Even though Women's Day has come and gone, BollyCurry
would still like to pay our tributes to another extraordinary individual
who encapsulates the way the word "woman" can ooze grace, charm and
power; a woman who has carved her name in platinum letters on the
Bollywood banner, Dimple Kapadia
Kapadia was born into a wealthy Gujarati family on 8th
1957 and is the eldest of four children. Her sisters, Simple Kapadia
and Reem Kapadia, were also actresses in the Bollywood fraternity. As a
child, she loved the world of glitz and glamour, often referring to
herself as "film crazy". So it was a dream come true when Raj Kapoor
discovered her and decided to cast her opposite his son and her fellow
debutant Rishi Kapoor
in the film Bobby
(1973). She was a mere
slip of a girl aged sixteen when she created waves with her spectacular
performance and unique dressing style. Soon, the costumes and hairstyles
she sported in Bobby
became a fashion trend, as did every other
outfit she wore on and off screen. Luck was in Kapadia's favour since
she won the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her debut, a big deal
for all actors.
prior to the release of her debut film, Kapadia married superstar Rajesh
Khanna. At sixteen, it sparked controversies and ran rumour mills wild,
but Kapadia was head over heels for the handsome actor. She
subsequently retired from acting for twelve years to raise her daughters
and Rinke Khanna
. Following a separation after walking out on
Khanna with her two daughters, Kapadia returned to the silver screen
with Zakhmi Sher
(1984). It wasn't long after that everyone
realized that this dynamic woman was back and here to stay, especially
when she won her second Filmfare Award for Best Actress in 1985 for Saagar
then, Kapadia has graced over fifty films with her beautiful looks and
amazing acting skills, and has won several more Filmfare Awards along
the way, and a National Film Award for Best Actress for Rudaali
The same movie also won her the Damascus International Film Festive
Award and the Asia Pacific Film Festive Award, both in the Best Actress
category. She has also appeared in a handful of Tamil and Bengali films,
which earned her the Bengali Journalists' Association Award for Best
Actress in 1991 for Drishti
Did You Know?
- Polka dotted dresses were referred to as "Bobby Print", a direct reference to Kapadia's dressing style in Bobby.
- Kapadia never regretted her marriage to Rajesh Khanna. Instead,
she believes her marriage was the highest form of success in her life.
Kapadia is still a legendary actress to date and BollyCurry wishes her
immense success in the future, along with good health and happiness.
BollyCurry encourages you to leave your best wishes for this renowned
actress in the comment section below.
Author: Mohini N.
Editors: Aradhna K. and Gunia K.
Graphics: Shikha A. and Marsh P.
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