Dimple Kapadia

Born Jun 8, 1957

Dimple Chunnibhai Kapadia is an Indian film actress. Kapadia made her acting debut at the age of 16, playing the title role in Raj Kapoor's teen romance Bobby (1973). In that same year she married Indian actor Rajesh Khanna, and retired from acting. She is the mother of Twinkle Khanna and Rinke Khanna, both former actresses. Kapadia returned to the film industry in 1984 after her separation from Khanna. One of her films of that period was the drama Saagar (1985).… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Dimple Kapadia.


1957 Birth Born on June 8, 1957.


She married actor Rajesh Khanna six months before the release of her first film, Bobby, in 1973. … Read More


1982 25 Years Old After Kapadia's separation from Khanna in 1982, she was keen on returning to acting, which she ultimately did in 1984. … Read More
1984 27 Years Old In 1984 she had a role opposite Sunny Deol in Manzil Manzil, a drama directed by Nasir Hussain. … Read More
In a 1985 interview with India Today, she remarked, "The life and happiness in our house came to an end the day I and Rajesh got married," sharing her unhappy marital experience and calling their marriage "a farce". … Read More


1987 30 Years Old In 1987, Kapadia starred in Mahesh Bhatt's drama Kaash. … Read More
In 1988, she played the main protagonist in Zakhmi Aurat, that of a female police officer who gets gang-raped and, after the judicial system fails to convict the criminals, abandons the legal course and joins forces with other rape victims to get revenge by castrating the rapists.
1991 34 Years Old In 1991, she appeared in Prahaar: The Final Attack, the first directorial venture of actor Nana Patekar, with whom she would collaborate in several other films. … Read More
1992 35 Years Old 1992 saw the release of Maarg, her third appearance under Mahesh Bhatt's direction. … Read More
1993 36 Years Old In 1993, she won the National Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in Rudaali, a drama directed by Kalpana Lajmi. … Read More
1994 37 Years Old In 1994, Kapadia appeared in Mehul Kumar's Krantiveer, alongside Nana Patekar. … Read More
1995 38 Years Old Mrinal Sen's 1995 Bengali drama Antareen was the first non-Hindi project Kapadia took part in since Vikram (1986). … Read More
1996 39 Years Old Following Antareen, Kapadia, who was reportedly expected to work in more independent films, took a three-year hiatus from acting, later explaining that she was "emotionally exhausted". She returned to commercial cinema in 1996, but the few films she did until the end of the decade met with neither mainstream nor critical success.


1997 - 2002 2 More Events
2004 47 Years Old In 2004, she played the lead role of army wife Sandra Williams in Hum Kaun Hai?, a supernatural thriller. … Read More
2005 48 Years Old Whether she is scared or scolding children, she has a powerful presence." 2005 saw Kapadia and Rishi Kapoor reunite as a lead couple for the third time after Bobby (1973) and Saagar (1985) in Pyaar Mein Twist. … Read More
2006 49 Years Old In 2006, she co-starred with Saif Ali Khan and Naseeruddin Shah in the psychological drama Being Cyrus (2006), an English-language arthouse feature directed by Homi Adajania. … Read More


2008 51 Years Old In 2008, ranked her performance in the film as the fourth-best female debut of all-time in Hindi cinema: "An elfin little girl with big, lovely eyes, nobody quite portrayed innocence as memorably as Dimple in her first outing.
2011 54 Years Old 1 More Event
Kapadia's only film of 2011 was Nikhil Advani's Patiala House, a sports film revolving around cricket in which she was cast as Rishi Kapoor's wife and her son in-law, Akshay Kumar's mother. … Read More
2013 56 Years Old Her starring film What the Fish was released on 13 December 2013. … Read More
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