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Dimple Kapadia Biography

Discovered and introduced by the legendary actor and filmmaker Raj Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia entered Hindi film industry in 1973 with her debut performance in Bobby opposite Rishi Kapoor. The 16-year-old glamour girl never looked back since then. Besides commercial films, Dimple has also proven herself as an able actor in the parallel cinema as well.

Born on June 8, 1957, Dimple was born to Chunnibhai Kapadia, an entrepreneur and his wife Betty. Her younger sister Simple was also an actor, though not as successful as her elder sister. Dimple married veteran actor Rajesh Khanna a few months ahead of the release of Bobby, her debut film. In spite of the roaring success, Dimple left filmdom and spent her years looking after her family and her two daughters Twinkle and Rinkie.

After 12 long year of distancing herself from Bollywood, Dimple once again came back with ‘Saagar’ co-starring Rishi Kapoor and Kamal Hassan. This was her first film after her divorce from Rajesh Khanna. She has acted in a series of movies through the 1980s and 1990s and has won a number of awards.

While Bobby and Saagar had brought her the Filmfare Best Actress Award in 1973 and 1985, it was the role of ‘Sanichari’ the hired crier in Rudaali that brought her the National Film Award for Best Actress in 1993. She also got the Filmfare Award for the Best Supporting Actress in Krantiveer in 1994.

Her other major films that have received critical acclaim include:

  • Manzil Manzil
  • Lavaa
  • Arjun
  • Jaanbaaz
  • Kaash
  • Ram Lakhan
  • Batwara
  • Drishti
  • Lekin
  • Prahar
  • Narsimha
  • Ranbhoomi
  • Angaar
  • Rudaali
  • Gunaah
  • Gardish
  • Krantiveer
  • Antareen (Bengali)
  • Dil Chahta Hai
  • Leela
  • Pyar Mein Twist
  • Being Cyrus (English)
  • Banaras

In her 52 years of career span, she was bestowed with multiple awards. Some of the awards are: 

  • 21st Filmfare Awards for Best Actress for Bobby, 1973
  • 33rd Filmfare Awards for Best Actress for Saagar, 1985
  • 55th Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Awards for Drishti, 1992
  • 40th National Film Awards for Best Actress for Rudaali, 1993
  • 40th Filmfare Awards for Best Supporting Actress for Krantiveer, 1994


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