Now There's a Face we Haven't Seen in a While

Updated: July 29, 2015 11:36 IST

Isha Koppikar is all set to make her comeback in Assi Nabbe Pure Sau

Now There\'s a Face we Haven\'t Seen in a While
Actress Isha Koppikar, who took item numbers mainstream with Khallas, is all set to make her comeback in Assi Nabbe Pure Sau. Isha, who was last seen in 2011 film Shabri, was spotted at an event to launch the first look of her film in Mumbai, wearing a red dress.

The actress, who is married to hotelier Timmy Narang, gave birth to a baby girl last year.

Coming up - Remember Sneha Ullal, The Aishwarya Lookalike in Salman's Lucky?
Remember Sneha Ullal, The Aishwarya Lookalike in Salman\'s Lucky?
We spotted rarely seen actress Sneha Ullal, who made her film debut in 2005's Lucky: No Time for Love, at a Mumbai theatre on June 30, catching a film with her co-star from the movie, Salman Khan.

Back then, Sneha had sent the grapevine into overdrive because of her striking resemblance to Salman's ex-flame Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. Her Bollywood career failed to take off, however, and the actress turned Southward, where she featured in a series of successful films such as Ullasamga Utsahamga (2008) and Simha (2010).
Remember Sneha Ullal, The Aishwarya Lookalike in Salman\'s Lucky?
'Tis the month for rare sightings it seems. Actress Meenakshi Seshadri, who featured in the 1993 film Damini, caught her co-star Rishi Kapoor by surprise when she called upon him 'unannounced' in Mumbai and he 'almost didn't recognise her.' Rishi Kapoor, who shared this picture on Twitter, wrote: Any guesses who this is? I didn't recognise her for a moment. What a lovely surprise. Name in 30 mins no hints.

99% got it right. Meenakshi Sheshadhari as always whenever in Mumbai pays us a visit unannounced.Looking gorgeous!

Meenakshi Seshadri, a former beauty queen, was a hugely popular heroine for a brief period in the mid-Eighties to the lateish Nineties. Apart from Damini and Ghayal, she starred in film such as Ganga Jamunaa Saraswati, Hero, Shahenshah and Bees Saal Baad. Her very last film was 1996's Ghatak, opposite Sunny Deol.

These images were posted on Twitter by Rishi Kapoor Coming up: Remember Pallavi Joshi, sweetheart of the Doordarshan age?
Remember Pallavi Joshi, sweetheart of the Doordarshan age?
If you grew up watching Doordarshan in the ‘80s and ‘90s, chances are Pallavi Joshi was one of your favourite actresses. Star of TV shows like Mr Yogi and Bharat Ek Khoj and films like Rukmavati Ki Haveli and Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda, Pallavi became a popular TV host on the cult Zee Antakshari. Pallavi then married Hate Story director and settled down to a quiet life of motherhood. We'd almost forgotten what she looked like until we spotted her at the event Hunar Ki Khoj on March 9. The National Award winning actress was pretty in salwar kameez.

We certainly would like to see more of this talented actress.

Coming up: Rare sighting: Ayesha Jhulka
Rare sighting: Ayesha Jhulka
Remember Ayesha Jhulka who stole our hearts in the song Pehla Nasha from the 1992 hit movie Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander? We recently spotted her at Rakesh Roshan's 64th birthday in Mumbai. The actress, who retired at the peak of her Bollywood career, flashed her engaging smile for the camera and took us back in time to the Nineties.

We would love to see her on the silver screen again.

Coming up: Remember Salma Agha?
Remember Salma Agha?
We spotted rarely-seen Pakistani actress and singer Salma Agha at the screening of JOBS on Wednesday, August 21, in Mumbai.

Salma Agha appeared in Bollywood movies like Nikaah and Kasam Paida Karne Wale Ki.

Her daughter, Sashaa Agha, made her Bollywood debut in the thriller Aurangzeb starring Arjun Kapoor.

Coming up: Rare sighting: Namrata Shirodkar with family
Rare sighting: Namrata Shirodkar with family
Remember Namrata Shirodkar, the beautiful actress who made a splash in Bollywood with movies such as Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai, Vastaav, Pukar and Hera Pheri? The actress was spotted in UK with her star husband, Telugu actor Mahesh Babu and their two children Gautam and Sitara. A former Miss India, Namrata's Bollywood career was shaping up quite well. In 2000 she began dating Mahesh Babu. They were married in 2005 after which Namrata gave up her Bollywood career for a life of marital bliss.

