Active - 1960 - 1988  |   Born - Jun 4, 1936   |   Died - Feb 21, 1991   |   Genres - Drama

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  • Made her screen debut aged fourteen in Hamari Beti (1950), which was directed by her mother Shobhna Samarth.
  • Five-time winner of the Filmfare Best Actress Award, the first time for Seema (1956) and the last time for Main Tulsi Tete Aangan Ki (1978).
  • In 1974 she was honoured by the Indian government with the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award.
  • Both Naseebwala (1992) and Insaniyat (1994) were released after her death.
  • A postage stamp bearing her face was issued in 2011.
  • Ranked the third-greatest actress of all time by the users of
  • Her life has been well-captured by the famous Marathi writer Lalita Tamhane in the book Nutan - Asen Mi Nasen Mi.