Dimple Kapadia can probably turn as many, if not more, heads as her daughter Twinkle Khanna even today. The ravishing Bobby actress turns 61 on Friday but barely lets the age take a toll on her grace and elegance.

Dimple started her career with the iconic Raj Kapoor film, Bobby in 1973, when she was just 16. The film took the industry by storm.

She left her mark as one of the first sex symbols of Bollywood, when she wore a bikini in the film. She played a Christian Goan girl Bobby Braganza, and flaunted the fashion trend, which became an iconic moment in Bollywood.

 

 

Following her separation from superstar Rajesh Khanna, almost a decade after her first release, Dimple was back on screen with Sagar. The movie was a self-imposed sabbatical love triangle.

The Ramesh Sippy film with Kamal Haasan and Rishi Kapoor in the lead roles, Dimple lit the screen on fire with her bold skin show. The sensual scene went on to become one of the most iconic love scenes in the history of Bollywood.

At that time and age, Dimple’s bold choices earned her an enviable fan following. And with the charm and grace that she possesses today, we still can’t stop gushing about her.

 

Her next star-studded performance was opposite Anil Kapoor in Janbaaz. Dimple stood out with her act as Anil’s love interest Reshma, where the two shared some steamy scenes on screen.

 

Later in her career she played some hard-hitting roles in movies like in Khamosh, Krantiveer,  Kaash, Drishti, Gardish, Lekin and Rudaali, to name a few. And then went on to doing light-hearted roles in Dil Chahta Hai, Leela, Luck By Chance, Tum Milo Toh Sahi, Being Cyrus.

Akshaye Khanna and Dimple Kapadia in Dil Chahta Hai

Dimple Kapadia in Luck By Chance

For one of her more recent roles in Finding Fanny (2014), the 70’s diva once again proved that she isn’t shy to do anything on camera by wearing a 20-kg prosthetic bottom and a huge tummy.

 

At 61, she is a grandmother but is proving how 60 is the new 40. With her endless beauty and talent, she sets multiple examples younger generations to follow.