Zeenat Aman received a Filmfare Best Actress nomination performance as a rape victim seeking justice in B. R. Chopra's Insaaf Ka Tarazu (1980)
Bollywood actor Zeenat Aman is known for her work in Hindi films during the 1970s and 80's. She has been a symbol of elegance, glamour and sensuality since she stepped into the industry in 1971.
Zeenat Aman was born in Mumbai (then called Bombay) in 1951. She completed her studies in Los Angeles, and won the Miss Asia Pacific 1970 contest. Aman's film career began with a small role in O.P. Ralhan's Hulchul in 1971.
As the forever beauty queen Zeenat Aman turns 65 on Saturday, let’s look at her different avatars.
In Hare Rama Hare Krishna, Zeenat Aman, aided by R. D. Burman song Dum Maro Dum, won over the hearts of audience as Janice. She earned a Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award and BFJA Award for Best Actress.
Her hip looks in Yaadon Ki Baaraat (1973) as the girl carrying a guitar, singing Churaliya hai tumne jo dil ko has won her more popularity and the hearts of millions of fans.
Aman showed her sensuous avatar in Aap Jaisa Koi song from Qurbani. It was composed by Biddu and sung by Pakistani pop singer Nazia Hassan. Aap Jaisa Koi would never have made it to the film’s soundtrack if not for Hassan. Biddu had originally recorded a Hindi version of a Boney M song for her to sing. But she insisted on singing something original. Hassan was 14 years old when she recorded the track.
In 1978, she starred in Raj Kapoor's massively publicised Satyam Shivam Sundaram (1978), however, the film was heavily criticized.