Mum Raveena Tandon is clearly defying the ageing process. Here's how!

Mum Raveena Tandon is clearly defying the ageing process. Here's how!

Wearing a coral red sharara, the 41-year-old actor looked resplendent and made for a pretty picture. But how does she maintain herself? We tell you

When Bollywood's bahus recently got together to celebrate Karva Chauth, all yesteryear actresses including Sridevi and Neelam Kothari were seen posing in a single frame. But in the same picture many missed the gorgeous superstar and mum of four, Raveena Tandon.

Wearing a coral red Bhumika Grover sharara, the 41-year-old actor looked resplendent and made for a pretty picture.

Tandon who married film distributor Anil Thadani in 2004 in a lavish Punjabi ceremony at the Jag Mandir Palace in Udaipur, Rajasthan; became the first Bollywood single mother when she adopted the then 11 and 8-year-old Pooja and Chhaya in 1995.

In 2005, Tandon was blessed with a daughter Rasha and in 2007, she gave birth to her boy Ranbir. She has since been busy juggling motherhood and her professional commitments and her recent appearance is proof that she is one mummy who makes an effort to take time out for herself.

But how does she do it?

On looking after herself

In her recent interview she revealed how she tries to make time for her own health and looks so radiant all the time.

“I do have a health regime, but I am not the type of person who spends two hours a day in the gym. But 45 minutes a day is a must I feel in everyone’s life; take this time out of your home, family, or work schedule to just focus on yourself. This for me can be anything from 45 minutes of swimming, 45 minutes of yoga, any kind of cardio or it could be walking or running in the park or on the beach,” she shared.

But that's not all she makes time for. She is also a firm advocate of safe motherhood.

Continue reading to see what she had to say about the concept of safe motherhood, something she preaches and practices.

On safe motherhood

The actor explained why the concept of 'safe motherhood' is especially close to her heart.

"I think it’s very important especially in countries like India where there is not much awareness about the importance of a mother-to-be healthy first and foremost in order to have a healthy baby. I believe if a child’s base is strong, right from the
time the child is in the womb, he/she will grow up to face any kind of challenges in life," she shared.

On balancing work-life

And speaking of challenges, she also shared how she manages to juggle maintain a work-life balance.

"It’s tough to strike that perfect balance where our kids don’t feel deprived or you are half-heartedly working in the office. But then I have always believed that with life comes a little sacrifice. For me, my priority is my family. However, as I have
said, everyone has their own priorities and mine is my family. What this means is I take less work," said Tandon.

As for being the 'perfect mum,' Tandon revealed that she is anything but that. In fact, she always tries to bring normalcy into their lives and the one thing she is extremely particular about is their food.

"I am always concerned about the nutrition my kids are getting. So I make food which is tasty and nutritious. Generally, I serve them one interesting dish with two boring dishes. But I keep oily, fried stuff and everything that is made of maida, away from them," she revealed.

Well, we now know that Tandon's journey from stardom to motherhood has been quite eventful. And these words of wisdom could be quite useful to all Indian mothers.

Read: 8 important lessons older mothers have for younger mums 

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Written by

Deepshikha Punj

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