Sunday, July 6, 2014

ANJU MAHENDRU

Film and TV actress Anju Mahendru entered film industry in 1966 at the age of twenty in the film 'Uski Kahani'.It was the directorial debut pf Basu Battacharya.Thereafter she appeared in many films like 'Jewel Thief,Bandhan,Destak,Prem Shastra,Umar Qaid' and many more.She acted as  supporting actress and in  character roles only and never appeared in lead roles.

Anju Mahendru was born on January 11,1946 in Mumbai.She started modelling at the age of 13 and she is a fashion designer also.
Jewel Thief was a super hit crime thriller  movie of 1967 in which Dev Anand and Vyjayantimala were the main pair.Anju Mahendru acted  in a supporting role.
In the 1969 film 'Inteqam' she acted along with Ashok Kumar,Sadhna,Sanjay Khan,Rehman,Jeevan,Helen' etc.Her role was as the character 'Indu'.The film was directed by R.K.Nayyar.
In the super hit film Bandhan(69) she acted with Rajesh Khanna,Mumtaz,Aruna Irani,D.K.Sapru,Jeevan.Sunder etc.She played the character 'Dr.Sonia Sharma'.
The film 'Dastak' told the story of newly wed Hameed and Salma.Manju portrayed the character 'Maria' and acted along with Sanjeev Kumar,Rehna Sultan etc.
Sunil Dutt,Jeetendra,Vinod Mehra,Moushumi Chatterjee,Reena Roy,Anju Mahendru,Om Shivpuri,Asrani' etc appeared in the super hit film 'Umar Qaid' directed by Sikander Khanna.
Vakil Babu  was a blockbuster film of 1982 in which Raj Kapoor,Shashi Kapoor,Rakesh Roshan,Zeenat Aman,Anju Mahendru,Rinku Jaiswal' etc acted.

She took a long break from films and reappeared in the 1990's by acting in Television serials.She used to take roles as mother,mother-in-law,elder sister etc and has seen in many popular and hit serials like'Hamari Betiyoon ka Vivah,Geet Hui subse Parayi,Hazaaron Mein Meri Behna Hai,Sukanya' etc.
She is also acting in films in character roles and got appreciation for her  roles in films like 'Saathiya(2002) and in recent films like  Page 3, I Hate Luv Storys' etc.
Selected Filmography
Uski Kahani
Jewel Thief















Sanghursh
Intaquam
Bandhan
Dastak
Hanste Zakhm
Prem Shastra
Umar Qaid
Mukti
Darwaza
Raat Ka Gunaah
Ganga Ki Saugand
Pyaas
Vakil Babu
Ek Mein aur Ek Tu
Qatil Chandalini
Shingara
Vijay
Jeena Nahin Bin Tere
Sapno Ki Duniya (TV series)
Rahat(TV series)
Swabhiman(TV series)
Jaan Tere Naam
Kahin To Hoga(TV series)
Muskurahat
Dil Ki Baazi
Log Kya Kahenge(TV series)
Swabhiman
English Babu Desi Mem
Sukannya(TV seies)
A pocket Full of Dreams
Waah! Tera Kya Kehna
Saathiya
Kyon?
Mummy Punjabi
Satta
Mohabbat Ho Gayi Tumse
Page 3
Hum Ko Deewana Kar Gaye
I Hate Luv storys
The Dirty Picture
Geet (TV series)
Do Dil Bandhe Ek Dori Se




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