Kapadia right with her daughter Twinkle Khanna and her son-in-law Akshay Kumar Kapadia is the eldest of the four children of Gujarati entrepreneur Chunnibhai Kapadia and Betty, her younger siblings being late actress Simple Kapadia , a sister named Reem and a brother, Munna. Joseph's Convent High School. Why do I need to get married again? Once was more than enough. Her elder daughter, Twinkle Khanna, is married to actor Akshay Kumar.
While the film was to be Kapoor's son Rishi Kapoor 's first leading role, Kapadia was given the title role of Bobby Braganza, a middle-class Goan Christian girl. Bobby was a major mainstream and critical success, and Kapadia was lauded for her performance, which won her the Filmfare Award for Best Actress tied with Jaya Bhaduri for Abhimaan.
She was candid, striking, and a true natural She left the film industry to raise her children. For the next decade, she would go on to become one of top five commercial actresses in Bollywood along with Sridevi, Madhuri Dixit, Meenakshi Sheshadri and Jaya Prada.
To her surprise, Sippy ultimately signed her on to play the lead part opposite her Bobby co-star Rishi Kapoor. A review by Asiaweek labelled her "a delight". It was clear she was back. She later said making the film was "one big picnic", though she expressed her lack of comfort performing the "routine song-and-dance" nature of the part. The film became known for its steamy love scene involving Kapadia and male lead Anil Kapoor , in which the two also shared a full on kiss, something Hindi movie-goers were not accustomed to in those days.
She played the minor part of Inimaasi, a young princess who falls for the title character, played by Haasan. She has confessed to accepting these roles for financial gain rather than artistic merit during this period, noting, "I shudder even now when I think of those films. As an artiste I got totally corrupted.
This film changed my whole outlook. After all those professional brickbats, when Mahesh asked me to do his film I think I got one of the biggest highs of my career. Working for Mahesh has been the most satisfying phase in my entire career as an actress.
Kapadia and Jackie Shroff starred as an estranged couple who, during a relentless legal battle over the custody of their only son, learn that the boy is suffering from leukaemia , which makes them reunite to spend together the last months of his life.
Before shooting began, she called it "the most serious artistic challenge I have ever faced in my career. She became the character. This has to be one of her best and most unrecognised performances. The Times of India labelled the film a "B-grade movie", but further noted that "Dimple nonetheless did a very convincing job of portraying her anguish and bitterness at being denied justice. Dhawan from The Tribune , while documenting the famous Hindi films of , praised Kapadia for "proving her mettle as an actress of intensity and passion.
Jha, however, in an article discussing Indian actresses who have played policewomen, wrote that the film "turned into quite an embarrassment for its leading lady. In , she appeared in two action movies: She worked with Kohli in two more movies in , the horror film Bees Saal Baad and the action drama Saazish. In that same year Mahesh Bhatt cast her again in his action thriller Kabzaa , a critical failure.
Dutta 's action picture Batwara , opposite Dharmendra and Vinod Khanna. Drishti, a marital drama directed by Govind Nihalani , starred Kapadia and Shekhar Kapur as a married urban couple from an intellectual milieu in Mumbai and followed their trials and tribulations, extramarital affairs, divorce, and ultimate reconciliation after years of separation.
Kapadia's part was that of career-woman Sandhya, and for her portrayal she was named the Best Actress Hindi of the year by the Bengal Film Journalists' Association.
The Final Attack , the first directorial venture of actor Nana Patekar , with whom she would collaborate in several other films.
The film, co-starring Patekar and Madhuri Dixit , received a welcome reception from critics. Kapadia was noted for her "deglamourised role", but most of the praise went to the performance of Patekar himself.
She played Rukhsana, a young woman who comes from India to rescue her father, court magician Ameer Baba, from prison. The critical response to Ajooba was mostly lukewarm. Her role was that of Varsha B. Singh, a pregnant Orthodox woman married to an influential politician.
Ram Awatar Agnihotri said of her performance, "Dimple Khapadia, playing Varsha, very bravely, tries to make her role look convincing, and she succeeds to a great extent. It is a tribute to her as an actress". The film was delayed for several years.
She played the role of a prostitute, working by choice. Bhatt called her performance "stunning" and reported that when shooting ended, she was "on the point of a breakdown" as she was "exhausted battling with the nitty-gritty of a whore's character". Nair 's Angaar , a crime drama based on the life of an underworld don, she played Mili, a homeless orphan collected by an unemployed man, played by Jackie Shroff. The citation for the award described her performance as a "compelling interpretation of the tribulations of a lonely woman ravaged by a cruel society".
