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Rati Agnihotri

Full Name  Rati Agnihotri
Name  Rati Agnihotri
Other names  Rati Virwani
Role  Actress

Occupation  Model, Actress
Children  Tanuj Virwani
Siblings  Anita Agnihotri
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Born  10 December 1960 (age 54) (1960-12-10) Bombay, India
Spouse  Anil Virwani (m. 1985–2015)
Movies  Ek Duuje Ke Liye, Tawaif, Zindagani, Coolie, Purani Jeans
Similar People  Tanuj Virwani, Anil Virwani, Kamal Haasan, Poonam Dhillon, Atul Agnihotri

Years active  1979–1990 2001–present

Rati agnihotri biography


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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.

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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 – 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

    1. Dictator 2016 .... Telugu Movie Starring Nandamuri Balakrishna
    2. Ranviir The Marshal 2015...Role of Ayesha, the protagonist Ranviir's mother
    3. Karbonn 2015
    4. Singh is Bling 2015 .... Role of Mr.Singh mother
    5. Second Hand Husband (2015) ..... Beant Kaur (Ajit's wife)
    6. Purani Jeans 2014
    7. Shaukeen remake .... Cameo role
    8. Shaadi Ke Side Effects {2014} .... Role of mother in law
    9. Agreement {2015} .... Role of a Prostitute (Kaali)
    10. Ardhangini {2013} .... Savitri
    11. Diary of a Butterfly (2012) .... Shobha
    12. Chatur Singh Two Star (2011) .... Gulshan Grover's wife
    13. Bin Bulaye Baraati (2011) .... Koki (commissioner's wife)
    14. Jaanleva (2010) .... Kiran Jaitley (Post-Production)
    15. Vardi – The Uniform (2010) (Post-Production)
    16. Admissions Open (2010) .... Radhika
    17. Aao Wish Karein (2009)
    18. Blue Oranges (2009) .... Uma Dixit
    19. Chal Chalein (2009) .... Navneet Mother
    20. Luck (2009) .... Ram's Mother
    21. Hum Phirr Mileinge... (2009) .... Rahul Mother
    22. Karma Aur Holi (2009) .... Vani
    23. Phir Kabhi (2009) .... Lakshmi H. Singh
    24. Love Has No Language (2008) .... Mrs. Roy
    25. Ru Ba Ru (2008) .... Meera
    26. Aaina Te (2008) [Bengali]
    27. Jimmy (2008) .... Mrs. Pushpa
    28. Rama Rama Kya Hai Dramaaa (2008) .... Shraddha
    29. My Wife's Husband (2007)
    30. Mai Baap (2007)
    31. Hot Money (2006) .... Sunita Sanyal
    32. Kaajjal – Sabbki Aankhon Mein Basi (2006/07) [TV Series] .... Nayantara Pratap Singh
    33. Aisa Kyon Hota Hain (2006) .... Kiran
    34. Pehchaan: The Face of Truth (2005) .... Uttara D. Khanna
    35. Socha Na Tha (2005) .... Aditi's aunt
    36. Ho Jaata Hai Pyaar (2005) .... Asha B. Roy
    37. Kis Kis Ki Kismat (2004) .... Mrs. Kokila Hasmukh Mehta
    38. Shukriya: Till Death Do Us Apart (2004) .... Sandhya K. Jindal
    39. Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa (2004) .... Dr. Shashi Rawat
    40. Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na (2004) .... Meenakshi, Arjun's mum
    41. Dev (2004) .... Dr. Bharati Singh
    42. Hum Tum (2004) .... Anju Kapoor, Karan's mother
    43. Dukaan: Pila House (2004) .... Wahidanbai
    44. Krishna Cottage (2004) .... Sunita Menon
    45. Dillagi... Yeh Dillagi
    46. Anyar (2003) [Malayalam]
    47. Chupke Se (2003) .... Almera Kochar
