Bollywood is amongst the biggest entertainment industries in the world. Over the years, many artists have been a part of this glorious and successful industry. Raveena Tandon is one such Bollywood superstar who impressed millions of people around the globe with her Beauty and acting skills.
She is a model, actress, and producer. She is among those few Bollywood actresses who have achieved as much success and stardom as the male actors of Bollywood. In the following article, we will know about the life of Raveena Tandon in detail.
Early Life of Raveena Tandon
Raveena Tandon is a Mumbaikar who was born on October 26, 1972, in the family of Ravi Tandon and Veena Tandon. Raveena's father, Ravi Tandon, was one of the most successful veteran directors and producers of Bollywood. Raveena Tandon also has a brother Rajiv Tandon.
Many members of her family have been involved in different professions in Bollywood. And therefore, Raveena Tandon was familiar with the basics of the film industry at a young age.
Raveena Tandon completed her primary education at the Jamnabai Narsee School, situated in the Juhu area of Mumbai. Later, she completed her higher studies at the Mithibai College of Mumbai.
Filmography of Raveena Tandon
The story of Raveena Tandon's into the Bollywood industry is fascinating. In many of her interviews, she has stated that she never planned to be an actress in Bollywood. During her college degree, she got an opportunity to work as an intern at Genesis PR, an ad company. Around this time, Raveena had already done some modeling work. And during this internship, many of her colleagues complimented her looks. And then Shantanu Sheorey, a famous photographer director, approached her to pursue a career as a professional actress.
Raveena started her acting career with Pathar ke Phool in 1991, which succeeded in receiving positive feedback from the audiences and critics. After this, her Bollywood career achieved the next higher level with the release of hit films such as Mohra, Laadla, and Dilwale, all in the same year.
Raveena Tandon's career achieved unprecedented heights in the next few years, from 1995 to 1999. During this time, she worked in superhit movies like Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi, Ziddi, Salaakhen, Ghulam-E-Mustafa.
The year 1998 proved to be the biggest year for Raveena Tandon when her eight Bollywood movies were released in a single calendar year. During her career, she worked with all the contemporary superstars of Bollywood. Her most popular co-stars include Govinda, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Sunny Deol, Nana Patekar, etc.
An interesting fact about this time of Raveena Tandon was that she got offered the role of second lead in the all-time superhit Bollywood movie Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, but Raveena rejected the role. This role ultimately went to Rani Mukherjee.
After working in several commercially successful movies, Raveena deserved appreciation from critics for her role in the movie Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence. Moreover, the movie also bagged her a National Award for Best Actress in 2001. Till 2021, she has been a part of more than 80 Bollywood movies and is among the most recognized faces of Bollywood.
Some of the most successful movies of Raveena Tandon are as follows:
Personal Life of Raveena Tandon
Besides her professional life as an actress, Raveena's personal life has also been admired since she came into the limelight. Raveena's friends describe her as compassionate and a very pleasant person. In 1995, she adopted two girls while being unmarried at the time. These daughters of Raveena Tandon are named Pooja and Chhaya, who were only 11 years old and 8 years old at their adoption.
Talking about the partners of Raveena Tandon, she publicly dated Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar around the late 90s for a time but later, both separated. In 2003, she met Anil Thadani, a film distributor, on the sets of her movie Stumped. The couple soon got engaged in late 2003 and finally married on February 22, 2004. After her marriage to Anil, Raveena gave birth to two children Rasha in 2005 and Ranbirvardhan, in 2008.
Break From Bollywood
After her marriage, Raveena took a break from Bollywood to spend more time with her family. She made a comeback through several television shows such as Isi Ka Naam Zindagi in 2012 and Simply Baatien with Raveena.
In 2017, Raveena returned to Bollywood in a lead role in Maatr. The performance was Raveena impressed her fans and critics. Recently, she also starred in the hit Netflix series Aranyak in 2021. Her upcoming movie project includes K.G.F.: Chapter 2, which is expected to release in the second part of 2022.
Awards and Nominations
Raveena has been active in Bollywood for the past 30 years. During these years, she delivered some of the best acting performances in her movies. And, thus she won several prestigious awards and was also nominated for many awards.
Some of the most notable Awards won by Raveena Tandon are as follows: