Babita Kapoor

Profession: Actress , Supporting Actress
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  • Also Know as :- Babita Kapoor
  • Profession:- Actress , Supporting Actress
  • Gender :- female
  • Birthdate:- 20 Apr 1947
  • Debut Year:- 1966
  • Active Years:- Till Today

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Babita (born as Babita Hari Shivdasani), also known by her married name Babita Kapoor, is a former Indian actress of Sindhi and British descent, who appeared in Hindi-language films. The daughter of actor Hari Shivdasani, she is the first cousin of her contemporary actress Sadhana Shivdasani. Her debut film was the successful drama Dus Lakh (1966), but it was the romantic thriller Raaz (1967), opposite Rajesh Khanna, that gained her recognition. From 1966 to 1973, she starred in nineteen films as the lead heroine, including the box office successes Dus Lakh (1966), Farz (1967), Haseena Maan Jayegi, Kismat (both in 1968), Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati (1969), Doli (1969), Kal Aaj Aur Kal (1971) and Banphool (1971). Following her marriage to actor Randhir Kapoor in 1971, she acted in Jeet and Ek Hasina Do Diwane (both in 1972). Her subsequent release, Sone Ke Haath (1973) flopped and she decided to leave her film career. The couple have two daughters together, film actresses Karisma and Kareena.

Babita was born in Bombay to actor Hari Shivdasani, who was from a Hindu Sindhi family which had migrated from Pakistan to India after the partition and a British Christian mother, Barbara Shivdasani. Her sister, Meena Advani, is the owner of Powermaster Engineers Private Limited and Power-master tools Private Limited.The late actress Sadhana Shivdasani was her first cousin and contemporary.

Babita married Randhir Kapoor on 6 November 1971.They have two children, actresses Karisma Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor. She and Randhir Kapoor lived in separate homes for several years, even though they were still legally married and had no intention of divorcing. The couple united in 2007 after living separately for several years.

In her movie career, she appeared in nineteen films. Her first film to release was the 1966 successful film Dus Lakh, which also starred Sanjay Khan, Om Prakash and her sister-in-law to be Neetu Singh. However, the first film she had signed was actually Raaz (1967) co-starring Rajesh Khanna, which was released in 1967. Her biggest box office successes were Dus Lakh with Sanjay Khan, Ek Shriman Ek Shrimati and Haseena Maan Jayegi (1968), (with her future uncle-in-law) Shashi Kapoor, Farz, Banphool and Ek Hasina Do Diwane with Jeetendra, Doli with Rajesh Khanna, Tumse Achha Kaun Hai (1969) with her future uncle in law Shammi Kapoor, Kismat with Biswajeet and Kab? Kyoon? Aur Kahan? (1970) with Dharmendra. In 1971, she acted opposite her future husband Randhir Kapoor, as well as father in-law Raj Kapoor and grandfather-in-law Prithviraj Kapoor in Kal Aaj Aur Kal. After her marriage to Randhir Kapoor, they were cast together by director K. Shankar in Jeet, which was the remake of En Annan, starring M. G. Ramachandran and Jayalalithaa. She left the film industry in 1973 following her husband's family tradition.

# Released Date Type Credited As Movie
1 01 Jan 1982 Film Actress Don Baika Phajeeti Aika
2 01 Jan 1973 Film Supporting Actress Sone Ke Haath
3 01 Jan 1972 Film Supporting Actress Jeet
4 01 Jan 1972 Film Supporting Actress Ek Hasina Do Diwane
5 31 Dec 1971 Film Supporting Actress Banphool
6 17 Dec 1971 Film Supporting Actress Kal Aaj Aur Kal
7 06 Aug 1971 Film Supporting Actress Bikhare Moti
8 09 Aug 1970 Film Actress Pehchan
9 08 May 1970 Film Supporting Actress Kab Kyoon Aur Kahan
10 30 Aug 1969 Film Supporting Actress Anmol Moti