Kim (born as Satyakim Yashpal, also known as Kim Yashpal)[1] is a retired Indian actress and model,[2] who is recognized for her work in Hindi cinema,[3] particularly for starring in supporting roles, with the exception of her lead roles in Phir Wahi Raat (1980) and Disco Dancer (1982). The latter film is the highest grossing of her career.

Kim
Born
Satyakim Yashpal

Other namesKim Yashpal
OccupationActress • model
Years active1979–1993

In the later years of her career, Kim appeared primarily in guest roles and item numbers. She officially retired from acting in 1993; aside from Phir Wahi Raat and Disco Dancer, her notable roles include Naseeb and Bulundi in 1981, and Commando in 1988, all of which she appeared in supporting roles. Since her retirement, Kim has stayed out of the public media.

CareerEdit

Kim's early years in her career consisted of modeling, in which she appeared on the covers of various magazines,[2] including Star & Style magazine.[4] She then began acting in 1979, making an appearance in Pehredaar, which then ultimately became a lost film.

In 1980, Kim starred in Danny Denzongpa's psychological horror-film Phir Wohi Raat as Asha, a young woman who has recurring nightmares and goes through traumatic experiences.[5] The film performed well at the box-office and brought her recognition.[6]

In 1981, Kim went to star in Manmohan Desai's Bollywood movie Naseeb, playing the role of a young girl in the middle of love and criminal controversies.[7] The film was a commercial-success, and was the second highest-grossing film of the year. She also starred in Esmayeel Shroff's crime film Bulundi as the sister of Raaj Kumar's character of a professor.[8] It was a moderate hit at the box-office.[9][10]

In 1982, Kim was then cast in her first starring role as Rita Oberoi, the daughter of a criminal, in the Hindi film Disco Dancer, the heroine to Mithun Chakraborty.[11] The film turned to be a success at the box-office, and was the highest-grossing film of the year;[12][13] The songs were also a major success, and her performance in the song "Jimmy Jimmy Aaja Aaja" brought her fame. The film was idolized as a classic in Bollywood cinema, and helped established her as an actress.

Kim also appeared in Deepak Bahry's action film Hum Se Hai Zamana as Sona, the girlfriend of Danny Denzongpa's character, Karan; she was particularly praised for a scene where she runs away in a bikini after being pursued by bandits.[citation needed]

Kim starred as Padmini in K S R Swamy's action film Maha Shaktimaan,[14] and was also cast as Monica in Raj N. Sippy's film Andar Baahar, and as Soniya and Rashmi in Dilawar. She later appeared in Babbar Subhash's film Commando, as Jhum Jhum,[15] and in Baaghi: A Rebel for Love in a guest appearance; both films were hits at the box-office.[15][16]

Kim retired from the film industry in 1993.[1][17] Her last films were guest roles in Pratikar, Honeymoon, Balwaan, Muskurahat, and Bulund. She also appeared in a song for Chandra Mukhi, however it was later deleted.

Personal lifeEdit

Following her retirement, Kim stayed out of public media and press.[3][18]

Kim was in a relationship with fellow Bollywood actor Danny Denzongpa, for seven years throughout the 1980s.[19][20][21]

FilmographyEdit

Kim's filmography references:[17][3]

Year Film Role Notes
1979 Pehredaar Lost Film, Bengali Dub "Prohari"
1980 Phir Wahi Raat Asha Debut film
1981 Bulundi Leena Khurana
1981 Naseeb Kim
1982 Prohari Bengali Dub of "Pehredaar" (1979)
1982 Disco Dancer Rita Oberoi
1983 Hum Se Hai Zamana Sona
1984 Sardaar
1984 Andar Baahar Monica
1984 Shapath Dancer
1985 Maha Shaktimaan Padmini
1985 Maa Kasam Dancer / Singer
1986 Krishna Nee Begane Baro Rukmini Kannada film
1986 Kismetwala
1988 Ek Hi Maqsad Dancer / Singer
1988 Commando Jhum Jhum
1988 Gharwali Baharwali Beena Mehra
1989 Gentleman
1990 Gunahon Ka Devta Dancer
1990 Baaghi: A Rebel for Love
1991 Pratikar Miss Ruby
1992 Honeymoon Dancer
1992 Balwaan
1992 Muskurahat Dancer
1993 Bulund
1993 Chandra Mukhi Appearance in a deleted song

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  8. ^ Bulundi, archived from the original on 20 April 2017, retrieved 4 August 2019
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  18. ^ Pillai, Shruti (6 May 2016). "21 Actresses Who Had A Short Fling With Bollywood Before They Disappeared & What They're Upto Now". ScoopWhoop. Archived from the original on 1 September 2019. Retrieved 1 September 2019.
  19. ^ Garoo, Rohit (26 September 2016). "Danny Denzongpa's Marriage: Failed Love Leads To Royal Matrimony". The Bridal Box. Archived from the original on 4 August 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2019.
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