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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 9 July 1960Bombay, Maharashtra, India
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (2)

Sangeeta Bijlani is remembered for her TV commercials for Vicco Tumeric Ayurvedic Cream, though she did a fairly large number of print and ramp appearances.

Born on July 9, 1960 in Bombay in a Sindhi-speaking household, her dad's name is Motilal, and she has a brother named Sunil.

Sangeeta became popular when she was crowned Miss India in 1980, taking over the title from Bollywood actress Swaroop Sampat, and then on to also achieve the National Custome Award at Miss Universe in the same year. The following she was succeeded by Ruchita Kumar.

Needless to state, she received a number of Bollywood movie offers, which included Tridev, Hatimtai, Hathyar, Jurm, Vishnu Devaa amongst others. When Tridev ratings soared at the Box Office, so did hers, especially after her song 'Raat Bar Jhaam Se Jhaam Takrayega...". She acted in a total of 16 movies, but was unable to establish herself as a Bollywood leading lady.

She was romantically linked to a number of co-stars and directors. She was the reason Salman Khan broke off with his girlfriend, Shaheen - only to later ditch Sangeeta for Somy Ali.

After completing Nirbhay in 1996, she met the soft-spoken and dashing Hyderbabd-based cricketer, Mohammed Azharuddin, who was so smitten with her, that he divorced his wife, and married Sangeeta. Her Islamic name is Ayesha Azhar, and she has two step-sons from Azhar's previous marriage.

Their marriage, though intact, has gone through considerable challenges when Azhar's life finances came under close scrutiny after match fixing charges were brought against a number of cricketers, and as a result their residence on Hill Road, Bandra, was raided by authorities.

Nothwithstanding the above, Azhar and Sangeeta are still together and have financed a company called Azhar Sangeeta Management Services.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: rAjOo

This model turned actress did not have much luck with the movies. She was a Miss India and a very successful model. Some of her popular ads were that of Ponds' soap and Nirma which became famous because of her indomitable presence. But her films came to be known as damp squibs which were no where in comparison with her successful commercials.

Sangeeta Bijlani's debut movie was Hathyar (1989) opposite Dharmendra. There was a mad scramble to have a good look at this beautiful actress who many thought had the capacity of dethroning many reigning queens of that time. But the films that followed were not good enough and she was remembered as only the good model that she was. Some of her other films are Jurm, Shivram, Yodha, Tahqeeqat, Yugandhar and Nirbhay. Her co-stars mostly were Vinod Khanna, Jeetendra, Sunny Deol and Mithun Chakraborty. She also had a serial Chandni to her credit but it did not bring out the acting talent in her.

Now married to the Indian ex-cricket captain, Azharuddin, she manages a media company started by them.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: gavin (gunmasterM@hotmail.com)

Spouse (1)

Mohamed Azaharuddin (1996 - ?)

Trivia (5)

Was a model once before becoming a movie actress.
Miss India 1980.
National Costume Winner at Miss Universe 1980.
Has a brother named Sunil Motilal Bijlani.
Was engaged to Mehmood's nephew, actor, singer Binju Ali.

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