7 Iconic Characters Played by Dimple Kapadia

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Bobby Braganza in "Bobby" (1973)

Dimple Kapadia made her acting debut in this romantic drama directed by Raj Kapoor. Her portrayal of Bobby, a young and spirited girl from a wealthy family who falls in love with a poor boy, made her an overnight sensation.

Neera in "Saagar" (1985)

In this romantic drama directed by Ramesh Sippy, Dimple played the role of Neera, a simple fisherwoman caught in a love triangle between a wealthy man and a poor fisherman. Her performance earned her critical acclaim and a Filmfare Award for Best Actress.

Anita in "Kaash" (1987)

Directed by Mahesh Bhatt, "Kaash" featured Dimple Kapadia as Anita, a woman struggling to come to terms with her husband's death. Her portrayal of a grieving widow trying to rebuild her life was praised by critics.

Janaki in "Drishti" (1990)

Dimple delivered a powerful performance as Janaki, a woman who grapples with her insecurities and desires within her marriage, in this drama directed by Govind Nihalani. Her nuanced portrayal earned her widespread acclaim.

Kamini Dutt in "Rudaali" (1993)

Directed by Kalpana Lajmi, "Rudaali" showcased Dimple Kapadia as Kamini, a professional mourner hired to grieve at funerals. Her portrayal of a stoic and emotionally detached woman earned her a National Film Award for Best Actress.

Madhu Saxena in "Dil Chahta Hai" (2001)

In this coming-of-age comedy-drama directed by Farhan Akhtar, Dimple portrayed Madhu Saxena, a single mother who finds love unexpectedly. Her performance added depth to the narrative and resonated with audiences.

Nandini in "Finding Fanny" (2014)

Dimple Kapadia starred as Nandini, a widowed Goan woman searching for her lost love, in this quirky comedy directed by Homi Adajania. Her portrayal added heart and humor to the film's ensemble cast.

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