Raveena Tandon Wiki, Age, Husband, Family, Biography & More

Raveena Tandon

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Raveena Tandon is an Indian actress, producer, television personality, and a former model who primarily works in Bollywood. She has played varieties of roles in different genres of films, establishing herself as one of the most popular Bollywood actresses. She is popularly known as the “Mast Mast Girl.”

Wiki/Biography

Raveena Tandon Thadani was born on 26 October 1974 (age 44 years; as in 2018) in Mumbai. Her zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Raveena Tandon As A Child

Raveena Tandon As A Child

She did her schooling from Mumbai’s Jamnabai Narsee School and went to Mithibai College to pursue her Bachelors in Arts. She had to drop out her college after 2 years due to her increasing popularity as a Bollywood actress. As a child, she wanted to be an IPS officer or a Pilot. Tandon never thought of becoming an actress. However, when she was in the middle of her internship at Genesis PR, she received a call from Shantanu Sheorey’s office saying that they wanted to shoot her for an advertisement. At the age of 15, she was offered an advertisement for Sunsilk which was her first project.

Physical Appearance

Height: 5′ 6″

Weight: 60 kg

Figure Measurement: 34-28-34

Eye Colour: Black

Hair Colour: Black

Raveena Tandon smiling

Family, Caste & Husband

Raveena Tandon belongs to a Hindu Family. Her father, Ravi Tandon, is a producer. Her mother’s name is Veena Tandon.

Raveena Tandon With Her Parents

Raveena Tandon With Her Parents

She has a brother, Rajiv Tandon, who is an actor.

Raveena With Her Brother Rajiv Tandon

Raveena With Her Brother Rajiv Tandon

She is the niece of the supporting actor, Mac Mohan. She is the cousin of director and producer, Manjari Makijany, and actress, Kiran Rathod.

Raveena Tandon's uncle, Mac Mohan

Raveena Tandon’s uncle, Mac Mohan

Raveena Tandon's cousin sister, Manjari Makijany

Raveena Tandon’s cousin sister, Manjari Makijany

Raveena tandon's cousin sister Kiran Rathod

Raveena Tandon’s cousin sister, Kiran Rathod

In the 90s, Raveena was reported to be in a relationship with the Bollywood actor, Ajay Devgn. The actor dumped her after falling in love with Karishma Kapoor.

Raveena Tandon with Ajay Devgn

Raveena Tandon with Ajay Devgn

She then came into a relationship with Akshay Kumar and the couple got engaged in 1994. The duo called off their engagement 3 years after their engagement because Raveena was unhappy with Akshay’s Casanova image and with his linkup rumours with Rekha.

Raveena Tandon with Akshay Kumar

Raveena Tandon with Akshay Kumar

In 2003, Raveena got into a relationship with the film distributor, Anil Thadani. The couple got married on 22 February 2004 and has a son, Ranbir Thadani, and a daughter, Rasha Thadani.

Raveena Tandon With Her Husband Anil Thandani

Raveena Tandon with her husband Anil Thadani

Raveena Tandon with her son

Raveena Tandon with her son

Raveena Tandon with her daughter

Raveena Tandon with her daughter, Rasha Thadani

Raveena Tandon's family picture

Raveena Tandon’s family picture

Raveena has also adopted two girls Pooja and Chayya in 1995.

Raveena Tandon with her daughters

Raveena Tandon with her daughters, Pooja and Chayya

Career

Raveena made her acting debut in 1991 with the Bollywood film “Patthar Ke Phool.”

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Raveena Tandon in Patthar Ke Phool

Raveena Tandon in Patthar Ke Phool

Her performance in the film was appraised by the audience and won her a Filmfare Award for Lux New Face of the Year. Subsequently, she featured in many hit films including Laadla (1994), Dilwale (1994), Mohra (1994), Khiladiyon Ka Khiladi (1996), Ziddi (1997), Bade Miyan Chote Miyan (1998) and Dulhe Raja (1998).

In 1999, she made her Kannada film debut with the movie “Upendra.”

Raveena Tandon's Debut Kannada Film Upendra

In the 2000s, Raveena went to work in art films and realistic cinema which won her huge acclaims. In 2001, her performance in the film Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence bagged her a National Film Award for Best Actress. Her last appearance before she took a long break from acting was in the movie “Sandwich” in 2006. She made her Bollywood comeback with the film “Bombay Velvet” in 2015.

