Dimple Kapadia is elegance and beauty personified. The yesteryears actor, who shot to instant fame with her debut film Bobby (1973) opposite Rishi Kapoor, turns 60 today. And even at 60, Dimple can give young stars a run for their money.
Many might not know that Dimple was all of 16 when she was launched by legendary filmmaker Raj Kapoor in the film but soon after she made her debut in Bobby, she tied the knot with actor Rajesh Khanna and took a sabbatical from acting for as long as a decade.
She married Khanna six months before the release of her debut film Bobby and then retired from the industry to raise her daughters Twinkle and Rinkie.
In 1984, the actor made a comeback to films with Zakhmi Sher, which was followed by a string of successful films that made Dimple one of the leading heroines of the ‘80s. In her career spanning over three decades, Dimple has worked in films such as Saagar (1985), Jaanbaaz (1986), Bees Saal Baad (1988), Ajooba (1991), Rudaali (1993) and Krantiveer (1994).
Having played lead roles, Dimple moved on to portraying supporting characters and in the recent times, her performance in films such as Dil Chahta Hai (2001), Patiala House (2011), Cocktail (2012), Finding Fanny (2014) and Welcome Back (2015) were much appreciated by fans and critics alike.