Raveena Tandon

Raveena Tandon

Tandon at Zaria Diamond launch 2016

26 October 1972
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Actress, producer, TV host

Years active
1991–2006, 2011–present

Anil Thadani (2004–present)


Ravi Tandon (father)
Rajiv Tandon (brother)
Manjari Makijany (cousin)
Vishal Singh (cousin)
Reshma Singh (cousin)
Kiran Rathod (cousin)

Raveena Tandon is an Indian actress, producer, and a former model. She has primarily worked in Bollywood films, though she appeared in a few Telugu, Tamil, and Kannada cinemas.
Tandon made her acting debut opposite Salman Khan in Patthar Ke Phool (1991), and won a Filmfare Award for Lux New Face of the Year for her performance in the film. During the 1990s, she was part of several commercial successes such as Dilwale (1994), Mohra (1994), Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996) and Ziddi (1997), among others. Despite attaining popularity, her main successful period evolved in the early 2000s (decade), when she ventured into more serious roles and turned towards arthouse and parallel cinema. She got high critical acclaim for her performances in films like Aks (2001), Satta (2003), Shool (1999), and Sandhya (2002). She was at the peak of her career in 2002, when she won the National Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in Kalpana Lajmi’s Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence (2001).
In 2012 she appeared as a host on the TV show Isi Ka Naam Zindagi.[1]


1 Early life
2 Career

2.1 1991–94: Debut and breakthrough
2.2 1995–96: Rough patch
2.3 1996–99: Box office success
2.4 2000–2005: National Award and critical acclaim

3 Personal life
4 Controversies
5 Commitments
6 Awards and nominations
7 Filmography
8 See also
9 References
10 External links

Early life[edit]
Tandon attended Jamnabai Narsee School in Juhu and studied at Mithibai College. She completed her first and second years at the college. During her time as an intern, she got her first film offer from Shantanu Sheorey which she accepted.[2] She dropped out of college and decided to pursue her film career.[2]
Her father was a producer and directed some films in the 1970s and 1980s. She has a brother named Rajeev Tandon, who had a brief career in Bollywood films. Her cousin, Kiran Rathod, is also an Indian actress. Her first cousin, Manjari Makijany is a writer and director of Hindi films and American films. Her other cousin Reshma Singh, acted in television serials. A third cousin, Vishal S