Hema Malini is a legendary Indian actress, dancer, producer, and politician. She made her acting debut with the Tamil film ‘Ithu Sathiyam’ (1961). Her first Hindi film was ‘Sapno Ka Saudagar’ (1968) which was a big success.
Known as “Dream Girl” of Bollywood, the actress has shown up in more than 150 movies till date. Here is the rundown of her top films.
1. Sholay (1975)
Directed by Ramesh Sippy, Sholay is unquestionably the greatest Hema Malini film and also ranked as the Biggest film in the History of Indian Cinema. Her role of Basanti is still recalled today. Ramgarh was continually being harassed by Gabbar (Amjad Khan) and his bandits. Two outlaws Jai (Amitabh Bachchan) and Veeru (Dharmendra) are employed by a resigned cop (Sanjeev Kumar) to fight with Gabbar. Hema Malini played the part of Basanti, Veeru’s love interest in the film. Basanti’s role was bubbly outspoken and happy soul which Hema played perfectly.
2. Sapno Ka Saudagar (1968)
Directed by Mahesh Kaul, Sapno Ka Saudagar featured stars Raj Kapoor, Hema Malini, Tanuja, and Nadira. The film was firstly offered to Vyjayanthimala yet since she turned it down, Hema Malini got the chance to make her Bollywood debut. She played a princess raised as a gypsy in the film. Raj Kapoor, her co-star, was 24 years her senior when the film came out. He was so dazzled with her that he reportedly predicted she was going to be the next big thing in the films. She was portrayed as ‘dream girl’ in the banners of the film and the sobriquet sort of stayed with her from that point forward.
3. Johny Mera Naam (1970)
Johny Mera Naam is probably the best thrill ride directed by Vijay Anand. Sohan and Mohan, two brothers dominate in the game of boxing. Their father, a cop gets killed and the elder brother disappears. A long time later, Sohan (Dev Anand) is displayed as a CID inspector, who is known for his undercover tasks. He goes over a criminal who may have an idea about his father’s killer. The man’s data drives him to Rekha (Hema Malini), who is looking for her father. The two of them help each other out and after many exciting turns in the road reality gets uncovered in the climax. The Hema Malini film had extraordinary music and was an entertaining watch that safeguarded accomplishment in the box office.
4. Andaz (1971)
Directed by Pramod Chakravorty, Rajoo (Rajesh Khanna) and Sheetal (Hema Malini) are enamored and choose to marry one another. Be that as it may, their decision is not endorsed by Rajoo’s dad. Sadly, Rajoo passes on in an accident and a pregnant Sheetal feels crushed and has no place to go to now. Later on, she gives birth to a baby boy named Deepu (Master Alankar) and takes up a job as a teacher. One of her student has a single man father by the name of Ravi (Shammi Kapoor). Sheetal becomes exceptionally close to Ravi. The two seals the deal but Sheetal face the same destiny again when Ravi’s mother protests the marriage and raises questions on Sheetal’s character. The Hema Malini film was loaded with amazing performances from Shammi Kapoor, Hema Malini and had an incredible guest appearance by the reigning superstar Rajesh Khanna.
5. Seeta Aur Geeta (1972)
Seeta Aur Geeta was directed by Ramesh Sippy’s take on the Dilip Kumar starrer Ram Aur Shyam (1967). Seeta and Geeta are indistinguishable twin sisters played by Hema Malini. The two are separated at birth and proceed to carry on with totally different lives. Seeta carries on with an exceptionally troubled life with her paternal uncle and his cruel wife in deceased parents mansion where she’s dealt with like a slave. Geeta, then again, is a keen lady who may not be rich yet is glad in what she has. The blunder starts when Seeta is tired of her circumstance and flees from her home. A progression of events prompts both of them trading places and what follows is a complete laugh riot in the Hema Malini film. Hema Malini, in her best performance ever, is simply mind-blowing and amazing. She has to fit in two roles with different characters and does it with conviction.