Vijeta Pandit (Vijayta Pandit ) is a playback singer and actress in Hindi cinema. Vijeta is also the sister of yesteryear singer-cum-actress
Sulakshana Pandit and music composer Jatin-Lalit. She made her debut in Bollywood with ‘
Love Story’ opposite
Kumar Gaurav (1981). She was the discovery of actor, and filmmaker
Rajendra Kumar, who had cast him opposite his son Kumar Gaurav and the film, became a blockbuster. During making of the film, she also developed an off-screen relationship with Gaurav and wanted to settle down with him. But their love story ended due to family tensions, and she was heart-broken.
Vijeta had a girl next-door image and her giggles on the screen used to charm the viewers. After ‘Love Story’ was a success, she turned down many film offers that came to her thinking she would get settled with Gaurav. Later, she returned to acting with Mohabbat (1985) with
Anil Kapoor, which was again a hit. She also acted in a Bengali Amar Sangi (1987) along with Prasenjit directed by Sujit Guha. This film was a hit. She then acted in a couple of Hindi films that did not do well. Vi
jeta tied her knot with Sameer Malkan in 1986 and later they filed divorce and got separated. Vijeta then got re-married with music composer Aadesh shrivastava in 1990. They had two sons, namely Anivesh and Avitesh. Aadesh recently passed away as he was suffering from cancer. Like her sister Sulakshana Pandit, Vijeta has also sung for films like Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar which hit screens in the year 1992, then came Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa in 1993, Saazish during 1998, Dev 2004 and Chingari 2005.
Aaadesh wanted his sons to become Heros on screen. But his first son is already a noted music director who composes songs in English language. Vijeta has good friends in Bollywood like
Alka Yagnik, Sunidhi Chouhan,
Poonam Dhillon. Vijeta will now work to see that her sons become a hero so that Aadesh’s dream gets fulfilled.