Rati Agnihotri

Rati Agnihotri (born 10 December 1960) is an Indian actress whose films are mainly in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.

Rati Agnihotri
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Agnihotri in 2015
Born (1960-12-10) 10 December 1960 (age 59)
Other namesRati Virwani
OccupationModel, actress
Years active1979–1990
2001–present
Spouse(s)Anil Virwani (1985–2015, divorced)
ChildrenTanuj Virwani

Early lifeEdit

Agnihotri was born in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh, in "a conservative Punjabi family."[1] She began modelling at age ten.[2]

Film careerEdit

Agnihotri's first film roles were in the Tamil language films Puthiya Vaarpugal and Niram Maaratha Pookkal (1979).[3] She also starred in Telugu and Kannada films and made 32 films in just three years.[citation needed]

In the 1980s, she also starred in a number of Hindi films. She received a Filmfare nomination as Best Actress for the 1981 film Ek Duuje Ke Liye, which was a Hindi remake of the Telugu film Maro Charitra from 1979. Other Hindi films from this period included Farz Aur Kanoon (1982), Coolie (1983), Tawaif (1985) which also led to her being nominated for the Filmfare award, Aap Ke Saath (1986), and Hukumat (1987).

After a 16-year absence, she returned to acting in 2001, in the Hindi film Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi[4] and the Tamil film Majunu. She made her Malayalam debut in Anyar (2003), English debut in An Ode to Lost Love (2003), and Bengali debut in Aaina-te (2008).[5]

She has also acted on the stage, in plays such as Please Divorce Me Darling (2005),[4] and television serials, such as Sixer (2005).

Personal lifeEdit

Agnihotri married businessman and architect Anil Virwani on 9 February 1985,[6] This, coupled with her father's death, convinced her to leave Hindi films.[7] In 1986, the couple's son, Tanuj Virwani, was born. He is an actor working in Hindi films and television.[8]

Agnihotri and Virwani divorced in 2015.[9][10][11][12]

Awards and nominationsEdit

NominationsEdit

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Film Role Language
1979 Puthiya Vaarpugal Jyothi Tamil
Niram Maaratha Pookkal
Veettukku Veedu Vasapadi
1980 Andala Raasi
Ullasa Paravaigal
Murattu Kaalai Kannamma
Anbukku Naan Adimai
Punnami Naagu Kannada
Kalinga
Maayadhaari Krishnudu Telugu
Prema Pichchi
Kazhugu Tamil
1981 Jeevitha Ratham Telugu
Jagamondi
Bhogimanthulu
Satyam Shivam Hindi
Jeene Ki Arzoo
Do Dil Diwane
Tirugu Leni Manishi
Ek Duuje Ke Liye
Sahhas
1982 Shaukeen
Swami Dada
Sumbandh
Kaliyuga Ramudu Sandhya Telugu
Johny I Love You Hindi
Farz Aur Kanoon
Ayaash
Waqt Ke Shehzade
Star
1983 Shubh Kaamna
Rishta Kagaz Ka
Pasand Apni Apni
Mazdoor
Main Awara Hoon
Mujhe Insaaf Chahiye
Coolie
1984 Shrimad Virat Veerabrahmendra Swami Charitra
Rakta Bandhan
Paapi Pet Ka Sawaal Hai
Mera Faisla
Boxer
All-rounder
Mashaal
John Jani Janardhan
1985 Zabardast
Ulta Seedha
Triveni
Karishma Kudrat Kaa
Jaanoo
Ek Se Bhale Do
Dekha Pyar Tumhara
Bhawani Junction
Tawaif
Bepanaah
Babu
1986 Aap Ke Saath
Zindagani
Ek Aur Sikander
1987 Dil Tujhko Diya
Dadagiri
Itihaas
Hukumat
1988 Zalzala
2001 Kuch Khatti Kuch Meethi
Majunu Heena's Mother Tamil
2002 Kranti Hindi
Tumse Achcha Kaun Hai
Na Tum Jaano Na Hum
Yeh Hai Jalwa
Kaante
2003 Chupke Se
Anyar Malayalam
Dillagi... Yeh Dillagi Hindi
2004 Krishna Cottage
Hum Tum
Dev
Kyun...! Ho Gaya Na
Dil Ne Jise Apna Kahaa
Shukriya: Till Death Do Us Apart
Kis Kis Ki Kismat
2005 Socha Na Tha
Pehchaan: The Face of Truth
2006 Hot Money
Rama Rama Kya Hai Dramaaa
2008 Jimmy
Aaina Te Bengali
Ru Ba Ru Hindi
Love Has No Language
2009 Phir Kabhi
Karma Aur Holi
Luck
Chal Chalein
Blue Oranges
Aao Wish Karein
2011 Bin Bulaye Baraati
Chatur Singh Two Star
2012 Diary of a Butterfly
2013 Ardhangini Savitri
2014 Shaadi Ke Side Effects
Spark
Purani Jeans
2015 Second Hand Husband
Singh is Bling
Karbonn
2016 Ranviir The Marshal Ayesha
Dictator Mahima rai Telugu

TelevisionEdit

Year Show Standing
2006 Kaajjal Television serial
2006 Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Eliminated 7th

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Happy birthday Rati Agnihotri: The ethereal beauty turns 57 today" (9 November 2017), India TV. Retrieved 1 April 2019.
  2. ^ "I am where my destiny has brought me", Hindu.com
  3. ^ "The return of Rati", Rediff.com
  4. ^ a b "In the spotlight again". The Hindu. 18 March 2004. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  5. ^ "Interview: 'I can relate to mother roles'". The Sunday Tribune - Spectrum. 15 June 2008. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  6. ^ "One for the other". The Telegraph. Calcutta, India. 28 October 2006.
  7. ^ "The Hindu : All set for a second innings". Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  8. ^ "Poison actor Tanuj Virwani: Whatever work I am getting is because of Inside Edge". 2 May 2019. Retrieved 3 June 2020.
  9. ^ "Rati Agnihorti's husband shocked at the wife harassment allegations - Times of India". Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  10. ^ "Rati Agnihotri Files Domestic Violence Case Against Husband - NDTV Movies". 15 March 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  11. ^ "Rati Agnihotri files complaint against her husband for harassment and torture". 15 March 2015. Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  12. ^ "Rati Agnihotri: I've taken 30 years to opt out of my marriage". Retrieved 17 February 2017.
  13. ^ 1st Filmfare Awards 1953

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