Former Miss India Sangeeta Bijlani

Jun/29/2023 / by Team Seema
Image credits: Wikimedia Commons

About Sangeeta Bijlani

She was Miss India of 1980 after a successful career in modeling. Additionally, the same year found her as the National Costume Winner at the 1980 Miss Universe contest.

She has popularity for her TV commercials for Vicco Tumeric Ayurvedic Cream; she also did a number of other print and modeling appearances.

She began dating Salman Khan in 1986, when they were still modelling. Their relationship lasted for 10 years. She soon after met a sports figure, Mohammed Azharuddin, who won her heart.

She has the Islamic name, Ayesha Azhar, from her former marriage to Mohammed Azharuddin, the dashing cricketer. She became the step-mom to two sons from Azhar’s previous marriage.

Rajiv Rai had plans to launch her in a romantic film in 1986. However, it received shelving. Instead, Tridev had production.

Biography of Sangeeta Bijlani

Born in Bombany on July 9, 1960, in a household that spoke Sinhi, she has a brother Sunil. Her father’s name was Motilal and mother’s was Poonam Bijlani.

After a modeling career and the winning of the Miss India title in 1980, she turned to acting, as the offers of Bollywood began to flow. Acting in a total of 16 movies, she appeared in Tridev, Hatimtai, Hathyar, Jurm, Vishnu Devaa along with other films. Tridev was a major hit at the box office and she sang the well-received song, Raat Bar Jhaam Se Jhaam Takrayega. However, she never made the role of leading lady while acting in Bollywood films.

In 1996, she completed the film, Nirbhay and headed in a new direction. She met the dashing figure of cricket, Mohammed Azharuddin, and after his divorce, married him. Their life together was one of challenges, however, as their peaceful home on Hill Road in Bandra was the subject of a raid. Azharuddin had financial scrutiny after accusations and match-fixing charges. In spite of this, the couple survived and soon financed a company called Azhar Sangeeta Management Services. The marriage eventually ended in divorce.

She received nomination, by the Filmfare Award, for Best Supporting Actress category for the film, Jurm.

Her age in 2021 was 61 years old. The model and actor now has focus on her spiritual journey.


Where is Sangeeta Bijlani now?

She is in Mumbai and manages her media company, started with Mohammed Azharuddin.

Who is Sangeeta Bijlani’s husband?

Mohammed Azharuddin, the former cricketer, was her husband. They married in 1996 at the Taj Mahal in India. They divorced in 2010.

When did she start her career?

She began her career with modeling, and in 1980, was successful as holder of the title, Miss India.


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