(This image was posted on Twitter by @urstrulyMahesh)

Remember Virasat actress Pooja Batra?
Remember Virasat actress Pooja Batra?
Pooja Batra, the former beauty queen who romanced actor Anil Kapoor in the film Virasat, was spotted at not one but two events on Sunday (July 7, 2013) in Mumbai.

Pooja won the Miss India Asia-Pacific title in 1993 and made a minor splash in Bollywood with films like Virasat and Haseena Maan Jaayegi. Last seen in a cameo in the 2011 film Hum Tum Shabana, Pooja has been missing from the Bolly-scene since she married Los Angeles based orthopedic surgeon Dr Sonu Ahluwalia in 2002. In 2011, she filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences.

We hope to see Pooja and her beautiful smile on-screen once again.

Coming up: Rare sighting: '80s actress Anita Raaj
Rare sighting: \'80s actress Anita Raaj
Remember Anita Raaj, the vivacious actress who made a splash in the 1980s with a series of potboilers, especially with Sanjay Dutt and Dharmendra? Dressed in a white shirt and black trousers, the actress was spotted at the premiere of Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani.

After appearing in hit films like Naukar Biwi Ka, Jeene Nahin Doonga, Iljaam, Karishma Kudrat Ka and Ghulami, Anita Raaj married producer Arjun Hingorani's son Sunil and was content looking after her family. She made a comeback to the silver screen with Samir Karnik's Chaar Din Ki Chandni in 2012.

Coming up: Remember Henna heroine Zeba Bakhtiar?
Remember Henna heroine Zeba Bakhtiar?
Remember Zeba Bakhtiar, the beautiful actress from Pakistan who made our heart skip a beat in the movie Henna co-starring Rishi Kapoor? She walked the ramp with cricketer turned commentator Wasim Akram for designer Deepak Perwani at Bridal Couture Week in Karachi. The actress won critical acclaim for her performance in the television show Anarkali and the film Sargam (1995). But it was her Bollywood debut Henna (1991) that fetched her widespread fame. She continued to act in several movies and made her directorial debut with Babu in 2001.

Photo credit: Arsalan H. Shah

Coming up: Remember Jumma Chumma girl Kimi Katkar?
Remember Jumma Chumma girl Kimi Katkar?
Remember Kimi Katkar, who had Amitabh Bachchan singing to her the super hit song Jumma Chumma De De in the movie Hum? Kimi Katkar was a successful actress in the ‘80s and the ‘90s. Apart from Hum, she famously played the female lead in the movie Adventures of Tarzan opposite Hemant Birje. She also appeared in a few movies with Govinda like Jaisi Karni Waisi Bharni and Zulm Ki Hukumat.

Kimi Katkar quit acting to marry photographer and ad-filmmaker Shantanu Shorey and live in Melbourne, Australia.

Photo Credit: Mid-Day.Com

Coming up: Remember Ashwini Bhave?
Remember Ashwini Bhave?
Remember actress Ashwini Bhave who played the second female lead opposite Rishi Kapoor in the film Henna? We spotted her at the premiere of singer Asha Bhosle's acting debut Mai in Mumbai. Ashwini reportedly moved to the US after getting married and quitting acting.

Ashwini Bhave, a popular Marathi stage and film actress, appeared in the Hindi TV sci-fi serial Antariksh. In 1991, she made her Bollywood debut opposite Rishi Kapoor in Henna. The actress was seen in movies like Sainik, Parampara and Meera Ka Mohan. She was last seen in the 1998 film Bandhan featuring Salman Khan.

Coming up: Rare sighting: Mala Sinha
Rare sighting: Mala Sinha
Mala Sinha is someone who we don't spot often at events. In fact, we can't even remember the last time we spotted the veteran actress, who ruled the Indian film industry from the 1950s until the late ‘70s.

Mala Sinha, who is remembered for her roles in movies like Pyaasa and Aankhen to name a few, made a rare appearance at the premiere of legendary singer Asha Bhosle's debut movie Mai in Mumbai.

Coming up: Childhood buddies: Kareena, Karisma, Kajol
Childhood buddies: Kareena, Karisma, Kajol
You probably recognise Karisma in this picture, and even tiny tot Kareena. But we bet you wouldn't have known Kajol if we hadn't told you.

Clearly, a Bollywood childhood means having famous friends, even when you're a pre-teen.

We wonder if the the K-bombs are still friends.

(This picture was posted by @KareenaK_FC on Twitter)

Coming Up - From happier times: SRK, Salman, Hrithik
From happier times: SRK, Salman, Hrithik
Shah Rukh and Salman might be bitter enemies now but there was a time when the two super Khans were happy to hang out together.

