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Family members

Father V.S. R. Chakravarthy
Mother Jaya Chakravarthy
Husband Dharmendra
Children Esha Deol, Ahana Deol
Brother Kannan, Ragunath

Short biography

Hema Malini was born on 16th October 1948 into Iyengar family in Ammankudi, Tamil Nadu state. She did her schooling at Andhra Mahila Sabha in Chennai, but she discontinued her education without completing her matriculation.

She started her film career playing small supporting role in 1963 Tamil film Idhu Sathiyam. Her Bollywood film debut was in 1968 through Sapno Ka Saudagar opposite Raj Kapoor. She subsequently appeared in numerous commercial hits like Johny Mera Naam, Seeta Aur Geeta, Sanyasi, Dharmatma, Pratigya, Sholay,  Sharafat, Tum Haseen Main Jawan, Raja Jani, Naya Zamana etc.

Hema Malini still continues to work in supporting roles, her successful films in supporting role include Bbuddah… Hoga Terra Baap co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, Sonu Sood, Prakash Raj, Raveena Tandon and Sonal Chauhan, Baabul co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Rani Mukerji and John Abraham, Veer-Zaara co-starring Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta, Manoj Bajpayee and Rani Mukerji, Baghban co-starring Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Aman Verma and Samir Soni, among other films.

Apart from films she is also involved in active politics; she entered politics as members of Rajya Sabha in 2003 to 2009. She joined BJP officially in 2004 and was elected as general secretary of BJP in 2010. She contested in 2014 General Elections from Mathura Lok Sabha constituency and won the election by sweeping margin of 3,30,743 Votes.

Considering her contribution to films she was honoured with “The Padma Shri Award” by the Government of India in 2000. Sir Padampat Singhania University conferred an Honorary Doctorate on Malini 2012.

Hema Malini family members’ names, childhood and photos

Parents

She was born to V.S. Ramanujam Chakravarthy and Jaya Chakravarthy, a film producer.

Hema Malini Parents mother Jaya Chakravarthy

Brothers

She has two elder brothers named Kannan and Ragunath.

Husband

Hema Malini fell in love with Bollywood super star Dharmendra during the filming of Sholay. The couple converted to Islam and changed their names to Aisha Bi R. Chakravarty and Dilawar Khan. They got married on August 21, 1979. The couple together appeared in several films like Seeta Aur Geeta, Dreamgirl, The Burning Train etc.

Hema Malini Husband Dharmendra

Children [2 daughters]

Hema Malini gave birth to two daughters, Esha Deol born in 1981 and Ahana Deol born in 1985, both are dancers. Actress Esha Deol is married to a diamond merchant Bharat Takhtanj since 2012. Ahana Deol is an aspiring Bollywood director who worked for Guzarish in 2010, she is married to Delhi-based businessman Vaibhav Vohra since 2014.

Ahana Deol and Vaibhav Vohra
Ahana Deol and Vaibhav Vohra
Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtanj
Esha Deol and Bharat Takhtanj

Step-sons

Her husband Dharmendra was already married to Prakash Kaur before his marriage with Hema Malini. Prakash Kaur and Dharmendra gave birth to two sons named Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol, both Bollywood actors.

Hema Malini Step-son Sunny Deol, Bobby Deol

Childhood pictures

Hema Malini Childhood pictures

Wedding photos

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