As the dream girl celebrates her birthday, we bring you some of her lesser known facts:

Hema Malini opted for acting just after class 10th. The  reports suggest that the actress-turned-politician was considered for a Tamil film 'Venniradai' but later got rejected by the director as he found her too thin. The same role was grabbed by Jayalalitha.

From being a politician, Bharatnatyam dancer, movie star, director and producer Hema has undoubtedly played magnificent roles in her career.

Well, very few know that Bollywood veteran actors Jeetendra and Sanjeev Kumar approached Hema with marriage proposals. In fact, Hema agreed to get married to Jeetendra but later Bollywood star Dharmendra convinced her to chuck the proposal. From then Jeetendra went back to his girlfriend Shobha, who is actually his wife today.

Do you know Hema Malini met the love of her life, Dharmendra on the sets of the movie 'Tum Haseen Main Jawan'. Thereafter, the duo did almost 42 films together.

Dharmendra and Hema were in deep love, but the former was already married. When Hema and Dharmendra decided to tie the nuptial-knot, Prakash Kaur, Dharmendra's first wife refused to give divorce. So, they both decided to convert into Islam and later got married.

Well, may few know that King Khan Shah Rukh's first film  'Dil Aashna Hai' was directed by Hema Malini. With this, the dream girl of millions proved that she is the perfect combination of beauty and intelligence.

Well, we wish the phenomenal dream girl of Bollywood a very happy birthday.


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