a million hearts. She was born at Valsad in Gujarat to the famous producer Mr. Nanubha Desai. But she was not fortunate to experience the luxuries then, as her father died when she was just 3. Destiny brought her a bag full of responsibilities with the loss of her father. As she was the eldest and so had to wear the pants in the house and earn for their living.
Her debut was with the movie “Anpadh” released in the year 1961 n which Bindu played a character of a beautiful and ever blissful college graduate girl. It is a romantic drama movie with Dharmendra and
Mala Sinha as the lead roles. She came into limelight with her two pictures released in the year 1969, “Ittefaq” and “Do Raaste” namely.
“Ittefaq” was directed by the magnificent director
Yash Chopra and was produced by B.R. Chopra. The film starred Rajesh Khanna, Nanda and
Madan Puri as the lead characters in the movie. It was able to collect a good amount at the box office.
“Do Raaste” released on the 5th of December 1969 is a Bollywood spicy Drama starring Rajesh Khanna, Mumtaz,
Prem Chopra in the lead role. Bindu played the character of Neela Allopee Prasad.
The actress had success following her with her movie “Katti Patang” released in the year 1970 directed by
Shakti Samanta starring Rajesh Khanna,
Asha Parekh and Bindu in the lead role. Her sizzling dance number in which she performed Cabaret called Mera Naam Shabnam gathered a lot of applauses and praises for her. This song is still remembered for her mindblowing performance.
Bindu was seen in a bold character in the movie “Imtehaan” directed by
Harry Baweja starring
Saif Ali Khan and
Raveena Tandon in the lead. The movie was released on 11th of March 1994.Another movie was “Hawas” where she played a bold character again. The film was released in 1974 starring
Neetu Singh and Bindu in the lead. Bindu had some hits year after year, and she broke the myth that married women cannot act in the films. She has made to the honest praise section of the item number divas such as Helen and Aruna Irani.
Her skills were brought to spotlight in movies like “Arjun Pandit”, “
Abhimaan”. Arjun Pandit is a Bollywood Action thrill starring Sunny Deol and
Juhi Chawla in the lead.
Mona Darling of “Zanjeer” is none other than Bindu. We wish Mona Darling a great future.