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Full Name
  
Rati Agnihotri

Name
  
Rati Agnihotri

Other names
  
Rati Virwani

Role
  
Actress


Occupation
  
Model, Actress

Children
  
Siblings
  
Anita Agnihotri

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Born
  
10 December 1960 (age 63) (
1960-12-10
)
Bombay, India

Spouse
  
Anil Virwani (m. 1985–2015)

Movies
  
Similar People
  
Tanuj Virwani, Anil Virwani, Kamal Haasan, Poonam Dhillon, Atul Agnihotri

Years active
  
1979–19902001–present

Rati Agnihotri Biography | Bollywood actress Rati Agnihotri - Filmography, Movies


Rati Agnihotri (born 10 December 1959/1960 in Bareilly) is a veteran Indian actress. Her portfolio mainly includes films in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.

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Early life

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Agnihotri was born in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh in a Punjabi family. She had her first modelling stint at age 10. When she was a teenager, her father relocated the family to Madras, Tamil Nadu because of his job. There, she attended Good Shepherd's Convent School and acted in a school play.

Film career

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Bharathiraja, one of Tamil cinema's prominent directors, was in the audience and was searching for a heroine to Star in his new film. He met with Rati's father and promised the film would wrap in a month. Her father reluctantly agreed, and a sixteen-year-old Rati was very excited to star in her first film, Puthiya Vaarpugal (1979).

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It was also her hero Bhagyaraj's first film, and he coached her with her lines by teaching her Tamil. The film became a blockbuster, with Rati an overnight sensation. Bharathiraj soon directed her in her second film, Niram Maaratha Pookkal (1979). Even though she was Punjabi, South Indian audiences embraced her as one of their own. She reciprocated by calling herself "Tamilian at heart" and calling Madras her home. She also starred in Telugu and Kannada films and made 32 films in just three years. She is popular in Karnataka due to her hot rain songs with Vishnuvardhan that are frequently shown in the Midnight Masala TV program.

She worked with big banners and top stars in South Indian cinema. She had worked with director K. Balachander once before and had been Kamal Hassan's leading lady in many South Indian films, so she wasn't surprised when they approached her for the Hindi remake of their Telugu blockbuster Maro Charithra (1979). Now re-titled Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981), the film was about passionate lovers who are torn apart by their parents in the storytelling tradition of Romeo and Juliet. It became one of the top grossing hits of 1981 and marked the debut into Hindi films of five stars of the South Indian film industry: director K. Balachander, hero Kamal Hassan, heroine Rati Agnihotri, singer S. P. Balasubrahmanyam and supporting actress Madhavi. She then starred in over 43 Hindi films. Her biggest hits were Farz Aur Kanoon (1982), Coolie (1983) opposite megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Tawaif (1985) for which she received her second Filmfare nomination as Best Actress, and Hukumat (1987) opposite the Bollywood icon Dharmendra.

Personal life

Rati's marriage to businessman and architect Anil Virwani on 9 February 1985, coupled with her father's death, convinced Rati to leave Hindi films when she was at the top. On 28 November 1986, she gave birth to her only son, Tanuj Virwani, and she concentrated on raising him and focusing on other creative interests like architectural creations for her husband.

The couple divorced in 2015.

Return

After 16 years of saying no to films, Rati finally said yes realizing that her son is growing up and she had more time for herself. Her family supported her decision. Her comeback started with playing Kajol's glamorous mother in Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi (2001). More film offers came in, and she took them, such as Yaadein (2001) and Dev (2004). After a 20-year absence from South Indian films, she returned in the Tamil film Majunu (2001). She made her Malayalam debut in Anyar (2003), English debut in An Ode to Lost Love (2003), and Bengali debut in Aaina-te (2008). She has acted on stage in plays such as Please Divorce Me Darling (2005) and television serials, such as Sixer (2005). Besides acting, she devotes time to social causes like cancer and AIDS. Her son Tanuj Virwani followed in her footsteps by becoming an actor.

Awards and nominations

  • Filmfare Nomination as Best Actress for Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981)
  • Filmfare Nomination as Best Actress for Tawaif (1985)
  • Trivia

    She has acted in ten languages, including, but not limited to Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Punjabi and English.

    Her cousin is actor-writer-director Atul Agnihotri, and she played a part of a cardiac surgeon in his film Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa (2004).

    In 2006, Rati and her husband opened a shopping mall called Virwani Plaza in Pune, where one of the stores, Om to Home β€“ Candles and More in the Mall, houses artefacts, exclusive fashion accessories, and candles all personally designed by the actress.

