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Bindu, Bollywood Actress
Bindu, the Bollywood actress, delivered several powerhouse performances mainly as a vamp and made her mark on Indian cinema.
 
 Bindu, Indian Actress Bindu was seen in almost each and every film as a supporting actress and in lead role for few movies. She was born in Hanuman Bhagda in the district of Valsad in the Western Indian state of Gujarat in 17 January 1951. She was born as Bindu Desai to film producer Nanubhai Desai and his wife Jyotsna. Bindu`s mother was a stage actress, thus acting was in her genes by birth. Although, Bindu took birth in a family related to the silver screen, her road to success was not an easy. After her father`s death at the young age of 13, she had to take over the duty of earning bread for the family. It was only after her marriage to wealthy Gujrati businessman Champaklal Zaveri that she got her first major role film offer.

Film Career of Bindu
Bindu made her debut in the movie `Anpadh` starring Dharmendra and Mala Sinha. After this film, she went on to her next success story with Shakti Samanta`s Kati Patang (1970) where she had a sizzling score "Mera Naam Shabnam" at her credit. This song is a hit number even today and is remembered as the highlight of the film Kati Patang. Bindu first came on stage as a vamp; this image was quite a famed one in those days. Bindu had Helen and Aruna Irani as her contemporaries at that time. She followed her way through all the successful films like Ittefaaq (1969) and Imtihaan (1974) with her mesmerizing performances.

Bindu showed her versatility in films like Hrishikesh Mukherjee`s Arjun Pandit and Abhimaan (1973). In these two films, she won raves for playing very sympathetic characters. She gave powerhouse performances in the films Chaitali and Arjun Pandit. Later she played character roles in films like Hero, Biwi Ho To Aisi and Kishen Kanhaiya. Today, Bindu plays very selective roles such as Hum Aapke Hain Kaun and the Shahrukh Khan starrer Main Hoon Na. Bindu has received a number of awards as Filmfare Nomination as Best Supporting Actress awards for films like Ittefaq (1969), Do Raaste (1970), Dastaan (1972), Abhimaan (1973), Hawas (1974), Imtihaan (1974) and Arjun Pandit (1976).

Film Dastaan (1972) Selected Filmography of Bindu

Do Raaste (1969)
Ittefaq (1969)
Kati Patang (1970)
Gaai Aur Gori (1973)
Zanjeer (1973)
Shankar Dada (1976)
Laawaris (1981)
Prem Rog (1982)
Karma (1986)
Biwi Ho To Aisi(1988)
Kishen Kanhaiya (1990)
Aankhen (1993)
Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja (1993)
Hum Aapke Hain Kaun(1994)
Judwaa (1997)
Ehsaas is Tarah (1998)
Aunty No.1 (1998)
Banarasi Babu (1998)
Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai (2002)
Main Hoon Naa (2004)
Om Shanti Om (2007)
Mehbooba (2008)

(Last Updated on : 21/02/2011)
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