Happy Birthday Dimple Kapadia: 5 movies that define her acting prowess
The gorgeous and multi-talented actress Dimple Kapadia is celebrating her 60th birthday today. Honing her skills in critically acclaimed fare, the actress has proved that she's more than just good looks. Despite a relaxed attitude towards her career, the actress continues to stay relevant even today in roles that illustrate the scope of her creativity. On the special occasion, let us have a look at some of her power-packed roles that stole our hearts completely.
The veteran actress started her Bollywood career at the age of 16 with Raj Kapoor's Bobby in 1973. She portrayed the title role of an innocent teenager in love with a rich boy. She redefined glamour and grace. She also won the Filmfare Award for Best Female Actor. Her wide-eyed innocence, romantic ardour and sassy fashionista as Bobby Braganza struck a chord with the teenybopper crowd in ways that would make her immortal in pop culture history.
Ramesh Sippy announced a casting coup of sorts by reuniting the hit jodi of Bobby after 12 years in Saagar. The actress won the Filmfare award once again for her powerful performance as a woman emotionally caught between two men. As the glamorous Goan lass caught in passionate love triangle, Dimple Kapadia lit the screen on fire with her unabashed skin show that'd be half as effective in the absence of her spunk.
The talented actress played the role of a journalist in Mehul Kumar's Krantiveer starring Nana Patekar and Atul Agnihotri. Her performance of the fearless reporter won her the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Role Female. The 1990s were all about high-pitched activism and she worked up an intensity as vigorous as her co-star Nana Patekar's to match the bombastic patriotism of the film.
Dil Chahta Hai
In 2000, Dimple played the role of Tara Jaiswal in Farhan Akhtar's 'Dil Chahta Hai’. Her portrayal of a middle-aged alcoholic woman, and a divorcee who is not allowed to meet with her daughter was received well. She even called her role in the film as 'one role to die for', in an interview. As Akshaye Khanna's charismatic albeit desolate muse in Farhan Akhtar's directorial debut, she hit a surreal space of simplicity and sophistication.
The actress portrayed the role of a goan native in Homi Adajania's Finding Fanny. She played the role of an obnoxious self-appointed woman. Dimple Kapadia is a beauty to behold even in the gaudiest of dresses, but that's secondary to how magnificently she plays the most opaque character of this story.