Who is Zeenat Aman?
Zeenat Khan was born 19 November 1951. She is better known as Zeenat Aman. She is an Indian actress and former fashion model.
Hare Rama Hare Krishna (1971)
The Bollywood film "Hare Rama Hare Krishna," (1971) was a hit and a star-making vehicle for Zeenat Aman. She played a westernized hippie, and won the Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award, as well as the BFJA Award for Best Actress.
What was the movie about?
The movie dealt with the decadence of Hippie culture. It aimed to have an anti-drug message and also depicts some problems associated with Westernization such as divorce.
How was she discovered?
She first received recognition for her modelling work, and at the age of 19, went on to participate in beauty pageants, winning both the Femina Miss India pageant and the Miss Asia Pacific International pageant in 1970.
Sex symbol of Bollywood?
Aman initially met controversy within her acting career for her often sexualization in a number of films, to which some critics and fans believed overshadowed her performances. She has frequently been cited as the original sex symbol of Bollywood, and is notorious for her figure and looks. However, Aman has stated that she does not take the term seriously, and rather felt restricted by it.