Name: Himani Shivpuri
Birthdate: 24th of October, 1960
Marital Status: She tied the knot with actor, Gyan Sivpuri and they had a son named Katyagan. Gyan Shivpuri died in the year 1995.
Awards: She received the prestigious 19th JAI National Award from the Journalist Association of India, under the flagship of Journalists Federation of India. She was given this award in the presence of eminent personalities such as H. K. Sethi, the general secretary of the Journalists Federation of India, Kapil Sibal, the cabinet minister and Oscar Fernandes who was a former cabinet minister.
Biography: Himani Shivpuri, the Indian actress was born on the 24th of October in the year 1960 at Dehradun in Uttarakhand. She had her ancestral’s place at Bhattwadi in the Rudraprayag district, Uttarakhand. She was educated at the prestigious Doon School situated in Dehradun. There she was taught by her father, Haridutt Bhatt who used to teach Hindi at that very same school. During her school life, she had been actively involved in the various plays which were organised by her school. Soon after school, she started doing her post-graduation in the field of Organic chemistry and during this period of time, she also started allotting a part of her time to plays. Eventually Himani joined the prestigious Nation School of Drama situated in New Delhi and she graduated from this institute in the year 1984.
Soon after she passed out from the National School of Drama, she started working with its Repertory Company for a certain amount of time before she shifted to Mumbai. Himani’s very first film was in the year 1984 when she signed up for Pankaj Parashar’s ‘Ab Ayega Mazaa’ starring Ravi Baswani, Pavan Malhotra, Raja Bundela, Rajesh Puri, Farooq Shaikh, Anita Raj and Girja Shankar. Next in the year 1989 she appeared in Pradip Kishen’s Indian TV film, ‘In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones’, starring Arundhati Roy, Shahrukh Khan and Roshan Seth. She had also acted in numerous art films like Shyam Benegals’ ‘Mammo’ (1994) and ‘Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda’ (1993). Her first major breakthrough came in the year 1994 when she appeared in Sooraj R. Barjatya’s musical romantic comedy family drama ‘Hum Aapke Hain Koun…!’ starring Anupam Kher, Salman Khan, Madhuri Dixit, Renuka Shahane, Laxmikant Berde and Mohnish Bahl.
Himani’s very first television appearance was in Kunwar Singh’s ‘Humrahi’ which was broadcasted on DD National channel. She gained a lot of popularity through her role of Devki Bhojai, in this serial. Soon after the success of ‘Humrahi’ she started getting more and more offers and soon enough she became a regular face on the television screen, appearing in serials such as ‘Josh’ (Star Plus), ‘Hasratein’ (on Zee TV), ‘Kasautii Zindagi Kay’, ‘Dollar Bahu’ (on Zee TV), ‘Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi’, ‘Ek Ladki Anjaani Si’ and most recently in ‘India Calling’ (on Star One) and ‘Ghar Ek Sapna’ (on Sahara One). She has also start acting in ‘Baat Hamarri Paki hai’ aired on Sony Entertainment Television. One of her other present projects include playing the character role of Kul in Zee TV’s ‘Hamari Betiyoon Ka Vivaah’.
She has given some memorable performances in films such as Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Koyla (1997), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Pardes (1997) and Anjaam (1994). She was also seen in the 2006 film ‘Umrao Jaan’ directed by J. P. Dutta and starring Shaban Azmi, Aishwariya Rai Bachchan, Sunil Shetty and Abhishek Bachchan. Throughout her entire career Himani Shivpuri has worked with some top notch production houses such as Yash Raj Films, Dharma Productions and Rajshri Productions.
Himani had played a short role in the documentary ‘The Facebook Generation’, directed by Sahil Bhardwaj and produced jointly by Dev Samaj Modern School and Blue Strike Productions.
One of her upcoming films is Samir Tewari’s comedy flick ‘Mr. Joe B. Carvalho’ starring Vijay Raaz, Javed Jaffrey, Soha Ali Khan and Arshad Warsi. This film is set to hit the theatres on the 3rd of January, 2014.
Her various projects include Ab Ayega Mazaa (1984),In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones (1989), Suraj Ka Satvan Ghoda (1993), Dhanwaan (1993), Mammo (1994), Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! (1994), Andaz (1994) (uncredited), Anjaam (1994), Yaar Gaddar (1994), Aao Pyaar Karen (1994), Teesra Kaun? (1994), Trimurti (1995), Raja (1995), God and Gun (1995), Veergati (1995), Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995), Yaraana (1995), Haqeeqat (1995), Bandish (1996), PremGranth (1996), Khamoshi: The Musical (1996), Bal Bramhachari (1996), Beqabu (1996), Pardes (1997), Hero No. 1 (1997), Koyla (1997), Mere Sapno Ki Rani (1997), Betaabi (1997), Deewana Mastana (1997), Mr. and Mrs. Khiladi (1997), Tirchhi Topiwale (1998), Jab Pyaar Kisise Hota Hai (1998), Bandhan (1998), Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (1998), Mehndi (1998), Dahek: A Burning Passion (1998), Nyaydaata (1999), Hum Saath-Saath Hain: We Stand United (1999), Aa Ab Laut Chalen (1999), Daag: The Fire (1999), Anari No. 1 (1999), Biwi No. 1 (1999), Trishakti (1999), Hum Tum Pe Marte Hain (1999), Vaastav: The Reality (1999), Khoobsurat (1999), Krodh (2000), Dulhan Hum Le Jayenge (2000), Baaghi (2000), Hadh Kar Di Aapne (2000), Chal Mere Bhai (2000), Tera Jadoo Chal Gayaa (2000), Hamara Dil Aapke Paas Hai (2000), Karobaar: The Business of Love (2000), Dhaai Akshar Prem Ke (2000), Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain (2000), Afsana Dilwalon Ka (2001), Jodi No.1 (2001), Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai (2001), Bas Itna Sa Khwaab Hai (2001), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham (2001), Haan Maine Bhi Pyaar Kiya (2002), Hum Kisise Kum Nahin (2002), Mujhse Dosti Karoge! (2002), Jeena Sirf Merre Liye (2002), Karz: The Burden of Truth (2002), Ek Hindustani (2003), Ek Aur Ek Gyarah (2003), Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon (2003), Kuch Naa Kaho (2003), Shart: The Challenge (2004), Ishq Hai Tumse (2004), Time Pass (2005), Mumbai Godfather (2005), Meri Aashiqui (2005), Classic Dance of Love (2005), Insan (2005), Khullam Khulla Pyaar Karen (2005), Koi Mere Dil Mein Hai (2005), Umrao Jaan (2006), Kismat Konnection (2008), Haal-e-dil (2008), Do Knot Disturb (2009), Milenge Milenge (2010), Sasural Simar Ka (2011), Ammaa ki boli (2012), The Facebook Generation (2012), Rabba Main Kya Karoon (2012) and Mr Joe B. Carvalho (2014).