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Bindu had early successes with Ittefaq and Do Raaste in 1969. From here she went on to write her success story with Shakti Samanta's Kati Patang (1970), where she had a sizzling cabaret dance, "Mera Naam Shabnam" to her credit; a number which is even today remembered as one of the highlights of the film. Bindu's mesmerising performances in 1974 as a seductress in Imtihan, and as a nymphomaniac in Hawas, left audiences asking for more. With a string of hits behind her, she successfully managed to break out of the myth that married actresses usually do not go to become sex symbols, especially in the Hindi film industry. She is the third point in the 'holy trinity' of item number queens. Along with Helen and Aruna Irani, Bindu defined the Bollywood 'cabaret' dance number and the role of the 'Vamp'. Her acting ability was seen in films like Hrishikesh Mukherjee's films Arjun Pandit and Abhimaan, where she won raves for playing a very sympathetic character. She proved to be just as convincing as the crippled woman in Chaitali and as the deglamorised role of wife to Ashok Kumar, in Arjun Pandit. She played the villain's moll in Zanjeer and became famous as Mona Darling. An impending pregnancy, followed by a miscarriage, brought about a lull in her career and on the advice of her doctors she had to end her stint as the glamorous 'vamp' – dancing and all. However, she did not stay away for long and returned to the silver screen with character roles – Hero, Biwi Ho To Aisi and Kishen Kanhaiya and with many other such movies she managed to re-establish herself as the unmerciful and cruel mother-in-law, or the cynical aunt. In the later stages of her career, she made fewer on-screen appearances, like the ones in Shola Aur Shabnam, which highlighted her comic side, and followed with other light and funny performances in Hum Aapke Hain Koun..!, Main Hoon Na, and Om Shanti Om.

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Jan 17, 1951 In Valsad, Bombay Presidency, British India
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First Appeared:
Movie Mehbooba 2008-07-11
Latest Project:
In the movie Bandh Honth
Known For
Movie Bandh Honth
Movie Mehbooba Karan's aunt
Movie Main Hoon Na Mrs. Kakkad
Movie Sooryavansham Radha's mother
Movie Jai Hind Bindiya
Movie Jaanam Samjha Karo Chandini's Aunt
Movie Badmaash
Movie Banarasi Babu Lily Chaubey
Movie Judwaa Sundari Batwani
Movie Anokha Andaaz Reema's step-mother
Movie Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! Aunt
Movie Krantiveer
Movie Saajan Ka Ghar
Movie Aankhen Anuradha
Movie Rang Suchitra Madhav Singh
Movie Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja
Movie Shreemaan Aashique
Movie Shola Aur Shabnam Girls Hostel Principal
Movie Phool Bane Angaray Mrs. Singh
Movie Kishen Kanhaiya Kamini
Movie Biwi Ho To Aisi Kamla Bhandari
Movie Saveray Wali Gaadi
Movie Allah-Rakha
Movie Pyar Ke Do Pal Paro
Movie Balidaan
Movie Pyar Jhukta Nahin Kamini Pratap
Movie Alag Alag
Movie Bandhan Kuchchey Dhaagon Ka
Movie Prem Rog Chamiya
Movie Meharbaani
Movie Naseeb Self
Movie Maan Gaye Ustaad
Movie Shaan Maharani of Kamalpur
Movie Neeyat
Movie Ahsaas
Movie Allauddinum Albhutha Vilakkum Cabaret dancer
Movie Amar Deep
Movie Apna Khoon
Movie Ganga Ki Saugand Jayshree
Movie Des Pardes Sylvia
Movie Phandebaaz
Movie Besharam
Movie Rahu Ketu Sheela
Movie Trishna Vidya
Movie Chor Ho To Aisa Seema
Movie Hira Aur Patthar
Movie Farishta Ya Qatil
Movie Chakkar Pe Chakkar
Movie Shaque
Movie Shankar Shambhu Munnibai
Movie Dus Numbri CBI Officer Roopa Sharma
Movie Arjun Pandit
Movie Nehle Pe Dehla
Movie Sharafat Chod Di Maine
Movie Dhoti Lota Aur Chowpatty
Movie Hawas Kamini Singh
Movie That Which Grows is a Beard
Movie Prem Shastra
Movie Prem Nagar Shamsher's wife
Movie Imtihan Rita
Movie Zanjeer Mona
Movie Gehri Chaal Shobha Shankar
Movie Abhimaan Chitra
Movie Joshila Rani
Movie Mere Jeevan Saathi Kamal
Movie Raja Jani
Movie Dastaan
Movie Garam Masala
Movie Chori Chori
Movie Amar Prem Kamla
Movie Kati Patang Shabnam 'Shaboo'
Movie Enemy
Movie Do Raaste Neela Alopee Prasad
Movie Ittefaq Renu
Movie The Gold Medal
Movie Ek Phool Char Kante (uncredited)