The Sensuous Laila Of Bollywood – Zeenat Aman
She is the Dum Maro Dum girl and is the first Asian woman to win the title of Miss Asia Pacific in the year 1970. The actress, who was known for her sensuous presence on screen, enjoyed a distinguished place and fame in the era of 70s and 80s in Bollywood.
Aman was born on 19th November 1951 to the script writer Amanullah Khan and mother Scinda. Spent her initial career as a journalist for Femina and then took her steps towards the world of modelling. Dev Anand’s last minute replacement of Aman in place of the actress Zaheeda in the movie Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971) proved as the turning point for the actress in her film career. Her character of a hippie in the movie won her the first Filmfare award for the best supporting actress category. The pair of Aman and Dev Anand was much appreciated in the movies like Heera Panna (1973), Warrant (1975), Kalabaaz (1977), etc.
The white shimmering image of the actress in the song ‘Chura liya hai tumne jo dil ko’ from the movie Yaadon Ki Baarat is unconquerable at any given point of time. In the year 1978 she featured in Raj Kapoor’s Satyam Shivam Sundaram, the movie which summoned lot of controversies and criticism. The movie featured the sensuous Aman, an image which was unconventional for the heroines to establish during that time.
Her other successful commercial films include Don opposite Anitabh Bachchan, Chor Ke Ghar Shor , The Great Gambler, Qurbani, Dostana (1980), Lawaaris (1981), etc. She was an actress who is still remembered for the unconventional roles she played on the silver. In recent times she has made appearance in few movies and makes special appearance in award functions and events. In the year 1985, she married Mazhar Khan and has two sons. On behalf of her all fans and well wishers SongPedia wishes the actress good health and a warm birthday.
Lets cherish our memory with few hits of the actress
The Hippie of Hare Rama Hare Krishna
The dazzling beauty in Yaadon Ki Baraat
A song from one of her most controversial movies Satyam Shivam Sundaram
The Cult song – ‘Aap Jaisa Koi’
This ‘Laila’ cannot be ignored
The paagal premi of Ajnabee
The hit pair of Aman and Bachchan in the movie Don
The actress romancing with Bachchan again in the movie The Great Gambler
‘Hum tumhe chahte hai aise’ from the movie Qurbani