5 facts you didn’t know about the Birthday Girl Parveen Babi

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Published by Vijay Sisodiya on 03 Apr 2019

Parveen Babi, the most glamorous actress of her time, would have turned 70 today. Parveen Babi, the beauty of her time, made her debut 1973 with the film ‘Charitra’. She soon gained a lot of fame after the film. She was born in Junagadh, Gujrat to a Muslim Family. In those times, being an actress who belonged from a Muslim background was a huge deal. Parveen Babi changed the image of the Indian film heroine.


Here are the 5 facts you must not know about Parveen Babi:

  1. Parveen Babi was the highest paid actress of her time. She was considered the most glamorous and impeccable beauty.
  2. Parveen Babi was first ever Indian to have appeared on the cover of Time Magazine. In those days, it was equivalent to winning a world cup.
  3. ‘Iraada’ was the last film she was seen in. Later she got disappeared from the Bollywood industry. Reports claim that she took American Nationality.
  4. In 1983 she vanished from the film scene without telling anyone. Rumors are she was under control of the underworld
  5. She later came back in Mumbai in November 1989. Media reports claim that she looked completely unrecognizable. Apart from her visible weight gain, rumors also claim that she was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, a mental illness.


She was considered the best actress of her time. She starred with Amitabh Bachchan in eight films which were either hit or superhit. She was an inspiration to many and her style would never match the Indian sentiments. She was always given the roles which were glamorous and western. If the industry is modern and changed If the girls and actresses have confidence in their body and mind, it is because of her. She was a legend of her time. No matter what happened to her in her personal life, in the industry she has always been the talented and beautiful Parveen Babi that everyone was crazy about.

Happy Birthday to the timeless beauty!

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