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Special Series: Bollywood's hottest seniors!

Last updated on: September 5, 2011 18:40 IST

Special Series: Bollywood's hottest seniors!

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Hindi filmdom is all about great style and elegance, at all ages. There's little wonder then, that these filmi veteran heroines may have aged considerably but they are far from jaded.

In our special series, we've seen the sensational 20-somethings, the saucy 30-somethings and the hot 40-somethings. Now, let's give it up for the seniors of the film industry.

Rekha

Rekha -- the ultimate diva -- is showing no signs or desire of giving up the greasepaint and the works at 56. Not that we are complaining.

It's a wonder though, that she manages to look way younger than her years.


Image: Rekha
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Dimple Kapadia

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In two more years, it will be 40 years since Dimple's debut film Bobby released. Her other most memorable film, Saagar came out in the late 1980s but fans and admirers still remember how she sizzled on screen.

She was breathtaking as the single middle-aged woman in Dil Chahta Hai opposite Akshaye Khanna. That's 54-year-old Dimple Kapadia for you.


Image: Dimple Kapadia

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Rati Agnihotri

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The lovely Rati Agnihotri is back in films and we are loving it! The 50-year-old actress, who charmed us in Ek Duje Ke Liye is one of the most elegant actresses of her time.

Image: Rati Agnihotri

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Zeenat Aman

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Bollywood's original poster-girl stilll exudes the oomph that catapulted her to stardom back in the 1970s. That's why she's still walking the ramp at 59.

Image: Zeenat Aman
Photographs: Hitesh Harisinghani
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Hema Malini

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Hema Malini is 62 but hardly looks it. The Dream Girl keeps getting better with age.

Image: Hema Malini
Photographs: Kristian Dowling/Getty Images
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Sharmila Tagore

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The regal-looking Sharmila Tagore is 64 and mother to the dishy Saif Ali Khan and Soha. She's also one of the most accomplished actresses of her time.

Image: Sharmila Tagore
Photographs: Reuters/Mike Cassese
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Asha Parekh

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At 68, Asha Parekh is still as poised and pretty.


Image: Asha Parekh
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Saira Banu

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Saira Banu glows like few people do at 67. But then that could be the reason of being married to Dilip Kumar, who still holds her hand in public.

Image: Saira Banu
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Tanuja

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At 67, Tanuja sometimes upstages her daughters -- Kajol and Tanisha -- with her lovely appearances.

Image: Tanuja
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
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Simi Garewal

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Remember this? This fine specimen of a woman just seems to have reversed time to her advantage and at 63, quite a looker.

Image: Simi Garewal

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Vyjayantimala

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Vyjayantimala may be 75, but she's still got the fierceness of a young dancer. What a livewire!

Image: Vyjayantimala

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Waheeda Rehman

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Waheeda Rehman is, by far, the most elegant woman at 75 we'll ever see. Now that's a class apart.

Image: Waheeda Rehman

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Sadhana

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Sadhana, who recently celebrated her 70th birthday recently, is known as India's Audrey Hepburn. Enough said.

Image: Sadhana
Photographs: Right: Sahil Salvi
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