Tuesday, February 25, 2014

PADMINI KAPILA AND CHANDNI

                                                PADMINI KAPILA




Padmini Kapila is a bollywood actress who has acted as heroine and also  in supporting roles.
She was heroine of 1979 film 'Aur Kaun'  and also female lead of 'Dera Aashquan Da' .
Vijay Aurora and Padmini Kapila acted in main roles of 1982 film 'Ek Aur Sangram'.
Padmini Kapila got accolades for 1982  romantic movie drama 'Pyar Ke Rahi' directed by Atma Ram.
In the film 'Meetha Zaher' Deepak Parashar and Padmini Kapila acted in main roles.She was also part of Super hit films like 'The Burning Train,Bandish,Heeralal Pannalal' etc.
Selected Filmography




Intezar
Khel Khilari Ka
Tumhari Kasam
Aur Kaun
The Burning Train
Red Rose
Shaan
Bandish
Teri Kasam
Pyar Ke Rahi
Meetha Zaher
Yudh
Mulzim
Akhri Muqabla
Heeralal Pannalal
Deewane
Aaghaaz
Champion
      
                                                 CHANDNI


Chandni was a popular heroine of the 90's and her films like 'Sanam Bewafa' and 'Mr.Azaad'  were hits.
In the film 'Sanam Bewafa' (1991) which was produced and directed by Sawan Kumar Tak, Salman Khan,Chandni,Pran and Danny Denzongpa acted in pivot roles.
In the film 'Mr. Azaad' (94) which was produced and directed by Rama Rao Tatineni, Anil Kapoor and Chandni acted in main roles.
In the film 'jai Kishen' Akshay Kumar acted in double roles and Ayesha Jhulka and Chandni acted in female lead roles.
In the film 'Ikke Pe Ikka'(94) Akshay Kumar was the hero and Shanti Priya along with Chandni were in female lead roles.Chandni also appeared in small roles of 'Henna' and 'Jaan Se Pyara' and also in Hahakaar(96).

Monday, February 24, 2014

RANJEETA KAUR

Ranjeeta Kaur,  the popular Bollywood actress was trained at Pune Film and Television Institute.She was born in Punjab  on 22 Sept 1956.
She started her film career by acting in the movie  'Laila Majnu' in lead role opposite Rishi Kapoor in 1976.
She had hits like 'Pati Patni Aur Woh' with Sanjeev Kumar and 'Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se' with Sachin during that period.In the film 'Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon se' (1978)which was directed by Hiren Nag, her poignant portray of the character 'Lily Fernandes' was critically acclaimed.Both Ranjeet and Sachin were gorgeous in that film.
In the same year 1978, for her role as 'Nirmala Deshpande' in the film 'Pati Patni Aur Woh' she received accolades.
'Teri Kasam' was another film in which she received critical acclaim and wide appreciation from the audience.It was directed by A.C. Trilok Chander.
She made a popular pair with Mithun Chakraborty and film 'Suraksha' directed by Ravikant Nagaich was a big success at the box Office.
Amol Palekar was her hero in a comedy film directed by Rajat Rakshit in 1979.
She acted in important roles of super hit films like 'Baazi,Raj Tilak,Mujhe Insaf Chahiye etc.
In 1983, in the action thriller film 'Haadsa' she acted as heroine opposite 'Akbar Khan' who was  also  the producer and director of the film.
She was one of the heroine of 'Satte Pe Satta'  in which Amitabh Bachchan was the hero.
She acted opposite Raj Babbar,Raj Kiran,Deepak Parashar,Vinod Mehra,Amol Palekar,Sachin and many other heroes but most popular association   was with Mithun Chakraborty.Ranjita was a favourite star of Rajshri Productions and their films 'Taarana and Ankhiyon ke Jharokhon se' mesmerized the masses.
Ranjeeta is settled in U.S with her husband and Son.She acted in a movie 'Jane Pehchane'






 opposite Sachin in 2011 and in 2012 acted opposite Mithun Chakraborty in a movie 'Zindagi Tere Naam'.
Selected Filmography
Laila Majnu
Ankhiyon ke Jharokhon se
Damaad
Pati Patni aut Woh
Meri Biwi ki Shaadi
Bhayanak
Suraksha
Taraana
Aap To Aise Na The
Unnees Bees
Armaan
Rajput
Ustadi Ustad se
Satte pe Satta
Sun Sajna
Teri Kasam
Haadsa
Kaun Kaise
Mehndi
Mujhe Insaf Chahiye
Baazi
Raaj Tilak
Kismatwala
Do QaidiQatil
Gunahon Ka Devta
Haathkadi
Jane Pehchane
Zindagi Tere Naam



