The bombshell of 90s was famous for her song “Tu Cheez badi hai mast mast”, “Tip Tip barsa paani” and many more in Bollywood.
She was born in Mumbai and studied at Jamnabhai Narsee School at Juhu. She was in Mithibai College, when she dropped out from her studies in the second year, after getting a break as an actress in bollywood from Shantanu Sheorey.
Raveena was a familiar with the Hindi Cinema industry as her father Ravi Tandon was a producer and directed some films in the 1970s and 1980s.
Filmy career in Bollywood
Raveena made her debut with ‘Patthar Ke Phool’ opposite to Salman Khan in 1991. She made a sparkling debut, as she received the Filmfare Awards for Lux New Face of the year for her performance.
Thereafter, she went on to act with top Bollywood heroes like Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Govinda and Akshay Kumar. Raveena as an actor has played a variety of roles, however, she was more popular for her sweet and sexy roles in the industry.
Some of her superhit movies are as follows – ‘Mohra’ (1994), ‘Dilwale’(1994), ‘Andaz Apna Apna’(1994), ‘Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi’ (1996), ‘Ziddi’ (1997). Her movies ‘Mohra’ and ‘Dilwale’ were huge hits at the box office.
Raveena has also produced films like ‘Stumped’ (2003) and ‘Pehchaan: The Face of Truth’ (2005).
Turns as a Socialist
Raveena’s turned a new leaf in life, after she voiced her opinion on some of the social issues openly. During a debate on television she openly spoke about ‘Intolerance’ and also of what was happening inside and outside the Bollywood.
Following a social media controversy involving Shahrukh Khan and Aamir Khan on the subject of ‘Intolerance’. Raveena tweeted the following –
But when it comes to respecting your nation and what it has done for you ?? Before that ask yourself.. What have you done for the nation?
After that, she also expressed her view on government action against political party Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) which threatened to disturb the release of ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ movie. Raveena posted the following message on twitter…
At last Action taken against Goondaism… Good going @Dev_Fadnavis .. Protests can happen but threats and violence should not be accepted.
90’s youngest Mother in Law…
When compared to the other diva’s of 90’s from Bollywood like – Madhuri Dixit Nene, Karishma Kapoor, Kajol, Mahima Chaudhari and Juhi Chawla.
Raveena must be taking pride for being the ‘Mother-in-Law’ from the actresses of her era.
Raveena Tandon had adopted two girls in the year 1995 at the age of 21. She was a single mother to the two daughters – Pooja and Chaya. Pooja was married in the year 2011 and her younger daughter got married in a Hindu-Catholic traditional wedding on January 25, 2016 at Resort Bay 15, Dona Paula in Goa.
Raveen married to Anil Thandani on 22 February, 2004 and they have two children Rasha and Ranbir.
Happy Birthday! Raveena Tandon