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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 8 June 1957
Birth NameDimple Chunnibhai Kapadia
Height 5' 2½" (1.59 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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'.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: rAjOo

Spouse (1)

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

Trivia (15)

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.
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.
Opted to use her pet name " Dimple" for her acting career. Her original name is Amina.
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 married to Upaasna Laali (Upaasna Suhail Kapadia).
Starred in the shelved Marathi movie "Gharkul" (1993).
Starred in the shelved film Shanil Films "Pagli" (1999) Starring Dimple Kapadia,Divya Dutta,Shakti Kapoor,Mohan Joshi,Shoaib Khan,Pramod Moutho,Kiran Kumar, Mushtaq Khan,Paresh Rawal, Music by Bappi Lahiri, Produced by Mayank Trivedi, Directed by Kumar Jay .
Starred in the shelved film Smita Thackeray's Society (2011) Starring Randhir Kapoor, Dimple Kapadia,Om Puri,Paresh Rawal,Seema Biswas,Sarika, Javed Jaffery,Reema Sen,Aditya Raj Kapoor,Produced by Smita Thackeray, Directed by Rahul Dholakia.

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