Achala Sachdev

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Achala Sachdev

Born:3 May 1920

Died:30 April 2012

  • She was an Indian film actress who appeared in classic films of Bollywood.
  • She was from Peshawar who started her career as a child actor.
  • She later became known for mother and grandmother roles in Hindi films.
  • Her most memorable roles were as Balraj Sahni’s wife in the 1965 film Waqt and Kajol’s grandmother in Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995).
  • Her other noted films were Prem Pujari, Mera Naam Joker, Hare Rama Hare Krishna and Andaz, apart from acting in English films such as the Mark Robson’s Nine Hours to Rama (1963) and Merchant Ivory’s The Householder (1963).
  • However, her most noted role remains as Balraj Sahani’s wife in Waqt (1965), wherein the hit song Ae Meri Zohra Jabeen was picturised on her.

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