Top 100 Raveena Tandon Quotes

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“I am emotional, honest, and sensitive and a great human being because of my dad. Tough and independent woman because of my mom.”

― Raveena Tandon

“Our forests offer much more than just beautiful landscapes and wildlife. Each one has a different story to tell.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I especially have very fond memories associated with the 10th day of Dassera. My friends and I would meet up and build this huge 7-feet-tall Ravan, which we’d burn at around sunset in our colony. And this was no ordinary Ravan. We’d actually sit and hand-mix the contents of glue and glitter with the dough and wrap it around newspaper for the base.”

― Raveena Tandon

“Throughout school, I’ve faced ridicule and been complexed about my appearance. I almost turned into a nervous wreck. Peer pressure is bad. Children can be really cruel. Specially if you’re not like everyone else.”

― Raveena Tandon

“The purpose of an actress is not to just look beautiful and strut around like a peacock but act, too.”

― Raveena Tandon

“You are the best lessons you learn from life. I have grown up learning from my life.”

― Raveena Tandon

“Brother-sister love is the purest form of emotional love, like parents’ love for their children. In school and college, brothers are there to protect us from all harm. It’s an unconditional love.”

― Raveena Tandon

“Anywhere which is in a forest, that’s my zen place.”

― Raveena Tandon

“Communication is extremely important in any relationship – it makes the relationship that much healthier.”

― Raveena Tandon

“Rakshabandhan is one day in a year I always look forward to… As children, we used to get presents and money, and there would be a full line-up of rakhi brothers, but as I grew older, the excitement was lesser as the love grew deeper.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I always said that to get India stronger, first strengthen its roots, and all our roots are our country’s interiors, rural areas, and villages.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I have always said what is in my heart.”

― Raveena Tandon

“Whenever I’m traveling, I see so many auto drivers spitting on the road, and it disgusts me to no end.”

― Raveena Tandon

“’Slumdog Millionaire’ has truly opened newer avenues for India.”

― Raveena Tandon

“One of my favorite outfits is one I picked up on a trip to Chandigarh. I’ve worn it once and am skeptical about wearing it again in spite of loving it so much, thanks to the ‘fashion police’ who won’t wait a second to splash it out in the papers or feature me in the ‘same to same’ blog.”

― Raveena Tandon

“What you eat shows on your skin. So have fresh fruits and vegetable juices.”

― Raveena Tandon

“As a child, Navratri is something I looked forward to the most -The joy of being young and being around your friends and pandal-hopping is something I will always cherish.”

― Raveena Tandon

“You have to respect the existence of God. If He has given you the power to throw your weight around, then you mustn’t misuse it.”

― Raveena Tandon

“Crimes against women are growing day by day. Despite this, the mindset of our leaders, politicians, or judicial system is not changing.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I still remember the way children used to tease me. Fat people are really lonely people. In school, girls would be my friends, but guys would generally keep away. A lot of insecurity stems from there. But if you have a strong base, nothing can shake you.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I’m a survivor.”

― Raveena Tandon

“Why do our kids need to be protected from flu? Isn’t that something only for the cold western countries who have long, cold, below-zero winters? That’s what I thought until I learnt that India’s tropical weather facilitates circulation of viruses around the year, unlike the West, which sees a peak only during winter.”

― Raveena Tandon

“When I see people scratching and clawing towards ambition and greed, I wonder why they are doing it and for what.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I never did my eyebrows in most of my early films.”

― Raveena Tandon

“In ‘Maatr,’ we do not justify taking the law into our hands. That’s not the right thing to do. We are not promoting that.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I have stood on my own feet.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I have never been scared, and people know that.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I feel bad when my film flops.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I have been to Kargil, and I have seen the tragedy that both the Indians and the Pakistanis faced.”

― Raveena Tandon

“A female celebrity just has to chat and smile with a guy for him to become the new man in her life. Amazing.”

