Rathi Agnihotri | Roti Agnihotri
5' 4½" (1.64 m)
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Her reaction when director Bharati Raja offered her the heroine role in her first film: "Well, I was so excited... what else will a 16-year-old girl be if she is approached by the topmost director of the time for his film? I was ecstatic! For me, it was a big picnic! The film became a blockbuster in 1979, one thing led to another and I worked in 32 films in three years!"
After doing South Indian films (Tamil, Telugu, and Kannada), she became a star in Hindi films with her first Hindi film "Ek Duje Ke Liye" (1981), which ironically, was a remake of a Telugu blockbuster "Maro Charitra" (1979) starring a different heroine (Saritha) but same director (K. Balachander), hero (Kamal Hassan), supporting actress (Madhavi).