June 8th: Happy Birthday Dimple Kapadia - A Bollywood Icon

Ranjit Rodricks , 08 Jun 2013
Happy birthday Dimple Kapadia
Happy birthday Dimple Kapadia

She’s among the most beautiful and most enigmatic of the legendary Bollywood stars and today, actress Dimple Kapadia celebrates her fifty-sixth birthday.

She first captivated the hearts of millions in her debut film, Bobby, in which she played an Anglo-Indian girl who romanced Rishi Kapoor. One of her most famous costumes in the film – a white polka-dot blouse tied just below the bust, worn with a black mini skirt – went on to become an iconic image in Bollywood fashion.

Dimple Kapadia in Bobby
Dimple Kapadia in Bobby

In fact, much before Mallika Sherawat even thought of wearing a bikini on screen, Dimple rocked a red two-piece in the same film.

Dimple Kapadia
Dimple Kapadia

However, even though she won a Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her role as Bobby Braganza, Dimple left the film industry after getting married to Rajesh Khanna in 1973.

Dimple Kapadia and Rajesh Khanna
Dimple Kapadia and Rajesh Khanna

For over a decade, she stayed away from acting and chose to raise her two daughters – Twinkle and Rinkie. Only after her separation from Rajesh Khanna did she return to Bollywood in 1984.

Dimple Kapadia in Abu-Sandeep
Dimple Kapadia in Abu-Sandeep

Dimple Kapadia is not much of a party-person and you will rarely see her at Page 3 events. But when she does step out, she’s always immaculately dressed in designs by Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla. Dimple is a huge fan / follower / client of the duo and she’s been sporting their designs since they launched their label in the Eighties.

Here’s wishing Dimple Kapadia a very happy birthday from Team MissMalini.

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