Zeenat Aman

as Mary Disa in Special Appearance in the movie Jaana... Lets Fall in Love

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Also known as Babushka
Was born at 19 November 1951 (now is 67 years old) in Germany

Zeenat Aman was born to a Hindu mother and a Muslim father Amanullah whowas one of the writers for the classic "Mughal-e-Azam", on November19th, 1951. Zeenat was an only child and her parents divorced when shewas a little girl. A graduate of Saint Xavier's school in Bombay. Herfather passed away when she was 13.

Zeenat won a scholarship to studyin California. Upon her return she started working as reporter and wasintroduced to modeling by friends. Her most prominent ad campaign wasthe Pond's 7 day to better complexion. Zeenat entered the Miss Indiacontest and was the third runner up, to go to Miss Asia/Pacific a titleshe later won - being the first Indian to ever win that title (the sametitle was brought to Indian a second time in 2000 by Diya Mirza). Zeenat was introduced to the movie screen by O.

P. Ralhan in Hulchul withKabir Bedi and later repeated by again by Ralhan in a cameo in Hungama. Both films sunk without trace. Zeenat was the third choice for thejunkie 'Janice/Jasbeel' character in Dev Anand's 'Hare Rama HareKrishna',(1971) opposite himself and the then reigning queen Mumtaz. Upon completion of shooting, Zeenat began packing bags to move to Maltawith her mother and German step father (Mr.

Heinz) for his job posting. When Dev Anand received feedback on rushes for the film, he insistedthat Zeenat and her parents hold off on the move until the film isreleased and its fate decided, with reluctance they agreed. The filmwas an instant hit and Zeenat walked away with all the accoladesshunning Mumtaz - never before had the Hindi cinema seen a newcomerovershadow the reigning queen. She won the Filmfare Award as BestSupporting Actress. For the first time, the Indian audience accepted awoman who played a 'less than pure' role in a movie.

Zeenat went on to revolutionize the Hindi film actress. She was thefirst Indian actress who refused bouffants, cropped a bob at the heightof her career and hardly appeared in saris and bindis and could easilycarry off a bikini dress without looking vulgar. She took on roles ofthe modern urban Indian woman, who made no excuses and took noprisoners. Her characters contemplated abortion to pursue a career(Ajnabee (1974) or dumping a poor lover to pursue a rich man (RotiKapada Aur Makaan (1974), and still manage to win audience's approval. She pursued Vijay Arora by strumming her guitar singing "Churaliya hai"in the Nasir Hussain's hit film "Yaadon Ki Barat" (1973), foughtalongside Amitabh Bachchan as a revenge-seeking action heroine in "Don"(1978).

Even though Raj Kapoor's "Satyam Shivam Sundaram" (1977) didn'tdo well, Zeenat was able to break barriers by kissing her leading manon the mouth for the first time on the Indian screen post-Independenceand receiving a Best Actress Filmfare nomination. She received anotherFilmfare nomination as Best Actress for the controversial hit film"Insaaf Ka Tarazu" (1980) where she played a justice-seeking rapesurvivor. Dev Anand promoted Zeenat in 70's by signing 7 films with herof which 4 were blockbusters. Rajesh Khanna-Zeenat Aman were pairedopposite each-other in 4 films in 1974-84 period and 3 wereblockbusters. and Shashi Kapoor-Zeenat gave 7 super-hit films off the10 they did together.

Zeenat began a new trend, helping launch careersfor male actors - something Indian actresses never did. She signedInsaf Ka Tarazu with then unknown Raj Babbar and Deepak Prashar, signedfilms opposite even Mithun, Kanwaljeet Singh (Ashanti) and Tariq Ali(Hum Kissi se Kum Nahin and Yadon Ki Baarat). She had a tumultuousfirst marriage to Sanjay Khan which ended in divorce. Zeenat had a longstring of super successes throughout her career but towards the end ofher career she took on mature roles in Bhavani Junction, Haathon kiLakeerain, Bandhan Kacche Dhagon Ka etc. the movies did averagebusiness at the box office as by late 80's cinema shifted its focus tofront bench whistlers.

At that time Zeenat settled in matrimony withfellow actor Mazhar Khan and gave birth to two sons, turning downmultiple film offers. The marriage ended bitterly in divorce, but soonafter Mazhar died, and Zeenat's feelings about him in the press weremuch kinder. Zeenat's contribution to the Indian cinema is definitelyrecognized though not fully as yet, but in time to come she willdefinitely be remembered as the first person to introduce a lot toIndia and add several dimensions to Indian women. In summary "Sherevolutionized the portrayal of Indian Women" in its cinema. .

