Daughter of Bombay film industry (Bollywood) director Ravi Tandon. Raveena dropped out of Bombay’s Meethibai College to pursue a career as a model with middling success.

Raveena Tandon debuted with the film Patthar Ke Phool (1991) which was a hit; she received the Filmfare Lux New Face Award for her debut performance.
Her next films Mohra (1994) and Dilwale (1994) were big hits at the box office whilst Laadla (1994), although an average performer, still earned her a Filmfare nomination as best supporting actress. Mohra was the second biggest hit of 1994. Her other releases of that year included the thriller Imtihaan and the comedy Andaz Apna Apna. The former was an average performer whilst the latter was unsuccessful at the box office but has since gained a strong cult following over the years. She reportedly got into a fight with her co-star Karisma Kapoor on the sets of the film. In 1995, she starred with Shahrukh Khan for the first time in Zamana Deewana; the film failed to do well. Her next few films also failed to do well at the box office and her career saw a drop in her success. Her career was back on track with hit films like Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996) and Ziddi (1997), both being big hits each of its respective year. In 1997, she was to play her first villainous role in Dus but the film was shelved after the director’s death when 40% of the film’s shooting had been completed.

In 1998, Tandon had eight releases. Her last release of that year Bade Miyan Chote Miyan co-starring Amitabh Bachchan and Govinda turned out to the second biggest hit of the year  Coincidentally, Tandon was offered the second lead in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai which went on to be the biggest hit of 1998, but she turned it down. Her other releases of that year were Gharwali Baharwali which gained a below average status and Vinashak, Pardesi Babu and Aunty No. 1 all of which were un-successful.

Since then, she has starred in a number of critically acclaimed films, such as Satta (2003) and Dobara (2004), but has not had much box office success. Her role as a middle class woman thrust into the world of politics in the former was praised. Critic, Taran Adarsh wrote, “Raveena Tandon delivers a bravura performance. The actress takes giant strides as a performer, giving the right touches to her character. Here’s a performance that’s bound to be noticed”. Her role as a schizophrenic in Dobara was also praised with one critic saying, “Raveena is in sync with her character, essaying her part with elaan”. Her last release was Sandwich in 2006 which opened to poor reviews and reception. She has not acted in films since.

 

Awards and nominations Received By Raveena Tandon

  • 1992 Patthar Ke Phool Filmfare Awards Lux New Face of the Year Won
  • 1995 Laadla Filmfare Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
  • 2002 Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence National Film Awards Best Actress Won
  • 2002 Aks Filmfare Awards Special Performance Award Won
  • 2002 Screen Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
  • 2005 Satta Screen Awards Best Actress Nominated

 

Films Done By  Raveena Tandon

  • 1991 Patthar Ke Phool Kiran Khanna Filmfare Award for Lux New Face of the Year
  • 1992 Jeena Marna Tere Sang Asha
  • 1993 Pehla Nasha Avantika Bajaj
  • 1993 Divya Shakti Priya
  • 1993 Kshatriya Nilima
  • 1993 Parampara Vijaya
  • 1994 Sadhu Selvi Tamil film
  • 1995 Taqdeerwala Lilly
  • 1995 Zamaana Deewana Priya Singh
  • 1995 Saajan Ki Baahon Mein Sapna Narang
  • 1996 Vijeta Vijaya
  • 1996 Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi Priya
  • 1996 Rakshak Herself Cameo appearance in song “Shahar Ki Ladki”
  • 1997 Anjaane
  • 1997 Dus Unknown Incomplete film
  • 1997 Ziddi Jaya
  • 1997 Daava Seema
  • 1997 Deewana Mastana Herself Cameo
  • 1997 Ghulam-E-Mustafa Kavita
  • 1997 Vinashak – Destroyer Kajal
  • 1998 Keemat – They Are Back Sharmili
  • 1998 Salaakhen Neha
  • 1998 Aunty No. 1 Sandhya
  • 1998 Gharwali Baharwali Kajal
  • 1998 Dulhe Raja Kiran Singhania
  • 1998 Barood Neha Singhal
  • 1998 Bade Miyan Chote Miyan Seema
  • 1998 Pardesi Babu Karuna
  • 1999 Anari No.1 Sapna
  • 1999 Jai Hind Gulnar
  • 1999 Rajaji Payal
  • 1999 Shool Manjari Singh
  • 1999 Gair Madhu
  • 1999 Upendra Keerthi Kannada film
  • 2000 Tune Mera Dil Le Liya
  • 2000 Jung Naina
  • 2000 Bulandi Meena
  • 2000 Khauff Herself Cameo appearance
  • 2000 Kahin Pyaar Na Ho Jaaye Nisha
  • 2000 Ghaath Herself Cameo appearance
  • 2001 Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence Durga National Film Award for Best Actress
  • 2001 Aks Neeta Filmfare Award for Special Performance
  • 2001 Akasa Veedhilo Indu Telugu film
  • 2001 Aalavandhan Tejaswini Bilingual film
  • 2001 Abhay Tejaswini
  • 2001 Officer Meenal alias Pari
  • 2002 Akhiyon Se Goli Maare Kiran Bhangare
  • 2002 Ek Hindustani
  • 2002 Soch Preeti Sardesai
  • 2002 Agni Varsha Vishaka
  • 2002 Waah! Tera Kya Kehna Salma Khan
  • 2003 Satta Anuradha Sehgal
  • 2003 Pran Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye Laxmi Rathod
  • 2003 Stumped Reema Seth Also producer
  • 2003 Qayamat: City Under Threat Mamta Cameo appearance in song “Mujhe Tumse Mohabbat Hai”
  • 2003 LOC Kargil Deepak’s wife
  • 2004 Jaago Shraddha
  • 2004 Yeh Lamhe Judaai Ke Jaya
  • 2004 Police Force: An Inside Story Roma
  • 2004 Aan: Men at Work Roshni Verma
  • 2004 Ek Se Badhkar Ek Kanchan Dhillon
  • 2004 Dobara Ria
  • 2005 Pehchaan: The Face of Truth Mridula Also producer
  • 2006 Ek Din Anjaane Mein
  • 2006 Sandwich Nisha
  • 2010 Laboratory Sohini Bengali film
  • 2011 Bbuddah… Hoga Terra Baap Kamini Cameo appearance
  • 2014 Pandavulu Pandavulu Tummeda Satya Telugu film
  • 2015 Bombay Velvet Club singer Cameo appearance
  • 2015 Jai Hind Short film
  • 2015 2 Chehare Radha
  • 2017 Maatr Vidya Chauhan
  • 2017 Hanuman Da’ Damdaar Añjanā Animated film
  • 2017 Shab Sonal Modi
  • 2019 Khandaani Shafakhana Herself Special appearance in song “Sheher Ki Ladki”
  • 2020 K.G.F: Chapter 2 Ramika Sen Kannada film

 

Television Done By Raveena Tandon

  • 2003 Sahib Biwi Gulam Choti Bahu
  • 2008 Chak De Bachche Judge Reality dance show
  • 2009 Chhote Miyan Judge Reality comedy show
  • 2011 Comedy Ka Maha Muqabala Judge Reality comedy show
  • 2012 Issi Ka Naam Zindagi Host Talk show
  • 2014 CEO’s Got Talent Judge Talent show
  • 2014 Simply Baatien With Raveena Host Talk show
  • 2017 Sabse Bada Kalakar Judge Kids Reality Show
  • 2019 Nach Baliye 9 Judge Reality Dance Show
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