Sunday, February 23, 2014

RINKU JAISWAL AND ARCHANA

                                                               RINKU JAISWAL
Rinku Jaiswal acted in films like 'Intezar' (1973), Mr.Romeo(74),Vakil Babu(82),Manzil Manzil(84)Zaburdast(85).
In the film Intezar she played the leading character 'Chanda'.
In Mr.Romeo she acted opposite Shashi Kapoor in glamorous costumes.


                                     
                                                   ARCHANA

Archana was the heroine of Hrishikesh Mukherjee's  film 'Budha  Mil Gaya' in 1971 in which she acted well and was liked by the audience.
Navin Nischol was the hero of this comedy-romance-suspense thriller which was a successful film.
Archana acted in another film 'Anokha Daan' in 1972.












Saturday, February 22, 2014

ZAHEEDA AND ZAHEERA

                                                 ZAHEEDA


Zaheeda Hussain, who  is popularly known as Zaheeda acted in a few Bollywood films out of which two are Dev Anand films in which she had important roles.
Zaheeda was born on Oct 9, 1944 in Mumbai as the daughter of film producer Akbar Hussain.Her aunt was film actress Nargis Dutt and uncle was actor Anwar hussain.
She was heroine opposite Sanjeev Kumar in the 1968 released film 'Anokhi Raat' which was directed by Asit Sen.The film depicted events which happened on a single night.
She acted in important roles of 'Prem Pujari' and 'Gambler' directed by Dev Anand.She also acted in a film 'Call Girl'.
Zaheeda appeared in 2002 TV serial 'Aamrapali'.



                                               ZAHEERA


Zaheera acted in the film 'The Gambler' which was directed by Dev Anand in 1971 in which Dev Anand was the hero and Shatrughan Sinha,Jeevan etc acted.
She appeared in a major role of 'Anokha Daan' (72) in which Archana was the heroine.
She was the heroine of 1974 film 'Call Girl' which had a controversial theme.
In 1975 she acted in Rishi Kapoor-Neetu Singh film 'Zinda Dil' and portrayed the character 'Rekha'.

Zaheera was heroine of 1975 film 'Toofan aur Bijlee'.
In the film 'Taxi Taxie' Amol Palekar and Zaheera were the leading pair.
She was the female lead of 'Aadmi Sadak Ka' in which Shatrughan Sinha,Vikram and Deven Verma acted.
In the 1978 film 'Kaala Aadmi' she acted along with Sunil Dutt and Saira Banu.
She also acted in films like 'Mere Sartaj,Khuda Kasam,Naukri'  and in a few Punjabi films.



Friday, February 21, 2014

KIM

Kim acted as heroine opposite  Bollywood stars like Rajesh Khanna,Mithun Chakraborty etc but later was confined to Vamp roles and for dance

sequences even though she is well talented.
Kim started her film career as a child artist.  .
Her entry as a heroine was opposite Superstar Rajesh Khanna in the film 'Phir Wohi Raat'(80)  which was directed by Danny Denzongpa.
She got important roles in box office successful films like 'Naseeb. and 'Bulundi'.Naseeb(81) was a multi starer film in which Amitabh Bachchan,Rishi Kapoor,Shatrughan Sinha,Hema Malini etc acted.It handled a strong theme of destiny and fate.
Kim was the heroine of successful film 'Disco Dancer'(82)  in which Mithun Chakraborty and Rajesh Khanna acted in main roles.
She appeared in dance roles of 'Shapath,Maa Kasam,Ek Hi Maqsad,Gunahon Ka Devata,Honeymoon' etc.She was unhappy that directors cast her for dance numbers only  or for supporting roles as vamp.
Selected Filmography
Pehredaar
Phir Wohi Raat
Bulundi
Naseeb
Disco Dancer
Shapath
Dilawar
Maha Shaktiman
Ek Hi Maqsad
Commando


