Birthday: 26-10-1974
Age: 44
Star sign: Scorpio

Raveena Tandon is an Indian film actress who is known for doing some commercial cinema and then migrating to serious roles that gave her recognition as a serious actress. She made her superstar debut in film Mohra, which was supposed to be done by Divya Bharti. As Divya died, Raveena was the ultimate choice to play the role of the sexy girl, who did first item song’ Tu Cheez BariHai Mast Mast’. She was often paired with Akshay Kumar, and the duo became the most successful pair in Bollywood. She also made a hit pair with Govinda and did some blockbuster movies with the actor. Raveena made a sabbatical from films and did reject offers such as Dil To Pagal Hai, Gupt, Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and Virasat, which went to other successful heroines of Bollywood.

She surprised critics by acting in a film ‘Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence’ by Kalpana Lajmi. In this film, she played the role of battered wife and received the national film award for best actress. Although her award was under a lot of controversy amongst film fraternity, she shut critics mouth by appearing in 'Aks’, directed by Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra. She was ultimate choice of film fraternity for donning the role of Neeta, which fetched her supporting best actress category award. She again acted in a serious movie called Satta, and her performance carried rave reviews. In this way, Raveena had scored well against her male-star Akshay Kumar, Shahrukh Khan, and even Govinda. Raveena Tandon was the second lady of Madhur Bhandarkar’s next serious and feminist film ‘Satta’ (after Chandni Bar)where Raveena played the role of a politician. After seeing this film, even Jaya Prada was moved by her performance wanted to act in such serious roles. She was busy actress between 1991-94. During this time, she was regarded as influential commercial star personalities of Bollywood. Later she acted with all leading heroes and received wide recognition for her performances in Aks and Daman, which established her an iconic actress as the role in Kalpana Lajmi’s Daman was toughest for any glamor actress to perform.

In 2001, she appeared in a Tamil film’ Aalavandhan’, a film directed by Suresh Krissna and had Kamal Haasan playing double roles. She had acted in Telugu(Bangaru Bullodu, Akasa Veedhilo, and Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda) and Kannada cinema even. Raveena Tandon was born on October 26, 1974. Her father is Ravi Tandon, who had directed Amitabh Bachchan films like Majboor and Khuddar. Later, she got married to film distributor Anil Thadani in 2004, and the couple has two children, Meantime, she also acted in a TV serial Sahib Bibi Aur Ghulam, which veteran actress Meena Kumari did in Guru Dutt’s same movie based on Bimal Mitra’s novel.

Rati Agnihotri Hindi Actress

Rati Agnihotri

Rati Agnihotri is an Indian movie actress who has acted in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi films. She was the discovery of Tamil director Bharathiraja.Hewas searching for a new face for his upcoming film Puthiya Vaarpugal (1979). The director met her father and promised the film would get completed in a month. Rathi was sixteen years old, and thus she made her break in film. The film revolved around a village girl, and boy and the soulful music by Ilaiyaraaja made the film a chartbuster in the box office. Rathi’s effervescent look in the movie helped her to get more offers in Kollywood, and she became busy in the south. Bharathiraja offered her again another film 'Niram Maaratha Pookkal' and the film was against successful in the box-office. In just three years, she acted in 32 films, and she became star sensation in Kollywood. She also acted in Kannada and Telugu languages. In her career, she acted with superstars of South Indian cinema. In 1981, she got an opportunity to make her debut In Hindi cinema opposite Kamal Hassan in K Balachander’s Hindi film ‘Ek Duuje Ke Liye’ (remake of Maro Chartithra). The film became super hit, and it was a launching pad for Rati to become an overnight star in Hindi movies. As Rati was a Punjabi, she signed more than a dozen Hindi films after Ek Duuje Ke Liye. She then acted in ‘Shaukeen’ opposite Mithun Chakraborty, which also had Ashok Kumar, A K Hangal and Utpal Dutt in pivotal roles. The film was a hit. She then acted in over 43 films in the Hindi language with all top stars. Her performance in films like Mujhe Insaaf Chahiye (1983) and Mazdoor (1983) fetched her appreciation from critics and masses. She was also signed to play Amitabh Bachchan’s leading lady in Coolie. She married business person Anil Virwani on 9 February 1985; They have a son too. But after 30 years, the couple filed divorce and got separated in 2015. Now she is seen playing mother’s role in many Hindi blockbuster movies. Rati was born in Mumbai on December 10, 1960.

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