Sangeeta Bijlani

About Sangeeta Bijlani

Who is it?: Actress
Birth Day: July 09, 1965
Birth Place:  Bombay, Maharashtra, India, India
Birth Sign: Leo
Occupation: Actress, Model
Spouse(s): Mohammad Azharuddin (1996 - 2010)
Parent(s): Motilal Bijlani (father)

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Sangeeta Bijlani was bornon July 09, 1965 in  Bombay, Maharashtra, India, India, is Actress. Sangeeta Bijlani is remembered for her TV commercials for Vicco Tumeric Ayurvedic Cream, though she did a fairly large number of print and ramp appearances.Born on July 9, 1960 in Bombay in a Sindhi-speaking household, her dad's name is Motilal, and she has a brother named Sunil.Sangeeta became popular when she was crowned Miss India in 1980, taking over the title from Bollywood actress Swaroop Sampat, and then on to also achieve the National Custome Award at Miss Universe in the same year. The following she was succeeded by Ruchita Kumar.Needless to state, she received a number of Bollywood movie offers, which included Tridev, Hatimtai, Hathyar, Jurm, Vishnu Devaa amongst others. When Tridev ratings soared at the Box Office, so did hers, especially after her song 'Raat Bar Jhaam Se Jhaam Takrayega...". She acted in a total of 16 movies, but was unable to establish herself as a Bollywood leading lady.She was romantically linked to a number of co-stars and directors. She was the reason Salman Khan broke off with his girlfriend, Shaheen - only to later ditch Sangeeta for Somy Ali.After completing Nirbhay in 1996, she met the soft-spoken and dashing Hyderbabd-based cricketer, Mohammed Azharuddin, who was so smitten with her, that he divorced his wife, and married Sangeeta. Her Islamic name is Ayesha Azhar, and she has two step-sons from Azhar's previous marriage.Their marriage, though intact, has gone through considerable challenges when Azhar's life finances came under close scrutiny after match fixing charges were brought against a number of cricketers, and as a result their residence on Hill Road, Bandra, was raided by authorities.Nothwithstanding the above, Azhar and Sangeeta are still together and have financed a company called Azhar Sangeeta Management Services.
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Sangeeta garnered the Beauty Queen title very early in life as she was first crowned as her School Queen followed by College Queen and then went on to win Campa Princess, Bombay Harbour, Jaycees Queen, Eagle Queen and then came Miss India Universe Title in 1980. Sangeeta represented India at the Miss Universe contest in Seoul, South Korea where she won the 1st Prize for Best National Costume award designed by her mother Poonam Bijlani.


Sangeeta started her Bollywood debut in 1987 with Qatil, opposite Aditya Pancholi and then went on to do blockbusters like Tridev, Hathyar, Jurm, Yodha, Yugandhar, Izzat and Lakshman Rekha. She was spotted by Director Rajiv Rai while on the ramp in a fashion show who convinced her to join Bollywood. She also did a bilingual in Hindi & Kannada opposite popular south star Vishnu Vardhan. She was nominated by the Filmfare Awards in the Best Supporting Actress category for Jurm opposite Vinod Khanna and was directed by Mahesh Bhatt and scripted by Salim Khan. She has worked with renowned Directors like Mahesh Bhatt, Mukul Anand, J.P. Dutta, Rahul Rawail and N. Chandra.


Sangeeta and Salman Khan started dating each other in 1986 when they both were still modelling and their relationship lasted for a long 10 years. They eventually broke up. On 14 November 1996, Sangeeta married cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin at a star-studded reception at the Taj Mahal Hotel attended by the Bollywood and cricket fraternity in Mumbai. The marriage ended in a divorce in 2010 reportedly due to Azhar's alleged affair with badminton player Jwala Gutta, which was denied by the player.


In 2009 Bijlani campaigned actively for her husband Mohammed Azharuddin who was nominated from Moradabad for the Lok Sabha elections.


Born and brought up in Mumbai hailing from an educated Sindhi family, Sangeeta did her schooling from Mount Mary’s Convent High School and her college from M.M.K in Bandra, Mumbai.