Saturday, January 21, 2012


Poonam Dhillan is a beautiful Indian actress who entered the Bollywood arena in the late 70's rose to stardom
very soon and remained so for more than a decade.
Poonam Dhillon was born on April 18, 1962 at Kanpur to parents Aeronautical Engineer Amrik Singh and
Gurcharan Kaur.She had her schooling done at Carmel Convent High School Chandigarh.She has a sister and she is practicing as a Doctor in Mumbai.Poonam Dhillon got married to film maker Ashok Thakaria and have two children, a son and a daughter.She got divorced in 1997.
Poonam Dhillon who was very attractive was selected as Miss India in 1977 and this paved way for her entry in to films when Producer/Director Yash Chopra offered her role in the film 'Trishul'. Her song sequence 'Gapuchi Gapuchi Gam Gam' in that film was well noted and received applause.The title role she held in
the film 'Noorie' in 1979 gave name and fame to her and she became a star overnight.That film was produced by Yash Chopra and directed by Man Mohan Krishna.The film contained beautiful songs composed by Khayyam and the song 'Aja Re Aja Re  O  Mere Dilbar Aja Dil Ki Pyas....' is still super hit.For that film she was nominated for Filmfare Best actress award.
Poonam Dhillon was cast for several films upon the victory of 'Noorie' and she has the credit of pairing for six
films with Superstar Rajesh Khanna out of which only one did not succeed at the Box Office.But that film "Red
Rose' also got good opinion from the critics.
'Kala Pathar'  which was Produced and directed by Yash Chopra, an Amitabh Bachchan film in which Rekha,Neetu Singh and Parveen Babi also acted along with Poonam Dhillon was a successful film.
'Biwi O Biwi,Karma, Batware,Sohni Mahiwal,Yeh to Kamal ho Gaya,Dard,Nishaan,Zamana, Awam etc are
all super hit films of Poonam Dhillon.
'Yeh to Kamal Ho Gaya' was a Kamal Hassan film in which he played a dual role.It is the remake of Tamil film 'Sattam En Kayyil'.
In the film 'John Jani Janardhan Superstar Rajani Kanth appeared in triple role.It is the remake of film 'Moodru Mugam' and Rati Agnihotri also acted in this film.
In the film 'Gereftar' Amitabh Bachchan,Kamal Hassan and Rajani Kanth acted together.The film portrayed
ideal friendship between Hindu and Muslim.
'Jai Shankar' was a 1992 film which was produced by Rajesh Khanna in which Dimple Kapadia also acted.
She  had guest appearance in the film 'Judai' (1996).She also appeared in regional films 'Nyay Dande'(Bengali),Yudha Kanda(Kannada) Ishtam(Telugu) etc.She also acts in plays and the play 'Perfect Husband'  in which she acted got best comedy award in 2005.She is acting in plays 'The Perfect Wife" and
"Pyar Mein Kabhi Kabhi".She is engaged in business as partner of Makeup Van Production.She is currently
also appearing on T.V. serials and as T.V. host.She is also engaged in social activities like drug awareness,
Family planning,AIDS awareness etc.
Selected Filmography
Kala Pathar
Yeh to Kamal Ho Gaya
Teri Kasam
John Jani Janardhan
Dosti Dushmani
Hisaab Khoon Ka
Namastey London
Chakk Do Phatte
Dil Bole Hadippa
Mile Na Mile Hum
Amiri Garibi
Police Public
Qurbani Rang Laggi
Mard ki Zaban
Ek Saudaagar
Galion ke Badshah
Jhoohi Shaan
Jai Shiv Shankar


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