Parveen Babi - The Diva of Hindi Film Industry

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There are some stars who even when they passed away remain very much alive in the minds of people for several reasons.

Their charismatic persona, sizzling on-screen performances and unconventional ways of living life have left a mark in the history of Indian film industry. One among these actresses would be '70s and '80s actress Parveen Babi, who easily enacted tough roles. Her sultry look had wooed many people and she has many films and peppy songs to her name.

Hit Movies

In her film career spread over twenty long years, she appeared in around 50 movies, of which ten are regarded as the best films in her career. Films were also the megahits after their release in theatres. Parveen Babi changed the look of actresses who wore saree and were conventional with a sensual self-reliant woman look.

She fearlessly enacted the characters women who had live-in relation with men and who drank alcohol openly- these things which were not usual at those times. She started off in the industry by acting in Charitra released in 1973 but became popular only through Majboor which also had Amitabh Bachchan.

Some of her best films are Deewar, Amar Akbar Antony, Suhaag, Namak Halal, Khuddar, Kaalia and Meri Awaz Suno. Parveen Babi acted in various roles and through those roles she proved herself beyond doubt. She enacted roles like a seductress, gangster's moll, a dancer and a mother in a lot of movies.

She has worked with many well known actors, of which Amitabh Bachchan was her pair in many of her hit films. With many various roles in a lot of movies, she has also acted in popular song numbers which increased her popularity.

Popular Songs

A romantic song in the blockbuster film of 1970, Amar Akbar Anthony, had Parveen with two other pairs. The song, Humko Tumse Ho Gaya Hai, became a popular romantic song. Her two most popular songs are from Namak Halal , in which she acted along side Shashi Kapoor. Jawani Janeman Haseen Dilruba and Raat Baaki Baat Baaki added to her already popular image of a star. These songs are heard even to this day by people who love film music in India and remains as an all time favorite song. The sensual looking Parveen wooed the crowd through these songs.

Suhaag and Main To Beghar Hoon paired Shashi Kapoor and Parveen. These were the biggest grossing movies of those times. Some of her romantic songs were Pyaar Karnewale Pyaar Karte Hain, Angrezi Mein Kehte Hai I Love You and Teri Jheel Si Gehre Aankhon.

Her relations with Kabir Bedi and Mahesh Bhatt attracted public attention for quite some time. She has an unmatched beauty and confidence when compared to other actresses.


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This article was published on 2011/05/03