In addition to acting, Tandon has produced two films. She has hosted the TV shows “Isi Ka Naam Zindagi” and “Simply Baatien With Raveena.” She has also appeared as a judge on TV shows like “Sabse Bada Kalakar,” “The Drama Company,” and Nach Baliye 9.”

Raveena Tandon judging the show Sabse Bada kalakaar

Raveena Tandon judging the show Sabse Bada Kalakaar

Controversies

  • During the ongoing #MeToo movement in India, Raveena Tandon tweeted in support of the movement after which a lot of Twitterati’s linked her tweet to her past relationship with Akshay Kumar. However, later, she slammed the Twitterati’s by saying that she did not tweet just because of her past life but because of what she had seen happening to the women in the industry. Raveena Tandon's Tweet On MeToo Movement
  • In 2018, When there were several strikes by the farmers going on in various states, Raveena tweeted that anyone who was harming public properties and commodities should be instantly arrested. After her tweets, she was trolled for her insensitivity and political leanings. She immediately deleted her post after that and tweeted that she never meant farmers and she was talking about antisocials. She also blamed media for distorting her comments.
  • In 2018, Raveena courted controversy after shooting for a commercial in ‘no camera zone’ at Lingaraj Temple in Odisha’s capital city of Bhubaneswar. The incident came into highlight after a clip featuring the Raveena giving beauty tips at Lingaraj Temple in Odisha’s capital city of Bhubaneswar was uploaded on the social media. An FIR was filed by the authorities of the temple against her.
  • In 2015, she sued matrimonial sites such as Shaadi.com and Shaaditimes.com for using her images for promotional causes without her permission.

Awards/Honours

  • Awadh Samman by the Government of Uttar Pradesh (2002)
  • National Film Award for Best Actress for the film “Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence”  (2002)

Filmfare Awards

  • Lux New Face of the Year for the film “Patthar Ke Phool” (1993)
  • Special Performance Award for the film “Aks” (2002)

Autograph

Raveena Tandon's autograph

Raveena Tandon’s Autograph

Net Worth & Salary

Raveena’s net worth is expected to be $7 million. She receives a fee of Rs. 1-2 crore per film.

Car Collection

Raveena’s car collection includes Audi Q7 and Bentley Continental Flying Spur.

Favourite Things

  • Food: Dhokla, Tandoori Paneer, Tandoori Chicken
  • Actress: Neetu Singh
  • Films: Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi (1958), Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro (1983), Padosan (1968)
  • Perfume: Angel by Thierry Mugler
  • Travel Destination: Switzerland
  • Watch Brand: Audemars Piguet
  • Car: Pajero

Facts

  • Her hobbies include reading and dancing.
  • Raveena never thought of becoming an actress, but with her friends and people around her complimenting her looks, she later realised that she could become an actress.
  • While working as an intern under Prahlad Kakkar (ad-maker) at Genesis PR; she got her first offer for the film.
  • Tandon had a huge crush on Sanjay Dutt in her teenage.
  • Reportedly, she was engaged to Akshay Kumar but didn’t reveal it because of Akshay taking a threat to his career and female fan following.

 Raveena Tandon And Akhay Kumar

  • She refused to do movies like “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998),” “Dil To Pagal Hai (1997),” and “Gupt (1997),” because of her 2-year break from acting.
  • Tandon was the chairperson of Children’s Film Society of India from 2003 to 2004. In 2005, she resigned from her post citing personal reasons.
  • Apart from being an actor and producer, Raveena is a columnist also.
  • Her name, Raveena, is an outcome of the combination of her father’s name Ravi and her mother’s name, Veena Tandon.
  • She resides at Nippon Society, Tandon House, Juhu Church, Mumbai.
  • In 2017, Raveen featured in the film “Shab” in which she romanced a 13 year younger actor to her. The film had so many bold scenes that the censor board stopped the release of the film on the television.
  • Tandon considers her parents as her role models.
  • According to some sources, Raveena Tandon did not charge anything for doing the film “Bombay Velvet.”
  • Raveena has got inked a scorpion just below her neck and her kids’ Rasha and Ranbir’s Kundli names “Vardhan” and “Vishakha” on the back of her shoulder.

    Raveena Tandon tattoos

    Raveena Tandon’s tattoos

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