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Sharmila Tagore Biography

About Sharmila Tagore

Birth Name: Sharmila Tagore

She is better known as Kashmir Ki Kali. This gorgeous lady Sharmila Tagore was known as one of Bollywood's ten hottest actresses.

Date of Birth: 8 December, 1946

Height: 5' 2" (1.57 m)


Sharmila was born in a Hindu Bengali family in Hyderabad, India to Gitindranath Tagore. She attended St. John's Diocesan Girls' Higher Secondary School and Loreto Convent Asansol. She is the great-grandniece of noted poet Rabindranath Tagore.

Sharmila began her career as an actress in Satyajit Ray's 1959 Bengali film Apur Sansar .She appeared in a number of Ray films, often co-starring with Soumitra Chatterjee. She established herself as a popular Hindi film actress with Shakti Samanta's Kashmir Ki Kali in 1964. Samanta again cast her in many more hit films, notably An Evening in Paris (1967), the first appearance in a bikini of an Indian actress.

Wearing a bikini put her name in the Indian press as one of Bollywood's ten hottest actresses of all time. Later when Sharmila was the chairperson of the Central Board of Film Certification, she expressed concerns about the rise of the bikini in Indian films.

Sharmila was seen with Rajesh Khanna for movies such as Aradhana (1969) and Amar Prem (1972), Daag (1973), Maalik (1972) and Safar (1970). She starred in Gulzar's 1975 film, Mausam and won the National Film Award for Best Actress.

Her latest release is a Marathi film Samaantar by Amol Palekar. Her earlier releases were Vidhu Vinod Chopra's Eklavya: The Royal Guard, which brought together real life mother and son, Sharmila Tagore and Saif Ali Khan.

Personal Life:

Sharmila married Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, Nawab of Pataudi, in a Nikah ceremony held on 27 December 1969. She converted to Islam changed her name to Begum Ayesha Sultana after she got married

Sharmila has one son and two daughters. Her son is Bollywood actor, Saif Ali Khan, and the daughters are Saba and Soha. Daughter Soha has recently entered Bollywood too. Sharmila is the grandmother of two children, a girl Sara Ali Khan, and a boy Ibrahim Ali Khan. Her daughter-in-law is noted Bollywood actress, Amrita Singh. However, recently both Saif and Amrita have separated, with Sharmila's grandchildren remaining with their mother, Amrita, in India.


As as actor

    Life Goes On (March 25, 2011) (Released) ... Manju Antaheen (2011) (Completed) ... Abhik'S Pishi Break Ke Baad (November 26, 2010) (Released) ... Aiysha Khan Morning Walk (July 10, 2009) (Released) ... Neelima 8x10 Tasveer (April 3, 2009) (Released) ... Savitri Puri Fool N Final (June 1, 2007) (Released) ... Munnna'S Sister-In-Law Eklavya - The Royal Guard (February 16, 2007) (Released) ... Rani Suhasinidevi Jewellery Box (2006) Viruddh (July 22, 2005) (Released) ... Sumitra Patwardhan Dhadkan (August 11, 2000) (Released) ... Dev'S Mother (Special Appearance) Mann (July 9, 1999) (Released) ... Dev'S Grandmother Ghar Bazar (1998) (Released) Aashiq Awara (May 28, 1993) (Released) ... Mrs. Singh Hum To Chale Pardes (July 29, 1988) (Released) Maa Beti (February 27, 1987) (Released) ... Savitri Saat Saal Baad (1987) (Released) ... Nisha Mathur Swati (1986) (Released) Ricky (1986) (Released) New Delhi Times (1986) (Released) ... Nisha Ek Se Bhale Do (May 17, 1985) (Released) Jawani (December 14, 1984) (Released) Abodh (August 10, 1984) (Released) Sunny (1984) (Released) ... Sitara Divorce (1984) (Released) ... Chandra Doosri Dulhan (October 14, 1983) (Released) Door Desh (1983) (Released) ... Shobha Desh Premee (April 23, 1982) (Released) ... Bharati Namkeen (1982) (Released) ... Nimki Naseeb (January 5, 1981) (Released) ... Speacial Appearance (Himself) Grah Pravesh (1980) (Released) ... Mansi Do Shatru (1980) (Released) Dooriyan (1979) (Released) Besharam (1978) (Released) ... Rinku/Monica Tyaag (1977) (Released) ... Sunita Anand Ashram (1977) (Released) Mausam (1976) (Released) ... Chanda Thapa/Kajli Ek Se Badhkar Ek (1976) (Released) Amanush (March 21, 1975) (Released) ... Lekha Chupke Chupke (1975) (Released) ... Sulekha Chaturvedi Ek Mahal Ho Sapno Ka (1975) (Released) Faraar (1975) (Released) ... Mala AKA Asha Khushboo (1975) (Released) ... Lakhi Anari (1975) (Released) Paap Aur Punya (1974) (Released) ... Jugni Aavishkaar (1974) (Released) ... Mansi Shaitan (1974) (Released) Shandaar (1974) (Released) ... Pratima Charitraheen (1974) (Released) Aa Gale Lag Ja (November 16, 1973) (Released) ... Preeti Daag (1973) (Released) ... Sonia Kohli Raja Rani (1973) (Released) ... Nirmala/Rani Yeh Gulistan Hamara (1972) (Released) ... Soo Reni Amar Prem (1972) (Released) ... Pushpa Dastan (1972) (Released) ... Meena Maalik (1972) (Released) ... Savitri Badnam Farishte (1971) (Released) Chhoti Bahu (1971) (Released) ... Radha My Love (1970) (Released) Suhana Safar (1970) (Released) Mere Humsafar (1970) (Released) ... Tarna/Meenakshi Safar (1970) (Released) ... Mrs. Neela Shekhar Kapoor Satyakam (1969) (Released) ... Ranjana Talash (1969) (Released) ... Madhu/Rita Yakeen (1969) (Released) ... Rita Aradhana (1969) (Released) ... Vandhana Tripathi Pyasi Sham (1969) (Released) ... Madhu Dil Aur Mohabbat (1969) (Released) ... Anuradha Varma Humsaya (1968) (Released) Mere Humdum Mere Dost (1968) (Released) ... Anita Milan Ki Raat (1968) (Released) An Evening In Paris (1967) (Released) ... Deepa Malik/Roopa Malik (Suzy) Aamne Samne (1967) (Released) Devar (1966) (Released) Dak Ghar (1966) (Released) Anupama (1966) (Released) ... Uma Sharma Yeh Raat Phir Na Ayegi (1966) (Released) Sawan Ki Ghata (1966) (Released) ... Seema Waqt (1965) (Released)
  1. Kashmir Ki Kali (1964) (Released) ... Champa


Winner: IIFA Award for Outstanding Achievement By An Indian Internationally (2011)

Winner: Filmfare Award for Lifetime Achievement Award (1997)

Winner: Filmfare Award for Best Actress (1969)

Movie: Aradhana

Nominated: Screen Award for Best Actress (2006)

Movie: Viruddh

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actress (2005)

Movie: Viruddh

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actress In Supporting Role (1984)

Movie: Sunny

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actress (1976)

Movie: Mausam

Nominated: Filmfare Award for Best Actress (1970)

Movie: Safar

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