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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. expand-icon 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. expand-icon 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. expand-icon 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. expand-icon 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. expand-icon 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. expand-icon 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. expand-icon 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. expand-icon 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. expand-icon 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. expand-icon 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 expand-icon 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. expand-icon 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) expand-icon 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. expand-icon 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. expand-icon 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. expand-icon 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. expand-icon 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. expand-icon 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. expand-icon 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. expand-icon 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. expand-icon 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. expand-icon 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. expand-icon 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) expand-icon 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) expand-icon 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. expand-icon 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. expand-icon 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. expand-icon 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 expand-icon 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. expand-icon 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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