― Raveena Tandon

“The fact is many of these guys whom I was supposed to be seeing are my buddies. I’ve always been the bum chum kinda girl.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I’m on backslapping terms with everyone from Sanjay Dutt to Sanjay Kapoor. That’s why wives never feel threatened by my presence in their husband’s lives. They know if I’m their husband’s friend, I’m the wife’s buddy as well.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I do believe men and women can share healthy, long-lasting platonic relationships.”

― Raveena Tandon

“People will love or hate ‘Satta’ and ‘Stumped.’ But they cannot ignore them.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I’m fed up of doing run-of-the-mill stuff.”

― Raveena Tandon

“To be honest, neither ‘Satta’ nor ‘Stumped’ needed songs and music. But when we recorded a good soundtrack album, everyone suggested we create credible situations for songs.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I’m the kind who is never happy. No matter what it is, I always find room for improvement.”

― Raveena Tandon

“Don’t ask me why the same producers cast me in their films. Maybe someone up there likes me as much as people down here.”

― Raveena Tandon

“The response to my role in ‘Aks’ has been more than I expected.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I never thought I would become an actress.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I was this roly-poly kid at school.”

― Raveena Tandon

“When I am depressed, I watch these three films: ‘Chalti Ka Naam Gaadi,’ ‘Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron,’ and ‘Padosan.’ They really make me laugh.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I am not a foodie; I eat to live.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I’ve done the glamour doll, song-and-dance routine, the works. I’ve reached a stage in my career where I’m ready to experiment.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I play antihero; I play hero… I’m not image-struck.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I’m hoping to reach a point when I can play all kinds of roles with equal ease.”

― Raveena Tandon

“A director is a director is a director. Man or woman – it doesn’t matter.”

― Raveena Tandon

“It is kind of nice for when people appreciate what you have done, but I would not base my career on awards because they are mostly popular awards and not talent-oriented awards.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I have done performance-based roles earlier, films which revolved around me. ‘Kshatriya’ was one such solid role. And, at that time, people had written good things about it.”

― Raveena Tandon

“The glamourous aspect of my career began with ‘Shaher ki ladki,’ which is how I sort of restarted my career.”

― Raveena Tandon

“’Agnivarsha’ is not a costume drama like Shashi Kapoor’s ‘Utsav’ or Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s ‘Devdas.’ This one has no elaborate jewellery and clothes. It is sparse and stark.”

― Raveena Tandon

“In all my films, I have tried a different look.”

― Raveena Tandon

“If I don’t try and bring variety in my appearances, I will get bored with films, so I can well imagine how bored the audience would get watching me.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I suppose it is easy for an actress to act maternal at any age, since all women have a nurturing instinct after 20, perhaps even earlier.”

― Raveena Tandon

“Your skin and your face is a mirror to your soul. When people ask me why I’m looking so good, I reply, ‘My heart is happy.’”

― Raveena Tandon

“Go organic in whatever you can, whether it is organic make-up or food. It’s important to keep your body healthy.”

― Raveena Tandon

“Try and use less make-up whenever you can.”

― Raveena Tandon

“When I began my career, I had films with the biggest film-makers in the country.”

― Raveena Tandon

“Look at ‘Dulhe Raja.’ It was a film made very quietly on the sidelines, and suddenly, when the film was released, it struck gold. I never expected the film to do well.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I’m a God-fearing person.”

― Raveena Tandon

“Computers used to petrify me before I figured it was just a matter of getting used to them.”

― Raveena Tandon

“A friend of mine created an email ID for me, and I was completely hooked soon after. I would mail friends constantly and lug my laptop everywhere just to listen to some music.”

― Raveena Tandon

“To me, looking glamorous on screen has never been about skin show.”

― Raveena Tandon

“There is a right time for everything. There was a time when I wanted to settle down and have a family. I wanted to give time to my kids. I had worked for nearly 19 years when I got married.”

― Raveena Tandon

“People fall in love when they are working together constantly.”

― Raveena Tandon

“There is no better teacher than life itself.”

― Raveena Tandon

“There is a world and life beyond films. My charity work keeps me in touch with that world.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I believe you must enjoy the life that God has given you. Cherish it, because it is all you have. You could be here right now, and in two seconds, you could be gone.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I let my work speak for me.”

