DREAM JOURNEY! Hema Malini turns 64

Updated On Oct 16, 2013 03:33 PM IST
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Hema Malini is best known as Bollywood's dream girl. But there's more to Hema than just films. A successful politician, a mesmerising classical dancer and a doting mother, Hema Malini at 64 continues to spin magic. Here's capturing the actor's journey on her birthday. View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Oct 16, 2013 03:33 PM IST

Hema Malini is best known as Bollywood's dream girl. But there's more to Hema than just films. A successful politician, a mesmerising classical dancer and a doting mother, Hema Malini at 64 continues to spin magic. Here's capturing the actor's journey on her birthday.

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Abhinetri, directed by Subodh Mukherjee pairs Hema Malini with Shashi Kapoor. Isn't the chemistry crackling. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Abhinetri, directed by Subodh Mukherjee pairs Hema Malini with Shashi Kapoor. Isn't the chemistry crackling.

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Hema Malini is a trained Bharatanatyam artist, a classical dance of India. Her daughters are well trained in the same dance form; the three have performed together at charity dance concerts. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hema Malini is a trained Bharatanatyam artist, a classical dance of India. Her daughters are well trained in the same dance form; the three have performed together at charity dance concerts.

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Hema Malini's Lux ad can still give any actor run for her money. She also looks like a dream in the ad of Kent purifier. She is one of the three brand ambassadors of Pothys, a textile showroom in Chennai. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hema Malini's Lux ad can still give any actor run for her money. She also looks like a dream in the ad of Kent purifier. She is one of the three brand ambassadors of Pothys, a textile showroom in Chennai.

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Hema fell in love with her co-star Dharmendra during the filming of Sholay. She eventually married him in 1980. Before they married, they both converted to Islam, since Dharmendra was already married to Prakash Kaur. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hema fell in love with her co-star Dharmendra during the filming of Sholay. She eventually married him in 1980. Before they married, they both converted to Islam, since Dharmendra was already married to Prakash Kaur.

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Hema Malini was the queen of masala movies of her time. She delivered numerous blockbusters including Seeta Aur Geeta, Johnny Mera Naam, Satte Pe Satta and Sholay. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hema Malini was the queen of masala movies of her time. She delivered numerous blockbusters including Seeta Aur Geeta, Johnny Mera Naam, Satte Pe Satta and Sholay.

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Hema Malini also delved into off-beat movies like Lal Razia Sultan, Meera. She played the role of a young widow in Andaaz and in Lal Patthar she played a character with negative shades. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hema Malini also delved into off-beat movies like Lal Razia Sultan, Meera. She played the role of a young widow in Andaaz and in Lal Patthar she played a character with negative shades.

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Hema Malini made her debut opposite Raj Kapoor with Sapno Ka Saudagar. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hema Malini made her debut opposite Raj Kapoor with Sapno Ka Saudagar.

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Hema played double role in Seeta Aur Geeta opposite Dharmendra and Sanjeev Kumar. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hema played double role in Seeta Aur Geeta opposite Dharmendra and Sanjeev Kumar.

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She also acted in female-centric movies like Kinara (1977) and Meera (1979), directed by Gulzar. View Photos in a new improved layout
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She also acted in female-centric movies like Kinara (1977) and Meera (1979), directed by Gulzar.

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Appearing in over 150 films in a career span of 40 years, she has starred in a large number of successful films, and her performances in both commercial and arthouse cinema View Photos in a new improved layout
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Appearing in over 150 films in a career span of 40 years, she has starred in a large number of successful films, and her performances in both commercial and arthouse cinema

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Hema Malini is a member of India's Bharatiya Janata Party and was nominated member by the party in Rajya Sabha, the upper House of parliament during 2003-2009. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hema Malini is a member of India's Bharatiya Janata Party and was nominated member by the party in Rajya Sabha, the upper House of parliament during 2003-2009.

