Hema Malini is one of my favorite actresses. Also known as Dream Girl of Indian cinema, she is a talented actress, dancer, producer ,director and a politician.She has appeared in more than 150 films in a career span,most of them were successful.She started her career with the film Sapno Ka Saudagar  (1968)  opposite Raj Kapoor for which she was promoted as the “Dream girl. She appeared with all the major actors of her time like Dev anand,Raj Kapoor,Dharmendra,Amitabh ,Rajesh Khanna,Jeetendra and Manoj Kumar.As a  trained Bharatanatyam artist,she a proved her dancing skills in her films.She had also proved her prowess as an excellent actress in commercial as well as offbeat cinema.She has won a filmfare award  for Seeta Aur Geeta (1973 ) and was honoured with the Padma Shri in 2000.She is still active now in the field of cinema,dance and politics and charity.Here are some of my favorite songs from her films that I  want to share with you.

Abhinetri (1970) – “Khiche Humse Saanwre”- Hema plays Anjana;who is a well-known stage dancer and singer.She is married to Shekar(Shashi Kapoor) who is an assistant scientist.The film deals with the ego clashes and misunderstanding between  a married couple. In the songHema tries to appease her husband who  keeps on  ignoring her.

Johny Mera Naam-“O Babul Pyare”- This was her first film with legendary Dev Anand.In the film she plays the love interest of Dev. In this song ,she has been on pursuit of her father;who is held captive in an unknown place by the villain Prem Nath.She is dressed in tribal attire and sings about her longing for her father.Sung by Lata,the song is very melodious and touching  to hear.

 Sharafat (1970) -“Mera Rasta Rok Rahe Hain”- Hema stars opposite her future husband,Dharmendra in this  film. She plays a courtesan,whose father is reluctant to own her as his child.In this song she is singing amongst the nature while reflecting upon her future. The song is picturised in a beautiful  and location.Directed by Asit Sen and Hema’s wonderful acting,the film is a pleasure to watch.

Raja Jani (1972) -“Duniya Ka Mela”- Adapted from Anastasia (1956) starring Ingrid Bergman;it is a story of a lost princess.Here she plays a street performer,who is hired and trained by Dharmendra to pull a con against the royal grandmother by claiming herself as the lost princess.But it is the other way round.

Seeta Aur Geeta (1971)-“Hawa ke Saath Saath”-It is a film starring Hema in a double role opposite Dharmendra and Sanjeev Kumar .It is a story of twin sisters separated by birth. Hema plays both the characters of the twin sisters,one introvert and shy and the other one who is extrovert quite deftly.In this song, Hema is skating with Sanjeev while singing  merrily.

Khushboo (1975)-“Bechara Dil Kya Kare”- Khushboo is film directed by Gulzar and the music is rendered  by R.D Burman.The film has a rustic setting.Hema plays Kusum  who is in love with Brindavan(Jeetendra) since childhood.But the fate has it other way;Brindavan  gets married and his wife dies after delivering her child.In this song she is with Charan(Brindaban’s son) played by Master Raju and her friend,both are singing with mirth  while bathing Master Raju.The song is sung is sung by Asha and has a touch of playfulness to it.

Gehri Chaal (1973) – “Kukdoo Ko Bada Pyara”– Gehri Chaal is a action film starring Jeetendra,Hema and Amitabh.Jeetendra plays an undercover cop who is in trail of a robbery.Hema plays Amitabh’s sister.In this song she and her friend tries to “bully” Jeetu in a playful way.

Mehbooba (1976 ) -“Parbat Ke Peechhe”- Mehbooba is film about rebirth and reunion.Hema stars opposite the Late Rajesh Khanna.It is a melodious song  which is sung by Kishore Kumar and Lata and the musical score is by R.D. Burman.

Dharmatma (1975) – “Kya Khoob Lagti Ho”- Hema stars opposite the handsome hunk Feroze Khan. She plays the daughter of a tribal head who is in love with a “pardesi” In this song she is feeling exulted as she is being praised for her beauty as well as she is getting married to her love.The song is adorned by the melodious voices Mukesh and Kanchan.

Charas(1976 )- “Kal Ki Haseen Mulaqat Ke Liye”- Charas is a  spy thriller in which she again stars with her husband Dharmendra.The Dharmendra-Hema pair  was one of the popular screen “jodis” of  that times.The film is shot at exotic foreign locations and has a good dose of action as well.The screen magic and chemistry of Dharam-Hema is quite evident in this song.

These were few of my favorite songs of filmed on  Hema Malini.BTW,which are your favorite songs of Hema Malini?

English: Bollywood actress Hema Malini

English: Bollywood actress Hema Malini (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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9 responses »

  1. dustedoff says:

    Ah, nice songs, some of these. I especially love Bechara dil kya kare and Hawa ke saath-saath. Even the songs from Raja Jaani (I never recognised it as being an adaptation of Anastasia, which I think is very different in feel – far more a mystery and an emotional drama than a story of a con) and Charas are good. And she truly does look gorgeous in Kya khoob lagti ho.

    Among my favourites are:

    O ghata saanwari thodi-thodi baanwari from Abhinetri:

    And Naam ghum jaayega from Kinara:

  2. coolone160 says:

    “O ghata saanwari” is a beautiful song.”Naam ghum jaayega” is also a favorite of mine which is shot at Mandu (M.P.), a famous historical tourist spot.

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  6. Anu Warrier says:

    She has really aged gracefully. 🙂 My favourites from your list are Hawa ke saath saath and Duniya ka mela
    Dustedoff has already posted one of my favourite Hema Malini songs (O ghata saanwre); these are others:
    Neend churake raaton mein from Shareef Badmash

    Ae dil-e-nadaan from Razia Sultan

    and Naam gum jaayega from Kinara

  7. coolone160 says:

    True! “Neend churake raaton mein” and “Naam gum jaayega” from Kinara are my favorites too 🙂 .The link for dil-e-nadaan seems to be mixed up with another film of hers Yudh (1985). Anyways,it is also a good song. 🙂 I am posting the link for dil-e-nadaan

    Here is another of my favorites from Meera(1979) – “Jo Tum Todo

  8. harveypam says:

    Sorry for being late in responding.
    o babul pyaare, khinche hamse sanware, hawa ke saath saath, bechara dil kya kare, parbat ke peeche, kal ki haseen mulaqat are also my favourites.
    But strictly seen bechara dil kya kare is not a Hema song, is it?
    merra rasta rok rahi hain, kukadoo koo bada pyara were new for me. thanks for introducing me to them.
    madhu has already posted my fav, o ghataa sanwari and naam gum jaayega, and Anu has posted ae dil -e- naadan and jo tum todo piya.
    I like all her songs from Khushboo, like for e.g.,
    do nainon me aansoo bhare hain

    and ghar jaayegi

    Other favs:
    koi mere maathe ki bindiya saja de from Aanchal ke chaanv me

    aisa ho to kaisa hoga from Ratnadeep

    mere naina sawan bhaado from Mehbooba

    and here is a song from Mehbooba, which didn’t make it to the last cut

    tune o rangeele kaisa jaadu kiya from Kudrat

    Thank you for this nice post.

    • coolone160 says:

      You are welcome 🙂 Ghar jaayegi,Tune o rangeele ,Mere naina sawan are my favorites as well 🙂 The song from Ratnadeep is new to me….Thanks for the link to Jamuna kinare 🙂 You are quite right about Dil Kya Kare but it is such a adorable song!
      The news about her mishap and the photos about it in the media were quite unsettling,I was shocked to see that.Hope she recovers soon…

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