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Raveena Tandon – an inspiration, in reel as well as real life. With her debut in 1991 with the film, Patthar Ke Phool, the daughter of renowned director and producer of the Indian film industry, Ravi Tandon, became a hit and in her close to three decades of career, she ruled the hearts of her audience like no other. Raveena is not just a role model for young aspiring actors but is an inspiration in real life too with her decision to adopt two baby girls, Chhaya and Pooja, daughters of a distant cousin who had died when the kids were young. At the age of 21, Raveena became a mother to two daughters and with her bold step, she had won millions of hearts. (Also Read: Konkona Sensharma And Ranvir Shorey Reunite For Son, Haroon's 10th Birthday, He Shares Happy Picture)
Years ago, when Raveena Tandon had decided to wear the hat of a producer and made her debut with Stumped, it was during the process of releasing the film that she had met the love of her life, Anil Thadani. A relationship that began predominantly as professionally turned into a lifelong togetherness with a beautiful proposal from Anil to Raveena and approval from both their families. With less than a year into dating, Anil and Raveena had secretly exchanged the rings in a low-key engagement ceremony and a high-profile wedding in February 2004. Their family was completed with the arrival of Rasha Thadani (2005) and Ranbirvardhan Thadani (2007).
It has been sixteen years since Raveena Tandon had embraced motherhood for the second time with the arrival of her first biological child, Rasha Thadani. And March 16, 2021, marks a special milestone in her daughter’s life as she is celebrating her ‘sweet 16’ birthday. The proud and doting mother, Raveena is on cloud nine as her baby girl turned 16 and to make this day even more special, she posted precious gems of Rasha’s life, by taking a trip down memory lane and digging out some memorable pictures of the little one. In one post, wondering how did her little girl grew up so fast, Raveena wrote, “When just when did you grow up so fast... 16, my lil baby. My kind, sweet, affectionate, compassionate, caring lil girl @officialrashathadani Happy 16th baby!” In her next post, Raveena gave glimpses of Rasha’s ‘sweet 16’ birthday celebrations and wrote, “Truly blessed are those who have lifelong friends... who make moments special... from babies to now... always together. Thankyou @ahaanamakhija @aarnasalla @aiyana.paes #sarababy #godbless.”
Almost a year ago, Raveena Tandon had recalled the time when the streets of New York were full of fun and happiness. Praying for everyone, who were affected by the COVID-19 virus, Raveena posted a throwback video of the good times she had spent with her husband, Anil Thadani and kids, Rasha Thadani and Ranbirvardhan Thadani. Revealing how Rasha was embarrassed when Raveena had danced on the streets of New York, the doting mother had written, “#throwback (2017) #THROWBACK to the days when the streets of #newyork were full of fun and happiness! Now - Prayers for all in New York , India,Maharashtra , Italy , london May the world heal and we all see a better brighter healthier planet soon. Rest in peace all those who succumbed to this disease. You will always be in our prayers. In this video, Rasha @officialrashathadani as usual totally embarrassed by my behaviour, Anil and I teasing her even more and she tries to run away! Video credit - @official_ranbirvardhan_thadani @ranbir_loves_mufc.” (Also Read: Alia Bhatt Celebrates Birthday With 'Most Important Women' Including Future 'Saasu Maa' Neetu Kapoor)
A few weeks ago, when Rasha Thadani had earned a black belt in the martial art form, Taekwondo, the proud mommy, Raveena Tandon congratulated her and appreciated her baby girl for not removing her mask while posing for paparazzi. Raveena had captioned the pictures and video as “Meri Beti Blackbelt! @officialrashathadani proud of you! Love the way you don’t remove your mask and are following all safety protocols! Safety first during these times of exams. Love the way you say “kal school jaana hai” @officialrashathadani.”
In a throwback interview with the DNA, Raveena Tandon had spoken about the interests of her little ones, Rasha Thadani and Ranbirvardhan Thadani. She had said, “Rasha has always chosen some major roles in theatre. My son is more of a sports buff, so he concentrates on his swimming and cricket, football and other sports. Rasha loves singing and dancing, the teachers are always proud of her. I don’t now which way they are going, but I will always allow them to follow their dreams and to excel in what they think they will do best. It’s completely their choice in life.” (Also Read: Esha Deol Takhtani Wishes Her 'Brother', Abhay Deol On 45th Birthday With Throwback Vacation Picture)
Happy birthday Rasha!