Zeenat Aman | Lesser Known Facts On The Actor's Birthday That Are A Must-know

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Zeenat Aman rose to fame with Dev Anand's cult film Hare Rama Hare Krishna. Today, on her birthday, here are some lesser-known facts about the actor and more

Written By Pooja Dhar | Mumbai | Updated On:
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Zeenat Aman was a very popular actress of her generation. Zeenat, who has been partially raised in Europe and the USA was considered as the most attractive beauty in Bollywood in the 70s. She rose to fame with Dev Anand's cult film Hare Rama Hare Krishna, for which she won her first Filmfare Award. Today, on her birthday, here are some lesser-known facts about Zeenat Aman. Take a look-

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Lesser known facts about Zeenat Aman

  • Zeenat Aman was the second runner-up at Miss India pageant.
  • Zeenat Aman is the winner of Miss Asia Pacific 1970.
  • Zeenat is the first South Asian woman to win a title like this.
  • Her father, Amanullan Khan, was a scriptwriter and has written scripts for movies such as Pakeezah and Mughal-e-Azam.
  • Zeenat Aman was one of the highest-paid actors between 1976-1980.
  • Zeenat Aman dressed up as a village girl with a half-burnt face and went to Raj Kapoor’s office when he was finalising his heroine for Satyam Shivam Sundaram. Raj Kapoor was very impressed with Zeenat's dedication and signed her for the movie, right then.

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  • Reportedly, Sanjay Khan and Zeenat Aman fell in love during the shoot of Abdullah.
  • Rumour has it that Zeenat was in a relationship with the famous Pakistani cricketer, Imran Khan.
  • Their relationship came to an end after Zeenat married Mazhar and Imran married Jemima Goldsmith.
  • Zeenat got married to a very less-popular actor, Mazhar Khan, in 1985.
  • The marriage was bitter for Zeenat, as her husband used to beat her. After 12 years of marriage, Zeenat later filed for divorce and they got separated.

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Zeenat’s career

Zeenat Aman made her Bollywood debut with the movie Hulchul, which was a big flop at the box office. Post that, famous actor-filmmaker Dev Anand offered her a role in Hare Rama Hare Krishna and since then was no looking back for her. She gave many hits such as Yaadon Ki Baaraat, Satyam Shivam Sundaram, Don, The Great Gambler and Qurbani among others. Her choice of movies and roles prove that the actress has always been ahead of her time. From hippie to club dancer to a vamp, she has done many rebellious and liberated roles on-screen.

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Zeenat Aman will soon be seen on the big screen in Ashutosh Gowarikar’s upcoming directorial, Panipat. Zeenat will be playing the role of Sakina Begum. Panipat cast also includes Arjun Kapoor, Sanjay Dutt, and Kriti Sanon in the movie. Panipat will be releasing on December 6, 2019.



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