Dimple Kapadia is a popular Indian Hindi film actress who was most popular in the 1970s and 1980s.
Although she was stereotyped as a national sex symbol after having 2 Filmfare Awards, Dimple Kapadia ventured to break the title and starred in some of the most diverse and brilliant acting roles.
From mainstream Bollywood films to the parallel cinema industry, Dimple Kapadia is widely recognized as one of the top talented actresses.
About Dimple Kapadia
|Real Name||Dimple Kapadia|
|Date of Birth||8th June 1957|
|Age (as of September 2018)||61 years|
|Place of Birth||Mumbai|
|Height||5 ft 3"
(161 cm) approximately
Family & Relationships
|Father||Late Chunnibhai Kapadia
|Mother||Late Betty Kapadia|
|Net Worth||INR 72,00,00,000
(USD 10 Million)
|Famous for||Bobby (1973), Manzil Manzil (1984), Lavaa, Arjun, Saagar (1985), Allah Rakha (1986), Insaaf, Insaniyat Ke Dushman, Kaash (1987), Saazish, Bees Saal Baad, Kabzaa, Ganga Tere Desh Mein (1988), Ram Lakhan, Touheen, Batwara, Ladaai (1989), Kali Ganga, Drishti (1990), Lekin.., Prahaar: The Final Attack, Narasimha, Mast Kalandar, Haque, Khoon Ka Karz, Ajooba (1991), Angaar (1992), Rudaali, Gardish (1993), Krantiveer (1994), Mrityudata (1997), Laawaris (1999), Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Leela (2002), Being Cyrus (2006), Luck By Chance (2009), Dabangg (2010), Cocktail (2012), Finding Fanny (2014), Welcome Back (2015)|
|First Movie||Bobby (1973)|
|Favorite Food||Bhutta (Corn) curry|
|Favorite Actors||Amitabh Bachchan and Jackie Shroff|
|Hobbies||Reading books, listening to music, doing yoga or traveling|
Dimple Kapadia is renowned for playing some of the most challenging characters, just to spite the media and prove that apart from being a ‘sex symbol’ she also has excellent acting skills. Her various roles made Dimple Kapadia a popular choice in mainstream and independent Indian cinema industries, especially in the 1980s and 1990s.
Dimple Kapadia’s age is around 61 years as Dimple Kapadia was born on the 8th of June, 1957, in Mumbai. Dimple Kapadia’s height is around 5 ft 3 inches (161 cm) while Dimple Kapadia’s weight is around 58 kg (128 lbs). In her spare time, Dimple Kapadia’ hobbies include reading books, listening to music, doing yoga or traveling.
Dimple Kapadia’s father was the late Gujarati entrepreneur, Chunnibhai Kapadia, while Dimple Kapadia’s mother was the late Betty Kapadia. Dimple Kapadia’s brother is named Munna Kapadia while Dimple Kapadia’s sisters are late Simple Kapadia and Reem. Dimple Kapadia’s husband was the late veteran Bollywood actor, Rajesh Khanna, whom she was married to from 1973 to 1982. Dimple Kapadia and Rajesh Khanna have two daughters from their marriage – actress Twinkle Khanna and interior designer Rinke Khanna.
Thanks to her over 30 years as a successful, award-winning actress in the Indian film industry, Dimple Kapadia’s net worth today is estimated to be around INR 72 crores (USD 10 Million).
Talking about her success as a talented actress, Dimple Kapadia has been awarded several times for her impressive acting skills, and also been nominated for numerous acting awards too.
Dimple Kapadia’s award-winning list includes winning the National Film Award for Best Actress for her impressive performance in ‘Rudaali’ (1993).
Besides, Dimple Kapadia is also the winner of the Filmfare Awards’ Best Actress award for her debut movie ‘Bobby’ (1973), the Filmfare Awards’ Best Actress award for her role in ‘Saagar’ (1985), the Filmfare Awards’ Critics Best Actress award for ‘Rudaali’ (1993), and the Filmfare Awards’ Best Supporting Actress award for her amazing portrayal in ‘Krantiveer’ (1994).
Apart from these, Dimple Kapadia also won the Bengali Film Journalists Association (BFJA) Awards’ Best Actress (Hindi) award for her role in ‘Drishti’ (1991). Dimple Kapadia also won the 8th Damascus International Film Festival’s Best Actress award, and the 38th Asia Pacific Film Festival’s Best Actress award, for her stunning performance in ‘Rudaali’ (1993).
The list of Dimple Kapadia’s award nominations include the Filmfare Awards’ Best Actress award nomination for ‘Lekin..’ (1991), the Filmfare Awards’ Best Actress award nomination for ‘Rudaali’ (1993), the Filmfare Awards’ Best Supporting Actress award nomination for ‘Gardish’ (1993), the Filmfare Awards’ Best Supporting Actress award nomination for her role in ‘Luck By Chance’ (2009), and the Filmfare Awards’ Best Supporting Actress award nomination for ‘Finding Fanny’ (2014).
Interesting Facts About Dimple Kapadia
- It is not known whether Dimple Kapadia smokes however she does drink alcohol.
- Dimple Kapadia’s younger sister, Simple Kapadia, was also an actress, however she passed away after struggling with cancer in 2009.
- Dimple Kapadia had to quit acting after getting married to Dimple Kapadia, at the age of only 15 years, and just 6 months before her debut movie was to be released. Dimple Kapadia resumed acting only after the couple separated and divorced, 12 years later.
- Dimple Kapadia confessed that she had aspired to become an actress ever since she was a little kid.
- Dimple Kapadia became the first ever actress in the Indian film industry to have worn a bikini on-screen, in ‘Bobby’, that too her debut film.
- Despite having been absent from the film industry for over 12 years, Dimple Kapadia made a huge comeback with the sensational hit ‘Saagar’.