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Dream Girl, Dream Girl, Dream Girl, Kisi Shaayar Ki Ghazal, Dream Girl, Kisi Jheel Kaa Kanval, Dream Girl… Hema Malini perfectly defines the term ‘Dream Girl’ as she, in truest sense symbolises poise, grace and ethereal charm. For the millennials, Hema ji would be a BJP politician but in the 70s, she was one of the highest-paid female superstars in Bollywood and even today, no one can match up to the grace with which she dances. (Also Read: Unseen Picture Of Saif Ali Khan And Kareena Kapoor From Their Royal Wedding To Mark 7th Anniversary)
Born in 1948 to a Tamil-speaking Iyengar family, Hema Malini’s contribution to the Hindi and Telugu film industry is remarkable. Queen of South, Hema ji had tied the knot with Punjab da puttar, Dharmendra in a nikaah ceremony in 1979. Married for forty years now, Hema ji and Dharmendra are blessed with two super-loving daughters, Esha Deol and Ahana Deol, two doting sons-in-law, Bharat Takhtani and Vaibhav Vohra and three adorable grandchildren, Darien Vohra, Radhya Takhtani and Miraya Takhtani.
Hema Malini turned 71 on October 16, 2019, and to make the day even more special, her daughter, Esha Deol posted a heartfelt wish for her which could be read as “HAPPY BIRTHDAY MAMMAAA! U know how much I love you stay happy, healthy & blessed @dreamgirlhemamalini #happybirthdaydreamgirl #happybirthdayhemamalini.” Along with it, Esha shared two lovely pictures with the evergreen Hema ji and the mother-daughter duo could be seen twinning in hue of green.
On October 16, 2018, when Hema Malini had turned 70, the Deol clan had hosted a get-together to celebrate her birthday and Rekha, Jeetendra, Poonam Sinha, Sanjay Khan, Zarine Khan, Neetu Chandra, Ahana Deol with husband, Vaibhav Vohra and son, Darien Vohra, Esha Deol with husband, Bharat Takhtani and daughter, Radhya Takhtani had attended the bash. In a video that had gone viral on social media from Hema ji’s birthday bash had her cutting the cake with grandchildren, Darien and Radhya. In case you had missed it, check it out:
Esha Deol had written a lovely wish for her mother, Hema Malini on her 70th birthday. Esha had shared a throwback photo of Hema ji and had captioned it, “Happy Birthday to my gorgeous mammaaaaa!!!! May u continue to inspire everyone with your unstoppable energy, talent, beauty & willpower to make all your dreams come true! Your discipline & dedication is something we all look up to! U truly are “The Dream Girl” of our nation ... there can never be another like u! Touch wood! May God bless u with a healthy & happy life! I love you! @dreamgirlhemamalini.” (Also Read: Madhuri Dixit Nene Holidaying With Husband In Seychelles To Celebrate Their 20th Wedding Anniversary)
Esha Deol had embraced motherhood for the second time with the birth of her daughter, Miraya Takhtani on June 10, 2019. Soon after Esha had taken her little angel home, some pictures of baby Miraya swaddled in her nani, Hema Malini’s arms were shared by the newbie mommy’s gynaecologist, Dr Kiran Coelho. The super-happy grandmother, Hema Malini could be seen posing along with her three adorable grandchildren, Darien Vohra (son of Ahana Deol and Vaibhav Vohra), Radhya Takhtani and Miraya Takhtani.
In an interview with the DNA a few months back, Hema Malini had shared interesting details about her and granddaughter, Radhya Takhtani’s relationship. Revealing that it is the little angel who often welcomes her in the morning, Hema ji had stated, “Lipstick nikaal nikaal ke mere haathon mein lagati hai, she wants to even put it on my face. When I’m doing my make-up in the morning, she must sit on my lap. She also wants my purse. It is because of her that I’m carrying a small one. I also remind myself to keep the purse super-light.”
Do you know, Hema ji has now started keeping a smaller handbag because of Radhya? Revealing the reason, the legendary actress had shared, “So, I’ve started using a smaller bag with lesser stuff inside it. I keep only the most important things in it, so Radhya can string it around and have fun.” (Also Read: Shloka Mehta And Akash Ambani Attend School Friend's Wedding, Her Dance With Isha And Nita Is Filmy)
Here’s wishing a very happy birthday to Hema ji!
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