Zeenat Aman

  • Birthday: 16. November 1951
  • Birthplace: Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
  • Awards: 1970 - Femina Miss India Asia Pacific 1970, 1970 - Miss Asia Pacific 1970, 1970 - Special Awards - Miss Photogenic at Miss Asia Pacific 1970, 1972 - Filmfare Best Supporting Actress Award for Hare Rama Hare Krishna, 1972 - BFJA Awards, Best Actress for Hare Rama Hare Krishna, 2003 - Bollywood Awards 'Award for Lifetime Achievement'- Lifetime of Glamour, 2006 - "Outstanding Contribution to the Motion Picture Industry of India Awards" at the eighth annual Bollywood Movie Awards, 2008 - Zee Cine Award for Lifetime Achievement, 2010 - "Outstanding Contribution to Indian cinema" at the 11th IIFA awards, 2011 - "Best Contribution to Indian cinema" at the 11th IIFA awards


Zeenat Aman (born 1951 in Bombay) is an Indian actress and former beauty pageant titleholder and model best known for her work in Hindi films during the 1970s and 80's. She won the Miss Asia Pacific 1970 title. She is the first South Asian woman to win the title. Upon making her debut in Bollywood, Zeenat Aman, along with Parveen Babi, was credited with making a lasting impact on the image of its leading actresses by introducing the western look to Hindi cinema. Throughout her career she has been considered a sex symbol.

Zeenat Aman was born in Mumbai (then called Bombay) in 1951 to Amanullah Khan and Scinda. Her father, Amanullah Khan was a script writer who was one of the writers for such movies as Mughal-e-Azam and Pakeezah. He died when Aman was 13. Her mother got re-married to a German husband, Heinz (was constantly referred to as Mrs. Heinz in all subsequent articles film magazines that would carry articles on Aman). Aman's mother obtained German citizenship and took her to Germany where Zeenat Aman temporary stayed. She returned to India for her career as soon as she turned 18. She is the cousin of actor Raza Murad and niece of actor Murad.