7 Iconic Roles Played by Parveen Babi

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Anita – Deewaar (1975)

Yash Chopra's film gave Babi her breakout role: Anita becomes more than Vijay's (Amitabh Bachchan) lover in Deewaar; she becomes the keeper of his conscience, and supports him in his arduous struggle.

Jenny – Amar Akbar Anthony (1977)

Babi played Jenny opposite Amitabh Bachchan's Anthony in this Manmohan Desai separated-at-birth masala film

Anita – Kaala Patthar (1979)

For a change, Babi was cast not opposite Amitabh Bachchan but Shashi Kapoor, playing the journalist Anita in the Yash Chopra directorial.

Anu – Suhaag (1979)

Babi played Anu, the romantic interest of Shashi Kapoor's Kishan, in the Manmohan Desai action film about brothers who were separated at birth.

Sunita – Shaan (1980)

In the Ramesh Sippy film, Babi played Sunita, a glamourous singer who executes robberies whilst bystanders are bedazzled by her charm.

Shalini / Rani – Kaalia (1981)

Babi was directed by Tinnu Anand in the role of Shalini, a young woman who was kidnapped as a child and whose reunion with her father becomes one of the focal points of the film's plot.

Nisha – Namak Halaal (1982)

Nobody who has seen it can forget Babi's performance to "Jawaani Janeman", nor the ingeniousness of Prakash Mehra to cast her as an assassin who has a change of heart.