Indian movie stars born in 1949

Here are 6 famous actresses from India were born in 1949:

Parveen Babi

Parveen Babi (April 4, 1949 Junagadh-January 20, 2005 Juhu) also known as Parveen Wali Mohammad Khan Babi, Parvin Boby, Pravin Babi, poor man's Zeenat Aman, Parveen a Babi, Ms. Babi or The poor man's Zeenat Aman was an Indian actor and model.

Parveen Babi was one of the most successful actresses of her time and worked in several Bollywood films in the 1970s and 1980s such as Deewar, Amar Akbar Anthony, Namak Halaal, Kaalia, and many others. She was known for her stunning beauty, glamour, and versatility on-screen. Parveen Babi was also one of the few actresses who challenged the stereotypes of the Hindi film industry and portrayed strong and independent women characters in her films.

Besides acting, Parveen Babi was also active in modeling and was the first Indian actress to appear on the cover of Time magazine in 1976. She was also a philanthropist and supported several causes such as the rights of women and children.

Unfortunately, Parveen Babi suffered from depression and schizophrenia which led to her untimely demise at the age of 55. Despite her struggles, her contribution to Indian cinema and her impact on popular culture remains significant to this day.

Farida Jalal

Farida Jalal (March 14, 1949 New Delhi-) a.k.a. Farida Tabrez Barnavar, Baby Farida, Farida or Farida Tabrez Barmavar is an Indian actor. Her child is called Yaseen Jalal.

Farida Jalal started her career in Bollywood as a child artist in the film Yeh Raaste Hain Pyar Ke (1963). She made her debut as a lead actress in the film Taqdeer (1967) which was a hit. She went on to act in over 200 films across various languages including Hindi, Bengali, Tamil, Telugu, and Urdu. Some of her notable films include Paras (1971), Bobby (1973), Aradhana (1969), and Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995) for which she received a nomination for the Filmfare award for Best Supporting Actress.

In addition to her work in films, Farida Jalal has also acted in several television shows such as Shararat (2003-2007), Ammaji Ki Galli (2011), and Satrangi Sasural (2014). She has won several awards for her contribution to Indian cinema such as the Filmfare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002 and the Indian Telly Award for Best Actress in a Negative Role in 2015.

Farida Jalal is also known for her philanthropic work and has been associated with organizations like Child Reach International and Cancer Patients Aid Association. She remains a respected and beloved figure in the Indian film industry to this day.

Padma Khanna

Padma Khanna (March 10, 1949 Varanasi-) a.k.a. Padma Kumari, Kumari Padma, Padma or Khanna is an Indian dancer, actor and film director. She has two children, Neha Sidana and Akshar Sidana.

Padma Khanna started her acting career with the film Saudagar (1973), and appeared in over 100 Bollywood films including Heera Panna, Apna Khoon, and Loafer. She was known for her dance performances in films and was called the "queen of the cabaret" due to her signature dance moves. In addition to acting and dancing, Padma Khanna also directed the film Jeevan Jyoti in 1985. She retired from acting in the 1990s and moved to Pune, where she runs a dance academy called Nritya Darshan. She has been honored with several awards for her contribution to Indian cinema and dance, including the Kalakar Award and the Sanskriti Award.

Poonam Sinha

Poonam Sinha (November 3, 1949 Hyderabad-) a.k.a. Mrs. Punam S. Sinha, Punam Shatrughan Sinha, Mrs. Poonam Sinha, Komal or Poonam Chandiramani is an Indian actor and film producer. Her children are called Sonakshi Sinha, Luv Sinha and Kush Sinha.

Poonam Sinha started her acting career in Hindi cinema with the film "Jigri Dost" in 1969. She went on to act in several successful films like "Heera", "Hindustan Ki Kasam" and "Sabak". In addition to acting, she has also produced a few films like "Mera Dil Leke Dekho" and "Jodidar".

Apart from her work in films, Poonam Sinha has also been involved in politics. She contested the 2019 Lok Sabha elections as a Samajwadi Party candidate from the Lucknow constituency. She was also associated with the Bharatiya Janata Party before joining the Samajwadi Party.

Poonam Sinha is actively involved in social work through her charity organization, "No More Tears". The organization works towards the betterment of underprivileged children and women in India.

Joni Flynn

Joni Flynn (December 18, 1949 Assam-) is an Indian actor and nude glamour model.

Joni Flynn began her modeling career in the early 1970s, appearing in various magazines and publications. She eventually transitioned to acting, starring in several Bollywood films throughout the 1980s and 90s. Flynn gained a reputation for her bold and confident performances, often taking on controversial roles that challenged societal norms. In addition to her work in film, she has also appeared on television and in theater productions. Despite facing criticism for her unconventional approach to acting and modeling, Flynn has persevered and remains a respected figure in the Indian entertainment industry. She continues to be an inspiration and role model for aspiring actors and models both in India and around the world.

Sumitra Mukherjee

Sumitra Mukherjee (March 30, 1949 Kolkata-May 21, 2003 Kolkata) a.k.a. Hashi Mukherjee or Sumitra Mukhopadhyay was an Indian actor.

She is best known for her work in Bengali cinema and television. Sumitra Mukherjee started her career as a child artist in the film "Maa" (1958). She went on to act in more than 100 Bengali films, including "Sansar Simante" (1975), "Agnishwar" (1975), "Palatak" (1975), "Shankhabela" (1981), and "Pratikar" (1987). Sumitra Mukherjee won the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film "Shwet Patharer Thala" (1992). On May 21, 2003, Sumitra Mukherjee passed away in Kolkata.

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