As Raveena Tandon turns 41 we take a pictorial look at her journey in Bollywood so far
Raveena Tandon, one of the leading actresses of the 90s, has delivered brilliant performances in films like Mohra, Andaz Apna Apna, Daman and Aks. As she turns 41 on October 26, we take a pictorial look at her journey in Bollywood so far.
Born on October 26, 1974 to filmmaker Ravi Tandon and Veena, Raveena did her schooling from Jamnabai Narsee School and dropped out of college to pursue a career in films.
Raveena adopted two children Pooja and Chhaya in 1995. The actress met film distributor Anil Thadani on the sets of her film Stumped and went on to marry him in 2004. The couple has a daughter and a son together.
Raveena made her Bollywood debut in 1991 with Pathhar Ke Phool opposite actor Salman Khan. The movie fetched her Filmfare's New Face Award.
Thereafter, the actress did several films like Parampara (1992), Ek Hi Raasta (1992), Divya Shakti (1992) and Pehla Nasha (1993). But it was her 1994 film Mohra which turned out to be a blockbuster hit.
Raveena Tandon also featured in Andaz Apna Apna (1994) which failed at the box office initially, but gained popularity over the years.
The actress went on to deliver hits like Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996), Ziddi (1997) and Bade Miyan Chhote Miyan (1998), which were mostly hero-centric.
With the onset of the new millennium, it was a turning point for Raveena as she opted for serious roles and offbeat films like Shool (1999), Bulandi (2000) and Aks (2001), for which she received the Filmfare Special Performance Award in 2002.
In 2001, she stunned the audience and the critics with her powerful portrayal of an abused wife in Kalpana Lajmi's Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence. Raveena not only gained critical acclaim but also won a National Award for her performance.
Raveena also featured in other commercial and offbeat films like Agni Varsha (2002), Satta (2003), LOC - Kargil (2003), Aan: Men at Work (2004) and Dobara (2004), Sandwich (2006) and Bbuddah... Hoga Terra Baap (2011).
Apart from Hindi films, the actress has also featured in regional movies like Bangaru Bullodu (1993), Sadhu (1994), Upendra (1999), Akasa Veedhilo (2001), Aalavandhan (2001), Laboratory (2006), Shobhana 7 Nights (2012).
Raveena featured as a jazz singer in filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's Bombay Velvet along with actors Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in 2015.