Host of the famous Indian talk show ‘Rendezvous with Simi Garewal’ completes 74th years today. So let us find out about her life and journey.
There are many such Bollywood stars who, despite their age, remain in the spotlight due to their fitness and similar appearance. Simi Grewal is one of them. Simi Garewal is 74 years old today, but she still looks as young and fit as she did when she was younger.
Those who know Simmi well believe this is due to her slightly different daily routine. So, let’s learn a little bit about Simi Grewal today, starting with his childhood.
Simi Garewal has traveled extensively throughout the world at a young age. Simi was born on October 17, 1947, in Delhi, but she was raised in England and attended the Newland House School there.
Amrita, her sister, was also a student at this school. According to reports, Simi had an affair with Pakistani businessman Salman Taseer in the early 1980s, before she began her career. Salman later became the governor of Punjab (Pakistan).
However, she was married to Ravi Mohan n 1970. Simi’s marriage to Ravi Mohan did not last long, and the couple divorced in 1979.
Simi once wanted to adopt a child and even finalized a child from an orphanage.
The orphanage asked Simi Garewal to wait for 2 months so that if anyone wants to claim the child, he can do it for the last time. Meanwhile, the orphanage posted the picture of that child on many papers, but no one came forward to claim the child.
Meanwhile, Simi Garewal kept on taking the news of that child and keep a close eye on developments. There were only a few days left for the end of 2 months that one day Simi Garewal got a call from the orphanage that the parents of that child had been found. And showing all the evidence, they took that child with them.
Simmi was so infuriated by this that she never again in her life thought of adopting a child.
Simi Grewal’s career trajectory
Simi spent her entire childhood in England, but she moved to India when she was young. In fact, his entire family had returned to India during this time. He had a fantastic command of the English language as a result of his time in England (colloquial). This is why he was offered the role of Tarzan in ‘Tarzan Goes to India.’
Simi was only 15 years old at the time, which was surprising. Simi Grewal made her Bollywood debut in 1962 with Feroz Khan. SIMI’s work with big directors like Raj Kapoor, Satyajit Ray, Mrinal Sen, and Raj Khosla is one of her major accomplishments. Simi has appeared in a number of films, the most well-known of which are Mera Naam Joker, Karz, and ‘Siddharth.’
She came to the limelight due to her bold roles in Mera Naam Joker and Siddharth.
Simi Grewal’s brother-in-law was Yash Chopra as her wife Pamela Chopra is a cousin sister of Simi. Simi also appeared in Yash Chopra’s mid-1970s film Kabhi Kabhie and Chalte Chalte in 2003. Simi Grewal received a lot of attention for her negative role in the film Karz. She rose to prominence as a result of this film.
How did Simi fare as a director?
Simi decided to try something new and different in the early 1980s. Following that, she began a career in writing and directing, as well as establishing her own production company, Siga Art International.
She directed, produced, and wrote the TV series ‘It’s Woman’s World’ for Doordarshan through this production house. He also worked for Channel 4 in the United Kingdom. She produced a documentary for this network. ‘Living Legend Raj Kapoor,’ he was called. This documentary was created by following three segments of ‘India’s Rajiv.’ For this documentary, he also interviewed former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Simi Grewal also wrote and directed the Hindi feature film ‘Rukhsat.’ In addition, a television commercial was created.
Simi Garewal, a Show anchor, was also in the spotlight.
She started her talk show Rendezvous with Simi Garewal in 2001 and many famous personalities including Dev Anand, Ratan Tata, etc.
Simi Grewal returned to television after working on the big screen, hosting the Star Plus talk show ‘India’s Most Desirable.’ Simi also contributed to the BBC’s documentary drama ‘Maharajas.’
When the director became irritated with Simi Garewal
It’s somewhere around 1973. When the film ‘Dak Bangla’ was in production. Girish Ranjan directed this film, and Simi Grewal was cast as an actress in it. Nitin Sethi also appeared in the film as an actor alongside Simi. During the filming of this film, the director became enraged with Simi.
Simi, in fact, was notorious for arriving late to the set during filming. Not only that, but after arriving on set, she would spend hours doing makeup in the make-up room. According to some people involved with the film, she used to sleep in the makeup room after eating. This had an impact on the film’s budget. Director Girish Ranjan had decided that he would never work with Simi Grewal again after being disturbed by her habits.
Simi returned with her show in 2019.
Simi Garewal, who has seen 74 springs in her life, has returned with her chat show ‘ Rendezvous with Simi Grewal’ in July 2019. This was once a premium Star Network show.
This time, however, the show will be broadcast on YouTube. Along with Simi, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone appeared as guests on the first episode of the show. People are still enjoying Simmi’s show as much as they did before. Simi is seen in this show discussing the actors’ personal lives.