Search a film or person :
FacebookConnectionRegistration
Dimple Kapadia is a Actor Indian born on 8 june 1957

Dimple Kapadia

Dimple Kapadia
If you like this person, let us know!
Birth name Dimple Chunnibhai Kapadia
Nationality Inde
Birth 8 june 1957 (62 years)
Awards Filmfare Awards

Dimple Chunnibhai Kapadia (born 8 June 1957) is an Indian film actress. Kapadia made her acting debut at the age of 16, playing the title role in Raj Kapoor's teen romance Bobby (1973). In that same year she married Indian actor Rajesh Khanna. She is the mother of Twinkle Khanna and Rinke Khanna, both former actresses. Kapadia returned to the film industry in 1984 after her separation from Khanna. One of her films of that period was the drama Saagar (1985). Both Bobby and Saagar won her the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. She went on to establish herself as one of the leading actresses of Hindi cinema in the 1980s.

Initially recognized as a national sex symbol, Kapadia was keen to avoid being stereotyped and expand her range of acting roles. She subsequently took on more serious parts in a range of film genres, from mainstream to parallel cinema, and received acclaim for her performances in such films as Kaash (1987), Drishti (1990), Lekin... (1990), and Rudaali (1993), which earned her a National Film Award for Best Actress and a Filmfare Critics Award for Best Actress. She followed with supporting roles in Gardish (1993) and Krantiveer (1994), the latter of which garnered her a fourth Filmfare Award.

Kapadia continued working infrequently through the 1990s and the 2000s. She played a minor part in Dil Chahta Hai (2001) and was noted for her portrayal of the title role in the American production Leela (2002). Some of her later film credits include leading roles in Hum Kaun Hai? (2004), Pyaar Mein Twist (2005), Phir Kabhi (2008) and Tum Milo Toh Sahi (2010), and supporting roles in Being Cyrus (2005), Luck by Chance (2009), Dabangg (2010), Cocktail (2012) and Finding Fanny (2014).

Biography

Kapadia is the eldest of the four children of Gujarati entrepreneur Chunnibhai Kapadia and Betty, her younger siblings being late actress Simple Kapadia, a sister named Reem and a brother, Munna. The family resided in Santa Cruz, Mumbai, and she studied at St. Joseph's Convent High School. Due to her father's wealth and business, she has described her upbringing as "different". She married actor Rajesh Khanna six months before the release of her first film, Bobby, in 1973. She then retired from acting for twelve years to raise her two daughters, Twinkle (b. 1974) and Rinke (b. 1977). Reportedly, it was Khanna who "put a ban on her acting career promptly after the marriage," though Kapadia has once noted that "career has always been secondary" to her.

Kapadia separated from Khanna in April 1982, leaving the house with her two daughters back to her parents. She returned to acting two years later. In a 1985 interview with India Today, she remarked, "The life and happiness in our house came to an end the day I and Rajesh got married." She shared her unhappy marital experience and called their marriage "a farce", noting that it just took her "a hell of a long time to realise that." In 2010, reporter Dinesh Raheja stated that "the bitterness between Rajesh and Dimple washed away", noting that they are seen together at parties and that Dimple campaigned for Khanna's election and also worked in his film Jai Shiv Shankar. Asked in Filmfare whether she would want to marry again, Kapadia replied, "I'm very happy and content. Why do I need to get married again? Once was more than enough."

Her daughters also became actresses and retired after settling down. Her elder daughter, Twinkle Khanna, is married to actor Akshay Kumar.