Gharwali Baharwali
Gunahon Ka Devta
Honeymoon
Balwaan

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

SANDHYA SHANTARAM

Sandhya Shantaram is famous as the wife of Late V.Shantaram who was a genius film producer and director.V.Shantaram was one of the film makers who tried to eradicate many  social evils prevailed in the society as part of the tradition or by the  ignorance of the people.Sandhya acted as heroine in many films directed by V.Shantaram and got accolades from critics and audience.
Sandhya debuted in a Marathi film 'Amar Bhoopathi' as a vocalist.Her role in 'Teen Balti Char Raaste' was of a dark complexioned girl who became a radio star because of her attractive voice.
Sandhya Shantaram was willing to take pains for learning and getting  trained  for the  needed skills to make her roles perfect.She learned classical dance from Co-star Gopi Krishna for the excellence  of dance sequences in the film 'Jhanak Jhanak Payal Baaje'.In the film 'Stree'(1961) which was a version of 'Shakuntala' she had to act with real lions.She got training from lion tamers and acted courageously with real lions for the film in several scenes which in fact astonished and fascinated  the audience.
In the film 'Do Aankhen Barah Haath' she starred opposite her husband as a street vendor who sells toys and sings her way from village  to village.
In the film 'Navrang' whe portrayed the role of a poetess and the film contained marvellous dance sequences.
Her husband V.Shantaram passed away in October 1990.
Selected Filmography
Amar Bhoopathi(1952)
Parchchaiyan(52)
Teen Balti Char Raaste(55)
Jhanak Jhanak Payal Ba


aje(55)
Do Aankhen Barah Haath(1958)
Navrang(59)
Maragatham(59)
Ranadheera Kanteevara(60)
Stree(1961)
Sehra(63)
Iruvar Ullam(63)
Ladki Sahyadri Ki(66)
Jal Bin Machchli Nritya Bin Bijli(71)
Pinjra(72)
Kareeb(98)

Friday, February 14, 2014

RAJNI SHARMA AND SADHANA SINGH

                                       RAJNI SHARMA 



Rajni Sharma became popular as the heroine of 'Balika Badhu'(1976) which was produced by Shakti Samanta and directed by Tarun Majumdar.Sachin was the hero of this romantic comedy film.The song 'Bade Achhche Lagte Hai' sung by Amit Kumar was loved by the audience.
Later she acted in several films out of which  some were big projects.
She acted in blockbuster film Mr.Natwarlal(79) as the character 'Rajjo'.
In the 1979 film 'Sargam' produced by N.N.Sippy and directed by K.Viswanath she acted as 'Champa Pradhan'.
In the 1983 film 'Avtaar' she portrayed the character 'Renu C.Kishen.'
In 1980 Rajni Sharma acted in the Malayalam film 'Air Hostess' directed by P.Chandrakumar in the title role opposite Prem Nazir.
Selected Filmography
Basti Aur Bazaar
Jai Bole Chakradhari
Sargam
Mr.Natwarlal
Chann Pardesee
Sweety
Chehre Pe Chehra
Prem Geet
Apradhi Kaun
Rustom
Kasam Durga Ki
Avtaar
Ram Ki Ganga
Shravan Kumar
Aasman
Kali Basti
Aakri Chaal(T.V. Movie)
Bhai Ka Dushman Bhai

                                               SADHANA SINGH
Sadhana Singh is known as the heroine of the super hit movie 'Nadia Ke Paar'(1982).It was directed by Hiren Nag and Govind Moonis.Sachin was the hero of this film which contained melodious songs composed by Ravindra Jain.
The film realistically portrayed the rural culture and the life of common people.

Sadhana Singh acted as female lead of 'Sasural' in which Arun Govil,Bharat Bhushan,Gulshan Grover etc acted.
She acted in supporting role of 'Sur Sangham' (85) directed by K.Viswanath which highlighted Indian Classical Music.
She has also acted in T.V. Movie 'Khatra' and in popular T.V.Series like Pyar Ka Do Naam:Ek Radha Ek Shyam,Jis Desh Mein Hai Mera Dil etc
Her daughter Sheena Shahabadi is also a Bollywood actress.
Selected Filmography
Nadiya Ke Paar
Sasural
Sur Sangam
Piya Milan
Paapi Sansar
Durga Maa
Parivar
Falak
Dost Garibon Ka
Pyar ke Rang Hazaar
Nafrat
Tulsi
Police Ka Ghere Mein
Pyar Ka Savan
Aakhri Nischay

