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|Ranjeeta "Robby" Kaur|
September 22, 1956 |
Personal life and educationEdit
She married Raj Masand and has a son named Sky. Ranjeeta lives with her husband Raj and son Sky in Norfolk, Virginia, US. They own a series of 7-Eleven stores in Virginia. Sky is a tennis player and studied in college in the US. She was associated with an International School in Pune, handling Public Relations in the mid-2000s, before moving to the US.
Kaur started her film career as the lead opposite Rishi Kapoor in the movie Laila Majnu (1976). Subsequently, she acted in hits like Pati Patni Aur Woh (with Sanjeev Kumar) and Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se (with Sachin). She made a famous team with Mithun Chakravorty in films such as Surakshaa, Tarana, Humse Badhkar Kaun, Aadat Se Majboor, Baazi and Gunahon Ka Devta. She also was one of Amitabh Bachchan's heroines in Satte Pe Satta. Her sister Rubina appeared in Ek Main aur Ek Tu opposite Rajeev Tandon (Raveena Tandon's brother). Ranjeeta was very closely associated with the Rajshri family having churned out so many hits like Taraana, Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se etc. She starred with Raj Babbar, Raj Kiran, Deepak Parashar, Vinod Mehra, Amol Palekar and many other heroes, but her most famous pairing was with Mithun Chakraborty. Her last film before her exit from the film industry was Gunahon Ka Devta in 1990. She appeared in a few television serials in the mid 1990s and then took a long hiatus from acting.
After gap of 15 years, Ranjeeta returned to films in the 2005 film Anjaane: The Unknown. In 2008 she appeared in Zindagi Tere Naam which reunited her with her frequent co-star Mithun Chakraborty. The film was completed in 2008 but was released in 2012. In 2011 she reunited with Sachin in Jaana Pehchana, a sequel to her 1978 film Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se. She had also debuted on television years back but withdrew quickly. Currently, she resides with her family in Virginia.
Awards and nominationsEdit
|Filmfare Award - Best Actress||Ankhiyon Ke Jharokhon Se||Lily Fernandes||1979||Nominated|
|Filmfare Award - Best Supporting Actress||Pati Patni Aur Woh||Nirmala Deshpande||1979||Nominated|
- Screen the business of entertainment-Films-Salaam Bollywood Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.
- Screen the business of entertainment-Television-Salaam Bollywood Archived 2007-09-27 at the Wayback Machine.
- Mike Gruss (May 15, 2011). "From Bollywood to Big Gulps... and back". HamptonRoads.com.