In this article, we will talk about the original OG Style queen who becomes the BH Style Icons 2023. Zeenat Aman began acting in 1970. Her early works included the films The Evil Within in 1970 and Hulchul in 1971. Zeenat Aman’s breakthrough came with the film Hare Rama Hare Krishna in 1971 for which she won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award and the BFJA Award for Best Actress. She next acted in the film Yaadon Ki Baaraat in 1973 for which she received further recognition.
The Original OG Style Queen
It all began with this one song, ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ where she became the poster girl for India’s hippie culture in the ’70s. Bell bottoms, straight hair, parted in the center, big glares, the beads; she wore them like no one else. This one song picturized on her turned out to be even bigger than the movie, some fans would say. And the hero’s sister became the most talked about character in a Hindi film for the first time.
Over a period, it became very clear that Zeenat Aman was bold not just in her fashion choices but also when it came to her roles. Who else, at that time could have taken on the role of Nisha? Even with a costar like Sanjeev Kumar, Zeenat held her own in Manoranjan.
About Zeenat Aman
Zeenat Aman was born on 19 November 1951 in Bombay as Zeenat Khan. She is an Indian actress and former fashion model. She is the first who received recognition for her modeling work. At the age of 19, she went on to participate in beauty pageants, winning both the Femina Miss India pageant and the Miss Asia Pacific International pageant in 1970.
Zeenat Aman began acting in 1970. Her early works included the films The Evil Within in 1970 and Hulchul in 1971. Zeenat Aman’s breakthrough came with the film Hare Rama Hare Krishna in 1971 for which she won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award and the BFJA Award for Best Actress. She next acted in the film Yaadon Ki Baaraat in 1973 for which she received further recognition.
Zeenat Aman established herself as a leading actress in the seventies with prominent roles in Roti Kapada Aur Makaan in 1974, Ajanabee in 1974, Warrant in 1975, Chori Mera Kaam in 1975, Dharam Veer in 1977, Chhailla Babu in 1977, Hum Kisi se Kum Naheen in 1977, and The Great Gambler in 1979. She was nominated for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for her role in the 1978 film Satyam Shivam Sundaram.
She also acted in Don in 1978, a film that spawned the Don franchise. In the early 1980s, she had leading roles in Abdullah in 1980, Alibaba Aur 40 Chor in 1980, Qurbani in 1980, Dostana in 1980, and Insaf Ka Tarazu in 1980, the latter of which Zeenat Aman received another nomination for the Filmfare Award for Best Actress. She continued acting in films throughout the 1980s, having roles in the films Laawaris in 1981, Mahaan in 1983, Pukar in 1983, Jagir in 1984, and also had roles in the films Teesri Aankh in 1982, and Hum Se Hai Zamana in 1983.