Dimple Kapadia is one of the few actresses who proved that heroines were as important as the hero - in a time when Bollywood was HEAVILY dominated by male leads. Dimple Kapadia, with her solid performances and glorious acting, was Bollywood’s one of the most sought after actresses of her era. She debuted at the age of 16 in Bobby, a performance that is still regarded as one of her greatest. Although she was initially recognized as a ‘sex-symbol’ by the media, Kapadia, who refused to being stereotyped, expanded her range of acting roles and went on to become of the most successful actresses of the 80s. Today, on Dimple Kapadia’s birthday let’s remember some of the most amazing performances she has given us over the years.
It had to be Bobby. Dimple’s performance titular role won her the Filmfare award for the best actress. Through Bobby, she proved everyone that she is in Bollywood to stay.
Another great performance, another award for her. Dimple Kapadia won the Filmfare again for her performance in Saagar, Not only that, Saagar went on to become India’s official entry to the Oscars that year.
Although Nana Patekar’s outstanding performance stole the show, Dimple Kapadia, who played a past rape victim and a journalist stood her ground. She was convincing, strong and gave an amazing performance.
Rudaali is perhaps one of the best performances of Dimple Kapadia. Her role as Shanichari won critics’ hearts all over India and she won a well deserved National Award.
5. Dil Chahta Hai
In Dil Chahta Hai, she played a middle-aged, alcoholic divorcee who befriends a man younger than him. Although her role was short, her performance was convincing and believable.
Dimple Kapadia has given us solid performances over the years and we hope that there are many more awesome ones to come in the future!