Actor | Producer | Columnist | Former model
Raveena Tandon, is a mother of two adorable children Rasha and Ranbirvardhan. Ahead of her times she was the 1st one to do away with the stigma of a single mother. She started the trend of single mothers at the age of 21 by adopting 2 girls Pooja aged 11 and Chhaya 8 respectively.
Raveena is a Multi talented and Multi faceted individual who lives every moment with full zest. Actively involved with Unicef for the girl child and DAIRRC anti drug organisation with Dr Yusuf Merchant . Brand ambassador of PETA, IDA, The Spina Bifida Association as well as the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood. Nrand ambassador for “She’s ambassador” programme by PVR for the hygiene of young girls. Goodwill ambassador for Smile foundation.She has housed 31 girls in her own bunglow for one year when a landlord evicted the Caretaker and the girls from the property and then single handedly built an orphanage in Vasai for them .Never the one to stop her social work she continues associating with different social causes. Won the film fare lux new face of the year award for ” Patthar ke phool and won film fare for “Aks”. Raveena won National Award for Daman which was based on women empowerment. And grabbed the Best Actress award at the Indian Film Festival of Houston and Chicago for the movie “Shobhnas seven nights”. Recieved the Awadh Samman Puruskar in 2002. In 2016 recieved the prestigious dasaheb phalke award for completing 25 years in the industry Her recent release Maatr is based on violence against women and she has also recieved the Dadasahed critics awed for her performance.