Raveena Tandon

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Raveena Tandon (born 26 October 1972) is an Indian actress widely known for her variety of work in Hindi films. She is daughter of director Ravi Tandon. She is a receipient of several awards including a National Film Award and three Filmfare Awards. In 2023 she was awarded the Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian honour.

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Raveena Tandon
Tandon in 2021
Born (1972-10-26) 26 October 1972 (age 50)[1][2]
Bombay (present-day Mumbai), Maharashtra, India
Years active1991–present
Anil Thadani
(m. 2004)
HonoursPadma Shri (2023)

She made her acting debut in the 1991 action film Patthar Ke Phool, which won her the Filmfare Award for New Face of the Year. Tandon established herself by playing the leading lady in the commercially successful action dramas Dilwale (1994), Mohra (1994), Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996), and Ziddi (1997).[3]

She earned a nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 1994 drama Laadla and in the late 1990s, she collaborated with Govinda in several successful comedies, including Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998), Dulhe Raja (1998) and Anari No.1 (1999). She also played against type in the crime dramas Ghulam-E-Mustafa (1997) and Shool (1999).

In the 2000s, Tandon ventured into arthouse cinema with roles in the 2001 films Daman and Aks, both of which garnered her critical acclaim, winning the National Film Award for Best Actress for the former and the Filmfare Special Performance Award for the latter. Post her marriage with film distributor Anil Thadani, Tandon took a break from films. She intermittently appeared on television with shows like the Sahara One drama Sahib Biwi Gulam (2004), the dance reality show Chak De Bachche (2008) and talk shows Isi Ka Naam Zindagi (2012) and Simply Baatien With Raveena (2014). After several years of hiatus, Tandon starred in the thriller Maatr (2017) and appeared in a supporting role in K.G.F: Chapter 2 (2022).[4] In 2021, she received praise for starring in the Netflix crime thriller web series Aranyak.[5]

Tandon is also an environmentalist and has worked with PETA since 2002. Tandon has four children, two adopted and two with her husband.