15 Bollywood actors from the 1970s who drastically changed over time

15 Bollywood actors from the 1970s who drastically changed over time

In the 1970s, Bollywood was full of classic fashion statements. Polka prints gained attention after Dimple Kapadia wore a polka-print blouse in Bobby. Also, the ‘hippie’ look became famous after seeing Zeenat Aman’s appearance in the song Hare Rama Hare Krishna.

In an ideal world, 1970 Bollywood must have included both 1980 and 1990 fashion statements. Aside from clothes, the 1970s are remembered for several iconic films and incredible entertainment. In the entertainment industry, actresses’ careers are usually brief. Any Bollywood stars from the 1970s, on the other hand, are now in the spotlight.

Jaya Bachchan

Jaya Bachchan was a well-known Indian actress who starred in many super hit films, including Guddi, Abhiman, Mili, Sholay, and Zanjeer. Jaya Bachchan entered politics and was elected to the Rajya Sabha as a candidate of the Samajwadi Party. She married actor Amitabh Bachchan, whose son Abhishek Bachchan, also an actor married the former Miss World Aishwarya Bachchan.

Jaya Prada

The 58-year-old Bollywood actress Jaya Prada was a well-known actress during her period. She has performed in both the South and the Bollywood industry and now serving as a politician.  

Rakhee Gulzar

Rakhee worked in the Bollywood industry for four decades and was one of the most talented actresses. She had already received three Filmfare Awards and one national film award during her lifetime.

Sharmila Tagore

Sharmila Tagore is regarded as one of the boldest actresses of her generation. She has acted in both Bollywood and Bengali films. Her flawless performances in the film won her two national film awards and two Filmfare awards. From 2004 to 2011, she was also the head of the censor board.

Tina Ambani

Tina Ambani, wife of the business tycoon Anil Ambani has appeared in several Bollywood films. She is also the chairperson of the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, the Harmony Art Foundation, and the Harmony for Silvers Foundation, all of which are headquartered in Mumbai.

Hema Malini

Hema Malini, nicknamed “Bollywood’s Fantasy Girl,” appeared in many hit Hindi films. Her acting career began with Sapno Ka Saudagar, and she went on to star in some other blockbuster films. She is a talented artist, director, dancer, producer, and politician in addition to being a professional actress. She is now married to the famous actor, Dharmendra.


Vyjayanthimala was also listed among the most well-known actresses of her time. She is also an accomplished Bharatanatyam actor, choreographer, Carnatic composer, and legislator.

Tanuja Mukherjee

Tanuja Mukherjee, also known as Tanuja, has appeared in a number of well-known Hindi and Bengali films. Her excellent acting talents won her several awards. Kajol, her daughter, is also a well-known Bollywood actress.


Mumtaz’s actual name is Mumtaz Madhvani. She was once one of Bollywood’s most sought-after stars. In 1971, she received the Filmfare Award for Best Actress for the film Khilona.


Bhanurekha Ganesan, popularly known as Rekha, is regarded as one of Hindi cinema’s most talented actresses. Her Bollywood career started in 1970 with Sawan Bhadon. She has appeared in over a hundred and eighty Hindi films. Rekha has always been able to seize the limelight, whether for good or bad purposes.

Her personal life was scrutinized by the media because she had two unsuccessful relationships with industrialist Mukesh Aggarwal and Vinod Mehra. Many people pointed to her as a “witch” after her ex-husband Mukesh Aggarwal committed suicide due to depression.

Rekha, on the other hand, quickly disproved the charges. Amitabh Bachchan was also rumoured to be in a relationship with her. She is so beautiful, that she does not age at all and has the potential to make any man weak between the knees. She is a member of the Rajya Sabha and is often seen at award shows.

Mala Sinha

Mala Sinha was regarded as the most well-known actress of her age. She had appeared in a number of Hindi, Bengali, and Nepali films. This Kolkata-born actress was regarded as the best leading lady in Bollywood films.

Zeenat Aman

Zeenat Khan was Zeenat Aman’s previous name. In the 1970s and 1980s, this model-turned-actress was known for her edgy style and bold looks. Satyam Sivam Sundaram and Don were two of her many blockbuster Hindi films.

Shabana Azmi

Shamsul Azmi is known for her unorthodox and reformist performances. She starred in a number of female-centric roles and wowed fans with her flawless acting abilities. She has starred in a number of Hindi and Bengali films and has received various awards, including the Filmfare Award. Shabana Azmi is also a dedicated social activist.

Neetu Singh

Neetu Singh was well-known in Bollywood for her outgoing personality and exceptional acting abilities. She was married to the late actor Rishi Kapoor and has a son Ranbir Kapoor.  

Reena Roy

From 1972 to 1985, Reena Roy played the lead in a variety of Bollywood films. She was known for portraying romantic and female-oriented roles and was one of the highest-paid actresses of her day.

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