Happy Birthday Raveena Tandon! A Dozen Reasons I Love You!

Raveena!  Not remembered as much today as some of the other 90s actresses, but still worth a dozen reasons to love her on her birthday.

1.1. I love you because you made your debut as a teenager, in the good old-fashioned tradition, taking the chance first and counting on training to come later.

2. I love you because you took a few years off between the first film and the others, some time to grow up.

3. I love you because you came back with a blast, 7 films in 1993.

4. I love you because one of those films was Parampara, which was gosh awful, but you were in there working as hard as you could to make it work!


5. I love you because you worked just as hard in a much better movie with Aamir the next year, Andaz Apna Apna.


6. I love you because you somehow made Naseeruddin Shah sexy.


7. I love you because you took a sudden career veer in 2000, from being the sexy heroine in popular films, you switched gears to looking for more art roles and finding success in them.

8. I love you because you adopted two little girls, age 11 and 8, when you were at the top of your 90s success.

9. I love you because after a very high profile romance with a top actor, you passed up on glamour and picked substance, marrying a respected film distributor.

10. I love you because before you went artsy, you were in one of my favorite 90s SRK films.


11.  I love you because even after you went artsy, you weren’t too proud to do an item song cameo.


  • 12. And finally, I love you forever and ever for taking part in this ridiculous song in the ridiculously wonderful movie Main Khiladi Tu Anari.

5 thoughts on “Happy Birthday Raveena Tandon! A Dozen Reasons I Love You!

  1. Apart from being the lead actress of ZamaanaDeewana (a movie I also like very much), Raveena is in Ashutosh Gowariker’s first film which is also the only movie where ShahRukh and Aamir are in the same frame (with Saif, too – playing themselves). Do you know Pehla Nasha?
    Raveena was also the heroine in the 1994 Dilwale with Ajay Devgn (here, the big-hearted guy was Sunil Shetty, the cop!).
    Raveena and ShahRukh had worked together in another movie (at the time of ZamaanaDeewana shooting) but the shooting had not been finished. Still – with the already shot scenes – a movie was released with them as leading pair ten years later (which wasn’t accepted by both the stars). I watched this movie (without knowing the facts behind)…I liked their scenes but nothing else.


    • Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke, right? They didn’t even return for dubbing and were furious when the producer released it. I find it really interesting as a counter example, most of the time people just work around the money the producer has available and do anything to make sure the film comes out. There must have been something really horrible about this producer’s behavior to make them not even willing to try.

      On Sun, Oct 29, 2017 at 6:11 AM, dontcallitbollywood wrote:



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