Set up a Natya Vihar Kalakendra, an institution dedicated to create, spread and present the age old Indian mythological themes from the epics like Ramayana, Mahabharata and other ancient scriptures through the medium of dance.
The 4th South Indian actress after Vyjayanthimala, Padmini, Waheedha Rehmaan to become a major Hindi film star. Ironically, Hema's career almost ended before it began. She worked as background dancer in 2 Tamil films in 1963. C.V.Shridhar, director threw her out of a Tamil film Veniradai he was directing, saying she was too thin. Hema then made her debut only in 1968 in Hindi.
Born in the village Ammankudi, located in the District of Trichy, Tamil Nadu, to V.S. Ramanujam Chakravarti and Jaya Chakravarti.
Hema had opposite dev Anand - 3 hits of 7 films with dev Anand from 1970-2003.
Hema Malini had 6 hits of the 12 she did opposite Jeetendra from 1970-87.