Raveena Tandon left many hearts racing when she grooved to the tunes of “Tip Tip Barsa Paani” with Akshay Kumar back in the 90s. She was the one who translated elegance, poise and sensuality on the silver screen in her many movies and back then, she ruled the hearts of her million fans across the world. Today, even after spending over two decades in the industry, Raveena wears the sparkle in her eye and the mischief in her smile that got people talking about her when she made her Bollywood debut with 1991 movie Pathar Ke Phool which also starred Salman Khan.
Next, when she appeared on screen with Akshay Kumar in 1994 hit Mohra, people took her to be the actor who broke out of the shell. Apart from working in many Bollywood potboilers, Raveena was one of those who also didn’t hesitate to break the stereotypes around female actors being only the eye candies by doing movies like Daman, Satta, Shool and Aks. And not to forget, in Rajkumar Santoshi’s comic drama, Andaz Apna Apna which also had Aamir Khan, Salman Khan and Karisma Kapoor, Raveena proved that there is nothing which she can’t do and can adapt herself to the demand of the script.
Having spent more than 25 years in the film industry, the ageless beauty definitely has a presentable body of work and today as she turns 43, we pick some of her best songs which even if recreated today can’t touch the benchmark set by her.
1. Tip Tip Barsa Pani
Talking about Raveena’s hit playlist and not mentioning Tip Tip Barsa Pani would be an injustice to the actor. The hit rain song had Raveena sharing a sizzling chemistry with Akshay Kumar. The wet chiffon saree and the oomph with which Raveena danced on the sensuous number, made it an unforgettable one for all the 90s kids.
2. Shehar Ki Ladki
The chartbuster from the movie Rakshak also starring Suneil Shetty had everyone drooling over the glamorous and stylish Raveena Tandon.
3. Tu Cheez Badi Hai Mast Mast
The peppy number crooned by Udit Narayan and Kavita Krishnamurthy from the movie Mohra gave Raveena the title of the ‘Mast Mast’ girl of Bollywood. However, it was not Raveena who was the first choice for the song. It was only after the death of Divya Bharti that she was signed for the role. Also, you might not know that the song has another version, “Mai Cheez Badi Hun Mast Mast”. The song even got recreated in Abbas-Mustan film Machine.
4. Akhiyon Se Goli Maare
Govinda and Raveena Tandon became the best dancing pair of the 90s. The way the two stars grooved, the audience was forced to hit the dance floor. Once, talking about Govinda, Raveena said, “We share a common love for music and dance. We used to try to outdo each other, which got the best out of us.” Even today, when this hit dance jodi of the 90s gets on the dance floor, you can expect nothing but a blockbuster performance.
5. Kisi Disco Mein Jaaye
Once again Raveena shook a leg with Govinda and the movie buffs went gaga over this hit dancing pair of Bollywood.
6. Kabhi Tu Chhalia Lagta Hai
We can’t stop ourselves from adding this one to the list. The cute Salman Khan and the innocent Raveena in this song won our hearts. This was the first time that the audience got acquainted with Raveena’s dancing skills.
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