Raveena Tandon (born 26 October 1974) is a National Film Award winning Indian actress, producer, and a former model.She has primarily worked in Bollywood films, though she appeared in a few Tamil, Kannada and Telugu movies as well.
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Raveena Tandon debuted with the film Patthar Ke Phool (1991) which was a hit; she received the Filmfare Lux New Face Award for her debut performance.Her next films Mohra (1994) and Dilwale (1994) were big hits .However changed in the early 2000s, when she ventured into more serious roles and turned towards arthouse and parallel cinema. She got high critical acclaim for her performances in films like Aks (2001) and Satta (2003), and had the peak of her career in 2002, when she won the National Film Award for Best Actress for her performance in Kalpana Lazmi's Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence (2001).
Patthar Ke Phool(1991)-Winner, Filmfare Lux New Face Award
Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence(2001)-National Film Award for Best Actress
Aks(2001)-Filmfare Special Performance Award
She adopted two children Pooja and Chhaya as a single mother in the 1990s. Tandon previously dated actor Akshay Kumar and was set to be engaged to him, however they broke up soon after.Tandon began dating film distributor Anil Thadani during the making of her film Stumped (2003). Their engagement was announced in November 2003. She married Thadani on 22 February 2004 in Jag Mandir Palace in Udaipur, Rajasthan according to Punjabi style. She gave birth to a baby girl called Rasha on 16 March 2005.