Dimple had a major role as the heroine's (Isha Sharvani) mother in Zoya Akhtar's debut film. She played the character to the 'T'.
On her birthday June 8, a look at some of her memorable films. Raj Kapoor discovered Dimple and introduced her in 'Bobby' with his son Rishi Kapoor. Dimple's natural innocence (she was just 15 then) makes it one of the most memorable debuts of Hindi cinema. Dimple won the Filmfare Best Actress award for this film. Text: Shweta Parande | Images: Publicity Stills
The Dimple-Rishi hit pair returned in this love triangle, which also starred Kamal Haasan. Dimple had grown up into a beautiful woman from her 'Bobby' days, and absolutely sizzled in the film. In the raunchy number on the beach, she went topless for a split second. She won another Filmfare Best Actress award.
This was a classic love triangle and murder mystery, co-starring Raj Babbar and Suresh Oberoi.
Dimple oozed oopmh in this Feroz Khan directed thriller. Her haystack sex scene with Anil Kapoor is one of the boldest in Indian cinema ever.
A heartbreaking story of an estranged couple's little son who dies of cancer. Dimple and Jackie were also remembered for their kiss in the film. Sensitive performances by both actors.
Dimple plays a police officer who is gang raped. As revenge, she castrates the perpetrators. The film explored the flaws in the judiciary system when dealing with rapists. A stellar performance.
A bold performance by the actress in this extramarital saga. The film starred Shekhar Kapur as Dimple's husband and Irrfan Khan as her lover.
This Gulzar film showcased Dimple as an ethereal beauty. She starred opposite Vinod Khanna, who plays a married man who falls for her.
Other notable films Dimple starred in over the years include 'Arjun' (1985), 'Angaar' (1985), 'Prahaar' (1991) and Narasimha (1991).
Dimple won the National Film Award for this Kalpana Lajmi film, which was based on author Mahasweta Devi's story about professional mourners. She was also honoured with the Filmfare Critics Award for Best Performance for the film.
One of her best performances ever, this film starred Dimple as a subdued single mother struggling to live on her own with her child. Her performance matched Nana Patekar's firebrand character in the film. Dimple won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award.
Dimple stood out in Farhan Akhtar's uber cool film starring younger actors Aamir Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Preity Zinta, Akshaye Khanna and Sonali Kulkarni. She played an alcoholic divorcee who Akshaye's character falls in love with. A rare opportunity for her to play her age and she did a brilliant job.
After 'Dil Chahta Hai', this was another film tackling the older woman-younger man love story. 'Leela' was more of a crossover film, mostly in English.
Directed by Homi Adajania, this is another English film in Dimple's filmography. She played the wife in this story about a dysfunctional Parsi family, starring Saif Ali Khan and Naseeruddin Shah among others.
Dimple played a Parsi woman (again) who runs a café which is eyed by some builders. Nana Patekar again paired up with her in this one after 'Krantiveer', and they looked good together.
Dimple is all set to have an active 2010. She stars in Rahul Dholakia's 'Society' and also a Malayalam film that stars politician Amar Singh as her husband. She will also be seen in Akshay Kumar's 'Patiala House' and Arbaaz Khan's 'Dabanng'.