Usually with

Gulshan Grover
Gulshan Grover
(16 films)
Anupam Kher
Anupam Kher
(16 films)
Bappi Lahiri
Bappi Lahiri
(13 films)
Raj Babbar
Raj Babbar
(13 films)
Shakti Kapoor
Shakti Kapoor
(13 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Dimple Kapadia (85 films)

Display filmography as list

Actress

Finding Fanny, 1h41
Directed by Homi Adajania
Genres Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Romance
Themes Transport films, Road movies
Actors Deepika Padukone, Arjun Kapoor, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapur, Ranveer Singh
Roles Rosie Eucharistica
Rating57% 2.8998552.8998552.8998552.8998552.899855
Finding Fanny revolves around five rather dysfunctional characters that live in the quaint sleepy village of Pocolim, nestled deep in the interior of Goa, India. Pocolim is a village where pointless conversations are a way of life. Nothing ever really happens here and the people of Pocolim, well, they just exist. One night, the old postman Ferdie (Naseeruddin Shah), receives a letter that is slipped under his door.
Fugly
Fugly (2014)

Directed by Kabir Sadanand
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy
Actors Jimmy Shergill, Mohit Marwah, Kiara Advani, Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Arfi Lamba
Rating47% 2.3617552.3617552.3617552.3617552.361755
Dev, Devi, Gaurav and Aditya are close friends. Gaurav is the son of CM of Haryana, while the rest of his friends are commoners. Gaurav is isolated from the politics his family is into and is the only educated person in his family. Gaurav is nice hearted, but always high on adrenaline because of his influential father. He has a knack of getting into trouble with police because of this attitude, but the police always ignore his pranks.
What the Fish
Actors Dimple Kapadia, Anand Tiwari, Manu Rishi, Subhash Kapoor, Manjot Singh
Roles Sudha Mishra
Rating52% 2.6041552.6041552.6041552.6041552.604155
Sudha Mishra is an irate divorcee who begrudgingly entrusts Sumit, her niece’s fiance, with the responsibility of taking care of her house while she is way visiting her son. And her most important instruction is to feed her fish- Mishti- and water her plants. His very acceptance into the family depends on his ability to do this. When she returns a month later to her Vasant Kunj house, everything seems to be in order until she opens the bathroom door and discovers a wailing woman who runs out of her house.
Cocktail
Cocktail (2012)
, 2h24
Directed by Homi Adajania
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Diana Penty, Dimple Kapadia, Boman Irani, Randeep Hooda
Roles Kavita Kapoor
Rating62% 3.149953.149953.149953.149953.14995
Meera (Diana Penty) is a shy and simple traditional girl who leaves her family in India to live in London with her new husband Kunal (Randeep Hooda). While at the London airport, she meets the shameless flirt Gautam "gutlu" (Saif Ali Khan), who hits on her and asks her out. Meera politely tells him that she is married and then leaves. Meera searches for her husband and finally finds him, but he is angry to see her and explains that he only married Meera for her money, telling her to stay away from him. This leaves Meera heartbroken and stranded in London with no place to stay.
Patiala House, 2h27
Directed by Nikhil Advani
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Sports films, Cricket films
Actors Rishi Kapoor, Akshay Kumar, Anushka Sharma, Dimple Kapadia, Armaan Kirmani, Prem Chopra
Roles Mrs. Kahlon
Rating58% 2.949952.949952.949952.949952.94995
The movie is about Parghat Singh Kahlon alias Gattu / Kaali (Akshay Kumar) who is living the life his father Gurtej Singh Kahlon (Rishi Kapoor) chose for him. Gattu had been good at cricket and wanted to play for England though his dad would never let him become a member of the England team. His dad had told him if he played he would commit suicide. His siblings hated him as he was an exemplary in the house. He was always alone until Zeeshan and Simran (Anushka Sharma) come into his life.
Dabangg
Dabangg (2010)
, 2h10
Directed by Abhinav Kashyap
Origin Inde
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Salman Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Arbaaz Khan, Sonu Sood, Vinod Khanna, Dimple Kapadia
Roles Naini
Rating62% 3.149853.149853.149853.149853.14985
Chulbul Pandey, a young boy, lives with his younger half-brother, Makhanchan "Makkhi" Pandey, stepfather Prajapati Pandey (Vinod Khanna) and mother, Naina Devi (Dimple Kapadia) in Laalgunj, Uttar Pradesh. He has a troubled relationship with his stepfather and Makkhi. After 21 years, Chulbul (Salman Khan) becomes a policeman. Chulbul, who calls himself "Robin Hood" Pandey, lives with his family. Makkhi (Arbaaz Khan) is in love with Nirmala (Mahi Gill), whose father Masterji (Tinu Anand) opposes the relationship. Chulbul falls in love with a girl named Rajjo (Sonakshi Sinha), who he meets during a police encounter.
Tum Milo Toh Sahi, 2h8
Actors Nana Patekar, Dimple Kapadia, Suniel Shetty, Vidya Malvade, Anjana Sukhani, Mohnish Bahl
Roles Delshad Nanji
Rating58% 2.9091252.9091252.9091252.9091252.909125
Tum Milo To Sahi is a tale of ordinary people at different stages of life, who discover that "their roots have intertwined so inseparably that they have become one tree and not two!" The film revolves around "art and fortunate accident" happens to three different couples at three different stages of life – late teens, mid thirties and late fifties. The three couples either in the "breathlessness of being in love" or missing "that excitement". Wherever they may be to begin with, the journey of life makes them discover true love – that which is left over, when "being in love" has burned away. Tum Milo To Sahi is a look at how that love makes the lives of these ordinary people.
Luck by Chance, 2h36
Directed by Zoya Akhtar
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Films about films
Actors Farhan Akhtar, Alyy Khan, Konkona Sen Sharma, Rishi Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia, Juhi Chawla
Roles Neena Walia
Rating70% 3.548983.548983.548983.548983.54898
Young actor Vikram Jaisingh (Farhan Akhtar) arrives in Mumbai to make it as a Bollywood film star with the help of Abhimanyu (Arjun Mathur), an actor friend from his hometown, and their mutual friend Sameer, who works in a studio props department.
Phir Kabhi
Phir Kabhi (2009)
, 2h25
Directed by V. K. Prakash
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Mithun Chakraborty, Dimple Kapadia, Gulshan Grover, Rati Agnihotri, Tinnu Anand, Kitu Gidwani
Roles Ganga
Rating68% 3.443523.443523.443523.443523.44352
Phir Kabhi tells the story of two high school sweethearts who rekindle their romance at a school reunion decades later at their old age.
Jumbo
Jumbo (2008)