    Rati played Nayantara Pratap Singh in a serial named Kaajjal on SET Asia. She recently quit the show because of problems with the production company. She was a contestant on dance reality show Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa in the 1st season in 2006.

    Her sister Anita Agnihotri (Miss India) lives in Szczecin, Poland and owns an Indian restaurant, "Bombay". Her son Tanuj Virvani made his debut with Luv U Soniyo which released July 2013.

    Filmography

    Actress
    -
    Agreement-Ek Daastaan (announced)
    -
    Kabhi to Milenge (TV Series)
    - Episode #1.1
    2023
    Khela Hobe as
    Om Puri wife Rukasana
    2021
    Tomchi
    2017
    Julie 2 as
    Annie Aunty
    2017
    Jeena Isi Ka Naam Hai as
    Rajmata Pratibha Devi
    2016
    Dictator as
    Mahima Rai
    2015
    Ranviir the Marshal as
    Ayesha
    2015
    Singh Is Bliing as
    Raftaar's mother
    2015
    Second Hand Husband as
    Beant Kaur
    2015
    Downtown as
    Mrs. Oberoi
    2015
    Jai Jawaan Jai Kisaan as
    Pt Vijaylaxmi
    2014
    The Shaukeens as
    Mrs. Lalvani
    2014
    Spark
    2014
    Purani Jeans as
    Siddarth's Mother
    2014
    Ardhangini
    2014
    Shaadi Ke Side Effects as
    Trisha's Mother
    2014
    One by Two as
    Meenu Sharma
    2013
    Hum Hai Raahi CAR Ke as
    Shammi's Mother
    2013
    Dehraadun Diary as
    Neelima Sharma
    2013
    Desh Pardesh
    2013
    Dhuaan
    2012
    Jaanleva Black Blood
    2012
    Six December
    2012
    Yeh Jo Mohabbat Hai
    2012
    Diary of a Butterfly as
    Shobha - Mum
    2011
    Kuch Log
    2011
    Chatur Singh Two Star as
    Savitri Y. Singh
    2011
    Bin Bulaye Baraati as
    Kusum / Kuki
    2010
    My Husband's Wife
    2010
    Vijay - Winner All the Way
    2010
    Admissions Open as
    Radhika
    2009
    Blackmailer
    2009
    Aao Wish Karein as
    Nisha V. Mehra
    2009
    Blue Oranges as
    Uma Dixit
    2009
    Chal Chalein as
    Navneet's Mother
    2009
    Luck as
    Mrs. Mehra
    2009
    Hum Phirr Milein Na Milein as
    Namrata Ahuja
    2009
    Karma, Confessions and Holi as
    Vani
    2008
    Phir Kabhi as
    Lakshmi H. Singh
    2008
    Aaynate (as Roti Agnihotri)
    2008
    Love Has No Language as
    Mrs Roy
    2008
    Ru-Ba-Ru as
    Meera
    2008
    Rama Rama Kya Hai Dramaaa as
    Shraddha V. Khurana
    2007
    Mai Baap
    2006
    Kaajjal - Sabbki Aankhon Mein Basi (TV Series)
    - Episode #1.2 (2006)
    2006
    Hot Money as
    Sunita Sanyal
    2006
    Aisa Kyon Hota Hai? as
    Kiran
    2005
    Ho Jaata Hai Pyaar as
    Asha B. Roy (as Rathi Agnihotri)
    2005
    Faisla as
    Prerna
    2005
    Pehchaan: The Face of Truth as
    Uttara D. Khanna
    2005
    1:1.6 An Ode to Lost Love as
    Mrs. Bhat
    2005
    Socha Na Tha as
    Aditi's aunt
    2004
    Kis Kis Ki Kismat as
    Mrs. Kokila Hasmukh Mehta
    2004
    Shukriya: Till Death Do Us Apart as
    Sandhya K. Jindal
    2004
    Dil Ne Jise Apna Kaha as
    Dr. Shashi Rawat
    2004
    Kyun! Ho Gaya Na... as
    Meenakshi Khanna
    2004
    Dev as
    Dr. Bharati Singh
    2004
    Hum Tum as
    Anju Kapoor, Karan's mother
    2004
    Dukaan: Pila House as
    Wahidanbai
    2004
    Krishna Cottage as
    Sunita Menon
    2003
    Anyar
    2003
    Chupke Se as
    Almera Kochar
    2002
    Kaante as
    Major's wife
    2002
    Yeh Hai Jalwa as
    Smita Mittal
    2002
    Na Tum Jaano Na Hum as
