Happy Birthday Raveena Tandon. Shehar Ki Ladki @ 42

October 26, 2016 13:40
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    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 42 on October 26, we take a pictorial look at her journey in Bollywood so far.

    This image was posted on Instagram by officialraveenatandon

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    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.

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    Raveena made her Bollywood debut in 1991 with Pathhar Ke Phool opposite actor Salman Khan. The movie fetched her Filmfare's New Face Award.

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    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.

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    Raveena Tandon also featured in Andaz Apna Apna (1994) which failed at the box office initially, but gained popularity over the years.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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).

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    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).

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    Raveena featured as a jazz singer in filmmaker Anurag Kashyap's Bombay Velvet along with actors Ranbir Kapoor and Anushka Sharma in 2015. This image was posted on Twitter by TandonRaveena

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    Apart from films, Raveena Tandon has featured in several commercials and is a regular on ramps. The actress also has her own jewellery line.

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    Raveena made headlines during Ganesh Chaturthi festival in 2015, when she offered the world's biggest laddoo as prasad on September 22 to Andheri Cha Raja.

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    Raveena Tandon was in news early this year as she walked her adoptive daughter Chhaya got married in Goa. This image was posted on Twitter by TandonRaveena

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    Raveena Here's to wishing the actress a very happy birthday and all the very best for her future endeavours. This image was posted on Instagram by officialraveenatandon

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