5 Veteran Actresses The Sholay Girl Reshma Pathan Worked As A Body Double For

Aayushi Sharma

March 14, 2019


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1. Hema Malini


Reshma Pathan, India’s first stuntwoman, has worked as a body double for several bigwigs in the film industry. Ranging from Hindi to South Indian films, Reshma performed daredevil and dangerous stunts in her career that lasted for over thirty years!

Remember that scene where Gabbar Singh’s men are chasing Basanti in the film Sholay? That stunt where the wheels of the tonga come off was performed by her for Hema Malini. Reshma’s stint in the film earned her the title of ‘The Sholay Girl.’ Despite the injuries she suffered during the shoot of Sholay, Karz and many other films, Reshma never said no to any project she was offered.

Scroll to know other stars Reshma has performed stunts for!

2. Dimple Kapadia


Reshma was veteran actress Dimple Kapadia‘s body double in 1988 Bollywood film Zakhmi Aurat. The film featured the ex cine queen as an inspector.

3. Meenakshi Seshadri


Star of Hero, Ghatak, Bewafai and others, some of Meenakshi’s stunts in the films have also been performed by Reshma! 

4. Sridevi


Amongst the long list of famous names that Reshma performed stunts for, Sridevi is also included! We wonder which movie though she would have done it for? Any guesses?

5. Meena Kumari


Speaking to a leading news portal, Reshma once revealed. “Unfortunately, I only did one scene for her (Meena Kumari) in Mere Apne. There was a scene where Meena Kumari goes to stop a fight between Vinod Khanna and Shatrughan Sinha who push her and she falls. I did that stunt.”

Reshma has worked as a body double for stars like Saira Banu, Sridevi and others in her career that spanned across three decades.

Check out more about Reshma Pathan in the ZEE5 Original The Sholay Girl, now streaming on the platform.


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