Dimple Kapadia

Dimple Kapadia


Life Story

Born in a Gujerati-speaking family on June 8, 1957, daughter to businessman, Chunnibhai and Betty, Dimple has a younger sister, Simple, who was born on 15 August 1958.

She was discovered by Raj Kapoor, who signed her up opposite his son, Rishi, in the 1973 hit 'Bobby'. The film made Rishi and her stars overnight, at the time she was just 16 years old.

Exactly 6 months before the release of 'Bobby', Dimple who was a mad fan of super-star Rajesh Khanna and was regularly meeting him in the various success parties of Khanna's films, fell in love with Khanna. Khanna proposed her in 1973 and married her. Rajesh was 15 years older than her. After her marriage she quit films and stayed with her husband

On Rajesh's 32nd birthday, a daughter, Twinkle nicknamed as Tina, was born to them. Then on July 27, 1977, Dimple and Rajesh became parents of Rinke, who would later also become an actress in her own right.

Dimple and Rajesh decided to annul their marriage during 1983, enabling her to make a come-back to the tinsel screen with 'Zakhmi Sher'. She continues to act and has over 69 movies to her credit, some of them the more popular ones being 'Saagar', 'Insaaf', 'Zakhmi Aurat', 'Ram Lakhan', & 'Batwara'.


Rajesh Khanna (1973 - 18 July 2012) ( 2 children)


Mother of actress Twinkle Khanna, mother-in-law of actor Akshaye Kumar Mother of actress Rinke Khanna. Grandmother of Rinke Khanna's daughter, born on October 19, 2004.
Sister of former 70s actress Simple Kapadia.
Sister of Bollywood actress Reem Kapadia. She passed away from a overdose in 1990. Many had connected her with the infamous Hinduja Flesh Trade scandal. Some reports even suggested she took own life.
An Ismaili by birth.
Manmohan Desai had signed Dimple for Roti opposite Rajesh Khanna. She opted out of the film.
She was signed for Paap aur Punya opposite Shashi Kapoor. She quit the film when she got married to Rajesh Khanna.
Went to the Fiji Islands for a stage concert in 1986. She was accompanied by Rishi Kapoor, Asrani, Prem Chopra. A young Ranbir Kapoor also came along for the trip.
Signed for Mard and Shahenshah but opted out of the film.
Was to star in the female version of Amar Akbar Anthony with sister Reem Kapadia and Salma Agha. It was to be made in Hindi as Seeta Salma Suzy and Bengali as Lakhi Durga Saraswati. The star cast was later changed to Moon Moon Sen, Sudha Chandran and Archana Puran Singh. Only the Bengali version was released.
Original name is " Dimple" Her name Amina was given by Agha Khan's father. She never ever used this name anywhere.
Dimple was only sixteen years old when Raj Kapoor introduced her in 'Bobby' (1973). She also got married to Bollywood superstar Rajesh Khanna at the age of 16. Despite the enormous success of 'Bobby', she then took a sabbatical from acting to raise her children.
Brother name is Suhail Kapadia (Munna) . He is a recovering drug addict and is married to Upaasna Laali (Upaasna Suhail Kapadia). For years he was in Asha Chandra's acting classes and aspired to be a actor in films. He was born October 29,1961 and has passed away from a car accident.


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