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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 26 October 1974Bombay, India
Nickname Ravs
Height 5' 6½" (1.69 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Daughter of Bombay film industry (Bollywood) director Ravi Tandon. Raveena dropped out of Bombay's Meethibai College to pursue a career as a model with middling success. She made her movie debut with the flop _Pathar Ke Phool (1991)_. Her next few films were also failures and it was only with Andaz Apna Apna (1994) that she tasted success. Mohra (1994) made her a superstar all set to become Bollywood's reigning actress. However she then began a tangled affair with co-star Akshay Kumar. All her films flopped and her arch-rival Karisma Kapoor had her fired from some top films. By the end of 1995 her career was in tatters and she was reduced to the level of a starlet doing bit roles. Her career revived with a huge hit Ziddi (1997) and she now is again a top rung star.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: An RT fan

Spouse (1)

Anil Thadani (22 February 2004 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (43)

Attended the prestigious Jamnabai Narsee School in Juhu, Mumbai, where she was Head Girl.
Won the "Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut" in in 1991.
She has recently set up her own TV production unit RT Video.
Was offered Rani Mukherjee's role in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and was offered Karishma Kapoor's role in Dil To Pagal Hai.
Has a perfume named after her marketed by a Swiss firm: it was first marketed in Dubai, UAE in 1996.
Is the sister-in-law of 'Rakhi Tandon'.
Has one younger brother called Rajiv Tandon who is into production.
Was given the name Raveena by combining Ravi and Veena, her father and mother's name repectively.
Brother Raj Tandon acted in the film Ek Main Aur Ek Tu as a hero. (1985).
Adopted 2 girls as a single-mother - 11-year-old Pooja (b.1984) and 8-year-old Chhaya (b.1987). [1995]
Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 30, a daughter Rasha Thadani on March 16, 2005. Child's father is her husband, Anil Thadani.
Gave birth to her 4th child at age 32, a son Ranbir Thadani on July 12, 2007. Child's father is her husband, Anil Thadani.
At one point her name was even considered for the movie Rangeela but she had taken a sabbatical at that point hence losing it to Urmila Matondkar.
Was original choice of the 1992 blockbuster movie "Darr" by renowned director Yash Chopra but opted out due to costume issues. The role later went to Juhi chawla.
Was offered Manisha Koirala's role in Gupt and Pooja Batra's role in Virasat.
Cousin of actress and Set Designer Vinati Makijany ( Mac Mohan's daughter).
Sister in law of actress Rakhee Tandon ( Married to brother Raj).
Cousin to actress Kiran Rathod.
Cousin of actor Vikrant Makijany ( Mac Mohan's son).
Cousin to actress Reshma Singh (Gul Gulshan Gulfam) and her brother actor , model Vishal Singh.
First cousin is producer/builder Mukesh Tandon.
Cousin of director Manjari Makhijany ( Mac Mohan's daughter).
Nephew is Actor/Singer Rishabh Tandon . He starred in the film Aditya Met Avantika.He is the son of Mukesh Tandon.
Starred in E Niwas shelved film opposite Manoj Bajpai and Fardeen Khan.
Had roles in Damini and Qayamat that were edited out.
Mother Veena Tandon was a costume designer in Pehla Nasha.
Identical voice to actress Perizad Zorabian.
Husband Anil Thadani was married to Natasha Sippy. Natasha is the daughter of producer Romu Sippy.
Starred in the shelved Hollywood film " White Rainbow" produced by Linda and Dharan Mandrayer and Hannah Kirby. The film was about widows in India. This was in 2004.
Starred in the shelved movie " Khajuraho" directed by Aruna Raje co starring Pooja Batra. This was in 2002.
Starred in the completed and unreleased film " Ek Din Anjaane Mein" Earlier titled Shafaq. Co starring Mamooty, Rinke Khanna , Vijay Raaz. Directed by Bappaditya Roy. This was in 2001. The producer's wanted to title the film " Kaal" but the title was with Karan Johar.
Starred in Rajiv Babbar shelved film " Challenge" directed by Pankaj Prashar.Co starring Shilpa Shetty and Sushmita Sen . This was in 2001. It was to be a remake of Charlie' s Angels.
Starred in the shelved movie,Tals Ent.Inc's "Agni Saugandh"(1996). Starring Mithun Chakraborthy,Raveena Tandon,Shakti Kapoor,Mohan Joshi,Laxmikant Berde,Anupam Kher,Farida Jalal,Johnny Lever. Music by Jatin Lalit. Produced by D.N. Joshi,Directed by K.R.Reddy.
Starred in Aditya Bhattacharya shelved movie opposite Rahul Dev. This was in 2001.
Starred in the shelved movie " Kya Main Abb Bhi Tumse Pyar Kartha Hoon" (2001). Starring Lucky Ali, Raveena Tandon, Lisa Ray. Directed by Bobby Khan.
Starred in Kalpana Lamji's shelved film "Modh" (2002).The film was about a girl being stalked.
Starred in the shelved film Sriti Productions "Ishq Samundar - Love Or Trap" (2004). Starring Raveena Tandon, Sanjay Suri, Produceed by Sriti V and Sanjay Malmal, Directed by Kawal Sharma.
Starred in the shelved Hollywood film "Dreamcatcher"(2002) with a budget of under $1 million. Written by Alkesh Vaja and directed by Tabrez Noorani, it had a series of interconnected stories, with characters of a doctor, a starlet, some models and even a porno director (played by Gulshan Grover). Kashmira Shah (Jungle) and model Tara Sharma costar as impressionable young models, one of whom gets in trouble in the X-rated film industry. Sounded very disturbingly close to the Jag Mundhra exploitation genre. Tabrez Noorani said "I'm exploring the dark side. The truth is, for some single girls, that is the way it is here. So many people end up in that industry,".
Starred in the shelved Hollywood movie New Line Production's " Panic". (2002). It was about a NRI family that get tortured by a ghost.
Her father and actor Abhinav Chaturvedi are first cousins.
Was engaged to John Abraham in 2002.
Was engaged to Kamal Sadanah.
Starred in the shelved movie The Fine Arts "Khajuraho"(2000) Starring Raveena Tandon,Deepti Bhatnagar,Pooja Batra,Sharad Kapoor, Gulshan Grover, Divya Dutta,Bikram Saluja,Om Puri, Music Anu Malik, Produced by Sunil Bohra, Directed by Aruna Raje.

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