                                                     











Monday, February 10, 2014

KALPANA IYER

Kalpana Iyer is  Bollywood's former supporting actress and dancer who earned much fame as a disco dancer in many films.She was liked by the youngsters of 80's and 90's for he excellent item number dances and her vamp type characters which she portrayed in many films of those period.
Kalpana Iyer was born in the year 1955 and she got popularity as the first runner-up of Miss India Contest held in 1978.
In the film 'Pyara Dushman' her dance sequence and the song 'Hari Om Hari' became very popular.Rakesh Roshan and Visya Sinha were the lead pair of this film.
In the film 'Wardaat'(81) directed by Ravikant Nagaich she portrayed the character 'Anuradha' and her dance number in this film earned much acclaim.
Mithun Chakraborty and Kajal Kiran were the lead pair of this film.
In the film 'Arman' she had only a special guest appearance but the song 'Rambha Ho' and her dance sequence earned much accolades.
In the 1982 film 'Partner' her dance number 'Dilrooba' was  liked by the audience.
Her role as the character 'Nikki Brown' in the film Disco Dancer received critical acclaim.
Her role as Ranjit's assistant in 'Satte Pe Satta' was well noted.
The role as a prison warden in the film 'Anjaam' in 1994 which was directed by Rahul Rawal earned her much appreciation.
Her roles in films 'Raja Hindustani(96) and 'Hum Saath Saath Mein(99) also received good opinion.Salman Khan and Karishma Kapoor were the lead pair of 'Hum Saath Saath Mein'.
Selected Filmography

 




Prem Jaal
Lootmaar
Manokamna
Hum Panch
Pyara Dushman
Sweety
Saajan Ki Saheli
Kudrat
Wardaat
Yeh Rista Na Tootay
Sahas
Arman
Aapes Ki Baat
Sharada
Poonam
Hum Se Badkar Kaun
Pyara Dost
Satte Pe Satta
Apna Bana Lo
Sawaal
Waqt ke Shehzade
Disco Dancer
Partner
Bade Dilwala
Chor Police
Do Yaaron Ki Yaari
Aakhir
Zameen Aasman
Pyar Bina Jag Soona
Teri Bahon Mein
Ek Daku Sahar Mein
Ma Kasam
Avinash
Qatil aur Ashiq
Ghunghat
Zakhmi Aurat
Paigham
Tum Mere Ho
Laadla
Anjaam
Raja Hindustani
Dada
Dil Hi Dil Mein











Saturday, February 8, 2014

SHOMA ANAND

Shoma Anand is very popular to Indian audience as a beautiful actress on big screen and on T.V. also.
She was born on 16 February 1958 and entered as heroine opposite Rishi Kapoor in the super hit film 'Barood' in 1976. The film was directed by Pramod Chakraborty.She got again a good role in the film 'Patita' directed by the same director.
She acted in lead role of 'Jagir' and 'Coolie' also.In the film 'Jagir'(84) Shoma Anand and Zeenat Aman had equally important roles.Dharmendra and Mithun Chakraborty were the male leading male actors.
Like that in the film 'Coolie' she played one of the leading female role  as 
'Deepa Iyengar' opposite Rishi Kapoor.
From the 90's  to present she appeared in supporting roles and cameo roles only but was active as an actress except for a few years gap  after her marriage.
She married actor Tariq Shah and they have a daughter Sarah.
Shoma Anand is very popular as a T.V. actress also and have appeared in many serials in which her roles earned wide acclaim and appreciation.
She has played roles in many Punjabi films as well.
Selected Filmography
Barood
Azad
Patita



Aap Ke Deewane
Judaai
Jwala Duhaj Ki
Khara Khota
Jeena Hai Pyar Mein
Sitapur Ki Geeta
Paanchwin Manzil
Coolie
Ghar Ek Mandir
Jagir
Salma
Hum Do Hamare Do
Paatal Bhairavi
Aag aur Shola
Nafrat
Dariya Dil
Aaj Ka Daur
Pyar Ka Mandir
Bada Ghar Ki Beti
Daata
Insaf Ka Khoon
Himmatwala
Hungama
Kal Ho Na Ho
Love Ka Chakkar Mein
Shadi Karke Phas Gaya Yaar
Familywala