In this picture posted on Facebook by Salman khan lovers, SRK, Salman and Hrithik Roshan are seen posing for a photo with a friend.

In 2008, SRK and Salman allegedly came to blows at Katrina Kaif's birthday party and have remained at war ever since. This picture makes us wish they would bury the hatchet already.

Coming up: Rihanna, when she wasn't Rated R
Rihanna, when she wasn\'t Rated R
We had to rub our eyes hard when we saw this young schoolgirl. Yes, that really is rockstar Rihanna from way back when she was a fresh-faced teenager in Barbados.

This picture of the young Rihanna was taken on a very special day in December 2003, when she auditioned for American record producer Evan Rogers. She sang Mariah Carey's hit song Hero and the impressed Rogers signed her up, taking her to New York to record demos.

Rihanna posted this picture on Twitter saying: #throwbackRiRi the day I met and sang for Evan Rogers of SRP after school, my life has never been the same.

Life might have changed for Rihanna since then, but the bright smile certainly hasn't.

(This picture was posted on Twitter by Rihanna @rihanna)

Coming up: All grown up: Balika Vadhu's Anandi
All grown up: Balika Vadhu\'s Anandi
Avika Gor stormed the small screen with her portrayal of child bride Anandi in Balika Vadhu four years ago. Avika had become a household name with her performance in the hit TV serial. But when the serial took a time leap Avika decided to walk out of the show.

Four years later, the 15-year-old child star, who now plays newly married Roli Bharadwaj in Sasural Simar Ka, was completely unrecognisable in heavy jewellery and a sari at the Golden Petal Awards held in Mumbai recently.

Coming Up - Sana Saeed: From Kuch Kuch Hota Hai to party girl
Sana Saeed: From Kuch Kuch Hota Hai to party girl
She charmed viewers as the cute little Anjali from Karan Johar's memorable blockbuster Kuch Kuch Hota Hai but cut to 2012 and Student Of The Year star Sana Saeed shed her school uniform for a stunning LBD at the screening Strangers In The Night.

All grown up, the actress is rumoured to be in a relationship with her Student Of The Year co-star Sahil Anand even walked the ramp with him at a fashion show recently. And Sana has even said that she would love to romance her on-screen dad SRK in reel life. How time flies!

Coming up: Rare sighting: Reena Roy
Rare sighting: Reena Roy
Here's somebody we don't often see out and about. In fact, we can't remember the last time we spotted actress Reena Roy, one of Bollywood's leading heroines in the late '70s and early '80s.

We saw Reena, who had quit Bollywood at the peak of her career after marrying former cricketer Mohsin Khan in 1983, at the wedding bash for director Pankaj Nihalani last weekend. Reena starred in hit films like Sau Din Saas Ke, Kalicharan, Naseeb and Nagin, often opposite actor and rumoured beau Shatrughan Sinha.

Coming Up: Growing up fast: 'Sexy' from Cheeni Kum.
Growing up fast: \'Sexy\' from Cheeni Kum
We had to do a double take when we spotted Swini Khara, who became a household name after playing the mischievous Chaitali in Baa Bahu Aur Baby, in an LBD and peepshow leggings. Swini, who played the role of a cancer patient "Sexy" in Amitabh Bachchan's 2007 hit film Cheeni Kum, is a teen now and growing up very fast.

Swini was last seen in Kaalo (2010). We hope to see this bubbly child actor more often on screen.

Coming Up: Remember Love Story actress Vijeta Pandit?
Remember Love Story actress Vijeta  Pandit?
Remember Vijeta Pandit- the bubbly girl romancing actor Kumar Gaurav in their debut movie Love Story? Well, if you have forgotten her - here's a fresh picture of the actress and singer, who was spotted at the anniversary bash of socialites Anu and Shashi Ranjan in Mumbai.

Vijeta, who is hardly ever seen in Bollywood circles now, is married to music composer Adesh Shrivastava.

Coming Up: Remember Kaliyon Ka Chaman girl Meghna Naidu?
Remember Kaliyon Ka Chaman girl Meghna Naidu?
You may not recognise her in this traditional outfit but that's Meghna Naidu, who starred in the video of the hit remix of Kaliyon Ka Chaman. The rarely seen Meghna was spotted offering prayers during Ganesh Chaturthi in Mumbai.

Meghna's Bollywood career fizzled out with box office bombs like Hawas, Classic Dance Of Love and Rain: The Terror Within.... She has also done small roles in regional films.

