Dimple Kapadia

Actor Dimple Kapadia

Dimple Chunnibhai Kapadia is an Indian film actress. She 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 after her separation from Khanna. Another of her films from that period is the drama Saagar (1985). Both films won her the Filmfare Award for Best Actress.
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08 June 1957

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Did you know? : Akshay and Twinkle got married because of a flop
The Express Tribune Blogs - about 4 years
Bollywood star Akshay Kumar feels that his actor wife Twinkle is far from being diplomatic as she is not afraid of speaking the truth. The 46-year-old actor was in conversation with film-maker Karan Johar on his talk show Koffee with Karan, where he appeared for the first time. Akshay said that his wife’s film Mela, starring Aamir Khan and brother Faisal, was the turning point of his personal life. “She was very confident about Mela. She had said if the film didn’t work, she would get married. Fortunately for me, Mela flopped and we got married,” Akshay said. On Twinkle not making an appearance on the show, Karan said jovially, “She can’t keep her mouth shut and will talk nonsense and regret it later.” To which Akshay retorted, “I tell her to be diplomatic but she is like, ‘what is white is white, what is black is black.’ There’s no filter in her mind. What she’s thinking just comes out.” Akshay married Twinkle, daughter of actors Rajesh Khanna...
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Was Dimple Kapadia married to Sunny Deol?
The Times Of India - over 4 years
Bollywood’s He-man Dharmendra’s elder son and the action star of masses Sunny Deol has turned a year older today     
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Divya Bharti’s cousin debuts in 'Grand Masti'
The Times Of India - over 4 years
After doing an item song, Aila Re, in the Akshay Kumar-starrer Khatta Meetha, where she donned Dimple Kapadia’s look from Main Maike Chali Jaaongi (Bobby), Kainaat Arora makes her Bollywood debut, as an actress, in Indra Kumar’s 'Grand Masti'.     
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Dimple Kapadia files petition in HC against Anita Advani
The Times of India - about 5 years
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Rajesh Khannas bungalow renamed as Vardan Ashirwaad
Bollywood Hungama - over 5 years
'What's in a name' one may ask. If the name has to do with the last wish of (late) superstar Rajesh Khanna, then, everything is in the name. As per his last wish, his palatial bungalow has been now renamed as 'Vardan Ashirwaad'. The star's estranged wife Dimple Kapadia went on to confirm the renaming but refused to reveal any more details. All that she said was that the renaming was done due to personal reasons. The said bungalow will now be turned into a museum that will house the (late) superstar's memorabilia.
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Cocktail: More misses than hits
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 5 years
Indian cinema developed a young, urban audience which was receptive to hip films post Dil Chahta Hai. Trendy music, trendy fashion, trendy plots and trendy urban settings became the new blockbuster recipe. Be it Hum Tum, Salaam Namaste, Wake Up Sid, or Rockstar, these movies were all targeted towards the above mentioned segment of cinema-goers. Saif Ali Khan and Ranbir Kapoor became stars of the multiplex audience through starring in these movies, while the Khans, Ajay Devgan and Akshay Kumar remained the superstars of the masses. Cocktail is another film that caters to the modern, hip audience.  It has the same cast and believe it or not, actually almost the same story line as previous films. The question is; does this Cocktail have all the right ingredients to quench the thirst of the modern cine-goer? The answer is no and it’s a big flat ‘No’! With some inspiration from Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Cocktail is a love triangle on the lines of the ‘friends with bene...
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Dimple Kapadia-Rajesh Khanna's fairy tale marriage
The Times of India - over 5 years
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Remembering the colours of Rajesh Khanna
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 5 years
KARACHI: Be it a monologue on the existential dilemma of a cancer patient or a drunkard’s confession of love for a singer at a brothel, Rajesh Khanna’s fans felt his character’s anguish. After a prolonged illness, the actor who was lovingly called Kaka by his peers, passed away at the age of 69 at the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai. Kaka’s life Unlike his Bollywood verve, Khanna’s personal life was turbulent. In the late 60s, he fell in love with little known actor and fashion designer Anju Mehndru, whom he dated for seven years but didn’t marry as she was not ready. Khanna then met Bollywood bombshell Dimple Kapadia, whom he married in 1973, a few months prior to her hit film Bobby. While the actors were among the most dazzling onscreen, they could not capture that chemistry in real life and were separated after 11 years of marriage. According to Indian press reports, their relationship grew estranged as he was busy filming and Dimple wanted to pur...
