Sangeeta Bijlani is a former Indian actress and model mainly working in the Hindi Film industry. Sangeeta Bijlani worked in the Hindi Film industry. The height of Sangeeta Bijlani is 5.7 feet. Sangeeta Bijlani's birthplace is Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Sangeeta Bijlani is a former Bollywood actress from India and the 1980 Miss India winner. She debuted in Bollywood in 1988 as the lead in the movie Qatil, and she was one of the three female protagonists in the movie Tridev (1989).
Sangeeta Bijlani started modeling when she was 16 years old. She continued to make other commercials, including ones for the soap brands Ponds and Nirma. Sangeeta got her well-known nickname Bijli throughout her modeling career. In 1980, Bijlani won the Miss India Universe title.
She earned the Best National Costume Award at the Miss Universe competition in Seoul, South Korea, where she represented India. Her mother Poonam Bijlan created the outfit.
Based on her life, Tony D'Souza's 2016 Bollywood film Azhar, titled Azhar, shows her relationship with her ex-husband, Indian batsman Mohammad Azharuddin. In the movie, Nargis Fakhri plays the role of Bijlani. Sangeet Bijlani reportedly planned to sue the filmmakers because she did not like how she was portrayed in the movie since she was referred to as the home breaker. Emran Hashmi, the movie's lead actor, criticized media allegations that Bijlani is dissatisfied with her role.
Sangeeta Bijlani’s boyfriend Salman Khan
Before Sangeeta spotted Salman cheating on his fiancée, the two had been dating for more than ten years and were even planning to wed. Sangeeta Bijlani, who made her Bollywood debut in 1987 with Qatil opposite Aditya Pancholi, was the love of Salman's young life at the time. For more than ten years, Salman and Sangeeta clung to one another or helped one another through tough times. They even made the decision to get married.
Salman was caught red-handed with another female by the actress as preparations for their wedding were undergoing. When the actor appeared on Koffee with Karan, he even said it was genuine. The actor tried to duck the issue before saying, Yeah, kind of, when Karan questioned whether the wedding was off as she caught him. I get caught, he added. I'm a fool. What are you talking about? he asked, changing his tone. And according to media reports, Somy Ali was the woman Salman cheated on Sangeeta with. Recently in December 2022, On Salman khan’s birthday, they both met and the chemistry between them was seen. That video of him kissing her forehead went viral.
Sangeeta Bijlani and Mohammad Azharuddin
In the 1990s, the relationship between former India cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin and Bollywood actress Sangeeta Bijlani was widely publicised. Azhar's unfortunate divorce from his first marriage was brought on by his relationship with Sangeeta. However, Azhar and Sangeeta got divorced in 2010.
When Sangeeta first met Mohammad Azharuddin, she was a rising model/actress. It was love at first sight, Azhar later remarked at a gathering. I had the opportunity to work with Sangeeta Bijlani in 1985. It was love at first sight, indeed. No one discusses this so openly Azhar had once said, But I'm telling you. On November 14, 1996, cricketers Mohammed Azharuddin and Sangeeta Bijlani got married. In 2010, the couple divorced.
Azharuddin and Sangeeta Bijlani split up in 2010. She was reported as stating in an interview when discussing marriage and relationships, The lady could be everything wonderful and the man may still stray. The saying that keep your spouse happy, so he won't leave, places too much responsibility on a woman. I do think that people can establish patterns in a marriage that are not enriching, and the male departs to feel better about himself rather than dealing with his own issues and trying to improve the relationship.
Sangeeta Bijlani’s First Movie Qatil (1988)
The 1988 Indian thriller Qatil, which translates to Killer, was produced and directed by Shama Akhtar and Nasim Hijazi. Aditya Pancholi and Sangeeta Bijlani play key roles in the movie. The adversary is played by Shakti Kapoor. Supporting actors include Kiran Kumar, Amjad Khan, Raza Murad, Vikram Gokhale, and Anjana Mumtaz. Laxmikant-Pyarelal composed the music, and Sameer wrote the lyrics.
In order to demonstrate that innocent people are subjected to the death penalty, the young law student who questions the practice of the death penalty implicates himself in the murder of a prostitute.
Sangeeta Bijlani’s Movie Tridev (1989)
Rajiv Rai directed the 1989 Indian action thriller Tridev. Sunny Deol, Naseeruddin Shah, Jackie Shroff, Madhuri Dixit, Sangeeta Bijlani, Sonam, Anupam Kher, and Amrish Puri are among the actors who appear in it.
The movie earned good reviews and money at the box office, finishing third behind Ram Lakhan and Maine Pyar Kiya in 1989. It also received three Filmfare Awards at the 35th Filmfare Awards in 1990. Suman Talwar, Bhanuchander Prasad, and Arun Pandian starred in the Telugu version of the movie, which was remade as Nakshatra Poratam.
Sangeeta Bijlani’s Movie Izzat (1991)
The 1991 Bollywood action film Izzat, which translates to Respect, was directed by Ashok Gaikwad and starred Jackie Shroff, Sangeeta Bijlani, Shakti Kapoor, Ishrat Ali, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Urvashi Dholakia, Gulshan Grover, Goga Kapoor, Raza Murad, Paresh Rawal, Amjad Khan, Dan Dhanoa.
Siddharth is taught by Constable Ram Chandra to be a dedicated police officer and to live a life of honor and dignity. Up until he is compelled to abandon his beliefs by circumstances, Siddharth heeds his advice.
Sangeeta Bijlani’s Movie Nirbhay (1996)
In the 1996 action-thriller Nirbhay, starring Mithun Chakraborty, Sangeeta Bijlani, Sadashiv Amrapurkar, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Anupam Kher, Paresh Rawal, and Kiran Kumar, Vinod Dewan was the director.
Tarannum Khan, a notorious bar girl from Mumbai, might play a minor role in this film. This was before her participation in cricket betting syndicates propelled her to stardom.
Sangeeta Bijlani horrified
According to Sangeeta, At the time, cinema magazines would rip you apart with fiery articles, in an interview with a top daily. Reading those reports used to make me sick to my stomach. There had previously been rumours that I had an affair with someone I didn't even know.
She also recalled how her mother used to accompany her on set, saying, Unlike today, moms would accompany their daughters on sets. In her company, I would feel safe, secure, and well cared for. On set, she would watch out for me.