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OTTplay Awards 2022: Know Your Winners – Raveena Tandon wins Best Actor Female in a Series (Popular)

Celebrated Bollywood actress Raveen Tandon won the Best Actor Female in a Series (Popular) for her gripping act as police officer Kasturi Dogra for her digital debut Aranyak.

OTTplay Awards 2022: Know Your Winners – Raveena Tandon wins Best Actor Female in a Series (Popular)
Raveena Tandon was presented the award by Tahira Kashyap
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Last Updated: 11.08 AM, Sep 15, 2022

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Raveena Tandon is one of the most loved actresses of all time, and her classic act as an investigative cop in her debut OTT series Aranyak (Netflix), she proved that a few years off the camera did not any harm to the performer in her.

ABOUT THE WINNER

Back in the 90s, Raveena Tandon was a megastar in the Hindi film industry, with movies like Mohra (1994), Laadla (1994), Dulhe Raja (1998), among many others, becoming massive blockbusters in the country. After her marriage to film distributor Anil Thadani, who she has two children with, and went into hibernation mode for a few years. 

But now, with Netflix's Aranyak creating big waves, Ranveena Tadon is back in the movies and how! 

ACCOLADES

When Raveena tandon burst onto mainstream Bollywood back in 1991, with her debut film Patthar Ke Phool, she had won the Filmfare Awards for Lux New Face of the Year. Subsequently, in 2001, Raveena Tandon won the The National Film Awards, which considered as the most prominent film award ceremony in India, for her role in Daman: A Victim of Marital Violence in 2001. 

In 1995, Raveena Tandon again garnered appreciation both from the audience and film critics alike for her role in Laadla and was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress award at the Filmfare Awards. In 2002, Tandon was widely appreciated for her gripping act in Aks and had taken home a flurry of awards, namely: Special Performance Award at the Filmfare Awards, Best Actress (Critics) at the Bollywood Movie Awards, Best Supporting Actress at the Bollywood Movie Awards, Best Supporting Actress at the Bengal Film Journalists' Association Awards, Awadh Samman given to her by the Government of Uttar Pradesh, Best Supporting Actress at the Screen Awards, just to name a few.

In 2005, Raveena Tandon was nominated for the Best Actress award at the Screen Awards for her intense role in Satta. 

LESSER KNOWN FACTS ABOUT THE ACTRESS

Not a lot of us know this, but Raveena Tandon is a mother to two adopted daughters Pooja and Chhaya Tandon whom she had embraced with open arms back in 1995, as a single mother, when the girls were only 11 and eight years of age respectively. 

In November of the year 2002, Raveena Tandon lent her voice to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) to extend her support to the non-profit organisation. Other than singing, Raveena Tandon has posed in several of their advertisement campaigns thereby joining fellow Bollywood actors such as John Abraham, Shilpa Shetty and Amisha Patel. 

Raveena Tandon has always been vocal about the illegal slaughtering of cows for their skin, and was quoted as saying, "Their abuse at the hands of corrupt skin and meat traders must be stopped."

In 2014, Raveena tandon launched her career in reality TV shows when she judged the Season 1 of CEO's Got Talent on CNBC TV18 along with Mahesh Bhatt and Raj Nayak.

In 2015, she made a comeback to Bollywood with a cameo in Anurag Kashyap's multi-starrer Bombay Velvet. In the movie she had played a sultry jazz singer, and was praised for her brief role.

However, it was in the year 2017 that she made a proper comeback in movies. Raveena Tandon was seen in the thriller movie Maatr where she played a mother who seeks revenge for her daughter's rape. Her performance was lauded, and she was soon seen in filmmker's Onir's Shab, where she played the role of a socialite.

ABOUT HER WIN AT THE OTTPLAY AWARDS 2022

Cradling the trophy in her arms, Raveena said “Thank you HT OTTplay awards for this lovely night of bringing everyone, pan India, which we truly call our Indian cinema. All the stalwarts from our Indian industries, all over different states are here this evening under one roof. And that gives me immense pleasure.

I remember we were doing promos, promotional evenings and press conferences for a film called KGF 2. Four of us from different industries were there. There was Yash, Sanju(Sanjay Dutt), me and Prashanth(Neel). So there was Telugu, there was Kannada cinema and Mumbai cinema together. And believe me, everytime the press asked us how it was to be from different industries and still be so integrated under one roof. We all said that it was high time and a dream for all the industries to come together. The more we are together, the more powerful a force we will be. I see that power unfolding here tonight”, she had said after her win at the OTTplay Awards 2022 held in Mumbai.

UPCOMING PROJECTS

Most recently, in 2022, Raveena Tandon appeared in a pivotal role in pan-India film K.G.F: Chapter 2 alongside Yash, Sanjay Dutt, Srinidhi Shetty, among others. The film ended up being on of the highest-grossing films of all time with a box office collection of 1198 crore INR, according to a news report by Odisha TV.

She is again partnering with her K.G.F: Chapter 2 co-star Sanjay Dutt for in the romantic comedy Ghudchadi by Binoy Gandhi, which is slated to release towards the end of 2022. Raveena Tandon will also be reprising her role as Kasturi Dogra in Aryanak 2.

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