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Hema Malini
» Hema Malini is a dedicated Bharatnatyam artiste, South Indian classical dance. Her two daughters have trained in the related Odissi school of dance, and the three have performed together at several charity dance concerts.

» Top Bollywood stars like Sanjeev Kumar and Jeetendra proposed marriage to her, but she married Dharmendra(who never divorced his first wife) and they have two children:Ahana Deol and Esha Deol (born 1982), who is a successful Bollywood actress as well.

» In 2005, on the TV show Koffee with Karan, she said that she taught her daughters Tamil very well, but had to hire a tutor to help her daughter Esha Deol learn Punjabi for a film. Apparently, Esha's father Dharmendra, whose mother tongue is Punjabi, converses with Hema and his daughters only in Hindi and English.

» She is the daughter of Shrimati Jaya Chakravarthy who was a film producer. Shrimati Jaya Chakravarthy passed away on June 11th, 2004.

» She and her husband have been involved in politics, as members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She was elected to the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India, with the support of the BJP. In February 2004, she joined the party officially. With her film career less hectic, she has been an active member of the party, attending party meetings and rallies and campaigning for the party through various elections.

» 1973 - Filmfare Best Actress Award, Seeta aur Geeta

» 1999 - Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award

» 2000 - Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award from the Government of India.

» 2003 - Star Screen Award Jodi No. 1, Baghban (with Amitabh Bachchan)

» 2003 - 'Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Movie Industry' at the 'Bollywood Awards' scheduled at Trump Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on May 3.

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