Vijayta Pratap Narayan Pandit
Bombay, Maharashtra, India
|Years active||singing: 1977–present|
|Spouse(s)||Aadesh Shrivastava (m. 1990-2015)|
|Children||Avitesh Shrivastava , Anivesh Shrivastava|
Early life and backgroundEdit
Vijayta comes from a musical family originating from Pili Mandori Village in Hissar district of Haryana state. Pandit Jasraj is her uncle. Her older sister is Sulakshana Pandit, and like her, is an actress and playback singer. Her brothers are music directors Jatin Pandit and Lalit Pandit, better known as Jatin-Lalit.
Rajendra Kumar cast her alongside his son Kumar Gaurav in Love Story (1981), which became a "blockbuster" at the box office. She and Gaurav played star-crossed lovers, and they also developed a relationship off-screen. After the film became a hit, she turned down film offers wanting to be with Gaurav. But the relationship ended, due to family tensions. Vijayta went back to films and had another hit Mohabbat (1985).
She was also briefly married to film director Sameer Malkan who directed her in the flop Car Thief (1986). After a few more films, she quit acting and concentrated on playback singing. Her husband, composer Aadesh Shrivastava has produced a pop album titled Propose – Pyaar ka Izhaar which marks Vijayta's debut as a pop singer. Actress Madhuri Dixit launched the album for the press in February 2007.
Some films wherein Vijayta played the lead are Jeete Hain Shaan Se (1986), Deewana Tere Naam Ka (1987), Zalzala (1988), Pyar Ka Toofan (1990). She also sang for films like Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar (1992), Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa (1993), Saazish (1998), Dev (2004) and Chingari (2005).
- "Bollywood's Forgotten Stars: 10 Interesting facts about 'Love Story' fame Kumar Gaurav". Free Press Journal. Retrieved 14 April 2020.
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- Madhuri launches Vijayta Pandit's debut pop album – Music India OnLine Archived 23 February 2007 at the Wayback Machine
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