Hema Malini's 6 Iconic Roles We Can Never Forget

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Johny Mera Naam (1970)

Malini played Rekha, a quasi-femme fatale, opposite Dev Anand in this caper directed by Vijay Anand.

Seeta / Geeta - Seeta aur Geeta (1972)

Malini played twins who were separated at birth and raised in starkly contrasting environments in this popular Ramesh Sippy film.

Basanti - Sholay (1975)

Likely her best known role, Malini played the village tongewaali in this Ramesh Sippy actioner, often injecting situations with comedy.

Reshma - Dharmatma (1975)

Malini starred opposite director-producer Feroz Khan in this action thriller that was the first Hindi film to be shot in Afghanistan. She played an Afghan woman, and her styling became all the rage at the time.

Sapna/Padma/Rajkumari/Champabai/Dream Girl - Dream Girl (1977)

Malini starred as a con artist with a heart of gold who dons different avatars to swindle men in order to cater to the needs of orphans.

Pooja - Baghban (2003)

In the Ravi Chopra directorial, Malini played Pooja, one half of the ageing Malhotra couple who stand up to their neglectful children and the indignities they are expected to live with.

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