    Maya Esha's Bua / aunt
    2002
    Tum Se Achcha Kaun Hai as
    Prof. Dixit
    2002
    Kranti as
    Sushma Singh
    2001
    Majunu as
    Heena's Mother
    2001
    Yaadein... as
    Shalini Singh Puri (Special Appearance)
    2001
    Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi as
    Archana Khanna
    1997
    Closed Windows
    1990
    Jaan-E-Wafa
    1989
    Albela
    1988
    Zalzala as
    Radha Shiv Kumar
    1987
    Dil Tujhko Diya as
    Rati
    1987
    Mera Suhag
    1987
    Hukumat as
    Kusum Singh (Arjun's Wife)
    1987
    Itihaas as
    Shobha
    1987
    Dadagiri as
    Deepa Singh
    1986
    Albela
    1986
    Sahara
    1986
    Ek Aur Sikander as
    Anita
    1986
    Allah-Rakha as
    Special Appearance
    1986
    Begaanaa as
    Rama Kumar / Rama K. Rana
    1986
    Zindagani as
    Anuradha 'Annu'
    1986
    Aap Ke Saath as
    Deepa / Salma
    1985
    Karishma Kudrat Kaa as
    Radha (Vijay's sister)
    1985
    Triveni as
    Nupur / Hemangi
    1985
    Dekha Pyar Tumhara as
    Anu
    1985
    Bhavani Junction as
    Shakun
    1985
    Jaanoo as
    Kanchan
    1985
    Babu as
    Pinky
    1985
    Bepanaah as
    Bhavna Bhardwaj
    1985
    Zabardast as
    Sunita
    1985
    Ek Se Bhale Do as
    Jenny
    1985
    Ulta Seedha as
    Shobha Roy
    1985
    Tawaif as
    Sultana
    1985
    Pighalta Aasman as
    Anuradha 'Anu'
    1984
    All Rounder as
    Ritu
    1984
    Gulchadi as
    Dancer in the song Hatat Katri Dhara
    1984
    Mera Faisla as
    Rati Verma
    1984
    Paapi Pet Ka Sawaal Hai as
    Reporter Aarti
    1984
    Rakta Bandhan as
    Roopa
    1984
    Sri Madvirat Veera Brahmendra Swamy Charitra
    1984
    John Jani Janardhan as
    Madhu
    1984
    Boxer as
    Rajni Khatau
    1984
    Mashaal as
    Geeta
    1983
    Main Awara Hoon as
    Archana G. Prasad
    1983
    Pasand Apni Apni as
    Geeta
    1983
    Rishta Kagaz Ka as
    Aarti A. Sharma
    1983
    Coolie as
    Julie D'Costa
    1983
    Mazdoor as
    Smita K. Batra / Smita R. Saxena
    1983
    Mujhe Insaaf Chahiye as
    Malati
    1983
    Shubh Kaamna as
    Sujata
    1982
    Farz Aur Kanoon
    1982
    Kaliyuga Ramudu
    1982
    Sumbandh as
    Kiran H. Mathur
    1982
    Swami Dada as
    Seema
    1982
    Johny I Love You as
    Seema
    1982
    Star as
    Maya
    1982
    Ayaash as
    Mrs. Jaswant Singh
    1982
    Waqt Ke Shehzade as
    Roshni
    1982
    Shaukeen as
    Anita
    1981
    Bhogi mantalu
    1981
    Jagamondi
    1981
    Jeene Ki Arzoo
    1981
    Jeevitha Ratham
    1981
    Satyam Shivam as
    Rekha
    1981
    Sahhas as
    Radha V. Singh
    1981
    Ek Duuje Ke Liye as
    Sapna
    1981
    Tirugu Leni Manishi
    1981
    Kazhugu as
    Hema
    1980
    Kalinga
    1980
    Murattu Kaalai as
    Kannamma
    1980
    Maayadhaari Krishnudu as
    Gowri
    1980
    Punnami Naagu
    1980
    Anbukku Naan Adimai as
    Gowri (Tamil / Telugu) (as Rathi)
    1980
    Ullasa Paravaigal as
    Nirmala
    1980
    Naago Ka Raja
    1979
    Niram Maaratha Pookkal
    1979
    Puthiya Vaarpugal as
    Jyothi
    Thanks
    1986
    Allah-Rakha (grateful acknowledgment)
    Self
    2006
    Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa (TV Series) as
    Self - Contestant
    - Episode #1.1 (2006) - Self - Contestant

    References

    Rati Agnihotri Wikipedia


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