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Happy birthday Rati Agnihotri: The ethereal beauty turns 57 today

Veteran actress Rati Agnihotri, rings in her 57th birthday today. The ethereal beauty Rati started her career as modelling than entered the acting profession.

Written by: India TV Entertainment Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: November 10, 2017 8:50 IST ]
Bollywood actress Rati Agnihotri

Hailing from a conservative Punjabi family, it was not so easy for Rati to opt acting as her career. She was not even allowed to choose acting as a profession. She fought a lot to pursue her dream career. 

Rati did her schooling from a college in Madras, as her father was shifted to the city for work commitments. Fortunately, a Tamil filmmaker Bharathiraja noticed her one day and promised to cast her in a film. This turned out to be turning point in Rati’s life. 

The actress never looked back after that and continued to work in many South-Indian films. Rati made her debut in Bollywood in 1981 with Ek Duje Ke Liye, which was a remake of a Tamil film. 

Rati’s received much applaud for her role in that film. Later, she also acted in Farz aur Kanoon (1982), Coolie (1983), Tawaif (1985) and Hukumat (1987), which are still remembered for her brilliant performances. 

But after the death of Rati’s father, she decided to quit her career. Later, the diva tied the nuptial knot with businessman Anil Virwani. Rati also has a son named Tanuj Virwani.

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