There is some small facts about Zeenat Aman:
  • Winner in Miss Asia contest.
  • Dev Anand launched her fim career in Hare Rama Hare Krishna.
  • Had an affair with Sanjay Khan before being assaulted by his wife Zarine Khan.
  • Daughter of 'Aman (I)' .
  • Zeenat, along with Hema Malini, was the highest paid Hindi actress from 1976-80 and the 2nd highest paid actress, along with Hema Malini, from 1981-84 and the 3rd, along with Hema Malini, from 1973-1975.
  • Aunt to Director, Actor Mashhoor Amrohi and his brother Bilal Amrohi. They are the nephew's of husband Mazhar Khan. (Mazhar's sister's children). Mazhar's sister married Tajdhar Amrohi. Son of director Kamal Amrohi.
  • Son Zahaan Khan appeared in his father's film Gang as a child.
  • Raza Murad is her maternal cousin.
  • Aunt to Director, Actor Faruk Kabir and his sister Pop Singer and Sanober Kabir ( Children of N Kabir and Sabiha Kabir).
  • Had a close friendship with actor Frank Marino during the making of Namumkin (1988).
  • Once engaged to actor, producer Robin Kumar .
  • During the shooting of the film " Namumkin" in America, Zeenat Aman got engaged to the films "Light Technician" Frank Marino.
  • Zeenat is no stranger to the small screen.Some years ago she hosted a teleshow Awaaz where she advised women in distress on issues ranging from delinquent children to dealing with drunken husbands and from being career women to fighting for their rights.
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There is the list of movies, where Zeenat Aman was taked part:
1 Jaana... Lets Fall in Love movie Jaana... Lets Fall in Love 2006 as Mary Disa in Special Appearance
2 Professor Pyarelal movie Professor Pyarelal 1981 as Sonia B. Singh/Asha Rai
3 Satyam Shivam Sundaram: Love Sublime movie Satyam Shivam Sundaram: Love Sublime 1978 as Rupa
4 Sirf Romance: Love by Chance movie Sirf Romance: Love by Chance 2007 as Durga Putri
5 Vakil Babu movie Vakil Babu 1982 as Kalpana Choudhry/Kalpana Kumar
6 Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka movie Aashiq Hoon Baharon Ka 1977 as Veera Rai
7 Abdullah movie Abdullah 1980 as Zainab (Mohammed's wife)
8 Ajanabee movie Ajanabee 1974 as Reshmi R. Saxena
9 Alibaba Aur 40 Chor movie Alibaba Aur 40 Chor 1979 as Fatima
10 Ameer Aadmi Gharib Aadmi movie Ameer Aadmi Gharib Aadmi 1985 as Kavita
11 Ashanti movie Ashanti 1982 as Sonia
12 Baat Ban Jaye movie Baat Ban Jaye 1986 as Nisha Singh
13 Balika Badhu movie Balika Badhu 1976 as Adult Rajni
14 Bandhan Kuchchey Dhaagon Ka movie Bandhan Kuchchey Dhaagon Ka 1983 as Sneh
15 Bhavani Junction movie Bhavani Junction 1985 as Reshma
16 Bhopal Express movie Bhopal Express 1999 as Zohrabai
17 Bollywood Queens Vol. 2 movie Bollywood Queens Vol. 2 2006 as Herself
18 Bombay 405 Miles movie Bombay 405 Miles 1980 as Radha
19 Chaurahen movie Chaurahen 2007 as Woman
20 Chhailla Babu movie Chhailla Babu 1977 as Rita Verma
21 Chor Ke Ghar Chor movie Chor Ke Ghar Chor 1978 as Meena/Maina
22 Chori Mera Kaam movie Chori Mera Kaam 1975 as Sharmili
23 Cinema Cinema movie Cinema Cinema 1979 as Herself
24 Daku Hasina movie Daku Hasina 1987 as Daku Hasina
25 Darling Darling movie Darling Darling 1977 as Madhu/Madhavi
26 Daulat movie Daulat 1982 as Geeta
27 Deewaangee movie Deewaangee 1976 as Kanchan
28 Dharam Veer movie Dharam Veer 1977 as Rajkumari Pallavi
29 Dhund movie Dhund 1973 as Rani Ranjit Singh
30 Don movie Don 1978 as Roma
31 Dostana movie Dostana 1980 as Sheetal Sahni
32 Geeta in Paradise movie Geeta in Paradise 2009 as Zeenat
33 Gol Maal movie Gol Maal 1979 as Herself
34 Gopichand Jasoos movie Gopichand Jasoos 1982 as Bela/Lacho/Shano Rani
35 Haathon Ki Lakeeren movie Haathon Ki Lakeeren 1986 as Geeta L. Singh
36 Haré Raama Haré Krishna movie Haré Raama Haré Krishna 1971 as Jasbir Jaiswal/Janice
37 Heera Panna movie Heera Panna 1973 as Panna
38 Heeralal Pannalal movie Heeralal Pannalal 1978 as Ruby
39 Hooray for Bollywood movie Hooray for Bollywood 2013 as Herself - Actress
40 Hulchul movie Hulchul 1971 as Leena
There is the list of some articles of Zeenat Aman:
  • "Time" (USA), July 19, 1976, "Asia's Frenetic Film Scene"
There is the list of some quotes of Zeenat Aman:
  • Love is a spring in the air and an extra spring in bed
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