Star of the week - BABITA


Name: Babita Shivdasani
DOB: April 20, 1948
Star sign: Tauras
Birthplace: Bombay, India
Occupation: Film actress

Interesting facts:

• Babita Shivdasani, also known by her married name Babita Kapoor, is a former Indian actress of Sindhi and British descent who appeared in Bollywood films. Her family migrated from Pakistan to India after the partition.

• She was born to actor Hari Shivdasani and a British Christian mother, and is the first cousin of actress Sadhana Shivdasani.

• Her debut film was Raaz, opposite Rajesh Khanna. From 1966 to 1973, she starred in 19 films as the lead heroine, including the box office successes Dus Lakh with Sanjay Khan, Haseena Maan Jayegi and Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati with her future uncle-in-law Shashi Kapoor, Farz, Banphool and Ek Hasina Do Diwane with Jeetendra, Kismat with Biswajeet, Doli with Rajesh Khanna, Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai with her future uncle-in-law Shammi Kapoor, and Kab? Kyoon? Aur Kahan? with Dharmendra.

• Babita got married to actor Randhir Kapoor in 1971. She acted opposite her future husband as well as father-in-law Raj Kapoor and grandfather-in-law Prithviraj Kapoor in Kal Aaj Aur Kal. After their marriage, they were cast together in Jeet.

• Babita’s subsequent release, Sone Ke Hath flopped and she decided to leave her film career in 1973.

Babita and Randhir Kapoor have two daughters, film actresses Karisma and Kareena Kapoor. They live separately, even though they are still legally married and have no intention of divorcing.