(born 11 February 1957) is an Indian film
actress who had a successful Bollywood
career during the late seventies and early eighties. She is married to Anil Ambani
. She is involved in a number of philanthropic and charity activities and is currently running an NGO and a hospital.
Early life and background
Munim was born in Mumbai in a Gujarati-speaking
family. She belongs to the Svetambara
sect of Jainism
. Her forefathers were royal merchants in the service of the Burmese kings under British rule.
Munim was discovered by Dev Anand
after she represented India at the International Teen Princess contest in Aruba
, and won the Miss Photogenic
and Miss Bikini
awards. Tina aspired to become a Paris-trained couturier
and was poised to travel there for her studies in design when approached with a cinematic offer.
In 1978, Dev Anand
cast her in his film Des Pardes
, which launched her film career. He would repeatedly cast her in several other films with him in the lead role, such as Lootmaar
and Man Pasand
launched his son Sanjay Dutt
in his film debut Rocky
. Tina was chosen as Sanjay's heroine.
Tina Munim fell in love with Rajesh Khanna
, when they were paired together in Fiffty Fiffty
, Insaaf Main Karoonga
and films where she was not heroine of Rajesh like Rajput
, Akhir Kyun
and Paapi Pet Ka Sawaal Hai
. Khanna formed popular on-screen and off screen pair with Tina in the... Read More