Meghna was last seen in reality shows, Fear Factor: Khatron Ke Khiladi and Dancing Queen in 2008.

Coming up: A more-in-control Manisha Koirala
Rare sighting: A more-in-control Manisha Koirala
Actress Manisha Koirala is all set for her Bollywood comeback amidst reports of troubled marriage in Ram Gopal Varma's upcoming horror film Bhoot Returns. Dressed in a white Anamika Khanna outfit, Manisha was recently spotted at the Indian Bridal Fashion Week looking quite cheerful and socialising with friends and acquaintances. Perhaps life is getting back to normal for this talented actor, once-noted for her performances in films like Bombay and Khamoshi: The Musical. Her fans would be happy.

Coming up: Maya Memsaab Deepa Sahi
Rare sighting: Maya Memsaab Deepa Sahi
Remember actress Deepa Sahi who played the beautiful Maya in the controversial film, Maya Memsaab opposite Shah Rukh Khan? The actress turned producer was recently spotted at Minty Tejpal's book launch in Mumbai. The National Award winning actress, who is married to director Ketan Mehta, will produce her husband's next directorial venture Mountain Man starring Nawazuddin Siddique.

Deepa Sahi made her debut in the 1984 Govind Nihalani film, Party. She went on to do several critically acclaimed films, the most notable of them being Hum and Maya Memsaab, for which she received a National Award. Ms Sahi's last movie was Aar Ya Paar after which she completely focussed on production.

Deepa Sahi's directorial debut Tere Mere Phere with Vinay Pathak and Riya Sen sank without a trace last year.

Coming up: Rare sighting, Roja actress Madhoo
Rare sighting: Roja actress Madhoo
Remember actress Madhoo known for her role in Mani Ratnam's 1992 film Roja? The actress was recently spotted at the launch of a jewellery line in Mumbai.

Madhoo made her Bollywood debut opposite Ajay Devgn in Phool Aur Kaante in 1991 and was critically appreciated for her role in Roja. She married industrialist Anand Shah in 1999 and is sometimes spotted with her daughters Ameyaa and Keia at social circuits.

The actress made a comeback in Hema Malini's Tell Me O Khhuda in 2011 which went unnoticed.

Coming up: We spotted Riya Sen
Rare sighting: Riya Sen
Bollywood actress Riya Sen, who has become a social recluse of sorts, made a rare appearance at a fashion show for a welfare society. The petite Bengali beauty is glowing in this nude coloured outfit. But her make-up seems a tad overdone.

Unlike her elder sibling Raima, this actress, who is the granddaughter of Suchitra Sen and daughter of Moon Moon Sen, seems to be having a lean spell where films are concerned and has managed to be (in)famous more for her MMS scandal with Ashmit Patel and kissing scenes than for her acting skills. And she's all but disappeared from view. Which is a pity because when we do see her, like now, it reminds us of how we'd like to see more of her.

Coming Up: '80s actress Anita Raaj
That\'s Mandakini, but can you guess who her husband is?
Eighties actress Mandakini, best known for wearing a white sari under a waterfall, is married to Kagyur Tulku Rinpoche. And while his name may mean nothing to you, this might – he used to be the baby in the print ads for Murphy radio way back in the 1970s and 80s. Mandakini and her husband live in Mumbai and will reportedly be co-directing The Lost Country, a film about Tibet.

Mandakini made her debut in the Raj Kapoor's 1985 film Ram Teri Ganga Maili and created a stir with the waterfall scene. The actress was also rumoured to have had an affair with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

Photo Credit: Mid-Day.Com

Rare sighting: '80s actress Anita Raa
Rare sighting: Kaanta Laga girl Shefali Zariwala
Remember Shefali Zariwala, who starred in the video of the hit remix of Kaanta Laga by DJ Doll? Ever wondered what happened to her? The rarely seen Shefali was spotted in a high neck black top and nude skirt at the third day of the just-concluded India International Jewellery Week in Mumbai. She had a role in Mujhse Shaadi Karogi which starred Salman Khan, Akshay Kumar and Priyanka Chopra. But will be best remembered as the 'thong girl' from the music videos.

Coming Up: Lagaan's beauty Gracy Singh
Spotted Bindiya Goswami
Remember pretty actress Bindiya Goswami, who played the role of Utpal Dutt's daughter in hit comedy Golmaal? We spotted her at the prayer meet of her father-in-law, OP Dutta. Bindiya is married to filmmaker JP Dutta.

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