Directed by Kompin Kemgumnird
Actors Akshay Kumar, Rajpal Yadav, Lara Dutta, Asrani, Rajpal Yadav, Dimple Kapadia
Roles Devi
Rating60% 3.0025853.0025853.0025853.0025853.002585
The movie starts with Akshay Kumar singing the song "Everything's Gonna Be All Right" for the children in the school. He then begins talking to one child who seems to be depressed. He then narrates the story of Jumbo to this child.
Banaras
Banaras (2006)
, 2h2
Origin Inde
Genres Drama
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films, Bollywood
Actors Urmila Matondkar, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Raj Babbar, Ashmit Patel, Javed Khan Amrohi
Roles Gayatri
Rating62% 3.148823.148823.148823.148823.14882
A young woman, Shwetambari is the daughter to wealthy parents, Mahendranath and Gayatri Devi and respectively) and studies at university in the city. She falls in love with a low-caste mystic named Soham (played by Ashmit Patel).
Being Cyrus, 1h23
Directed by Homi Adajania
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy
Themes Films about families
Actors Saif Ali Khan, Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Boman Irani, Simone Singh, Salim and Sulaiman
Roles Katy Sethna
Rating72% 3.645093.645093.645093.645093.64509
The Sethna family of Panchgani consists of a retired sculptor Dinshaw (Naseeruddin Shah) and his wife Katy (Dimple Kapadia). Dinshaw's brother Farrokh (Boman Irani), their father Fardoonjee (Honey Chhaya), and Farrokh's wife Tina (Simone Singh) reside in Mumbai.