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Subhash K Jha speaks about Cocktail
Bollywood Hungama - over 5 years
Out of the three protagonists in this wacky ménage a trios, two people are not as beautiful inside as they are from the outside. Heck, Gautam and Veronica are deeply flawed characters. He, a certifiable jerk who thinks of women, good times and partying, in that order, all the time. She, Veronica quite like her namesake in the Archies comics, is a sexy naughty loud siren …But then what happens when the party ends? What happens when the constant search for that elusive state of being known as Good Times bores you to death? Veronica soon finds out. In painful revelations of the darkness under the neon. It's a dream role for any actress. And Deepika Padukone, facing the biggest challenge of her career, sinks her beautiful teeth into the role with the hunger of a tamed tigress who has been let loose in a jungle for just one romp in the raw regions. Deepika gets out of her comfort zone and lets the mascara run down her distraught face with a couldn't-care-less gust...
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Cocktail
Bollywood Hungama - over 5 years
Romance comes easy to Saif Ali Khan. He slips into the romantic characters, playing the uber-cool, trendy, suave, metrosexual guy with elegance. Films such as DIL CHAHTA HAI, KAL HO NAA HO, HUM TUM, SALAAM NAMASTE and LOVE AAJ KAL only consolidated and cemented his status in this genre. That's one of the prime reasons why COCKTAIL generates curiosity. But this one's about love and friendship. A tug-of-war of sorts. It's murmured that Woody Allen's VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA is the motivation behind COCKTAIL. Not true! In any case, the concept of one boy, two girls and an emerging love tale isn't an innovative subject matter for Hindi movies. In fact, scores of movies based on this plot have been narrated on the home screen prior to this. But the twirl in the romance comes when the trio seems blissful in each other's company, is living together under one roof and then the unthinkable and unimaginable happens… cupid strikes. The man falls in love with his girlfriend's best friend. A...
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Rajesh Khanna Suffering from Kidney Infection, On Dialysis
Bollypatrika - over 5 years
Rajesh Khanna, living legend and the real superstar of Indian cinema is suffering from a kind of kidney infection and has been kept on dialysis, reported Deccan Chronicle. However, Khanna’s wife Dimple Kapadia has denied reports saying: “He was feeling weak and it’s just that.” According to the latest reports the actor may be discharged from Mumbai’s Lilavati Hospital sometime soon, as he is feeling better now. News agency IANS reported quoting Dimple Kapadia as saying: “He is doing well. He is much better now. He shall be discharged in a day or two.” Two days back, Rajesh Khanna’s manager Ashwin had claimed that the actor was not able to take food for three or four days and his health kept deteriorating. But as soon as the news hit television channels and newspapers, Khanna stepped out of his his Bandra bungalow, Aashirvad, waving at his fans. His son-in-law Akshay Kumar and wife Dimple Kapadia were seen with him in the balcony. But the next day he was admitted to the hospit...
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Will Ranbir and Deepika get intimate?
Central Chronicle - almost 6 years
The ex-lovers may be asked to roll in the hay and share a hot smooch ala Dimple Kapadia and Anil Kapoor’s lovemaking scene in Jaanbaaz for Ayan Mukerji’s Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani. Of late Yeh Jawani Hai Diwani’s filmmaker Ayan Mukerji has turned into an insomniac of sorts. No, he’s not developed this sudden a clinical problem, but a certain section of the screenplay of the film starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone has been giving him sleepless nights. Our buddy the birdie told us that as per the filmmaker’s original script there was a passionate kiss and love-making scene between the lead pair of his romantic film. But now that Ayan has cast the ex-lovers in his second project, he is contemplating to either tame down the intensity of the love scenes or completely do away with it. It’s not that Ranbir and Deepika are averse to doing intimate sequences on the big screen. They had previously locked lips in their earlier film together Bachna Ae Haseeno. But back then they were datin...
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Kissing Dimple Kapadia was very tough: Jackie Shroff
The Times Of India - over 6 years
Believe it or not, I always found intimate scenes hard to do. I know I was known as a ladies man, and all that, but even the thought of holding my heroine's hand made me break into a sweat.
