Hema Malini Chakravarti is better known as Hema Malini, she is a Bollywood actress, producer, director, dancer and a politician who is famous for her role in the movie “Sholay” where she performed along with the superstars such as Dharmendra Deol, Amitabh Bachchan, and Jaya Bachchan which was released in 1975.

Born on 16th October 1948, Ammankudi, Tamil Nadu, India she is one of the Prominent actresses in the Bollywood industry who made her debut from the Tamil movie named “Ithu Sathiyam” as a supporting actress in 1963.

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Hema Malini’s Early Life

Hema was born to Indian parents Ramanujam Chakravarthy (father) and Jaya Chakravarthy (mother) and had two elder brothers Kannan and Raghunath growing up. She studied in DTEA Mandir Marg but dropped out in 12th standard to pursue a career in acting.

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She is married to superstar Dharmendra Deol in 1979 and has two daughters Esha Deol (actress) and Ahana Deol. Malini first met Dharmendra on the set of movie “Sharafat” in 1970.

She is a well trained Odissi dancer and is also talented Bharatanatyam dancer.

Hema Malini’s Career

The 68-years-old actress, Hema made her debut with a lead role in “Sapno Ka Saudagar” opposite to Raj Kapoor in 1968. This movement was her life turning point as she is known for “Dream Girl” in Bollywood industry.

She has played in the movies such as “Johnny Mera Naam”, “Lal Patthar”, “Seeta Aur Geeta”, “Andaz”, “Sholay”, “Meera” and much more which made her well-established in the movie industry. Also, her movie was super-hit and collect positive response from the viewers and critics.

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After taking a break from movie industry from a number of years, she made her comeback in the movie “Baghban” along with the superstars Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Paresh Rawal and so on. This movie earned her Filmfare Best Actress Award nomination too.

She was last seen in her directed movie “Tell Me O Khuda” which featured both her husband Dharmendra and her daughter Esha Deol.

Beside her acting career in the movies, she has performed in Television series such as “Jai Mata Ki” as a goddess Durga; also in “Kamini Damini” on  TV Sahara One.

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Hema Malini’s Achievements and Awards

Hema established herself as a versatile and prominent actress in the B-town for her movies. She received her first Filmfare Award in 1972 and received many more awards and nominations including Zee Cine Awards, Screen Weekly Awards, International Indian Film Academy and much more. She was also honored with the prestigious Padma  Shree Awards by the Government of India and also with Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Awards in 2000.

From 2003, she joined politics, as she was elected to the Bharatiya Janta Party and Lok Sabha. Currently, she is a member of the International Society For Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) and she has been involved in different charitable and social activities.

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Hema Malini’s Net Worth

Hema is one of the popular and successful actresses of her time. Her estimated net worth is INR 178 crore, which she makes from movies and politics. She owns Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, Audi Q7 and some others in her garage. She lives a luxurious life with her husband in Juhu, Mumbai.