Dimple Kapadia turns 55
Of the umpteen glam icons that Bollywood has seen over the years, no one has been as instant a hit with the teens as Dimple Kapadia was. Her debut vehicle 'Bobby' (1973) became a Calf Love classic, and contributed the narrative template on which many future hits such as 'Love Story' (1980), 'Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak' (1988) and 'Maine Pyar Kiya' (1989) were constructed.
Dimple had her Cinderella moment when the then superstar of Indian Cinema, Rajesh Khanna, proposed to her in 1973. Post marriage, Dimple was whisked away from limelight, and had to play Mrs. Khanna for 12 long years! She was re-launched by Ramesh Sippy in 1985, and went on to redefine glam and erotica in films such as 'Saagar', 'Jaanbaaz' and 'Drishti'.
Her intense portrayals in the award-winning 'Rudaali', 'Dil Chahta Hai', 'Being Cyrus' and 'Luck By Chance' have endeared her to the cineaste of today.
Click on, for a pictorial tribute to Dimple Kapadia, who turns 55 today.