Bollywood actresses favored portraying the girl next door in films throughout the 1960s and 1970s. Few actors have the guts to take on challenging or unconventional parts. One actress in particular broke all rules and rose to fame in the Hindi cinema business. We are discussing Parveen Babi. She is renowned for having taken on daring roles that defied expectations and made her one of Bollywood’s top actresses. There have been numerous ups and downs in her life, along with scandals. Let’s look at her life history right now.
Alongside cricketer Salim Durrani, Parveen Babi began her acting career in 1973 with the release of the movie Charitra. She rose to popularity when she co-starred with Amitabh Bachchan in the 1974 film Majboor. Her breakout performance as an actress occurred in the 1975 movie Deewaar, in which she starred as Anita, a sex prostitute and was once again seen opposite Amitabh Bachchan. She rose to fame as one of Bollywood’s leading women because to this movie.
She was seen with a number of prominent actors from the period, including Vinod Khanna, Shashi Kapoor, and Amitabh Bachchan. In some of the most popular movies, like Amar Akbar Anthony, Suhag, Kaala Patthar, The Burning Train, Shaan, Kaalia, and Namak Halal, Parveen has acted as the lead. She was the first Bollywood actress to appear on the Time magazine cover in July 1976. In Bollywood, it was regarded as an iconic moment.
The news was constantly dominated by Parveen Babi’s personal life. She reportedly dated stars including Mahesh Bhatt, Kabir Bedi, and Danny Denzongpa. In July 1983, she traveled spiritually with philosopher UG Krishnamurti. 1989 saw her return to India. She vehemently refuted claims that she had been given a paranoid schizophrenia diagnosis.
Sadly, she had a lot of difficulties during her life, and she died alone. On January 20, 2005, Parveen Babi’s body was discovered at her residence in Juhu, Mumbai. According to reports, her corpse was discovered 72 hours after she passed away; by that time, decomposition had already begun. Mahesh Bhatt organized her funeral since no one from her family showed up to pick up her remains.