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Bindu had early successes with Ittefaq and Do Raaste in 1969. From here she went on to write her success story with Shakti Samanta's Kati Patang (1970), where she had a sizzling cabaret dance, "Mera Naam Shabnam" to her credit; a number which is even today remembered as one of the highlights of the film. Bindu's mesmerising performances in 1974 as a seductress in Imtihan, and as a nymphomaniac in Hawas, left audiences asking for more. With a string of hits behind her, she successfully managed to break out of the myth that married actresses usually do not go to become sex symbols, especially in the Hindi film industry. She is the third point in the 'holy trinity' of item number queens. Along with Helen and Aruna Irani, Bindu defined the Bollywood 'cabaret' dance number and the role of the 'Vamp'. Her acting ability was seen in films like Hrishikesh Mukherjee's films Arjun Pandit and Abhimaan, where she won raves for playing a very sympathetic character. She proved to be just as convincing as the crippled woman in Chaitali and as the deglamorised role of wife to Ashok Kumar, in Arjun Pandit. She played the villain's moll in Zanjeer and became famous as Mona Darling. An impending pregnancy, followed by a miscarriage, brought about a lull in her career and on the advice of her doctors she had to end her stint as the glamorous 'vamp' – dancing and all. However, she did not stay away for long and returned to the silver screen with character roles – Hero, Biwi Ho To Aisi and Kishen Kanhaiya and with many other such movies she managed to re-establish herself as the unmerciful and cruel mother-in-law, or the cynical aunt. In the later stages of her career, she made fewer on-screen appearances, like the ones in Shola Aur Shabnam, which highlighted her comic side, and followed with other light and funny performances in Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, Main Hoon Na, and Om Shanti Om.

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Jan 17, 1951 In Valsad, Bombay Presidency, British India
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First Appeared:
In the movie The Gold Medal 1969-03-03
Latest Project:
Movie Main Hoon Na 2004-04-30
Known For
Movie Main Hoon Na Mrs. Kakkad 2004-04-30
Movie Jaanam Samjha Karo Chandini's Aunt 1999-04-02
Movie Judwaa Sundari Batwani 1997-02-07
Movie Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! Aunt 1994-08-05
Movie Krantiveer 1994-07-22
Movie Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja 1993-04-16
Movie Aankhen Anuradha 1993-09-09
Movie Rang Suchitra Madhav Singh 1993-07-09
Movie Shola Aur Shabnam Girls Hostel Principal 1992-01-23
Movie Phool Bane Angaray Mrs. Singh 1991-07-12
Movie Kishen Kanhaiya Kamini 1990-03-09
Movie Biwi Ho To Aisi Kamla Bhandari 1988-08-22
Movie Pyar Ke Do Pal Paro 1986-08-15
Movie Pyar Jhukta Nahin Kamini Pratap 1985-01-11
Movie Alag Alag 1985-09-27
Movie Balidaan 1985-04-26
Movie Meharbaani 1982-05-13
Movie Prem Rog Chamiya 1982-07-31
Movie Naseeb Self 1981-03-17
Movie Shaan Maharani of Kamalpur 1980-12-12
Movie Des Pardes Sylvia 1978-02-23
Movie Besharam 1978-04-14
Movie Ganga Ki Saugand Jayshree 1978-02-07
Movie Rahu Ketu Sheela 1978-08-21
Movie Phandebaaz 1978-07-07
Movie Chor Ho To Aisa Seema 1978-12-11
Movie Trishna Vidya 1978-07-15
Movie Chakkar Pe Chakkar 1977-01-01
Movie Sharafat Chod Di Maine 1976-01-01
Movie Nehle Pe Dehla 1976-01-01
Movie Shankar Shambhu Munnibai 1976-10-06
Movie Dus Numbri CBI Officer Roopa Sharma 1976-04-17
Movie Hawas Kamini Singh 1974-01-01
Movie Prem Nagar Shamsher's wife 1974-05-24
Movie Imtihan Rita 1974-05-31
Movie Zanjeer Mona 1973-05-11
Movie Abhimaan Chitra 1973-07-27
Movie Joshila Rani 1973-10-19
Movie Amar Prem Kamla 1972-01-28
Movie Mere Jeevan Saathi Kamal 1972-09-22
Movie Kati Patang Shabnam 'Shaboo' 1971-01-29
Movie The Gold Medal 1969-03-03
Movie Do Raaste Neela Alopee Prasad 1969-12-05
Movie Ittefaq Renu 1969-10-04
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