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About Dimple Kapadiya:
Dimple Kapadia (born 8 June 1957) is an Indian actress. Kapadia’s acting talent was first noticed by Raj Kappor.
Who casted in the title role of his teen romance Bobby (1973), to critical and commercial success.
Then in the same year(1973) Dimple and Rajesh Khanna married. For some time Dimple retired from her work.
Kapadia returned to films in 1984, two years after her separation from Khanna. Her comeback film Saagar was released a year later, and gained her wide public recognition.
Kapadiya’s Film Carrer:
She subsequently took on more serious parts in a range of film genres, from mainstream to parallel cinema, and received acclaim for her performances in such films as Kaash (1987), Drishti (1990), Lekin(1991), and Rudaali (1993).
She played a supporting part in Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and was noted for her portrayal of a troubled middle-aged wife in the American production Leela (2002).
Some of her later film credits include leading roles in Hum Kaun Hai? (2004), Pyaar Mein Twist (2005), Phir Kabhi (2008), Tum Milo Toh Sahi (2010) and What the Fish (2013), and supporting roles in Being Cyrus (2006), Luck by Chance (2009), Dabangg (2010), Cocktail (2012), Finding Fanny (2014), and Angrezi Medium (2020).
Background and Personal Life:
Dimple Kapadiya was born at Gujrati Bussinessmen house. Her father name is Chunibhai Kapadia and his mother Betti Kapadiya passed away last year on 30th November, 2019.
Her mother and father both were Ismaili, the couple followed Aga Khan as a religious mentor. Dimple’s another name is “Ameena” which means “Honest”.
She is the eldest of four children; her siblings all of whom have died, she have 2 sisters ‘Simple’ (also an actress) and ‘Reem’, and a brother ‘Suhail’.
The family resided in Santacruz, Bombay and she studied at St Joseph’s Convent High School. She described herself as having been a precocious child, often making older friends, and, due to her father’s wealth and social status, enjoyed a privileged upbringing.
She was 15 years old when she married actor Rajesh Khanna. The wedding, performed according to Arya Samaj rites, took place on 27 March 1973 in her father’s bungalow in Juhu six months before the release of her first film, Bobby.
She retired from acting for eleven years to raise her two daughters, Twinkle (born 1974) and Rinke (born 1977). Kapadia initially said it was Khanna who had forbidden her acting career following the marriage, though in later years she noted that “career has always been secondary” to her.
Now both the daughters are former actresses. Twinkle(Dimple’s Elder Daughter) husband is Akshay Kumar. In late 1980’s and 1990’s kapadiya was in a relationship with Sunny Deol after they starred together in several films.
Once someone asked question to her in Filmfare “Did she want to remarry?” Kapadia replied, “I’m very happy and content … Once was more than enough.”
Reel Image of Kapadiya:
Kapadia’s screen image has been characterized in terms of her perceived beauty and sex appeal. The Times of India wrote in reference her role in Saagar: “Dimple was a vision of lush beauty; quite the forbidden fruit, rising from the ocean like Aphrodite emerging from the waves and surf.”
Speaking of her post-comeback screen person, critic Khalid Mohamed observed, “Her arsenal comprised, among other elements, expressive cognac eyes, a nuanced, resonating voice skilled in Hindustani dialogue delivery, easy body language, and that seductive toss of her auburn hair.”
Mrinal Sen, who directed her in Antareen (1993), compared her to Sophia Loren and described her face as “a landscape of desolation”.
Actor Anil Kapoor hailed her as “the most beautiful woman on screen since Madhubala”.
According to Dinesh Raheja, Kapadia’s casting in Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and Leela (2002), in which she played middle-aged women who are the object of younger men’s desire, served as “a kind of tribute to her eternal beauty”.
Ranjan Das Gupta calls her “an instinctive actress, spontaneous and intelligent” who plays best “intense characters”.
But he notes that her beauty is “her asset as well as limitation”.
In 1988, Subhash K. Jha wrote that “besides her elastic and primeval looks,” she “possesses an inbuilt instinct for grasping characters at a level way beyond the surface”.
Mahesh Bhatt also quoted that “Kapadia been through so much in her private life that she need not study method acting to play real women.”
Academic writers Madhu Kishwar and Ruth Vanita of the feminist magazine ‘Manushi’ noted,
“Kapadia for being unafraid to look less attractive for the benefit of convincingly expressing anguish and emotion.”
- In 1973 Dimple won 21st Filmfare Award for the film “Bobby” as Best Actress.
- Dimple won 33rd Filmfare Award for the film “Saagar” as Best Actress in 1985.
- In 1973 Dimple won 55th Bengal Film Journalists Association Award for the film “Drishti” as Best Actress(Hindi).
- She won 39th Filmfare Award for the film “Rudaali” as Best Actress(Critics) in 1993.
- She won 40th Naitonal Film Awards for the film “Rudaali” as Best Actress in 1993.
- Dimple also won 8th Damascus International Film Festival Award for the film “Rudaali” as Best Actress in 1993.
- Another award she won for the film “Rudaali” as Best Actress in 1993 for 38th Asia-Pacific Film Festival.
- In 1994 dimple won 40th Filmfare Award for the film “Krantiveer” as Best Supporting Actress.
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