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Zeenat Aman

  • Full Name:
    Zeenat Aman
  • Birthday:
    19 November 1951
  • Sun sign:
    Scorpio
  • Birth place:
    Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Nationality:
    Indian
  • Height:
    1.75 M

BIOGRAPHY

Zeenat Aman was the second runner up in Miss India Contest in 1970. She went on to win the Miss Asia Pacific in 1971. She joined in the Hindi Film Industry with her first movie O.P. Ralhan`s `Hulchul` in 1971.

Her first big break came with `Hare Rama Hare Krishna`, where she played Superstar Dev Anand`s Sister. This movie is famous for her portrayal of a Hippie and flower people of the 70`s in the west. Zeenat Aman, as Janice in the movie became a cult figure owing to R. D. Burman`s song `Dum Maro Dum`. She won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award and BFJA Award for Best Actress for her role.

1970s saw more of the Dev-Zeenat pairing: `Heera Panna` in 1973, `Ishq Ishq Ishq` in 1974, `Prem Shastra` in 1974, `Warrant` in 1975, `Darling Darling` in 1977 and `Kalabaaz` in 1977. In 1978, she starred in Raj Kapoor`s highly publicised `Satyam Shivam Sundaram`, however, the film was heavily criticized for her on screen exposure. However it is now distinguished as a work of art. She got a Filmfare nomination as Best Actress for this film.

Her Next big movie was `Don` opposite Amitabh Bachchan where she was appreciated for her oomph! Her performance as a rape victim seeking justice in B. R. Chopra`s `Insaaf Ka Tarazu` in 1980 for which she received a Filmfare Best Actress nomination. This film was followed by success in the love triangle `Qurbani`, `Ali Baba aur 40 Chor`, `Dostana` and `Lawaaris`.

She has had a rather stormy personal life. Her first husband was Sanjay Khan, whom she married in a secret ceremony, physically assaulted her in a public party so violently that she lost vision in one eye.After separation with Sanjay Khan, she married Mazhar Khan and had two sons Azaan and Zahaan.

Filmography

  • 1970 The Evil Within
  • 1971 Hungama
  • 1971 Hulchul
  • 1971 Hare Rama Hare Krishna
  • 1973Yaadon Ki Baaraat
  • 1973 Heera Panna
  • 1973 DhundRani
  • 1974 Roti Kapada Aur Makaan
  • 1974 Prem Shastra
  • 1974 Ishq Ishq Ishq
  • 1974 Manoranjan
  • 1974 Ajanabee
  • 1975 Warrant
  • 1975 Chori Mera Kaam
  • 1976 Deewangee
  • 1976 Balika Badhu
  • 1977Paapi
  • 1977 Kalabaaz
  • 1977 Dharam Veer
  • 1977 Darling
  • 1977 Chhaila
  • 1977 Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka
  • 1977 Hum Kisise Kum Naheen
  • 1978 Shalimar
  • 1978 Heeralal Pannalal
  • 1978 Chor Ke Ghar Chor
  • 1978 Satyam Shivam Sundaram
  • 1978 Don
  • 1979 The Great Gambler
  • 1980 Takkar
  • 1980 Ram Balram
  • 1980 Bombay 405 Miles
  • 1980 Abdullah
  • 1980 Alibaba Aur 40 Chor
  • 1980 Qurbani
  • 1980 Dostana
  • 1980 Insaaf Ka Tarazu
  • 1981Professor Pyarelal
  • 1981 Katilon Ke Kaatil
  • 1981 Krodhi
  • 1981 Laawaris
  • 1982 Samraat
  • 1982 Pyaas
  • 1982 Jaanwar
  • 1982 Daulat
  • 1982 Ashanti
  • 1982 Gopichand Jasoos
  • 1982 Vakil Babu
  • 1982 Teesri Aankh
  • 1983Taqdeer
  • 1983 Pukar
  • 1983 Hum Se Hai Zamana
  • 1983 Mahaan
  • 1983 Bandhan Kuchchey Dhaagon Ka
  • 1984Yeh Desh
  • 1984 Sohni Mahiwal
  • 1984 Pakhandi
  • 1984 Jagir
  • Meri Adalat
  • 1985 Yaar Kasam
  • 1985 Bhawani Junction
  • 1985 Ameer Aadmi Gharib Aadmi
  • 1985 Yaadon Ki Kasam
  • 1986 Haathon Ki Lakeeren
  • 1986 Baat Ban Jaye
  • 1986 Aurat
  • 1987 Daku Hasina
  • 1988 Namumkin
  • 1989 Tujhe Nahin
  • 1989 Chhodunga
  • 1989 Gawahi
  • 1999 Bhopal Express
  • 2003 Boom
  • 2006 Jaana:
  • 2006 Let`s Fall in Love
  • 2007 Sirf Romance: Love by Chance
  • 2008 Ugly Aur Pagli
  • 2010 Dunno Y... Na Jaane Kyon
  • 2014 Strings of Passion

Cool Facts

Zeenat Aman's persona was such that newcomers were and still are compared to her.