Dimple Kapadia (born June 8, 1957) is an Indian film actress who appears in Bollywood films. She was known for her glamorous looks, sex appeal and challenging roles. She has done variety of roles spanning from sex symbol icon of Bobby and Saagar to serious roles in Rudaali.
She was discovered by Raj Kapoor, who introduced her in the 1973 movie Bobby. She was only sixteen at the time. She had recently married to Hindi film superstar Rajesh Khanna and despite the enormous success of Bobby, left the film industry to raise her children.
After a divorce, she returned to the film industry in 1985, in the film Saagar, where she once again appeared opposite her Bobby co-star, Rishi Kapoor. Saagar featured a brief topless scene for Ms. Kapadia, which was very controversial at the time.
She appeared in many movies throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. She won the National Film Award for Best Actress portrayal of her role in Rudaali. She was praised for her performance as an alcoholic in Dil...
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Being Cyrus is an Indian English language film released in 2006. It is a psychological drama revolving around a dysfunctional Parsi (Indian Zoroastrian) family. The film was originally titled Akoori, a reference to a traditional Parsi scrambled-eggs-like side dish.The film is the directorial debut of Homi Adajania and Saif Ali Khan's first film in English. As of December 2006, the film had become the highest grossing Indian movie in English.The Sethna family of Panchgani consists of a retired sculptor Dinshaw (Naseeruddin Shah) and his wife Katy (Dimple Kapadia). Dinshaw's brother Farrokh (Boman Irani), their father Fardoonjee (Honey Chhaya), and Farrokh's wife Tina (Simone Singh) reside in Bombay.It is at this time that Cyrus Mistry (Saif Ali Khan), the narrator of the story, shows up at the Sethnas' doorstep in Panchgani one morning, a seeming wanderer who professes his admiration for Dinshaw's work and asks if he can be his apprentice. Dinshaw and Katy agree, and soon the young man...
Dil Chahta Hai (Hindī: दिल चाहता है, Urdū: دل چاہتا ہے, English: The Heart Desires, but billed as Do Your Thing) is a 2001 Hindi movie. It was directed by Farhan Akhtar and was a hit in cities in India and overseas. According to fans, it broke new ground by showing Indian youth as they are today.
The characters depicted are upper-class and cosmopolitan. They live in lavish houses, wear designer clothes, attend art exhibitions and performances of Western opera, and travel overseas as a matter of course. Some critics say that this is why the film did not do well in the non-urban areas; the lifestyle depicted was just too city oriented.
The style of the film and its setting was well appreciated. One song sequence recapitulates Bollywood dance history; one song drops the usual dance accompaniment and establishes the character's state of mind through lyrics and a moody photo collage. There is an extended opera sequence and a song-and-dance inside a painting.
The film's style extended to...
Ajooba is a 1991 Hindi feature film, produced and directed by Shashi Kapoor. It is a fantasy /fairytale loosely based on the Prince of Persia theme.The Arabian kingdom of Baharistan is ruled by a just and kind Sultan(Shammi Kapoor). All is well in the land except that the Sultan seemingly can't have children. There's an evil, devil worshipping Vazir (Amrish Puri) who seeks to usurp the throne, revive his fauladi shaitan (a huge demon-like figure made of stone) and take over the world. The Vazir instructs his maids to strangle every child born to the Sultan. Finally, however, a spark of divine intervention (literally, you see a spark descending from the heavens and entering the womb) renders the next newborn son immune to the poisons and strangulations administered by the maids. This Shehezada (prince) eventually becomes Ajooba (miracle).The Sultan and his wife Malika (Areadna Shengelaya) kick off celebrations throughout the land. The good court magician Ameer Baba (Saeed Jaffrey),...
Saagar (Hindi: सागर, Urdu: ساگر) is a 1985 Bollywood film directed by Ramesh Sippy. The film starred Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia, (who were both first seen together in the hit film Bobby) along with Kamal Hassan. Saagar was a comeback film for Kapadia, and contained a fleeting topless shot of Dimple.
The film has won the following awards since its release:
1986 Filmfare Awards (India)Saagar at the Internet Movie Database
Bobby, released in 1973, is a popular Bollywood film directed by Raj Kapoor. This film is a remake of the Pakistani Film Bobby released in 1955. The film was widely popular, and widely imitated. It also represented the film début for 16-year-old Dimple Kapadia and the first leading role for Raj Kapoor's son, Rishi Kapoor.
The movie is known to be a trend-setter in its own right. It introduced in Bollywood, the genre of teenage romance with a rich-vs-poor clash as a backdrop. Numerous movies in the following years were inspired by this plot.
Indiatimes Movies ranks the movie amongst the Top 25 Must See Bollywood Films.The film is a story about the love between two Bombay teenagers of different classes - Raj Nath (Rishi Kapoor), son of a rich businessman Mr. Nath (played by Pran), and Bobby Braganza (Dimple Kapadia), daughter of a poor Christian fisherman Jack Braganza (played by Premnath).
The couple first meet when Raj goes to meet his old governess, Mrs. Braganza. There, when he...
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