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Dimple Kapadia

Actor
Female
Born Jun 8, 1957
Age 58
Other Names Dimple Chunnibhai...

Dimple Chunnibhai Kapadia is an Indian film actress. She is the mother of Twinkle Khanna and Rinke Khanna, both of whom had worked in films before settling down. 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. Kapadia returned to the film industry in 1984 in Zakhmi Sher after her separation from Khanna.… Read More

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    Did You Know? : Akshay And Twinkle Got Married Because Of A Flop
    The Express Tribune Blogs - Jan 20, 2014
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    The Times Of India - Oct 19, 2013
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    The Times Of India - Aug 24, 2013
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    Bollywood Hungama - Aug 29, 2012

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CHILDHOOD

1957 Birth Born on June 8, 1957.

TEENAGE

Kapadia once said she had always had aspirations to become an actress when she was a child, calling herself "film-crazy". She was discovered at age 13 by Raj Kapoor, who later introduced her in his 1973 teen romance Bobby. … Read More

TWENTIES

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
Saagar eventually premiered in August 1985 and was controversial for several scenes featuring Kapadia, including one scene in which she was seen topless for a split second. … Read More

THIRTIES

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.

FORTIES

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

FIFTIES

2008 51 Years Old In 2008, Rediff.com 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.
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