Sangeeta Bijlani (born 9 July 1962) is really a former Indian Bollywood actress who won Miss India in 1980. She made her Bollywood debut in 1988 well with the movie Qatil and became one of the 3 women leads inside the movie Tridev (1989).
Sangeeta got born in Bombay on July 9, 1962. (now Mumbai).
Bijlani landed a role when she was 16 years old. She moved on to get a number more commercials, notably Nirma and Pond’s soap commercials. Sangeeta earned the nickname “Bijli” during her modelling career. Bijlani made her Bollywood debut in 1987 with Qatil, opposite Aditya Pancholi and then went on to act in Tridev, Hathyar, Jurm, Yodha, Yugandhar, Izzat and Lakshman Rekha.
She starred alongside Vishnu Vardhan in a multilingual film in Hindi and Kannada. Jurm, which she co-starred in with Vinod Khanna which was helmed by Mahesh Bhatt and authored by Salim Khan, earned her a Filmfare Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She has also worked with Mahesh Bhatt, Mukul Anand, J.P. Dutta, Rahul Rawail and N. Chandra.
Sangeeta Bijlani made her small-screen debut with Chandni – “a tale of power, revenge and love” in early 1996 opposite actor Shahbaz Khan. She also went on to produce Hasna Mat, with Kader Khan on Star Plus and Kinarey Milte Nahi on Zee TV.
Bijlani and Salman Khan began dating in 1986 while both were still models, and their romance lasted for ten years.
Bijlani married cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin at the ceremony at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai on November 14, 1996. The couple divorced in 2010, purportedly over Azhar’s extramarital affair with badminton player Jwala Gutta, which even the player disputed.
Azhar, a 2016 Bollywood movie directed by Tony D’Souza, is inspired by her life and chronicles her connection with her ex-husband Mohammad Azharuddin, an Indian cricketer. Bijlani’s personality was performed by Nargis Fakhri inside the movie. Bijlani was reportedly unhappy regarding her depiction inside the movie, in which she was dubbed the “home breaker,” and decided to sue their makers. Nevertheless, the movie’s leading man, Emran Hashmi, has dismissed media rumours that Bijlani is dissatisfied with her role.