Yesteryear Bollywood actresses – Then and Now

Nimmi

Bollywood actress Nimmi now and then

Nimmi was born on 18 February 1933. She appeared in Raj Kapoor’s Barsaat (1949)as a second lead, for the first time which made her an instant hit. She married screen writer, Ali Raza and settled down in Mumbai. They have no children. Ali Raza died on 1 November 2007 of heart failure at the age of 85.


Vyjayantimala

Bollywood actress Vyjayanti mala now and then photos

Vyjayanthimala Bali was born on 13 August 1936. Vyjayanthimala made her screen debut at the age of 13 through the Tamil film Vazhkai (1949) and Telugu film Jeevitham in 1950 and acted in Bollywood movies Bahar and Ladki. She was elected to Loksabha twice and nominated to Rajya Sabha once. Vyjayanti mala was romantically involved with Dileep Kumar and Raj Kapoor. But later married Raj Kapoor’s Doctor Chamanlal.


Mala Sinha

Mala Sinha Now and Then

Mala Sinha was born on 11th November 1936. Sinha started her career as child artist in Bengali films. Her first Bengali movie was Roshanara (1952). Her first Hindi film was Badshah opposite Pradeep Kumar. Sinha married her co-star from Nepali films, Chidambar Prasad Lohani in 1968. Currently they are residing in Bandra in Mumbai.


Waheeda Rehman

Vaheeda Rehman Then and now

Waheeda Rehman was born on 3rd February 1938. Her first movie was in Telugu, Jayasimha (1955). She continued acting in Telugu and Tamil movies for a while. Her first Hindi movie was CID (1956). In the success party of Rojulu Maaraayi, Guru Dutt noticed her and decided to groom her and have her act in Hindi films. Dutt brought her to Bombay and cast as a vamp in his production CID (1956). In 1974 Waheeda married Kamaljit (Shashi Rekhi), who starred opposite her in Shagoon . Kamaljit died on November 2000. She currently lives in Bandra, Mumbai.


Sadhana Shivdasani

Bollywood actress Sadhana Now and Then photos

Sadhana Shivdasani was born on 2nd September 1941. Her movie appearance was in Raj Kapoor’s Sree 420 as a chorus girl in a song scene. She also acted in India’s fist Sindhi Movie Abaana in 1958 at the age of 15. Sadhana married Ram Krishan Nayyar in 1966. He was the director of one of her movies Love in Simla. Nayyar died in 1995. They had no children. She lives in Santa Cruz, Mumbai.


Asha Parekh

Bolllywood actress Asha Parekh now and then photos

Asha Parekh was born on 2 October 1942. She started her acting career as a child artist in the film Aasman in 1952 at the age of 12. At the age of 16, Dil Deke Dekho (1959) opposite Shammi Kapoor was a big hit which made her a big star.

Asha Parekh never married. But she was romantically involved with film director Nasir Hussain.


Tanuja

Bollywood actress Tanuja NOw and then photos

Tanuja was born on September 23, 1943. She started her film career with her older sister Nutan in Hamari Beti (1950) as Baby Tanuja. She married Shomu Mukherjee, a Bengali actor, director and producer but later separated. She has two daughters Tanuja’s daughters Kajol and Tanisha Mukherjee.


Saira Banu

Bollywood actress Saira Banu Now and Then photos

Saira Banu was born on 23 August 1944. At the age of 17, her acting debut was with Shammi Kapoor in the movie Junglee (1961). Faisla released in 1988 is her last movie. She is married to actor Dilip Kumar. He was 44 at the time while she was 22


Mumtaz

Mumtaz now and then photos

Mumtaz was born on 31 July 1947. Mumtaz appeared as a child actress in Sone Ki Chidiya (1958). As a teenager she started acting as an extra in few films, and then carried on taking minor roles. Raj Khosla’s blockbuster Do Raaste released in 1969 , starring Rajesh Khanna made Mumtaz a full-fledged star. She is married to London based business man Mayur Madhvani and she now lives in London.


Rakhee Gulzar

Rakhee Then and now photos

Rakhee Gulzar was born on born 15th August 1947. In her teens, Rakhee had an arranged marriage to Bengali film director Ajay Biswas, but was separated shortly after. Her acting debut was in a Bengali film Badhu Barrn in 1967. Her first Hindi film was Jeevan Mrithyu with Dharmendra in 1970. In 1973, Raakhee married film director, poet and lyricist Gulzar, but separated from him one year after the marriage.


Zeenat Aman

Zeenat Aman Then and now photos

Zeenat Aman was on born 1951. Zeenat Aman’s film career began with a small role in O.P. Ralhan’s Hulchul in 1971. She is known for her bold roles in “Satyam Shivam Sundaram,” “Hare Rama Hare Krishna.” In 1985, she married Mazhar Khan who died in September 1998 of renal failure.


Reena Roy

Reena Roy - Then and now photos

Reena Roy was born on 7th January 1957. Her first movie was B. R. Ishara’s Nai Duniya Naye Log. Her first released movie was B.R. Ishara’s Zaroorat which was released in 1972. Subhash Gha’s Kalicharan in 1975, in which paired against Shatrughan Sinha made her a star. In 1983, Reena Roy married Pakistani cricketer Mohsin Khan. The couple later divorced.


Rati Agnihotri

Rati Agnihotri Then and now photos

Rati Agnihotri was born on 10th December 1960. At the age of sixteen Rati Agnihotri acted in her first Tamilfilm, Puthiya Vaarpugal (1979). Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981) was her first Hindi movie. She married business man architect Anil Virdhani in 1984. They separated in 2015.

 

 

 

 

 

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