    48. Kaante (2002) .... Major's wife
    49. Yeh Hai Jalwa (2002) .... Smita Mittal
    50. Na Tum Jaano Na Hum (2002) .... Maya Esha's Bua/aunt
    51. Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai (2002) .... Naina's mother
    52. Kranti (2002) .... Sushma Singh
    53. Majunu (2001) [Tamil]
    54. Yaadein (2001) .... Shalini Singh Puri (Special Appearance)
    55. Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi (2001) .... Archana Khanna
    56. Jaan-E-Wafa (1990)
    57. Albela (1989)
    58. Zalzala (1988) .... Radha Shiv Kumar
    59. Hukumat (1987)
    60. Itihaas (1987) .... Shobha
    61. Dadagiri (1987) .... Deepa (Special Appearance)
    62. Dil Tujhko Diya (1987) .... Rati
    63. Mera Suhag (1987)
    64. Ek Aur Sikander (1986) .... Doctor
    65. Zindagani (1986) .... Anuradha 'Annu'
    66. Aap Ke Saath (1986) .... Deepa/Salma
    67. Babu (1985) .... Pinky
    68. Bepanaah (1985) .... Bhavna Bhardwaj
    69. Tawaif (1985) .... Sultana
    70. Bhawani Junction (1985) .... Shakun
    71. Dekha Pyar Tumhara (1985) .... Anu
    72. Ek Se Bhale Do (1985) .... Jenny
    73. Jaanoo (1985) .... Kanchan
    74. Karishma Kudrat Kaa (1985) .... Radha (Vijay's sister)
    75. Triveni (1985)
    76. Ulta Seedha (1985) .... Shobha Roy
    77. Zabardast (1985) .... Sunita
    78. John Jani Janardhan (1984) .... Madhu
    79. Mashaal (1984) .... Geeta
    80. All-rounder (1984) .... Ritu
    81. Boxer (1984) .... Rajni Khatau
    82. Mera Faisla (1984) .... Rati Verma
    83. Paapi Pet Ka Sawaal Hai (1984)
    84. Rakta Bandhan (1984) .... Roopa
    85. Shrimad Virat Veerabrahmendra Swami Charitra (1984)
    86. Coolie (1983) .... Julie D'Costa
    87. Mujhe Insaaf Chahiye (1983) .... Malati
    88. Main Awara Hoon (1983) .... Archana G. Prasad
    89. Mazdoor (1983) .... Smita Batra/Smita Ramesh Saxena
    90. Pasand Apni Apni (1983) .... Geeta
    91. Rishta Kagaz Ka (1983) .... Aarti A. Sharma
    92. Shubh Kaamna (1983) .... Sujata
    93. Star (1982) .... Maya
    94. Waqt Ke Shehzade (1982)
    95. Ayaash (1982) .... Mrs. Jaswant Singh
    96. Farz Aur Kanoon (1982)
    97. Johny I Love You (1982) .... Seema
    98. Kaliyuga Ramudu (1982) .... Sandhya
    99. Sumbandh (1982) .... Kiran H. Mathur
    100. Swami Dada (1982) .... Seema
    101. Shaukeen (1982) .... Anita
    102. Sahhas (1981) .... Radha V. Singh
    103. Ek Duuje Ke Liye (1981) .... Sapna
    104. Tirugu Leni Manishi (1981)
    105. Do Dil Diwane (1981)
    106. Jeene Ki Arzoo (1981)
    107. Satyam Shivam (1981) .... Rekha
    108. Bhogimanthulu (1981)
    109. Jagamondi (1981)
    110. Jeevitha Ratham (1981)
    111. Kazhugu (1981) [Tamil]
    112. Prema Pichchi (1981)
    113. Maayadhaari Krishnudu (1980)
    114. Kalinga (1980) [Kannada]
    115. Punnami Naagu (1980)
    116. Anbukku Naan Adimai (1980)
    117. Murattu Kaalai (1980) .... Kannamma
    118. Ullasa Paravaigal (1980)
    119. Andala Raasi (1980)
    120. Veettukku Veedu Vasapadi (1979)
    121. Niram Maaratha Pookkal (1979)
    122. Puthiya Vaarpugal (1979) .... Jyothi

    Television

  • 2006: Kaajjal as Nayantara Pratap Singh
  • References

    Rati Agnihotri Wikipedia


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