Babita

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Babita
Kapoor Women.jpg
Babita (left) with her daughters Karisma and Kareena
BornBombay, Bombay State, India (Now Mumbai, Maharashtra)
OccupationActress
ReligionChristianity[1]
Spouse(s)Randhir Kapoor (1971–Present)
ChildrenKarisma Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor
 
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Babita
Kapoor Women.jpg
Babita (left) with her daughters Karisma and Kareena
BornBombay, Bombay State, India (Now Mumbai, Maharashtra)
OccupationActress
ReligionChristianity[1]
Spouse(s)Randhir Kapoor (1971–Present)
ChildrenKarisma Kapoor
Kareena Kapoor

Babita is a former Bollywood actress. She was born to actor Hari Shivdasani and a Christian mother. Babita is the wife of actor Randhir Kapoor, and the eldest daughter-in-law of actor Raj Kapoor. She is also great-daughter-in-law of actor Prithviraj Kapoor. Her daughters are actresses Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor.

Background[edit]

Babita was born to actor Hari Shivdasani, who was of a Hindu Sindhi family, and a Christian mother.[2] Shivdasani organized a screen test for her with veteran producer G.P. Sippy. He liked her screen test and gave her the opportunity to star in his film. She is the cousin of yesteryear actress Sadhana.

Career[edit]

In her short career she appeared in 19 films including: Dus Lakh (1966), Raaz (1967), Farz (1967), Aulad (1968), Haseena Maan Jayegi (1969), Kab Kyon Aur Kahan (1970) and many more. She starred with her future husband Randhir Kapoor in the hit film Kal Aaj Aur Kal. Her biggest box-office successes were Haseena Maan Jayegi (1968) with her future uncle-in-law Shashi Kapoor, Farz with Jeetendra and Kismat with Biswajeet.

Personal life[edit]

She married Randhir Kapoor on 6 November 1971.[citation needed] After their marriage, Babita had to leave the film industry, as part of the Kapoor tradition which forbids women from acting in films. The marriage produced two children: Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor.[3][4][5]

After the birth of their daughters, their relationship was under strain and finally after a few years they separated. Babita walked out taking her daughters with her. She would eventually break the tradition for which she was forced to leave the industry. Her two daughters went on to become film stars of their generation unlike her who could never reach that kind of success.

After 20 years of separation, Babita re-united with husband Randhir Kapoor in 2007 and moved in with him.

Babita became a grandmother when elder daughter Karisma gave birth to a baby girl, Samaira Kapoor. Her second grandchild is Karishma's son Kiaan Raj Kapoor.

Filmography[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
1966Dus LakhRita
1967RaazAsha
1967FarzSunita
1968KismatRoma
1968Haseena Maan JayegiArchana 'Archie'
1968AuladBharti
1969Tumse Achcha Kaun HaiSapna Nath
1969Ek Shriman Ek ShrimatiDeepali Lakhanpal
1969DoliAsha
1969Anmol Moti
1969AnjaanaRachna Malhotra
1970Kab? Kyoon? Aur Kahan?Asha Prasad
1970PehchanBarkha
1971Kal Aaj Aur KalMonica 'Mona'
1971Bikhare Moti
1971BanphoolGulabi
1972JeetKohili
1972Ek Hasina Do DiwaneNeeta
1973Sone Ke Hath

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Now, Saif-Kareena to exchange wedding vows in church". India Today. 18 October 2012. Retrieved 31 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Sheeba Hasan (16 June 2009) My mother didn't like me in bikini. masala.com
  3. ^ Meena Iyer (2010-02-24). "Kareena: Yes, I eat! – Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2012-10-16. 
  4. ^ "Kareena, Saif at St Andrew’s Church in Mumbai – Times Of India". Articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com. 2011-12-26. 
  5. ^ "Kareena, family and friends go to midnight mass at St Andrews". Mid-day.com. 2008-12-26. 

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