Date of Birth : 19 November 1951
Place of Birth : Germany
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Zeenat Aman Trivia
Zeenat Aman's career was supervised by her mother till she became a very big star. Zeenat then became the symbol of the independent and free-thinking women who could defy all the traditions, customs and values that were Indian. She called herself 'a citizen of the world' and 'a woman of the future'.
Zeenat Aman was the first actress to bring in fashion designing and make it big business. Her clothes were designed by some of the best known designers in the world who in turn made dress designing a lucrative business which is being followed by young men and women who are stars in their own rights.
Zeenat Aman became a style icon. What she wore in her films instantly became the fashion of the times among young girls who followed what they called 'the Zeenie Baby style'.
Zeenat Aman was so fascinated about working with Raj Kapoor that she went to crazy limits to catch his attention. One afternoon she walked into his cabin dressed in a transparent white half saree. Raj decided to cast her as the leading lady after he had considered almost all the big heroines.
All the efforts made by directors to make Zeenat Aman speak correct Hindi failed and she spoke the way she always did and still does.
Zeenat Aman worked with all the big heroes, Dev Anand, Dharmendra, Shashi Kapoor, Rajesh Khanna and Amitabh Bachchan with whom she did the maximum number of films. She also worked with smaller heroes like Vijay Arora and Kawalnjeet.
The well known Hollywood actress, Gina Lolobrigida who worked with her in a bollywood film 'Shalimar' called Zeenat Aman 'The most beautiful woman I have seen in the whole of the East'.
Zeenat Aman was a book worm. She always carried books with her and kept track of all the best sellers and still does.
Zeenat Aman remembers her role as the victim of rape who fights back in one of her films 'Insaf Ka Tarazu' as her most memorable role.
Zeenat Aman proved to be an ideal wife when she took care of her husband, Mazhar Khan who died of cancer of the pancreas at a very young age.
Zeenat Aman some times believes she should have been a part of the industry today when girls have all the freedom to do what she had to fight to do in her times but she has absolutely no regrets. Some of the leading actresses of today seek her advise on how to keep as fit as she was and still is.
Zeenat Aman had the privilege of having a perfume named after her in her heydays.