She played journalist Meghna Dixit, a past rape victim who now tries to persuade an alcoholic and unemployed village man to be a champion of justice for those around him. Kapadia later called the film "out and out a Nana Patekar vessel," but asserted, "I had my share too," crediting the part with allowing her "the freedom to perform".
She played a woman caught in a loveless marriage. Insisting on playing her part spontaneously, Kapadia refused to enrol in a crash-course in Bengali as she wrongly felt that she would be able to speak it convincingly. Her first release in was the action film Agnichakra , which went unnoticed. She played Amitabh Bachchan 's wife in that same year's Mrityudaata , once again under Mehul Kumar's direction.
The film was a critical and commercial failure, with India Today panning its "comic book-level storytelling". Jha called the film an "embarrassment",  critic Suparn Verma, in a scathing review, criticised Kapadia's performance, noting that she "wears a permanent scowl" throughout the film, and Bella Jaisinghani of The Indian Express , calling the film "inconsequential", concluded her review writing that she wonders "what made Dimple Kapadia do this to herself".
Depicting the contemporary routine life of Indian affluent youth, it is set in modern-day urban Mumbai and focuses on a major period of transition in the lives of three young friends Aamir Khan , Saif Ali Khan and Akshaye Khanna.
The film presents her story through the character of Siddharth Khanna , a much younger man whom she befriends and who ultimately falls deeply in love with her. She said making the picture was an "enriching" experience and called her part "a role to die for". The film performed well in the big cities but failed in the rural areas, which was attributed by critics to the urban-oriented lifestyle depicted in the movie. Kapadia's part—written specially for her—is that of a forty-year-old married woman and a Mumbai University professor, who, after the death of her mother, loses her sense of happiness and takes a job as a visiting professor of South Asian studies in California.
Kapadia noted about working in the film, "While in production, I'm all tensed up, and that is what makes me take my acting to the next level. Exhilarating is the air she breathes, bewitching is the glance she casts and enticingly vulnerable is her condition.
The film opened to a mixed critical reception, but Kapadia's performance received positive comments. Jha noted that she "carries the film beyond where it would have been otherwise"; Rama Sharma of The Tribune wrote of her performance, "Dimple lends all her charisma to help the script sail through dead ends.
Whether she is scared or scolding children, she has a powerful presence. They starred as two middle-aged single parents who fall in love and later have to deal with the reaction of their children. The film generated mostly negative reviews, with several critics concurring that the chemistry between the lead pair is what makes the film watchable.
Kapadia enacted the part of Katy, Shah's neurotic and unfaithful wife who runs an affair with Cyrus, a young man who enters their house as an assistant. Her work received varied comments. Prakash 's Phir Kabhi Kapadia and Mithun Chakraborty played ageing people who meet at a school reunion and rekindle their high-school romance.
At the request of her son-in-law Akshay Kumar , she voiced the character of Devi, the mother of the title character of an elephant voiced by Kumar in the animated movie Jumbo She played the part of Neena Walia, an erstwhile superstar—referred to in the film as "a crocodile in a chiffon saree"—who struggles to launch her young daughter in the movie business. Deepa Karmalkar from Screen characterised her as "gloriously bitchy",  while Sukanya Verma from Rediff hailed her as "stunning, striking, storming".
The role was small, with Times of India 's Nikhat Kazmi commenting that she "does end up a bit underutilised". She plays the wife of a celebrated Ghazal singer, played by Amar Singh , on whose behest she was offered the part. In , she starred in the English-language film Finding Fanny and her last and recent release was the film Welcome Back. Image and artistry[ edit ] When Kapadia made her comeback to movies, she faced constant comparison to her Bobby days. According to Jyotika Virdi, author of the book The Cinematic Imagination, Kapadia trajectory is "different from that of any female Hindi film star", and she "turned every disadvantage to her advantage.
Her moods change in a jiffy. In reply to this, and the said, "I am moody by nature. But I have never consciously hurt anyone. Mrinal Sen , who directed her in Antareen , compared her to Sophia Loren and described her face as "a landscape of desolation". According to Drishti director Govind Nihalani , Kapadia is "genuinely interested in doing serious work, something that challenges her talent.
Dhawan from The Tribune commented, "All those who have been following Dimple Kapadia's career from Bobby, Lekin and Rudaali will assert that she is more talented than glamorous.