Thursday, July 10, 2014


Actress Neelam Kothari, popular as 'Neelam' was one among the top heroines during 1980's and 90's and presently she is busy with her Jewellery business in Mumbai.
Neelam Kothari was born in Hong Kong on March 3rd 1968 and she stayed there with her family  during her childhood. Her family has traditional Jewellery making business.Later they moved to Bangkok.She was holidaying in Mumbai when film director Ramesh Behi offered her a role in the film 'Jawani' in 1984.
She reached the heights of popularity and received appreciation and accolades when her films 'Love 86' and 'Ilzam' opposite Govinda were released  in 86.

Govinda and Neelam,  the newly risen stars drew much attention and  they were the  most loved pair during that period and out of the 14 films in which they acted as pair 8 became  hits.
'Love 86' was a super hit film of 1986 directed by Esmayeel Shroff in which Neelam and Farha Naz acted as sisters and as daughter of Tanuja.
'Ilzaam' was another hit film of 1986 which was directed by Shibu Mitra in which Shashi Kapoor,Shatrughan Sinha,Neelam and Govinda acted.
Jeetendra,Shatrughan Sinha,Bhanupriya,Amrita Singh,Neelam,Govinda, were the main actors of the successful hit film 'Khudgarz'(87).Rakesh Roshan directed this film.
Hatya was a hit film of 1988 in which Govinda and Neelam as the lead pair acted along with Raj Kiran,Anupam Kher etc.
'Do Qaidi' was a super hit film of 1989 in which Sanjay Dutt,Govinda,Neelam,Farha Naz,Amrish Puri,Suresh Oberoi etc acted.

'Sindoor,Taaqatwar and Farz Ki Jung' were other films she acted opposite Govinda  which became successful hits.

Out of the eight films she acted opposite Chunkey Pandey five were hits.'Aag Hi Aag,Paap Ki Duniya,Khatron ke Khiladi,Mitti Aur Sona,Ghar Ka Chirag' were those films.
Out of these films her greatest hit was 'Ghar Ka Chirag'(89) in which she acted opposite Chunkey Pandey and along with Superstar Rajesh Khanna.The pair of Rajesh Khanna was Deepika in this film.
Chunkey Pandey acted opposite her in 1988 film 'Khatron Ke Khilladi' which was a successful film.Dharmendra,Sanjay Dutt,Madhuri Dixit, also acted in it.The film was directed by Rama Rao Tatineni'.

Chunkey Pandey,Neelam,Sonam,Vinod Mehra,Aruna Irani,Gulshan Grover etc acted in the hit movie 'Mitti Aur Sona'.
Amitabh Bachchan,Mithun Chakraborty,Madhavi,Neelam,Tinnu Anand,Danny etc acted in the film 'Agneepath'.Amitabh Bachchan and Mithun Chakraborty got National Award as Best Actor for this film.
Her roles in film 'Ek Ladka  Ek Ladki' opposite Salman Khan received accolades.
Her films 'Pratigyabandh,Doodh  Ka Karz,Parampara, Banjaran,Ranbhoomi,Shankara' were successful films at the box office.
Her films like' Indrajeet,Agneepath,Gharana,Amiri Garibi,Afsana Pyar Ka' were  flops but some films like 'Agneepath' received critical acclaim and Awards.
She received good appreciation for her role in the film 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai' in 1998 in which she portrayed herself as a VJ.
In 1990 she appeared in a supporting role in the  hit  film 'Hum Saath Saath Hain'.
Her last released film was 'Kasam' in 2001.She is running her own  Jewellery Showroom in Mumbai at present.Actor Samir Soni is her husband.
Selected Filmography
Love 86
Andaz Pyar Ka

Aag Hi Aag
Paap Ki Duniya
Khatron Ke Khiladi
Ghar Mein Ram Gali Mein Shyam
Waqt Ki Awaz
Mitti Aur Sona
Hum Bhi Insan Hai
Ghar Ka Chirag
Do Qaidi
Dost Garibon Ka
Farz Ki Jung
Billoo Badshah
Amiri Garibi
Doodh Ka Karz
Vishnu Deva
Afsana Pyar Ka
Khule Aam
Ek Ladka Ek Ladki
Mohabbat aur Jung
Ek Tha Raja
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Hum Saath Saath Hai

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