pramod kumarwrote on Apr 26 2009 11:53PM
Daughter of Bombay film industry (Bollywood) director Ravi Tandon. Raveena dropped out of Bombay's Meethibai College to pursue a career as a model with middling success. She made her movie debut with the flop _Pathar Ke Phool (1991)_. Her next few films were also failures and it was only with Andaz Apna Apna (1994) that she tasted success. Mohra (1994) made her a superstar all set to become Bollywood's reigning actress. However she then began a tangled affair with co-star Akshay Kumar. All her films flopped and her arch-rival Karisma Kapoor had her fired from some top films. By the end of 1995 her career was in tatters and she was reduced to the level of a starlet doing bit roles. Her career revived with a huge hit Ziddi (1997) and she now is again a top rung star
Attended the prestigious Jamnabai Narsee School in Juhu, Mumbai, where she was Head Girl.
Won the "Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut" in in 1991.
At 5' 5 1/2" she is a tall (by Indian standards) small bossomed ravishing woman who has made a name for herself by her sexy dances.
She has recently set up her own TV production unit RT Video.
Was offered Rani Mukherjee's role in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and was offered Karishma Kapoor's role in Dil To Pagal Hai.
Has a perfume named after her marketed by a Swiss firm: it was first marketed in Dubai, UAE in 1996.
Is the sister-in-law of 'Rakhi Tandon'.
Has one younger brother called Rajiv Tandon who is into production.
Was given the name Raveena by combining Ravi and Veena, her father and mother's name repectively.
Became the mother of a baby girl, on March 16, 2005 in Bombay, India, at 10 am (IST) with the baby weighing 8 1/2 lbs.
Is expecting their second child in July 2007.