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Sharmila Tagore, Actress
Ray introduced Sharmila Tagore in Apur Sansar, the final film of the Apu Trilogy. She played the young wife Aparna. She was just a fourteen-year-old then, with no previous acting experience. As the shooting began, Ray had to shout instructions to Sharmila during the takes. None of this, however, is reflected on the screen. Ray cast her in his next film Devi too.

She went on to become a very successful actress in Bombay’s Hindi films. She returned to work in later Ray films - Nayak, Aranyer Din Ratri and Seemabaddha.

With Shakti Samanta's Kashmir Ki Kali (1964), she acquired the status of a sex symbol. She made a quite a splash with appearing in two-piece bikini.

Aradhana with Rajesh Khanna was one of the most successful films of 1970's. In Gulzar's Mausam, she played a memorable role of a prostitute. Her later notable films include Amanush, Anand Ashram and New Delhi Times.

She married the former cricketer Nawab Ali Khan Pataudi, and has a son - Saif Ali Khan who is one of the leading actors of Bombay cinema.
Filmography
  • 1959 Apur Sansar *
  • 1960 Devi *
  • 1964 Kashmir Ki Kali
  • 1965 Waqt
  • 1966 Anupama
  • 1966 Devar
  • 1966 Nayak *
  • 1966 Yeh Raat Phir Na Aayegi
  • 1968 Humsaaya
  • 1968 Mere Humdum Mere Dost
  • 1969 Satyakam
  • 1970 Aranyer Din Ratri *
  • 1970 Mere Humsafar
  • 1970 My Love
  • 1970 Safar
  • 1971 Seemabaddha *
  • 1971 Amar Prem
  • 1971 Dastaan
  • 1972 Yeh Gulistan Hamara
  • 1973 Aa Gale Lag Ja
  • 1973 Avishkar
  • 1973 Daag
  • 1975 Chupke Chupke
  • 1975 Faraar
  • 1975 Mausam
  • 1977 Anand Ashram
  • 1978 Besharam
  • 1979 Dooriyan
  • 1981 Naseeb
  • 1982 Divorce
  • 1982 Namkeen
  • 1985 New Delhi Times
  • 1986 Swati
  • 1999 Mann
* Films directed by Satyajit Ray
Awards
  • Best actress - for Aradhana, 1970
  • Life time Achievement award from Filmfare in year, 1997
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Sharmila Tagore
Sharmila Tagore, Apur Sansar, 1959 ©Teknica

Sharmila Tagore
Sharmila Tagore, Devi, 1960 ©Teknica


Sharmila Tagore in Bombay Film industry...
Sharmila Tagore

Sharmila Tagore
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