Neelam Kothari Soni's day out with daughter Ahana

May 15, 2018, 08:12 IST
  • Neelam Kothari Soni's day out with daughter Ahana

    Neelam Kothari Soni poses for pictures with daughter Ahana Soni during their outing in Bandra, Mumbai. Neelam, who was a popular Bollywood actress in the 1980s and 1990s is married to model-actor Samir Soni. She was previously married to UK-based businessman Rishi Sethia. Kothari is currently a notable jewellery designer. Pics/Yogen Shah

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  • Neelam Kothari Soni's day out with daughter Ahana

    Neelam Kothari Soni and husband Samir Soni adopted daughter Ahana, two years after tying the knot. Neelam is of Gujarati and Iranian descent. Her acting debut happened when she was approached by director Ramesh Behl, while she was vacationing in Mumbai, who cast her in the 1984 film Jawaani alongside Tina Ambani's nephew Karan Shah but it failed to do well at the box-office

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  • Neelam Kothari Soni's day out with daughter Ahana

    Neelam Kothari learnt to play the keyboard and danced jazz ballet as a child. Her family was into traditional jewellery making and she was educated at Island School in Hong Kong, where she was born, and was  member of Rutherford House. Her family later moved to Hong Kong

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  • Neelam Kothari Soni's day out with daughter Ahana

    Neelam Kothari found success with the 1986 film Ilzaam, which saw Govinda make his Bollywood debut. They went on to star together in 14 movies out of which 6 were hits including Love 86, Khudgarz (1987), Hatya (1988) and Taaqatwar (1989)

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  • Neelam Kothari Soni's day out with daughter Ahana

    Neelam Kothari had five box-office hits opposite Chunky Panday, which weree Aag Hi Aag (1987), Paap Ki Duniya (1988), Khatroan Ke Khiladi, Mitti Aur Sona and Ghar Ka Chiraag (1989), which was her Bollywood career's most acclaimed hit, which also starred Rajesh Khanna. Neelam also ventured into regional cinema with the Bengali film Badnaam in 1990

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  • Neelam Kothari Soni's day out with daughter Ahana

    However, by the advent of the 1990s, box-office success began to elude Neelam Kothari Soni, Ek Ladka Ek Ladki opposite Salman Khan, and Parampara opposite Saif Ali Khan were flops. The films  Mandira, Zakhm and Khule Aam in which she shared screen with frequent co-star Chunky Panday were unsuccessful. Neelam nevertheless registered some hits during this period, which included Ranbhoomi, Pratigyabandh, Shankara and Santaan

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  • Neelam Kothari Soni's day out with daughter Ahana

    Neelam Kothari Soni's subsequent films like Doodh Ka Karz, Banjaran, Indrajeet, Agneepath, Gharana, Amiri Garibi, and Afsana Pyar Ka were box office flops. She made a special appearance as VJ in the box-office hit Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998) and her last successful film was the multi-starrer Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999). Her last outing was the delayed 2001 film Kasam co-starring Chunky Panday

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    Neelam Kothari courted controversy in 1998, when she along with Hum Saath Saath Hai co-stars Salman Khan, Tabu, Saif Ali Khan and Tabu were charged with poaching two blackbucks in Kankani. She was acquitted by a Jodphur court on April 5th, 2018

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Former Bollywood actress Neelam Kothari Soni was spotted during an outing with her daughter Ahana Soni in Bandra, Mumbai recently

 

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