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Hema Malini looks cheerful at Esha-Bharat's sangeet ceremony. (HT/Amlan Dutta) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hema Malini looks cheerful at Esha-Bharat's sangeet ceremony. (HT/Amlan Dutta)

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Hema also directed a film, Dil Aashna Hai which was a commercial failure and her career tapered off as she chose to concentrate more on her dance ballets and Television serial. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hema also directed a film, Dil Aashna Hai which was a commercial failure and her career tapered off as she chose to concentrate more on her dance ballets and Television serial.

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The first biography of Malini, Diva Unveiled-Hema Malini, was written by Ram Kamal Mukherjee and first published in 2005. View Photos in a new improved layout
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The first biography of Malini, Diva Unveiled-Hema Malini, was written by Ram Kamal Mukherjee and first published in 2005.

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Hema Malini's jodi and Amitabh Bachchan was much-appreciated by audience in Baghbaan. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hema Malini's jodi and Amitabh Bachchan was much-appreciated by audience in Baghbaan.

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In 2000, she was presented with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award. View Photos in a new improved layout
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In 2000, she was presented with the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Even after marriage, Hema Malini continued to work in films like Kranti, Naseeb, Satte Pe Satta and Vijay Anand's Rajput. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Even after marriage, Hema Malini continued to work in films like Kranti, Naseeb, Satte Pe Satta and Vijay Anand's Rajput.

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Hema Malini with Shatrughan Sinha. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hema Malini with Shatrughan Sinha.

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Dharmendra-Hema pair appeared together in films like Seeta Aur Geeta, Dreamgirl, Charas and The Burning Train. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Dharmendra-Hema pair appeared together in films like Seeta Aur Geeta, Dreamgirl, Charas and The Burning Train.

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In Johnny Mera Naam (1970), she was cast in a more pivotal role and the film became a blockbuster. She took challenging roles which most of the heroines of the 1960s refused to do. View Photos in a new improved layout
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In Johnny Mera Naam (1970), she was cast in a more pivotal role and the film became a blockbuster. She took challenging roles which most of the heroines of the 1960s refused to do.

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Amitabh and Hema in a still from Baghbaan. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Amitabh and Hema in a still from Baghbaan.

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Veteran actress Hema Malini along with daughter and actress Esha Deol and son-in-law Bharat Takhtani at Big B's 70th birthday bash. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Veteran actress Hema Malini along with daughter and actress Esha Deol and son-in-law Bharat Takhtani at Big B's 70th birthday bash.

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Hema Malini at her graceful best during India International Jewellery Week 2012. (Photo: AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hema Malini at her graceful best during India International Jewellery Week 2012. (Photo: AFP)

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Bollywood actor Hema Malini with her dance troupe performing "Radha Krishna" ballet organised by FICCI FLO, in Jaipur. (UNI) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Bollywood actor Hema Malini with her dance troupe performing "Radha Krishna" ballet organised by FICCI FLO, in Jaipur. (UNI)

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Parents of the bride Dharmendra and Hema Malini wait for the baraat. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Parents of the bride Dharmendra and Hema Malini wait for the baraat.

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Hema Malini looks gorgeous in her traditional attire at Esha Deol's wedding. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hema Malini looks gorgeous in her traditional attire at Esha Deol's wedding.

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Hema Malini at Esha-Bharat's mehendi ceremony. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hema Malini at Esha-Bharat's mehendi ceremony.

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BJP leaders Murli Manohar Joshi and Hema Malini during the party's national executive meeting in Mumbai. PTI/Mitesh Bhuvad View Photos in a new improved layout
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BJP leaders Murli Manohar Joshi and Hema Malini during the party's national executive meeting in Mumbai. PTI/Mitesh Bhuvad

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Hema Malini poses with daughter Esha Deol and son-in-law Bharat Takhtani at the duo's engagement. View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hema Malini poses with daughter Esha Deol and son-in-law Bharat Takhtani at the duo's engagement.

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