Saturday, July 26, 2014


Parveen Babi was one of the top heroines of 70's and 80's who acted opposite all of the eminent  actors of Bollywood during that period.That gorgeous beautiful actress possessed fabulous dancing skill and acting capabilities.She was highly fashionable and was compared with Zeenat Aman with the resemblance in such aspects.
This glamourous  actress was the heartthrob of millions of her fans during her youthful days and she had the charisma to attract audience  to the  theaters where her films were exhibited.
Parveen Babi was born on  4th April 1949 at Junagadh,Gujarat in a Muslim family.Her father 'Wali Mohammed Babi' was administrator with the Nawab of Junagadh.

Parveen Babi passed M.A.English Literature course from St.Xavier;s college,Ahmedabad.She started modelling in 1972 and soon got chance to act in a film 'Charitra'(73) opposite cricketer Salim Duriyani and the film was a flop.Her second film was also not a success but her acting talents and mesmerizing
 beauty was noticed and she was cast opposite Amitabh Bachchan in Majboor(74) which became a super-hit film.Majboor was directed by Ravi Tandon.From thereon she got offers from big banners consecutively and most of her films were hits and super-hits.
She was the first Bollywood star to appear on the front page of 'Time' magazine in July 1976.
She acted opposite Amitabh Bachchan in eight films and all of them were hits or super hits.
She acted opposite Shashi Kapoor in Namak Halal,acted opposite Feroz Khan in Kala Sona,acted opposite Dharmendra in Jaani Dost etc.
She appeared in offbeat films also  opposite Naseeruddin Shah.
She acted alongside Zeenat Aman in Mahaan, and Ashanti.
She acted opposite Manoj Kumar,Rishi Kapoor and Rajesh Khanna also.
'Trimurti' was a  hit film in which Sanjay Khan,Rakesh Roshan,A.K.Hanghal,Parveen Babi etc acted.
In the film 'Deewar' Amitabh Bachchan was the hero.Shashi Kapoor,Neetu Singh,Parveen Babi,Madan Puri ,Nirupa Roy etc acted along with her.
'Bullet' was Dev Anand film of 76 in which Kabir Bedi also acted.Director was Vijay Anand.
Amar Akbar Anthony was super duper hit of 1977 directed by Manmohan Desai.Amitabh Bachchan,Rishi Kapoor,Vinod Khanna,Parveen Babi,Neetu Singh,Shabana Azmi etc were the main  cast.
In the film  'Pati Patni Aur Woh' Sanjeev Kumar,Vidya Sinha,Parveen,Ranjeeta Kaur etc acted.
In the film 'Kala Pathar' directed by Yash Chopra, Amitabh Bachchan,Rakhee,Shashi Kapoor etc acted.
In the film 'The Burning Train' Dharmendra,Jeetendra and Vinod Khanna acted along with her.Director was Ravi Chopra.
'Shaan' was a big hit directed by Ramesh Sippy.Amitabh Bachchan,Sunil Dutt,Shashi Kapoor,Rakhee,Parveen,Bindiya Goswami etc acted.It told the story of a honest and brave DCP who had two brothers and those two  brothers  did all kinds of mischief.
In the super hit film 'Kranti' directed by Manoj Kumar, Dilip Kumar,Manoj Kumar,Shashi Kapoor,Hema Malini,Parveen Babi,Shatrughan Sinha etc acted.

Jeetendra,Hema Malini,Parveen were the pivot actors of 'Meri Awaz Suno'.

In the super duper hit 'Namak Halal' Amitabh Bachchan,Shashi Kapoor,Ranjeet,Parveen,Smita Patel,Kamal Kapoor etc acted.
'Arjun'(Amitabha Bachchan) who got employed in a Five Star Hotel rescuing the owner of the Hotel ''Raja'(Shashi Kapoor) from his enemies several times was the theme of the film.
Dharmendra,Jeetendra,Parveen,Sridevi,Kader Khan,Amjad Khan etc acted in the film 'Jaani Dost'(83) directed by Raghavendra Rao.
Sanjeev Kumar, Shatrughan Sinha, Parveen,Anita Raj etc acted in 'Bad Aur Badnam(84).
Parveen Babi suddenly disappeared from the film scenario and was living in USA for ten years.When she returned she had put on much weight and stayed alone in her apartment in Mumbai.
She was found dead on January 22, 2005 and believes that diabetes complications was the reason for her death.
Selected Filmography
Kala Sona

Mazdoor Zindabad
Mastan Dada
Chandi Sona
Amar Akbar Anthony
Kala Pathar
Chor Sipahee
Do Aur Do Paanch
The Burning Train
Ahista Ahista
Meri Awaz Suno
Namak Halal
Khud -Daar
Desh Premee
Razia Sultan
Chor Police
Mangal Pandey
Rang birangi
Jaani Dost
Teri Bahon Mein
Bad Aur Badnam

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