Birth:-16 October 1948, Trichy, Tamil Nadu
Status:-Married - Dharmendra
Debut Movie:-Jai Kaali
Family:-Daughters Esha , Ahan
Hit Movies:-Seeta aur Geeta, Dreamgirl, Sholay
Hema Malini Chakravarty was born in a Tamil Iyengar family at Ammankudi, Tiruchirappalli to V.S. Ramanujam Chakravarthy and Jaya Chakravarthy. Her mother was a film producer.
Hema was the youngest of the three children and has two brothers. She was educated at the Andhra Mahila Sabha in Chennai.
After performing as a dancer in a 1961 regional movie, she was rejected by Tamil Director, Sridhar, during 1964 when she first attempted to act, on the grounds that she had no star appeal. Sridhar was proved wrong when Hema persisted, debuted opposite legendary showman, Raj Kapoor in 'Sapnon Ka Saudagar' just 4 years after her rejection.
Thereafter there has been no looking back for Hema, who went to star in close to 140 movies. She also produced and directed two movies, and also directed a TV serial 'Noopur'. Hema directed a film, Dil Aashna Hai which was a commercial failure.
Currently Hema is busy promoting her latest film Tell Me Ohh Khudha where she is re launching her daughter Esha Deol.
Hema fell in love with her co-star Dharmendra during the filming of Sholay. She eventually married him in 1980. Before, they married both converted to Islam, since Dharmendra was already married to Prakash Kaur who refused to divorce him.
After her marriage she became the step-mother of Sunny Deol and Bobby Deol, both popular actors in Bollywood. She has two daughters with Dharmendra, Esha Deol (born 1982) and Ahana Deol (born 1984).