Tuesday, April 16, 2013


Mandakini is a beautiful former  Bollywood actress who was active for about twelve  years from 1985 to 1996 and appeared in lead roles of several hit films.
She got fame  by the Raj Kapoor film 'Ram Teri Ganga Maili' in 1985 in which she was in lead role opposite youngest son of Raj Kapoor- Rajiv Kapoor.
That film was a huge hit and earned tremendous popularity for Mandakini all over India  and abroad.At the age of 16 she was very cute in that film which the audience liked very much.Even though there was criticism about one or two scenes in that film,  altogether the movie  was a treat for eyes and ears.Ram Teri Ganga Maili was shot at serene exotic beautiful location and it contained beautiful songs.
Mandakini's no other film became as successful as Ram Teri Ganga Maili, but there were many hits in her career with heroes like Mithun Chakraborty,Govinda,Dharmendra,Sanjay Dutt,Jeetendra etc.
In 1986 she acted in a Telugu film 'Simhasanam' directed by Krishna and in that film Krishna and Jayaprada were in lead protagonist roles.Mandakini acted in as 'Vishakanya'.
In 1986 'Aag aur Shola' was a successful film directed by K.Bapaiah in which Jeetendra,Sreedevi and Mandakini handled key roles.
Sanjay Dutt and Mandakini were in lead roles of 1986 film 'Jeeva' directed by Raj.N.Sippy.

Film 'Dance Dance' in which she acted opposite Mithun Chakraborty in 87 was a huge hit at the box office.
In the same year 'Pyar Karke Dekho' acted opposite Govinda was also a huge success.
'Loha' directed by Raj.N.Sippy in 87 was also another box office hit.Dharmendra,Shatrughan Sinha,Mandakini,Madhavi,Kader Khan etc were  in the cast.
'Param Dharam' had Mithun Chakraborty and Mandakini in lead roles and was an action film.
Govinda  acted opposite her in films 'Jung Baaz  and  Pyar Mohabbat'.
'Jeete hain Shaan Se' was a hit film in which  Mithun Chakraborty,Govinda,Sanjay Dutt and Mandakini were in main roles.
'Dushman' directed by Shakti Samanta in 90 was a successful film in which Mithun Chakraborty acted opposite her.
She quit films after 'Zordaar' of 1996 and settled in Mumbai with her family.
Selected Filmography
Ram Teri Ganga Maili

Aag aur Shola
Pyar Karke Dekho
Dance Dance
Param Dharam
Pyar Mohabbat
Jeete Hain Shaan Se
Aakhri Baazi
Naag Nagin
Naya Khoon
Taqdeer Ka Tamasha
Pyar ke Naam Qurban

Thursday, April 11, 2013


Raveena Tandon, an inborn talented  girl  who is the daughter of famous  
Director/Producer Ravi Tandon became a film actress  is not an amazing fact.But with hard work and dedication she won accolades from all over the country as a fantastic actress and grabbed National award as Best Actress is indeed a big achievement and should be well appreciated.
Raveena was born on 26 Oct 1974 in Mumbai and had dancing and acting abilities from childhood.
She was introduced to film field by 'Pathar Ke Phool' in 1991.She got Filmfare Lux new face award for that film.During 92 and 93 she acted in some films like Ek Hi Raasta,Pehla Nasha etc and a Telugu film 'Bangaru Bullodu'.
Year 94 earned her much name and prestige.Film 'Laadla' earned her filmfare nomination for Best supporting actress award.There were hits like 'Mohra,Andaz Apna Apna' etc.Mohra turned to be second biggest hit of that year and the song and dance sequence of 'Tu Cheez badi hai mast mast' became very popular.Film 'Mohra' helped to boost her acting career a lot.
In 95 'Zamana Deewana' withSharukh Khan failed to do well.
From 1996 onwards she had many other hits.'Khiladiyon ka Khiladi in 96 and 'Ziddi' in 97 were big hits.In 98 she acted in so many films out of which 'Bade Miyan Chote Miyan' in which Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda acted was secong biggest hit.

In 1999 she acted in a psychological Kannada film with superstar of that language Upendra under the title 'Upendra'  which became a sensation all over the south.
She took interest in art films/parallel films and proved her acting skill to the audience with several films like 'Aks'.She got many awards and high critical acclaim for her performance in 'Aks' including filmfare special performance award.
She got National award as Best Actress for  'Kalpana Lajmi's 2002 film 'Daman:A victim of Marital Violence.
There were no films from 2006 to 2011 during which she took a long leave from films but was Chairperson of Children's film society from 2003 to 2005 November.
Her 2006  comedy film which was completed in 2003 itself was a big hit.
She is still acting in films and appear as TV host also.
Selected Filmography
Pathar ke phool
Ek hi Raasta
Divya Shakti
Pehla Nasha
Bangaru Bullodu
Andaz Apna Apna
Mein Khiladi Tu Anari
Zamana Deewana
Saajan Ki Baahon Mein
Ek Anari Do Khiladi
Khiladiyon ka Khiladi
Dus Ziddi
Gharwali Bharwali
Keemat:They are back
Aunty No.1
Dulhe Raja
Bade Miyan Chote Miyan
Pardesi Babu
Jai Hind
Anari No 1
Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye
Daman:A victim of Marital Violence
Ek Hindustani
Pran Jaye par Shaan Na Jaye
Qayamat:City under threat
Police force
Aan:men at work
Ek se Badhkar Ek
The force of truth
Aap ke liye Hum
Bhuddah hoga tera Baap
Shobhana 7 nights