Raveena Tandon was one of the leading Indian actresses in the 90’s and early 2000. She started her career as a model later she became an actress and a producer. She works majorly in Hindi films while she also appeared in a few Tamil and Telugu movies also. Raveena got her breakthrough from the movie “Patthar Ke Phool” in 1991 opposite Salman Khan which was amongst the highest grosser film of the year.
Early Life and Education
Raveena Tandon was born to Ravi Tandon and Veena Tandon on 26 October 1972 in Mumbai, India. The name Raveena is a combination of her father’s and mother’s names. She also has a brother namely Rajiv Tandon. Raveena is the cousin sister of well-known actress Kiran Rathod who also worked in several Hindi films and the niece of famous Indian actor Mac Mohan.
Tandon completed his schooling at Jamnabhai Narsee School In Mumbai, India, and graduated from Mithibai College of Arts in Mumbai, India. She never think of becoming an actress it was just by chance she got into the films. Tandon was working as an intern in Genesis PR during her college days and some people, friends start appreciating her because of her looks. Then a famous Film producer Shantanu sheroy expresses his desire to shoot with him and then she agrees to work with him.
After four years of her debut in 1991, Raveena also adopted two girls namely Pooja and Chhaya who were 11 and 8 years old at that time.
Raveena Tandon married Film Distributor Anil Thadani the director of AA Films and has distributed many hit films like ‘Fukrey’, ‘Firangi’, ‘Humpty Sharma ki Dulhania’, Welcome 2, etc. They both married on 22 February 2004 in Rajasthan .she became a mother of a baby girl Rasha in 2005 and to a baby boy Ranbirvardhan in 2008.
Raveena Tandon started her career with “Patthar Ke Phool” in 1991 which was one of the biggest hits of the year, Parampara(1992), Jeena Marna Tere sang(1992), Kshatriya(1993), Ek hi Raasta(1993), Insaniyat(1994) and 3 biggest hits of her career in the same year 1994 namely Mohra, Laadla and Dilwale, Zamaana Deewana(1995), Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996), Ghulam-E-Mustafa(1997), Ziddi(1997), Vinashak(1998), Keemat(1998), Salaakhen(1998), Dulhe raja(1998), bade miyan chote miyan(1998)which turns out to be the second biggest hit of the year after Kuch Kuch Hota hai which she rejected earlier, Anari no.1(1999), Rajaji(1999), Bulandi(2000), Jung(2000), Officer(2001), Aks(2001), Akhiyon Se Goli maare(2002), Wah! Tera kya Kehna(2002), Stumped (as a producer in 2003), Qayamat(2003), Loc: Kargil(2003), Aan Men at work(2004), Sandwich(2006), Bombay velvet(2015), Maatr(2017).
- Raveena won her first award for the very first film “Patthar Ke Phool” – Lux New Face of the Year in 1992.
- Won National film award Best actress for Daman: A victim of Marital Violence in 2001 where she played a wife role to an Abusive Husband.
- Filmfare award for Special Performance in Aks.
- Bollywood movie awards (Best supporting actress ) for Aks in 2002.
- Awadh Samman by Govt of Uttar Pradesh for Aks in 2002.
Appearance in Small Screen
1.Raveena hosted the popular talk show “Isi ka Naam Zindagi” in 2012 which is based on the inspiring journey of the popular celebrities, the hard times they had faced during their life, and what made them, what they are today.
2.Next show she hosted was “Simply Baatein with Raveena” in 2014, this was also a talk show in which topics related to womanhood are discussed.
3.Recently Tandon also appears in a lead role in a crime thriller web series “Aranyak” released on 10 Dec 21.
- Tandon will be seen in the upcoming movie “KGF – Chapter 2” alongside south superstar Yash which will be released on April 2022.