― Raveena Tandon

“As women, we need to give the right upbringing to our sons so that they respect, protect, and help the weaker sex instead of bullying them.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I am proud to say that our industry is making films like ‘PINK,’ ‘Maatr,’ and ‘Mom.’”

― Raveena Tandon

“I get many scripts and films, but I refuse most of them because I have done such roles before.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I was fat and ugly. In school, I was disgustingly obese. I used to be the butt of ridicule, and that made me withdraw into a shell. It made me miserable, unsure of myself. I was far from confident.”

― Raveena Tandon

“Being an actor, your focus is just on your craft and how to make it better, but production is a much bigger task – putting everything together.”

― Raveena Tandon

“My dad taught me very early in life that whenever a child learns to walk, he falls a lot of times, but then he picks himself up and learns to walk like a man, and that is something which is a motto in life as well. You gotta pick yourself up, and you gotta walk, and you gotta walk strong.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I was, at one point of time, known as the mast-mast girl, and though I must admit it’s something I had no qualms with, I’ve moved on now.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I really don’t think I will do the dancing type of movies with ‘jhatka-matkas’ any more. Every actor goes through a phase, and so did I.”

― Raveena Tandon

“It’s overwhelming and humbling to be the recipient of a National Award, and I only hope to find scripts now that will solidify that honor.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I always believe that one should be able to deal with any situations.”

― Raveena Tandon

“When I was in my college, I remember travelling by buses to tutions, and I have travelled by local trains as well.”

― Raveena Tandon

“What is the obsession with not repeating clothes or making appearances that have been similar to the one’s we’ve made in the past? Why is the fashion police so intense? What do they expect from us? What kind of pressure is this?”

― Raveena Tandon

“We have so much poverty in our country. Not every parent can afford to buy their kids all the frills and perks, but teenagers still demand it, and are we responsible for it!”

― Raveena Tandon

“If I had all the time in the world to waste, I’d really love to see what the members of the so-called-fashion-police sport. Do they not repeat their clothes, shoes, bags?”

― Raveena Tandon

“There are some people in this world who always turn and twist the spoken word out of proportion.”

― Raveena Tandon

“My policy in life is to live and let live.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I am a huge Kishore Kumar fan. What can I say? The man was born to entertain!”

― Raveena Tandon

“One thing that really gets on my nerves is people spitting on the streets! I fail to understand whether they are just plain uncivilized or uninformed about how the act only helps in spreading diseases.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I wish every international or national corporate would be given a rule to set up companies in rural areas, where they would have to provide hospitals, schools, low-cost housing and free medical care, training, and then employment – but not on agricultural land.”

― Raveena Tandon

“If Dubai could be built over mere sand and is one of the richest countries in the world today – why not make the most of the country we’ve been blessed with?”

― Raveena Tandon

“Acting is in my blood.”

― Raveena Tandon

“An actress who has worked most of her life is suddenly expected to slow down and her work taken away from her completely after marriage.”

― Raveena Tandon

“One has to evolve with age, and that’s what I am doing.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I prefer to eat home-made food which involves grilled chicken or steamed fish and lots of greens.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I eat on time and am strictly against oily and fried foods.”

― Raveena Tandon

“When will the world start believing that the biggest religion of all is humanity?”

― Raveena Tandon

“Wearing shoes, clothes, and other accessories made out of exotic skin is as cold-blooded as it gets.”

― Raveena Tandon

“Marriage should never become an adjustment or a compromise. Both the partners should be equally happy and willing to invest their love, care, and respect in the relationship – only then it works.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I’ve seen my parents’ long and successful marriage. I have never seen them argue or fight with each other, and the reason behind that is, I think, is that they always communicated with each other.”

― Raveena Tandon

“I cannot pick one single forest to be a favourite, but I am in love with the Indian jungles – be it Madhumalai and Kabini in South India or Tadoba and Pench National Park in Maharashtra. The wildlife in Satpura and Corbett National Park can’t be missed, either.”

― Raveena Tandon

“There is nothing – nothing – that beats being in the jungles. It’s so easy to just sit and meditate there.”

― Raveena Tandon
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