Parveen Babi – One of the dazzling stars of the Bollywood known for her glamorous look and silky hair. Gorgeous, tall and confident – Parveen ravished her admirers with her onscreen presence. Often compared with Zeenat Aman she gave many blockbusters at the box office like Deewar, Namak Halaal, Amar Akbar Anthony and Shaan. On her birthday, let us take a sneak peek in her life history.
Parveen Babi was born as Parveen Wali Mohammad Khan Babi in a Muslim family in Gujarat.
She began her film career with Charitra in 1973 while she was still a college going student.
She didn’t marry but shared intimate relationsips with Kabir Bedi, director Mahesh Bhatt and Danny Denzongpa. She was also rumoured to have relationship with actor Amitabh Bachchan.
Parveeen was one of the most successful Indian actress of her time. She was the first Indian actress to get featured on TIME magazine’s cover.
She was found dead in her Mumbai apartment on January 20, 2005 after it was discovered that she had not collected milk and newspapers from her doorsteps. She was found to have gangrene of the foot.