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IK Gujral and Rajnikant join Anna's anti-corruption movement - Newstrack India
Google News - over 6 years
Another Bollywood stars Sunny Deol and Dimple Kapadia in Chandigarh entered in the march supporting to Anna's Jan Lokpal bill. The Khap Panchayat of Punjab and Haryana and the ex-servicemen in Punjab today joined the support campaign of Anna Hazare
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Dancing in the rain - The Express Tribune
Google News - over 6 years
His heroines — from Nargis to Mandakini, from Zeenat Aman to Dimple Kapadia — were all soaked in the rain or under a waterfall in every film he directed. Since then, Bollywood has repeatedly used the theme of rain to signify romance
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A classic replay on the ramp - Daily Pioneer
Google News - over 6 years
Other instances of yesteryear actresses walking the ramp have been when Hema Malini did it for Rocky S with daughter Esha Deol, Dimple Kapadia, in an all-white ensemble, walked for JJ Valaya with Kabir Bedi, Zeenat Aman was the highlight of Bangalore
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The Top 5 Most Promising Directors of Bollywood - Bollywood Mantra
Google News - over 6 years
Abhinav Kashyap directed the most spectacular movie of last year 'Dabangg' which starred 'Salman Khan', 'Sonakshi Sinha', 'Arbaaz Khan', 'Mahie Gill', 'Vinod Khanna', 'Dimple Kapadia' and 'Sonu Sood'. The movie was highly appreciated not only
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Timeline
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    FIFTIES
  • 2013
    Age 55
    Her starring film What the Fish was released on 13 December 2013.
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  • 2011
    Age 53
    As of December 2011, Kapadia is set to appear in her third non-Hindi and first Malayalam-language film, Bombay Mittayi, for which she started learning the language.
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    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 50
    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.
  • FORTIES
  • 2006
    Age 48
    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.
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  • 2005
    Age 47
    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.
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  • 2004
    Age 46
    In 2004, she played the lead role of army wife Sandra Williams in Hum Kaun Hai?, a supernatural thriller.
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  • 2002
    Age 44
    In 2002, Kapadia portrayed the title role of Leela in Leela, an American production directed by Somnath Sen and co-starring Deepti Naval, Vinod Khanna and Amol Mhatre.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1997
    Age 39
    Her first release in 1997 was the action film Agnichakra, which went unnoticed.
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  • 1996
    Age 38
    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.
  • 1995
    Age 37
    Mrinal Sen's 1995 Bengali drama Antareen was the first non-Hindi project Kapadia took part in since Vikram (1986).
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  • 1994
    Age 36
    In 1994, Kapadia appeared in Mehul Kumar's Krantiveer, alongside Nana Patekar.
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  • 1993
    Age 35
    In 1993, she won the National Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in Rudaali, a drama directed by Kalpana Lajmi.
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  • 1992
    Age 34
    1992 saw the release of Maarg, her third appearance under Mahesh Bhatt's direction.
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  • 1991
    Age 33
    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.
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  • 1988
    Age 30
    She worked with Kohli in two more movies in 1988, the horror film Bees Saal Baad and the action drama Saazish.
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    The Times of India labelled the film a "B-grade movie", but further noted that "Dimple nonetheless did a very convincing job of portraying her anguish and bitterness at being denied justice." M.L. Dhawan from The Tribune, while documenting the famous Hindi films of 1988, praised Kapadia for "proving her mettle as an actress of intensity and passion."
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    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.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1987
    Age 29
    In 1987, Kapadia starred in Mahesh Bhatt's drama Kaash.
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  • 1985
    Age 27
    Kapadia's first film of 1985 was Mukul Anand's Aitbaar, a Hitchcockian thriller for which she received positive reviews.
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    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.
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    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".
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  • 1984
    Age 26
    In 1984 she had a role opposite Sunny Deol in Manzil Manzil, a drama directed by Nasir Hussain.
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  • 1982
    Age 24
    After Kapadia's separation from Khanna in 1982, she was keen on returning to acting, which she ultimately did in 1984.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1973
    Age 15
    Kapadia had married actor Rajesh Khanna in March 1973 at the age of 16 and eight months later her debut film released.
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    Kapadia once said she had always had aspirations to become an actress when she was a child, calling herself "film-crazy". She was introduced by Raj Kapoor in his 1973 teen romance Bobby.
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    She married actor Rajesh Khanna six months before the release of her first film, Bobby, in 1973.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1957
    Born
    Born on June 8, 1957.
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