Jump to: Overview (4) | Mini Bio (1) | Trivia (6)

Overview (4)

Date of Birth 4 April 1949Junagadh, Gujarat, India
Date of Death 20 January 2005Juhu, Bombay, Maharashtra, India  (accidental overdose)
Birth NameParveen Wali Mohammad Khan Babi
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Junagad born and raised, Ms. Babi was spotted by renowed B.R. Ishara at Ahmedabad University, and he approached her to act in his forthcoming movie, Charitraheen, which was a sequel to Chetna. Her co-star in this movie was none other than renowed Indian cricketer Salim Durrani. Since then there has no looking back for this gorgeous, tall, and long-legged actress, sometimes referred to as the "poor man's Zeenat Aman". Parveen Babi has lit up the silver screen with her charming looks and personality since the 1970s.

Among her more memorable movies with megastar Amitabh Bachchan are: Deewar, Namak Halal, Amar Akbar Anthony, and Kala Pathar. Her most glorious moment was when Time Magazine chose to display her photograph on their cover page in 1976, depicting the changing face of Bollywood and Bollywood actresses.

After acting in her last movie, Akarshan, she suddenly disappeared from public view and became more or less a recluse. It is known that she took up interior designing, and had a very close circle of friends.

She then left for the United States of America and was not seen nor heard for about 10 years. When she returned after that period of time, she was barely recognizable, as she had put on considerable weight.

She created a stir when she filed a writ petition in the Bombay High Court, charging several dignitaries, including Bollywood actor, Amitabh Bachchan, for attempting to kill her. This petition was dismissed by the Court for want of evidence.

On Sunday January 22, 2005, neighbors at her Juhu residence noticed that she not collected her milk nor her newspapers from her doorstep for the last three days. The neighbors notified the Secretary of the building, who in turn notified the police.

On Saturday January 22, 2005, a police team opened the door to her apartment with a duplicate key, and found her dead body.

The police believe that the door had been locked from the inside for last three days, and suspect no foul play.

Ms. Babi was an only child in a noble Junagad-based family. Her dad had passed away when she was very young, and her mom also passed away several years ago.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: rAjOo

Trivia (6)

She suffered from diabetes from an early age and when found dead in her home, one of her feet was gangrenous. It is suspected she may have simply died from diabetic complications.
Parveen Babi was 2nd highest paid Hindi actress along-with Reena Roy from 1976-80 and 3rd highest paid Hindi actress along-with Jaya Prada from 1981-83.
She was suffering from schizophrenia, a serious mental disorder.
Neice Verona Babi starred in the movie Adarsh Nagar - An Ideal World. Co starring Viresh Pal Singh, Shabana Sultan. This was in 2007. As of January 2015, the film is still unreleased.
Cousin Ashfaque Babi has two daughters, Verona Babi and Anisa Babi that acted in the film " Manthan- Ek Kashmakash".
Niece is actress Anisha Babi (Sister of actress Verona Babi).

See also

Other Works | Publicity Listings | Official Sites | Contact Info

Contribute to This Page