Daughter of Bombay film industry (Bollywood) director Ravi Tandon. Raveena dropped out of Bombay’s Meethibai College to pursue a career as a model with middling success. She made her movie debut with the flop _Pathar Ke Phool (1991)_.
Her next few films were also failures and it was only with Andaz Apna Apna (1994) that she tasted success. Mohra (1994) made her a superstar all set to become Bollywood’s reigning actress. However she then began a tangled affair with co-star Akshay Kumar. All her films flopped and her arch-rival Karisma Kapoor had her fired from some top films. By the end of 1995 her career was in tatters and she was reduced to the level of a starlet doing bit roles. Her career revived with a huge hit Ziddi (1997) and she now is again a top rung star.
Attended the prestigious Jamnabai Narsee School in Juhu, Mumbai, where she was Head Girl.
Won the “Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut” in in 1991.
She has recently set up her own TV production unit RT Video.
Was offered Rani Mukherjee’s role in Kuch Kuch Hota Hai and was offered Karishma Kapoor’s role in Dil To Pagal Hai.
Has a perfume named after her marketed by a Swiss firm: it was first marketed in Dubai, UAE in 1996.
Is the sister-in-law of ‘Rakhi Tandon’.
Has one younger brother called Rajiv Tandon who is into production.
Was given the name Raveena by combining Ravi and Veena, her father and mother’s name repectively.
Brother Raj Tandon acted in the film Ek Main Aur Ek Tu as a hero. (1985).
Adopted 2 girls as a single-mother – 11-year-old Pooja (b.1984) and 8-year-old Chhaya (b.1987).
Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 30, a daughter Rasha Thadani on March 16, 2005. Child’s father is her husband, Anil Thadani.
Gave birth to her 4th child at age 32, a son Ranbir Thadani on July 12, 2007. Child’s father is her husband, Anil Thadani.
At one point her name was even considered for the movie Rangeela but she had taken a sabbatical at that point hence losing it to Urmila Matondkar.
Was original choice of the 1992 blockbuster movie “Darr” by renowned director Yash Chopra but opted out due to costume issues. The role later went to Juhi chawla.
Was offered Manisha Koirala’s role in Gupt and Pooja Batra’s role in Virasat.
Cousin of actress and Set Designer Vinati Makijany ( Mac Mohan’s daughter).
Sister in law of actress Rakhee Tandon ( Married to brother Raj).
Cousin to actress Kiran Rathod.
Cousin of actor Vikrant Makijany ( Mac Mohan’s son).
Cousin to actress Reshma Singh (Gul Gulshan Gulfam) and her brother actor , model Vishal Singh.
Cousin of director Manjari Makhijany ( Mac Mohan’s daughter).